Competition Assessment of the Land Surveyors Act

See the link below for the FTC’s Competition Assessment of Land Surveyors Act, which examines the process through which Land Surveyors are certified by the Land Surveyors Board.  It is alleged that the industry is suffering from entry restrictions which are negatively impacting its expansion.  The assessment outline 5 regulatory options and concluded that a […]

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Hyperscalers Market Study Proposal – Stakeholder Consultation

The FTC invites comments from any interested party on its proposed study (Study Proposal) of the competition impact of hyperscalers on the local communication sector.   The FTC will consider your comments on the proposed issues outlined and/or other possible issues.  Those responding should support their views with relevant evidence where possible, by email to the […]

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FTC Presentation to Caribbean Governance Week

Mr. David Miller, Executive Director, participated in Governance Week 2022, hosted by the Caribbean Governance Institute from June 27 to July 1, 2022.  The theme was “Developing the conscience of the board”.  Mr. Miller participated on Day 2 – Governance of the Private Sector, where he was a member of the panel that discussed “Engaging […]

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ICN Presentations – Frenemies

“Mr. David Miller, Executive Director, participated in two sessions at the 2022 Annual Conference of the International Competition Network (ICN), held May 4-6, 2022, in Berlin, Germany. In the Breakout Session entitled “Frenemies – when a regulator’s objectives conflict with those of a competition agency”, Mr. Miller highlighted the FTC’s experience in interacting and collaborating […]

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Implementation in the ICN Presentation

Mr. David Miller, Executive Director, participated in two sessions at the 2022 Annual Conference of the International Competition Network (ICN), which was held May 4-6, 2022 in Berlin, Germany. In the Plenary Session on the “Implementation in the ICN”, Mr. Miller highlighted the FTC’s use of the ICN Merger Guidelines Workbook, in influencing the FTC […]

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Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Local Financial Institutions

Information Taken from the Central Bank of Trinidad & Tobago A Presentation by: Michelle Francis-Pantor – Deputy Inspector, Banks, Non-Banks and Payments System Oversight Alisha Corbin-Connelly – Senior Examiner, Office of the Inspector of Financial Institutions Kendall Cuffy – Manager, Banks and Non-Banks https://www.central-bank.org.tt/sites/default/files/presentations/mergers-acquisitions-webinar-presentation-april2021_0.pdf

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Review of The Electronic Transaction Act

In examining the framework for online transactions and the impact on suppliers and consumers, the Fair Trading Commission (FTC) assessed Jamaica’s Electronic Transaction Act (ETA) to determine whether it is sufficiently robust and protects suppliers and consumers in Jamaica.  See opinion at Review of The Electronic Transaction Act

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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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