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Some 118 Bags of Contaminated Flour Destroyed

The Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division (FSPID) of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce destroyed some 118 bags of bakery flour, weighing just over 3.5 metric tonnes, which were infested with the red flour beetle (Tribolium castaneum), … Continued


NUCS Celebrates 50 Years of Success for Cooperatives

The National Union of Co-operative Societies Limited (NUCS), as part of activities to mark its 50th anniversary, staged an exposition at the office of the Department of Co-operatives and Friendly Societies, Kingston, on Thursday (October 8). The exposition was held … Continued


Tax Collection Must Be More Flexible – Samuda

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda, has said that the tax collection process must be more flexible to encourage greater compliance. “It is common sense that if somebody doesn’t have all the money you can get some … Continued


Samuda Says Bureaucracy Frustrating Entrepreneurs

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda, has described heavy bureaucracy as a cancer of commerce, impeding development and crippling progress. “It frustrates an entrepreneur and, no matter how much money you have, or how many skills you … Continued


Samuda Wants Hotels to Support Local Manufacturers

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda, has called on players in the hospitality industry to support local manufacturers, whose products meet international standards. “There has been detected, a veiled resistance to support some of our well established … Continued


Gov’t Reduces Amount of Cement for CET Waiver

The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce has adjusted its application to the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) for a suspension of the Common External Tariff (CET) on imported cement, from 170,000 tonnes to 120,000 tonnes. Minister … Continued


Charitable Groups Urged to File Outstanding Documents

The Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ) is urging charitable groups to file outstanding documents to ensure compliance with the Companies Act and to prevent their businesses from being removed from the register. “The issue of removal has serious implications for … Continued


Samuda Stresses Quality Standard in Manufacturing

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda, has stressed the importance of adhering to the highest standards of quality in the manufacture of Jamaican products. Mr. Samuda made the comment on Friday (September 11), while on a tour … Continued


Shirley Playfair Lecture Sept. 10

The 10th annual Shirley Playfair Lecture series will be hosted by the Fair Trading Commission (FTC), on Thursday, September 10. The event, which will be held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, in Kingston, commencing at 3:00 p.m., will focus on … Continued


Charities Urged to Take Advantage of COJ Amnesty

Charitable groups are being encouraged to take advantage of the special three-month amnesty now being offered by the Companies Office of Jamaica (COJ). “We are asking charitable organisations to take advantage of this amnesty,” said Minister of Industry, Investment and … Continued


Ministry Says Magna Card is Good for Business

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Investment, and Commerce, Reginald Budhan has lauded the Magna Customer Rewards Programme, and is encouraging more of this type of initiative to boost consumer spending. “Within the context of the global recession and … Continued

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