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20 February 2022

A ganja farm in Jamaica.

CLA seeks protection for Jamaican ganja

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 20 Feb 2022    admin   
IN a move to strengthen the local medical cannabis industry, the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA) is now engaged in the process of protecting the “brand equity” of Jamaican ganja through the application of intellectual property (IP) as well as the recommendation of regulations and policies to increase investment. CLA interim CEO Daenia Ashpole told reporters during a recent Jamaica Observer Business Forum that the Cannabis Industry Task Force, led by minister of state in the Ministry of industry, Investment and Commerce Dr Norman Dunn, is now reviewing the best approach to acquiring IP...

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HILL... we have a job to change the law.

'Bad law' Policymakers want Right of First Refusal clause removed from JPS's electricity licence

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 20 Feb 2022    admin   
Policymakers on the parliamentary committee reviewing the 2015 Electricity Act are adamant that the Government must immediately hold talks with Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) to remove the Right of First Refusal (ROFR) clause in its electricity licence. Government Senator Aubyn Hill, who has been strident on shortcomings in the monopoly licence, objected to any further delay in addressing the ROFR issue. “We as policymakers are responsible for the laws of this country, and the laws will have to change. When that law changes, people who operate in the jurisdiction will have to recognise...

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State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn.

Sensitisation Session For Stakeholders In Construction Sector

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 20 Feb 2022    admin   
The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) and the National Compliance and Regulatory Authority (NCRA), today (February 16), hosted a virtual stakeholder sensitisation session, primarily targeted at stakeholders in the construction sector. The session provided information on the concrete kerb unit monitoring programme, which will be launched in April 2022 and monitored by the NCRA. In his remarks, Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn, said across the country the Government has been investing heavily in road infrastructure. “We have to...

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Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.

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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