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Gov't wants Jamaica to be ISO standards-driven

Published:Wednesday | April 3, 2019 | 4:11 PM
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw (right), greets Vice President, Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants (CIMC), Dr Nsombi Jaja, at the ISO 20700 Training of Trainers Course, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, on April 2, 2019 - Contributed photo

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Audley Shaw, says the Government is on a mission to make Jamaica a standards-driven country. 

Shaw was speaking at a Training of Trainers course in ISO 20700-2017 Guidelines for Management Consulting Standard, hosted by the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants in collaboration with the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in St Andrew on Tuesday.

He indicated that through his Ministry, working in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service and, with the support of the Strategic Public Sector Project, funded by the World Bank, the Government was on a mission to make Jamaica become an ISO standards-driven country.

He added further that when the government operates in line with international standards, then, the private sector will have to follow and, when this happens, Jamaica will be a different country.

“What we are doing in Jamaica is historic and revolutionary.  No other country has done it quite like this before.  When we get the key agencies of Government becoming ISO 9001 certified and operating based on international standards, the rest of Government cannot remain the same,” Shaw added.

The aim of the training course was to prepare management consultants across the region to deliver more value-added services to clients in an ethical and professional manner and improve the quality of consulting services regionally.

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