Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (3rd left), and Trade Administrator, Trade Board Limited, Dr. (Maj.) Hugh Blake (4th left); along with (from left) scrap metal dealers - Barry Hibbert of Barry’s Auto; Stacy-Ann Spence of Tropical Battery Company; Anabel Roman of SB Metal Limited; and Rudolph Jones of Ronclif Company Limited, at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices, during a meeting on Monday, November 15, 2021. The meeting was held to discuss concerns and the way forward for the scrap metal industry. Minister Dunn admonished the group to be vigilant in their operations to ensure stolen copper is not seeping into the formal system.
Others in attendance are Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Sancia Bennett-Templer; Senior Director, Industry Division, MIIC, Sophia Wellington; Director with Responsible for Scrap Metal Trade, Industry Division, MIIC, Clarence Frater; and Director, Licensing, Certification and Enforcement, Trade Board Limited, Althea Matthews. Other scrap metal dealers joined the meeting virtually.