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26 May 2023

From Left: Manager of the National Certification Body Jamaica, Navenia Wellington hands over the symbolic International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 9001:2015 Certificate to the Ministry of Health & Wellness Team, (from left) Minister of State, the Hon. Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie and Director of the Standards & Regulation Division, Mrs. Cynthia Lewis-Graham.

Health Ministry’s Standards & Regulation Division now ISO Certified

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 26 May 2023    admin   
The Standards & Regulation Division (SRD) of the Ministry of Health & Wellness has earned International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certification, marking a shift in its level of operational efficiency and the quality of its service delivery to the public. The team has earned that certification for their Product Registration, Import Permit, and Health Facilities Registration processes, having completed the implementation of the ISO 9001 Quality Management System – the world’s most popular international standard and which sets an entity apart as one that delivers on high-...

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President of the Global Services Association of Jamaica (GSAJ), Gloria Henry, addresses a recent JIS Think Tank.

Outsource2Jamaica Conference to Include Career Marketplace

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 26 May 2023    admin   
A career marketplace is included in the two-day Outsource2Jamaica Conference and Exhibition, which gets under way on Wednesday, May 10 at the Jewels Grande Montego Bay All-Inclusive Resort and Spa in St. James, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The conference, which will be held under the theme ‘Ahead of the Curve’, is being organised by the Global Services Association of Jamaica (GSAJ). It targets companies operating in the Global Services Sector (GSS) as well as businesses in the finance, tourism, agriculture and logistics industries. Conference Co-Chair, Gloria Henry, told JIS News that the inclusion...

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COJ Business Mobile Goes to Eastern Jamaica This Month

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 26 May 2023    admin   
The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) is taking its Business Mobile to the eastern parishes of St. Thomas, St. Mary and Portland this month. The service facilitates customers outside of the Corporate Area with the filing of documents. “We are inviting customers and stakeholders in those areas to take advantage of the opportunity to regularise your business, become up to date with your company filings and to learn about the new amendments made to the Companies Act,” said Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Acting) of the COJ, Heather Sutherland. She was addressing a recent Jamaica Information...

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Registrar of Companies and Acting Chief Executive Officer, Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ), Shellie Leon, addresses a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’ at the Agency’s head office in Kingston, on Tuesday (April 25).

COJ Empowered to Verify Businesses’ Membership and Beneficial Ownership Information

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 26 May 2023    admin   
The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) now has the power to verify businesses’ membership and beneficial ownership information, as outlined in recent amendments to the Companies Act that took effect on April 1, 2023. Registrar of Companies and Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the COJ, Shellie Leon, explained that prior to the change, “someone would file documents with the Companies Office of Jamaica, and these documents would be received without the Registrar verifying how accurate the information that we receive is”. She said consequent on the amendments, “the Registrar [now] has the...

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Senator Aubyn Hill, Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce.

Gov't must embrace AI, says Hill

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 26 May 2023    admin   
Industry, Investment and Commerce Minister Senator Aubyn Hill says the government will have to get a grasp of artificial intelligence (AI) and its applications in a bid to craft sound policy. Mr. Hill says with the cross-cutting implications of AI to business and all sectors, the policy framework cannot be left behind. "Look, it’s here. You’re going to have to embrace it, you don’t fear it. You have to deal with it. It has challenges, some of it might not be good. We as government policymakers must understand it quickly, make sure we have good policies in place, copy the policies from...

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Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill.

Jamaicans Must Prepare to Embrace AI – Senator Hill

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 26 May 2023    admin   
Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Senator the Hon. Aubyn Hill, says Jamaicans should be prepared to embrace artificial intelligence (AI) as a new phenomenon, which, if properly managed, can be extremely useful. AI is the ability of a computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly undertaken by humans. Addressing the media and business stakeholders at the two-day Outsource2Jamaica conference at the Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa in St. James, Senator Hill said that once policies are put in place, ensuring responsible use of the technology, then there...

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