Floyd Green now responsible for Industry and Commerce

Floyd Green now responsible for Industry and Commerce

Thursday, February 28, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Newly appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) Floyd Green has been charged with responsibility for Industry and Commerce.

Portfolio Minister, Audley Shaw, made the announcement yesterday as the ministers met with directors of the ministry and its agencies in a planning meeting.

According to a release from the ministry, Green was officially welcomed and introduced to the team by Shaw.

Green highlighted his intention to fast-track the pace of implementation of policies and initiatives under the Commerce and Industry portfolio. He has committed to focusing on the speed of project execution within the ministry, by coordinating and directing project resources to satisfy the objectives of the project plans.

As a part of an exclusive work agenda, Green said he plans on supporting young business owners, prioritising Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and exploring financial services, business strategies and related networks available to them.

He added that he will be forwarding critical legislations, as well as monitoring the improvement of Jamaica’s ranking in the ease of doing business.

The state minister will now oversee the Office of the Government Trustee, Hazardous Substances Regulatory Authority, The Cannabis Licensing Authority, National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica (EXIM Bank), National Compliance and Regulatory Authority, Jamaica Promotions Corporation, Bureau of Standards Jamaica, Companies Office of Jamaica, Consumer Affairs Commission, Fair Trading Commission, Jamaica Intellectual Property Office, Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation, National Certification Body of Jamaica, Office of the Supervisor of Insolvency, Micro Investment Development Agencies, Trade Board, Anti-Dumping and Subsidies Commission, Jamaica Business Development Corporation, Department of Co-operatives and Friendly Societies, and the Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Division.

Green was previously the State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.

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