September 17, 2019

Jamaica’s medical marijuana industry

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BY AZAD ALI From Caribbean Life Jamaica is moving to establish a medical marijuana industry, according to Audley Shaw, minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries. He said the government is moving to ensure that Jamaica is not left behind in the growing medical cannabis industry. Shaw noted that while Jamaica has only decriminalized the […]

Jamaica: Electronic platform being developed to facilitate investments

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By Denise Dennis From JIS Story Highlights The Government has started development of two complementary electronic platforms that will enable increased efficiency in the investment and exporting sectors. This was announced by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, during his address at the opening ceremony for the Jamaica Investment Forum (JIF), […]

Jamaican Minister Shaw targeting reduced onion imports

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By Chad Bryan From JIS Story Highlights Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, says efforts must be made to reduce the percentage of onions being imported for domestic consumption. Data provided by the Caribbean Broilers, more popularly known for meat production, indicate that over the past five years, domestic onion consumption soared […]

Child Protection Agency Commits to Paying Tertiary Fees of State Wards

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By Barbara Ellington From JIS + Story Highlights Chief Executive Officer of the Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA), Rosalee Gage-Grey, has pledged the continued commitment of her organisation to pay the fees for wards in childcare facilities, like Mount Olivet Boys’ Home, who make it to tertiary institutions. Minister of Finance and the […]

Pandemics pose major threats on Global Tourism Industry

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By Derrick Scott From South Florida Caribbean News WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett said “we can no longer ignore or give insufficient attention to the imminent threat of pandemics and, if we fail to do so, world tourism faces a myriad of global challenges in the event of a […]

JAMAICA: More than 50% of electricity demand to be supplied by renewables

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By Douglas McIntosh From JIS Story Highlights: The Government is projecting that within two years, more than half of Jamaica’s electricity demand, totalling nearly 700 megawatts will be generated from renewable sources. According to Finance and Public Service Minister, Hon. Audley Shaw, this is based on the Government’s “aggressive” approach to fuel diversification resulting in […]

Development of Marijuana Industry Urgent – Shaw

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By Alecia Smith-Edwards From JIS Story Highlights He pointed out that exploiting the benefits of marijuana is “not about smoking a spliff” or “walking around with two ounces of the weed.” Mr. Shaw noted that in the United States alone, the legal marijuana market is predicted to rise from US$6.7 billion this year to US$21.8 […]