On Monday, March 1, Mrs. Sancia Bennett Templer joined the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC) as its new Permanent Secretary.
Mrs. Bennett Templer joins the MIIC from the Ministry of Justice, where she served as Permanent Secretary. Permanent Secretary, Dermon Spence, who had portfolio responsibilities for both MIIC and the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, will now focus solely on the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Mrs. Bennett Templer is a former President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO). She also served as Chief Technical Director at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).
Additionally, she served on the Board of directors of several organizations including the Development Bank of Jamaica, the Planning Institute of Jamaica, the Urban Development Corporation and Air Jamaica Limited.
A graduate of the University of the West Indies and Plymouth Polytechnic in England, Mrs. Bennett Templer holds an Executive Master’s in Business Administration, a Master of Science in International Shipping and a Bachelor of Science in Management Studies.
The Ministry welcomes Mrs. Templer, as she continues her service to government and the sectors country trade, investment, commerce and MSME’s.
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.