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Agriculture’s Centre of Excellence Opens March 18

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Centre of Excellence, which will be officially launched on March 18, at Bodles Research Station, St. Catherine, is geared to become the nexus for co-operation on agriculture. Director of the Centre, Dr. Wayne Henry, told JIS … Continued

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RADA Ramping up Resources Provided to Farming Sector

Executive Director of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Al Powell has reiterated the Authority’s commitment to providing the best extension service, and most effective marketing assistance to farmers. Giving the main address at an open day organized by the … Continued

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Work on Yam Packaging House in Trelawny to Begin Soon

Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton, has announced that refurbishing of the Wait-A-Bit multi-purpose building, in Upper Trelawny, as a yam packaging house for farmers of the parish, would get underway soon. He pointed out that the project would cost … Continued

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Heavy Penalties for Stockpiling Lobster

Persons and businesses found stockpiling lobster for the annual closed season, from April to June, will face heavy penalties, when the new Fisheries Act comes into effect. This was revealed by Acting Director of the Marine Branch of the Fisheries … Continued

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Fish Sanctuaries to Become Attractions -Tufton

Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton, has said that the fish sanctuaries, which were being established across the island, would overtime be developed into visitor attractions. “The fish sanctuaries have worked in other countries and overtime . we are going … Continued

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Young People Urged to go into Beekeeping

Young people in St. Elizabeth are being urged to get into beekeeping, to satisfy the huge local and international demand for honey and other bee by-products. “Jamaica has potential; very, very big potential in beekeeping, because honey is in short … Continued

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