The HSRA has the responsibility for administering the Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Act, 2015 and Regulations 2019. The Act applies to: possession, acquisition, production, manufacture, processing, transfer, development, handling, storage, import, export or disposal of natural and artificial radioactive material, nuclear material, ionizing radiation apparatus and devices emitting ionizing radiation. The Act also applies to construction of facilities that will use ionizing radiation.
The Authority’s mandate is focused primarily on the protection of people, property and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation. This includes notifying the public of accidents or incidents involving nuclear and radioactive materials. Its functions include:-
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.