Condell Stephenson (left), chairman of the Joint Industrial Council (JIC), greets Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Ealan Powell, who was the guest speaker at a recently held meeting. ACP Powell shared the Jamaica Constabulary Force's current efforts to stem crime and violence in Jamaica with union leaders and other stakeholders involved in shipping and logistics at the port of Kingston. The JIC was formed in 1952 by four trade unions: three of them representing workers on the port, i.e., the United Port Workers and Seamen Union, which was a subgroup of the National Workers Union; the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union; and the Trade Union Congress. The Shipping Association of Jamaica was the fourth body representing shipping industry employers. The mandate of the JIC is to maintain industrial harmony, thereby contributing to the development of the shipping industry in Jamaica.