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29 July 2020

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Leslie Campbell.

National Investment Policy tabled in Parliament

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 29 Jul 2020    communications   
The National Investment Policy (NIP), which aims to position Jamaica as a major player in the global investment community whilst driving economic growth through sustainable development, was tabled in the Houses of Parliament, Tuesday, July 28, by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Leslie Campbell. The Policy will be implemented over a three-year period and is projected to cost J$78 million. It will guide and streamline engagement with public and private sector stakeholders participating in the process of investment marketing,...


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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Audley Shaw (centre), in discussion with Ambassador designate to Japan, Shorna-Kay Richards (2nd right), during a courtesy call at the Ministry’s New Kingston offices on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Others (from left) are Chief Technical Director ( Industry and Commerce Portfolio) in the Ministry, Michelle Parkins; Permanent Secretary Dermon Spence; and Chief Technical Director (Agriculture and Fisheries Portfolio), Michael Pryce. Minister Shaw met with Ambassador Richards to discuss strengthening and leveraging of Jamaica’s bilateral ties with Japan and other Asian countries. Ambassdor Richards noted her intent to build cooperation in other areas such as trade, technology, nutraceuticals and medical tourism.

Minister Shaw Meets with Ambassador Designate to Japan Shorna-Kay Richards

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 29 Jul 2020    communications   
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Honourable Audley Shaw, today, met with ambassador designate to Japan, Shorna-Kay Richards to discuss strengthening and leveraging Jamaica’s bilateral ties with Japan and other Asian countries. The meeting, held at the Ministry’s St. Lucia Avenue offices, saw discussions surrounding the deepening of the traditional Japanese appetite for Jamaican coffee while expanding the foothold for other Jamaican products in the east. To date, Japan remains Jamaica’s largest market for coffee export. Ambassador Richards, while noting other key...


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Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), Hon Leslie Campbell.

Gov’t aims to increase manufacturing sector’s output by 3% annually

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 29 Jul 2020    communications   
The Government is aiming to increase the contribution of the manufacturing sector to gross domestic product to $81 billion over the next five years, up from $66 billion in 2018. This disclosure was made by Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), Hon Leslie Campbell, during the tabling of the National Five Year Manufacturing Growth Strategy, 2020-2025 for Jamaica in the Houses of Parliament today, Tuesday, July 28. “The overarching objectives of the manufacturing strategy are to improve the business environment necessary to grow and...


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Acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Fisheries Authority, Courtney Cole, addresses the launch of the Promoting Community-based Climate Resilience in the Fisheries Sector Project and sensitization meeting in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth on July 24.

Agriculture Ministry expends $77.3 million on fisheries project

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 29 Jul 2020    communications   
A total of $77.3 million has so far been spent by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries under the Promoting Community-based Climate Resilience in the Fisheries Sector Project to include procurement of a much-needed high speed vessel and three motor vehicles for enforcement activities in the fisheries sector. At the launch of the project and sensitization meeting on July 24, in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Fisheries Authority (NFA), Courtney Cole, said the project will have a lasting impact on the country’s marine...


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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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