Members of the new Cabinet. (JIS Photo)
The Hon. Karl Samuda now holds the portfolio of Minister of Industry, Commerce & Agriculture and Fisheries. He has taken charge of this new Ministry, along with the Hon. JC Hutchinson, Minister without Portfolio.
Minister Samuda officially takes up office on March 8, 2016.
Other members of the Cabinet are the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, who also heads the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation. He is supported by the Hon. Horace Chang, Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Derrick Smith, Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, and the Hon. Daryl Vaz, Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister.
Senator Hon. Kamina Johnson-Smith, takes over as the Minister of Foreign Affairs; Hon. Audley Shaw, Minister of Finance and Public Service; Hon. Fayval Williams, Minister of State in Ministry of Finance and Public Service; Hon. Rudyard Spencer, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Public Service; Hon. Robert Montague, Minister of National Security; Senator Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr. Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security.
The Hon. Delroy Chuck is the Minister of Justice, while Senator, Hon. Ruel Reid is in charge of Education, Youth and Information, while Hon. Floyd Green is Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.
Hon. Andrew Wheatley, assumes the role of Minister of Energy, Science and Technology; Hon. Desmond McKenzie, Minister of Local Government; Hon. Mike Henry, Minister of Transport and Mining; Hon. Edmund Bartlett, Minister of Tourism; Dr. Hon. Christopher Tufton, Minister of Health; Hon. Shahine Robinson, Minister of Labour and Social Security; Hon. Olivia “Babsy” Grange, Minister of Entertainment, Sport, Culture and Gender.
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.