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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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$50 Million Available to Small Fishers

The Fisheries Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, is advising that a revolving loan of $50 million, administered by the National People’s Co-operative Bank, is available to small fishers to move the sector forward. Fishers can use loans to retool, … Continued

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Agriculture Ministry Launches HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy

The Ministry of Agriculture today (Feb.17) launched its HIV/AIDS Workplace Policy, joining the list of Government and private sector organisations that have taken a stand against HIV/AIDS discrimination in the workplace. The programme, through a collaborative and culturally sensitive approach, … Continued

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