Press Releases


Speaking Notes for February 24th 2022 Press Briefing

The Fair Trading Commission participated in the CAC/FTC Press Briefing on February 24, 2022, at which Mr. David Miller, Executive Director spoke about the FTC’s recent work and the way forward.  Mr. Miller’s presentation is attached. Speaking Notes for February 24th 2022 Press Briefing

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Media Advisory on posting of draft Investigation Report on SVL’s conduct

FTC STATEMENT ON RELEASE OF DRAFT REPORT ON THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE CONDUCT OF SUPREME VENTURES LIMITED. Media Advisory on posting of draft Investigation Report on SVL’s conduct

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The Impact of Telemedicine on Competition and Innovation in Health Care

On January 30, 2022, Kevin Harriott, Competition Bureau Chief, participated in a Webinar on the theme “Ethics of Telemedicine & Social Media Use among Medical Professionals” hosted by Medical Council of Jamaica. In his presentation, Dr. Harriott highlighted the potential for telemedicine to enhance competition in the delivery of health care services in Jamaica and […]

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Study of Nursing Homes Sector in Jamaica

In November 2021, the FTC completed its study on the nursing homes sector. The study examined issues that may affect the efficient functioning of the sector and focused specifically on the availability of information on nursing homes, access to terms and services, and access to making complaints. Nursing homes provide services for the vulnerable segment […]

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FTC Guidelines for Selecting a Nursing Home

Nursing homes provide services to a vulnerable segment of society. Therefore, consumers who intend to contract the services of nursing homes should seek information to ensure that loved ones are well cared for. Having all the relevant information prior to utilizing a nursing home will (i) Assist persons in making more informed choices; (ii) Reduce […]

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FTC Concludes Assessment of the Amalgamation of Medical Disposables & Supplies Limited and Cornwall Medical & Dental Supplies Limited

In December 2021, the FTC completed its investigation into the Agreement, which amalgamated the businesses of Medical Disposables & Supplies Limited and Cornwall Medical & Dental Supplies Limited to form Cornwall Enterprises Limited. The investigation was conducted to determine whether the transaction breached section 17 of the Fair Competition Act (FCA) which prohibits agreements which […]

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Consultancy for the Development of an Online Consumer Protection Training Course

The CARICOM Competition  Commission is collaborating with the Commonwealth Secretariat to implement an online consumer protection course for the CSME region. Click the link below for more information. https://thecommonwealth.org/consultancy-development-online-consumer-protection-training-course          

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FTC Consumer Guideline to Online Shopping

The world is becoming increasingly digitized with businesses offering products and services online and consumers preferring to access goods and services by this method. Online shopping is associated with convenience, flexibility, and a broader scope of goods and services available to consumers. As we approach the Christmas season, traditionally the most intense shopping period of […]

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19th Annual Shirley Playfair Lecture

On December 8, 2021, the Fair Trading Commission held the 19thLecture in the Shirley Playfair Lecture series.  Mr. Stephen Calkins, Professor of Law from the Wayne State University, delivered the Lecture with the theme “Integrating Competition Law and Consumer Protection Law: Optimizing Consumer Welfare.” In opening the programme, Mr. David Miller, Executive Director of the […]

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FTC concludes assessment of Billy Craig Insurance Brokers and MGI (Insurance Brokers) Limited

The FTC has completed its investigation into the Agreements for Sale and Acquisition between Billy Craig Insurance Brokers (BCIB) and MGI (Insurance Brokers) Limited (MGIB) through which BCIB acquired MGIB. The FTC conducted the investigation to determine whether the transaction breached section 17 of the Fair Competition Act (FCA) which prohibits agreements which contain provisions […]

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