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June 2020
 

19 June 2020

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson.

Agriculture Ministry to Establish Food Marts

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 19 Jun 2020    communications   
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is establishing food marts at strategic locations across the island to enable consumers to have easier access to produce. Minister without portfolio in the Ministry, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson made the disclosure at the handover of agricultural inputs to St. Catherine farmers at a forum held recently in Dunkeld, in the parish Mr. Hutchinson said food marts will be established in Westmoreland, St. James, St. Mary and Portland. He noted that on June 26, persons in and around Lacovia, St. Elizabeth, will have the opportunity to purchase...


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President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Diane Edwards​.

JAMPRO Woos Logistics Investors

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 19 Jun 2020    communications   
President of Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Diane Edwards, is wooing overseas investment in Jamaica’s logistic services, noting that the country’s location, within reach of 800 million customers, makes it ideal to offer cutting-edge services to the global market. Speaking at a logistics investment opportunities webinar on Tuesday (June 16), Ms. Edwards said that the island’s strategic geographic location, modern physical infrastructure, business-friendly environment, supporting legislation, among other attributes, gives it a competitive advantage in the supply chain business. “What...


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State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green (left), presents Bartender employed with the Barcode Training Academy, Monique Mohalland (2nd left) with a care package at the J Wray and Nephew Limited Farmers’ Market held on June 12 at the company’s Spanish Town Road offices. Looking on are Director of Marketing, Jamaica and the Caribbean, J Wray and Nephew Limited, Marsha Lumley (2nd right ) and Chief Executive Officer, Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Peter Thompson.

286 Bartenders Receive Assistance

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 19 Jun 2020    communications   
In its continued response to the COVID-19 crisis, J Wray and Nephew Limited has provided 286 bartenders with care packages, through its ‘Shaken not Broken’ farmers’ market. The Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) collaborated with the company on the initiative, by facilitating the redistribution of produce for this venture, which was held at, 234 Spanish Town Road on June 12. The packages were presented to the bartenders who work with J Wray and Nephew Academy, Barcode Training Academy and other affiliates. They were also provided with vouchers valued at $4,000, redeemable at...


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Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson (left), presents young farmer, Okelia Douce (right), with agricultural inputs at an agricultural forum held yesterday (June 11), at the Seventh-day Adventist Church of God in Dunkeld, St. Catharine. Sharing the moment (from second left) are Chairman of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) St. Catherine Parish Advisory Committee, William Cital, and RADA Parish Manager, Ruth Barrett.

Farmers Encouraged To Produce More

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 19 Jun 2020    communications   
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, is encouraging farmers to increase production, as markets are available. Speaking at the handover of agricultural inputs to St. Catherine farmers at a forum held on June 11 in Dunkeld, in the parish, he said farmers should use the support being provided by the Government and the private sector to boost cultivation of food crops, because markets exist for the produce. “It is a time for you to go and cultivate; it doesn’t matter what you cultivate, there is a market for your...


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Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Senior Food Technologist, Treanna Lindo.

BEST PRACTICES FOR SAFE FOOD DELIVERY DURING COVID-19

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 19 Jun 2020    communications   
With more food establishments offering delivery services due to coronavirus (COVID-19) physical distancing guidelines, operators of such entities are being advised to put measures in place to ensure that meals are properly packaged and safe for consumption. “Your goal is to deliver food and drink under sanitary and untampered conditions. The priority should be to deliver the product to your customer as if they picked it up themselves,” said Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) Senior Food Technologist, Treanna Lindo. She was addressing the JBDC Biz Zone on the topic, ‘Convenient...


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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, speaks at a virtual ‘World Accreditation Day’ forum, hosted by the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) on June 9, at the Ministry in Kingston.

JANAAC Commended By Industry Minister

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 19 Jun 2020    communications   
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, has commended the Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation (JANAAC) for recently signing two international agreements. He was speaking at a virtual ‘World Accreditation Day’ forum hosted by JANAAC on June 9 at the Ministry in Kingston. “I must commend JANAAC for signing the Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC) Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) for accreditation of inspection bodies to the ISO/...


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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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