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  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Hon. Norman Dunn, speaking at the virtual Quarterly Meeting of the MSME National Policy Implementation Committee (NPIC), at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Others from left are Analyst/Researcher (Acting), Micro Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (MSME) Division, Regina Reynolds; Small Business Financing Specialist, MSME Division, Karen Hylton; Principal Director, MSME Division, Oral Shaw; Chief Financial Officer, Micro Investment Development Agency (MIDA), Beris Pitter; Promotions and Outreach Manager, MSME Division, Angela Hamilton; and Administrative Assistant (Actg), MSME Division, Shannika Gayle, of the MIIC. The meeting highlighted presentations showcasing loan opportunities for MSMEs, the vision of the new President of the Small Business Association of Jamaica, Government’s assistance in realizing the vision, updates on the activities of the NPIC Sub-Working Groups, and on the new developments within the MSME sector.

    Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Hon. Norman Dunn, speaking at the virtual Quarterly Meeting of the MSME National Policy Implementation Committee (NPIC), at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Others from left are Analyst/Researcher (Acting), Micro Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (MSME) Division, Regina Reynolds; Small Business Financing Specialist, MSME Division, Karen Hylton; Principal Director, MSME Division, Oral Shaw; Chief Financial Officer, Micro Investment Development Agency (MIDA), Beris Pitter; Promotions and Outreach Manager, MSME Division, Angela Hamilton; and Administrative Assistant (Actg), MSME Division, Shannika Gayle, of the MIIC. The meeting highlighted presentations showcasing loan opportunities for MSMEs, the vision of the new President of the Small Business Association of Jamaica, Government’s assistance in realizing the vision, updates on the activities of the NPIC Sub-Working Groups, and on the new developments within the MSME sector.

    Minister Dunn commends NPIC work in developing the MSME Sector
    State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Dr. the...
  • Jamaica and the region must develop strong quality Infrastructures
    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw, is urging Jamaica and the...
  • Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw speaks with Prisma Reports reporter Marie Leclercq about Jamaica’s investment opportunities in a virtual interview, today, January 14, 2021.

    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw speaks with Prisma Reports reporter Marie Leclercq about Jamaica’s investment opportunities in a virtual interview, today, January 14, 2021.

    Minister Shaw Discusses Jamaica’s Investment Opportunities with Prisma Reports for Special Foreign Policy Magazine Feature
    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw has informed Prisma Reports...
  • Acting Director General of the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA), Gusland McCook (left), presents a coffee machine to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dermon Spence, at the Ministry’s offices at Hope Gardens in Kingston on January 11. The Ministries are on a drive to increase coffee consumption among its staff to the benefit of local coffee farmers.

    Acting Director General of the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA), Gusland McCook (left), presents a coffee machine to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dermon Spence, at the Ministry’s offices at Hope Gardens in Kingston on January 11. The Ministries are on a drive to increase coffee consumption among its staff to the benefit of local coffee farmers.

    MoAF & MIIC partner to increase consumption of Jamaica Blue and High Mountain Coffees
    The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) and the Ministry of Industry, Investment...
  • Vice President of Sales and Promotion at JAMPO, Norman Naar makes a presentation of premium coffee products to Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw and State Minister Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn to mark Jamaica Coffee Day which is celebrated on January 9th annually.

    Vice President of Sales and Promotion at JAMPO, Norman Naar makes a presentation of premium coffee products to Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw and State Minister Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn to mark Jamaica Coffee Day which is celebrated on January 9th annually.

    Minister Shaw Acknowledges the Third Annual Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Day
    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw has lauded the efforts of...
  • Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Hon. Norman Dunn, speaking at the virtual Quarterly Meeting of the MSME National Policy Implementation Committee (NPIC), at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Others from left are Analyst/Researcher (Acting), Micro Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (MSME) Division, Regina Reynolds; Small Business Financing Specialist, MSME Division, Karen Hylton; Principal Director, MSME Division, Oral Shaw; Chief Financial Officer, Micro Investment Development Agency (MIDA), Beris Pitter; Promotions and Outreach Manager, MSME Division, Angela Hamilton; and Administrative Assistant (Actg), MSME Division, Shannika Gayle, of the MIIC. The meeting highlighted presentations showcasing loan opportunities for MSMEs, the vision of the new President of the Small Business Association of Jamaica, Government’s assistance in realizing the vision, updates on the activities of the NPIC Sub-Working Groups, and on the new developments within the MSME sector.

    Minister Dunn commends NPIC work in developing the MSME Sector
    State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce (MIIC), Dr. the...
  • Jamaica and the region must develop strong quality Infrastructures
    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw, is urging Jamaica and the...
  • Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw speaks with Prisma Reports reporter Marie Leclercq about Jamaica’s investment opportunities in a virtual interview, today, January 14, 2021.

    Minister Shaw Discusses Jamaica’s Investment Opportunities with Prisma Reports for Special Foreign Policy Magazine Feature
    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw has informed Prisma Reports...
  • Acting Director General of the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (JACRA), Gusland McCook (left), presents a coffee machine to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dermon Spence, at the Ministry’s offices at Hope Gardens in Kingston on January 11. The Ministries are on a drive to increase coffee consumption among its staff to the benefit of local coffee farmers.

    MoAF & MIIC partner to increase consumption of Jamaica Blue and High Mountain Coffees
    The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) and the Ministry of Industry, Investment...
  • Vice President of Sales and Promotion at JAMPO, Norman Naar makes a presentation of premium coffee products to Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw and State Minister Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn to mark Jamaica Coffee Day which is celebrated on January 9th annually.

    Minister Shaw Acknowledges the Third Annual Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Day
    Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw has lauded the efforts of...

Hon. Audley Shaw, CD, MP


Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce


Hon. Dr. Norman Dunn, MP


State Minister, Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce


Dermon Luke Spence, JP


Permanent Secretary

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Information Technology (IT) Manager, Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Andrew Evelyn, speaking at a JIS Think Tank.

Information Technology (IT) Manager, Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Andrew Evelyn, speaking at a JIS Think Tank.

Published On: December 29th, 2020
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is encouraging more Jamaicans to make use of its mobile application (app) in order to find the best prices for goods and services. The CAC Jamaica App, which was launched in December 2019, allows consumers to compare prices for products being sold across the island at businesses registered with the agency. Some 4,000 persons have already used the app, which can be downloaded...

Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) Chief Executive Officer, Dolsie Allen, addressing a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank.

Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) Chief Executive Officer, Dolsie Allen, addressing a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank.

Published On: December 29th, 2020
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is encouraging senior citizens to request assistance to utilise the automated services and online platforms when banking. Speaking at a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank, the agency’s Chief Executive Officer, Dolsie Allen, noted that the pandemic has resulted in financial institutions increasing the contactless services that they offer. “The financial...

Information Technology (IT) Manager, Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Andrew Evelyn, speaking at a JIS Think Tank.

Information Technology (IT) Manager, Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Andrew Evelyn, speaking at a JIS Think Tank.

Published On: December 28th, 2020
There has been a significant increase in the use of information technology (IT) as persons work, study and conduct business from home due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. IT Manager at the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Andrew Evelyn, tells JIS News, that with more persons going online using their phone, laptop or tablet, they are being exposed to identify theft, invasion of privacy,...

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (left); and Managing Director, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney (right), hand over supplies to Shawn Castell, from Greenwich Town in South West St. Andrew, to boost his small business. Occasion was the official launch of JSIF's $20-million Enterprise Development Project​, to benefit 115 community entrepreneurs across the island, at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on December 16.

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (left); and Managing Director, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney (right), hand over supplies to Shawn Castell, from Greenwich Town in South West St. Andrew, to boost his small business. Occasion was the official launch of JSIF's $20-million Enterprise Development Project​, to benefit 115 community entrepreneurs across the island, at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on December 16.

Published On: December 28th, 2020
A total of 115 entrepreneurs from six communities across the island will benefit from business support under the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) $20-million Enterprise Development Project. The entrepreneurs are from the communities of Salt Spring and Anchovy in St. James; Treadlight in Clarendon; and August Town, Greenwich Town and Denham Town in Kingston and St. Andrew. Speaking at the official launch...

Consumer Affairs Commission Chief Executive Officer, Dolsie Allen, speaking during a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank session on December 11.

Consumer Affairs Commission Chief Executive Officer, Dolsie Allen, speaking during a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank session on December 11.

Published On: December 23rd, 2020
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) secured $6.8 million in refunds and compensation on behalf of aggrieved shoppers who transacted business with product and service providers between April 1 and November 30 this year. This was disclosed by CAC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dolsie Allen, during a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank session on December 11. Mrs. Allen also advised that the CAC...

Director of Communications at the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Latoya Halstead, addressing a recent JIS Think Tank.

Director of Communications at the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Latoya Halstead, addressing a recent JIS Think Tank.

Published On: December 23rd, 2020
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is urging Jamaicans to take certain precautions when making purchases from local online vendors, who do not have a store-front. Director of Communications at the agency, Latoya Halstead, is advising consumers not to make full payment for an item before delivery. “I would recommend cash on delivery because these are hard times and people will find any way to get your hard-...

Information Technology (IT) Manager, Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Andrew Evelyn, speaking at a JIS Think Tank.

Information Technology (IT) Manager, Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Andrew Evelyn, speaking at a JIS Think Tank.

Published On: December 29th, 2020
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is encouraging more Jamaicans to make use of its mobile application (app) in order to find the best prices for goods and services. The CAC Jamaica App, which was launched in December 2019, allows consumers to compare prices for products being sold across the island at businesses registered with the agency. Some 4,000 persons have already used the app, which can be downloaded...

Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) Chief Executive Officer, Dolsie Allen, addressing a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank.

Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) Chief Executive Officer, Dolsie Allen, addressing a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank.

Published On: December 29th, 2020
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is encouraging senior citizens to request assistance to utilise the automated services and online platforms when banking. Speaking at a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank, the agency’s Chief Executive Officer, Dolsie Allen, noted that the pandemic has resulted in financial institutions increasing the contactless services that they offer. “The financial...

Information Technology (IT) Manager, Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Andrew Evelyn, speaking at a JIS Think Tank.

Information Technology (IT) Manager, Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Andrew Evelyn, speaking at a JIS Think Tank.

Published On: December 28th, 2020
There has been a significant increase in the use of information technology (IT) as persons work, study and conduct business from home due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. IT Manager at the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Andrew Evelyn, tells JIS News, that with more persons going online using their phone, laptop or tablet, they are being exposed to identify theft, invasion of privacy,...

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (left); and Managing Director, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney (right), hand over supplies to Shawn Castell, from Greenwich Town in South West St. Andrew, to boost his small business. Occasion was the official launch of JSIF's $20-million Enterprise Development Project​, to benefit 115 community entrepreneurs across the island, at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on December 16.

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Audley Shaw (left); and Managing Director, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney (right), hand over supplies to Shawn Castell, from Greenwich Town in South West St. Andrew, to boost his small business. Occasion was the official launch of JSIF's $20-million Enterprise Development Project​, to benefit 115 community entrepreneurs across the island, at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on December 16.

Published On: December 28th, 2020
A total of 115 entrepreneurs from six communities across the island will benefit from business support under the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) $20-million Enterprise Development Project. The entrepreneurs are from the communities of Salt Spring and Anchovy in St. James; Treadlight in Clarendon; and August Town, Greenwich Town and Denham Town in Kingston and St. Andrew. Speaking at the official launch...

Consumer Affairs Commission Chief Executive Officer, Dolsie Allen, speaking during a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank session on December 11.

Consumer Affairs Commission Chief Executive Officer, Dolsie Allen, speaking during a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank session on December 11.

Published On: December 23rd, 2020
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) secured $6.8 million in refunds and compensation on behalf of aggrieved shoppers who transacted business with product and service providers between April 1 and November 30 this year. This was disclosed by CAC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dolsie Allen, during a Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Think Tank session on December 11. Mrs. Allen also advised that the CAC...

Director of Communications at the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Latoya Halstead, addressing a recent JIS Think Tank.

Director of Communications at the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Latoya Halstead, addressing a recent JIS Think Tank.

Published On: December 23rd, 2020
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is urging Jamaicans to take certain precautions when making purchases from local online vendors, who do not have a store-front. Director of Communications at the agency, Latoya Halstead, is advising consumers not to make full payment for an item before delivery. “I would recommend cash on delivery because these are hard times and people will find any way to get your hard-...

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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.

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