The Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission was set up to help the Jamaican Economy survive some of the challenges of globalisation. The Commission’s expertise allows it to perform equitably and apply measures that benefit the economy in international trade in the Jamaican marketplace. It helps to secure the environment in which local producers operate hence becoming acquainted with the work of the Commission is vital for success against the challenges that exist in the global economy today. Currently, the Commission is looking ahead to the expanded role that it must play as the CARICOM Single Market (CSM) becomes more established and as trading relationships with the region’s largest trading partners are redefined.
The Coffee Industry Board’s principal role is to promote, regulate, monitor and guide the development of the coffee industry of Jamaica and to assure quality of Jamaican coffee.
Licensing: Licensing and monitoring of coffee dealers, processors, works and nurseries, trademark registration licensing and monitoring of users. The Coffee Industry Board owns the Jamaica Blue Mountain® and Jamaican High Mountain Supreme® coffee trademarks and is responsible for the integrity of the brand.
CSJP is a multi-faceted crime and violence prevention initiative of the Ministry of National Security which focuses on building community safety and security. The programme provides crime and violence prevention services to 39 vulnerable and volatile communities, spanning eight parishes, and conducts institutional strengthening of the Ministry of National Security.
The primary mission of the Jamaican Consulate General in New York is to promote and safeguard the interest of Jamaica and Jamaicans in the thirty three (33) States under the jurisdiction of the United States, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. The Consulate also seeks to strengthen the linkages with the Jamaican Diaspora and encourage their participation in national development.
The Consumer Affairs Commission (CAC), in its attempt to protect the interests of consumers, acts as an intermediary between buyers and sellers in the marketplace, bringing closure to grievances filed by consumers against vendors. Settlement is often reached through a process of thorough investigation that seeks to identify any breach of the Consumer Protection Act, other consumer protection legislations and/or any deviation from widely accepted ethical principles and practices.
E-Government 2010: A Better Life For Jamaican Citizen
Modern technology promises a world of exciting possibilities for all Jamaicans. By the year 2010, the application of technology for E-Governance and E-commerce could significantly improve life for all citizens.
Welcome to the website of the Delegation of the European Union in Jamaica. The Delegation represents the European Union in five countries and territories in the region. These include Jamaica, Belize and the Bahamas as well as the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) of Turks and Caicos Islands and Cayman Islands. In Belize a technical office has been opened since April 1, 2010 to manage the increasing cooperation programmes in the country.
The European Commission first established its Delegation in Jamaica in April 1976. With the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty on the 1 December 2009, the Delegation has officially become the Delegation of the European Union.
The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) is the administrative body responsible for implementing the Fair Competition Act (FCA). The functions of the FTC include the following:
To carry out, on its own initiative or at the request of the Minister or any other person, investigations in relation to the conduct of business in Jamaica in connection with matters falling within the provisions of the FCA;
To advise the Minister on matters relating to the operation of the FCA;
To make available to businesses and consumers, general information with respect to their rights and obligations under the FCA;
To undertake studies and publise reports and information regarding matters affecting the interests of consumers; and
To co-operate with and assist any association in developing and promoting the observance of standards of conduct for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the FCA.
The Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) was established in 2005 by an Act of Parliament as a statutory organization within the Ministry of National Security.
The Authority will streamline and standardize the granting, renewal and revocation of firearm licences and all the attendant processes thereof.
The Jamaica Archives and Records Department had its beginnings in the Island Secretary’s Office (ISO) established in 1659 as the administrative and record keeping arm of the Colonial Government. The Island Secretary’s Office was dismantled in 1879 and some of its functions transferred to the Island Records Office (IRO) in Spanish Town under the Records Law of that year. As a Government Department, the Jamaica Archives began in 1955 with the establishment of an Archives Section in the Island Records Office and the appointment of Clinton Black as government archivist, the first such appointment in the Commonwealth Caribbean. Some of the records transferred to IRO in 1879 became the holdings of the Archives Section and in 1962 were amalgamated with the historical records of the law courts to form the Jamaica Archives. During that year the records in the Archives Section was moved to the new building specifically erected to house them at the corner of King and Manchester Streets, Spanish Town. The Jamaica Archives remained a part of the Island Records Office until 1982 when it became a Department in its own right following the passage of the Archives Act, 1982. During the latter half of the 1980s when records management responsibilities were added to the Department, the Government Records Centre was established in Kingston, and the name of the Department changed to The Jamaica Archives and Records Department (JARD).