The priority of the new administration is to grow the Jamaican economy and generate employment with state agencies, such as the Trade Board, playing a critical role.
This was stated by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, during a familiarization tour of the downtown Kingston offices of the Trade Board, on Thursday (January 12).
According to the Minister, despite the challenges, including financial constraints, professionalism, hard work and integrity must be the guiding principles of the management and staff of the organization, and his Ministry, which has portfolio responsibility for trade and commerce, will provide the best possible support.
"It is pointless to expect performance without the provision of resources," he stated.
Among the priorities to be addressed will be the realization of the electronic platform, the "public key infrastructure (PKI)", which will support electronic commerce and allow for the use of electronic signatures in a secure and confidential manner.
In addition, the Minister assured the Board of his support for the establishment of a proposed “single electronic window” for paperless transactions, and speedier and more efficient service delivery.