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April 2023
 

28 April 2023

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill (second right), in conversation with President of the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association, John Mahfood, while on a factory tour of the company at White Marl, St. Catherine, on April 26. Also on the tour (from left) are Vice President for Sales in the Caribbean at Sherwin-Williams, Dustin Ewald and District Manager at the company, Kenneth Richardson.

Industry Minister Commends Sherwin-Williams

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 28 Apr 2023    admin   
The paint manufacturing company Sherwin-Williams is being hailed for its entrepreneurial and community outreach values by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill. Minister Hill, who was speaking at the company’s unveiling of its 50th Anniversary Logo, and factory tour in White Marl, St. Catherine on April 26, said people stay at Sherwin-Williams because “they can achieve”. He noted that the company having over 300 employees is a “big thing” and lauded them for moving away from being a distribution entity in the 1970s to becoming a major manufacturing...


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Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn, addressing Wednesday’s (April 26) Intellectual Property (IP) Power Brunch at the AC Hotel by Marriott Kingston.

JIPO Undertaking Activities to Facilitate the Use and Protection of Intellectual Property

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 28 Apr 2023    admin   
The Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO) will be undertaking several activities during fiscal year 2023/24 to facilitate the use and protection of intellectual property locally. The initiatives include launching a technology innovation support centre as well as a women’s innovation network. This was disclosed by Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, under which JIPO falls, Dr. the Hon. Norman Dunn, during Wednesday’s (April 26) Intellectual Property (IP) Power Brunch at the AC Hotel by Marriott Kingston. The brunch formed part of activities to...


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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (second left) and Minister of Industry, Investment, and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill (left), listen as Communication and Social Impact Coordinator, Carib Cement Company Limited, Chad Bryan (right), explains the dynamic uses of the company’s products while visiting their display booth during the opening ceremony for Expo Jamaica 2023 on Thursday (April 27), at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston. Also listening is Quality, Quarry and Environment Manager, Carib Cement, Kelly Cadavid (second right).

Gov’t to Establish Export Academy

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 28 Apr 2023    admin   
The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, through the Trade Board Limited, will be establishing an export academy. This facility, work on which is expected to commence in July, is designed to provide free, online information and training for businesses, to boost their confidence to seek out export opportunities. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, made the announcement while delivering the keynote address during the opening ceremony for Expo Jamaica 2023 at the National Indoor Sports Centre in Kingston, on Thursday (April 27). Meanwhile, Mr. Holness said the Trade Board is...


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Signing the project document are Dr Crispim Moreira, (left) council representative, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Dr Velton Gooden, (right) executive director, Bureau of Standards Jamaica while looking standing from left are Julia Bonner Douett, Focal Point, chairman of the Project Management Committee, Wilfred Baghaloo, chairman of BSJ Standards and Senator, Aubyn Hill Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce at the launch of the Hot Pepper Value Chain Project at the Bureau of Standards Jamaica, Multipurpose Building 6 Winchester Road, Kingston on Wednesday, April 19.

FAO set to fire up hot pepper market

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 28 Apr 2023    admin   
The Government of Jamaica has partnered with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to boost the island’s international competitiveness in the hot pepper industry. The project, titled, ‘Improving Phytosanitary, Food Safety and Market Access Opportunities along the Hot Pepper Value Chain in Jamaica’, which got under way last year is being implemented through the Standard and Trade Facility of the World Trade Organization. It aims to provide support to improve the institutional capacity for farmers to produce high-quality peppers on a consistent basis, while improving...


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Businesses Being Encouraged to Implement Apprenticeship Programmes for Unattached Youth

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 28 Apr 2023    admin   
The Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator Aubyn Hill, is encouraging businesses to implement apprenticeship programmes for unattached youth. His call follows the Government’s desire to address labour shortages across several sectors. Senator Hill says his Ministry supports middle managers and management, but notes that businesses must train and up-skill their people more. He was addressing stakeholders at the 13th staging of the Make Your Mark two-day conference, at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston on Wednesday. Senator Hill informed that the Ministry is working with the...


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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.

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