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18 February 2022

Project to strengthen Jamaica's competitiveness gets $290.5 million

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 18 Feb 2022    admin   
APPROXIMATELY $290.5 million has been earmarked to continue implementation of the Jamaica Foundations for Competitiveness and Growth Project. The sum is programmed in the 2022/23 estimates of expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. The project aims to strengthen Jamaica's business environment for private sector investment by enhancing competition; facilitating strategic private investments; strengthening the capacities of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); and financing policy and project implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Achievements up to December 2021 include...

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JMEA Officials pay Courtesy Call on Ministers Hill and Dunn

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 18 Feb 2022    admin   
MIIC Minister, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill (2nd left), along with Minister of State, Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn (2nd right), meets with President, John Mahfood (centre); Deputy President, Jerome Miles (right); and Executive Director, Kamesha Blake, of the Jamaica Manufacturers Exporters Association (JMEA), during a courtesy call at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices, on February 17. Matters discussed included trade, export, export markets including the Caribbean, manufacturing, foreign & local direct investments and collaboration between the Ministry & the JMEA. Others participating from...

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CLA interim CEO Daenia Ashpole speaks with jourmalists during a Jamaica Observer Business Forum held last month. Beside her is LeVaughn Flynn, CLA board chairman.

CLA facilitates first transhipment of ganja

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 18 Feb 2022    admin   
THE Cannabis Licensing Association (CLA) has authorised its first legal transhipment of cannabis through the country. This after the green light was given for a consignment of cannabis to be moved through Jamaica from Caricom counterpart St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) to Germany. This saw Jamaica serving as a point for transfering cannabis from one vessel to another to facilitate the journey to its final destination. SVG recently received the requisite import permit from the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArm) to legally export drugs to Germany. This latest exercise...

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The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce is described as Jamaica's "Business Ministry." It's mandate is to lead the development of policies that will create growth and jobs, while achieving social inclusion and consumer protection. The Ministry, working its stakeholders is primarily responsible for business policy development, monitoring and evaluation, while giving direction and oversight to a cluster of implementing departments and agencies.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.


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