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Portland Gets Export Centre/Business Information Point

Business related information and support will be more accessible to Portlanders, with the opening of the Jamaica Exporters Association/Rural Agricultural Development Authority’s (JEA/RADA) Export Centre and Business Information Point, in Port Antonio, on Thursday(March 5). The centre, co-founded by the … Continued


Montego Bay High Wins 4-H Championship Trophy

The Montego Bay High School 4-H Club, in St. James, was crowned champion and awarded the parish’s 4-H Clubs Championship Trophy, after dominating most of the competitive events, at the annual Achievement Day activities, held at the Irwin Primary School, … Continued


Manchester 4-H Marks Parish Achievement Day

Executive Director of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, Lenworth Fulton, has said that, through the movement, youths are being exposed to sustainable ways of making a living. “So many of our youngsters have been told some fancy ways to make a … Continued


RADA Extension Service In Manchester Boosted

Extension services offered by the Rural Agriculture Development Authority (RADA) office in Manchester, has been boosted with additional officers providing agricultural services in the field. The disclosure was made by RADA representative, Winston Miller, at the Manchester 4-H Clubs Parish … Continued


St. James 4-H Stages Annual Achievement Day

The St. James 4-H Club staged its annual Parish Achievement Day Thursday(March 5), with clubbities and leaders across the parish coming out in their numbers to display their skills and win attractive prizes. The event, held at the Irwin Primary … Continued


Imported Fertiliser Safe – Tufton

Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton, has said that the fertiliser imported from the United States, was safe for use on crops, including leafy vegetables. “This particular organic base fertiliser imported into Jamaica has been tested by the United States … Continued


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


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


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


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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