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May 2020
 

29 May 2020

Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Information Technology Manager, Andrew Evelyn.

Parents Encouraged To Monitor Gadgets And Online Platforms Used By Children

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 29 May 2020    communications   
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) is calling on parents to be vigilant in monitoring the use of gadgets and digital media platforms by their children. Speaking with JIS News, Information Technology Manager, CAC, Andrew Evelyn, said it is important that parents have knowledge of the devices used regularly by their children and the platforms on which they take part. “It is extremely critical that parents monitor their children’s gadgets and social media activities. Children have been accessing social media even though it was designed originally for adults with the age requirement being...


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Chairman of the CAC, Donovan White (right), speaks at a recent virtual press briefing to outline details of the Government's compensation to motorists who were affected by contaminated fuel in 2015. At left is State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green.​

CAC Commends Motorists For Patience

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 29 May 2020    communications   
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) has commended motorists for their patience and for exercising their rights in seeking redress with the Commission after their vehicles were affected by contaminated fuel in 2015. “We want to thank the consumers affected for their patience over the last five years. This was no easy feat, but we made it work. It has been one of those long journeys that the CAC continues to champion for the benefit of our consumers,” Chairman of the CAC Board of Directors, Donovan Whyte, said. Mr. Whyte was speaking at a recent press conference detailing the disbursement of...


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State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green (centre), engages with Chief Executive Officer of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), Dolsie Allen (left), during at virtual press briefing on Friday (May 22), to outline details of the Government's compensation to motorists, who were affected by the use of contaminated fuel in 2015. Looking on at right is Chairman of the CAC, Donovan White.

$24.5 Million Compensation For Bad Gas

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 29 May 2020    communications   
Approximately 380 motorists whose vehicles were affected by “bad gas” in 2015 will benefit from a compensation package valued at $24.5 million, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, announced during a digital press conference on Friday (May 22). She said that Petrojam Ethanol Limited (PEL) had paid over the funds for the settlement to the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), which will begin the payments shortly. The CAC has already started contacting persons who have been successful in their requests for compensation, to finalise the payment process. Only persons...


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More Focus Needed On Queue Management – JBDC

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 29 May 2020    communications   
Local entrepreneurs should place more focus on queue management to address the issues of overcrowding and social distancing in business places as they continue to deal with the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on their operations. This is the recommendation from Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Industrial Engineer, Roshaine Gunter, who spoke at the organisation’s virtual weekly series, ‘Biz Zone’, on May 19. Mr. Gunter, who made his presentation under the theme ‘Reducing Wait Time via Queue Management Principles’, said effective queue management reduces the likelihood of...


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Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green.

FTC, CAC To Merge

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 29 May 2020    communications   
The Government is moving to ensure that consumers have increased protection, through the merger of the Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC) and the Fair Trading Commission (FTC). Making the disclosure, Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, said the move is part of several measures that have been implemented to build the capacity of the CAC. “We are looking to strengthen the capacity of the Commission with the merger, and we believe that it will give us further reach, it will give us further human resource capacity, and will ensure...


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World Accreditation Day 2020

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 29 May 2020    communications   
On June 9, Jamaica through the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) will join the rest of the world in celebrating World Accreditation Day 2020. World Accreditation Day is a global initiative established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum ( IAF). This year’s theme is Accreditation: Improving food safety.


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The Ministry

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has been charged with the responsibility of driving the integration of the production of primary agricultural produce along all the stages of the supply chain through to value added and facilitating full commercialization of outputs of the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.

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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