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Farmers Encouraged to Grow Coconuts

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, is encouraging Jamaicans to invest more in coconut farming, as there are opportunities to earn from the product. Speaking at the 32nd annual St. Mary Agricultural Show at Gray’s Inn Sports complex on Monday (April 2), the Minister said local…

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Shaw Says He is Ready to Make a Difference

The new Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says he is ready to make a difference in the sectors. Speaking at the St. Mary Agricultural Show at Gray’s Inn Sports Complex in Annotto Bay, on Monday (April 2), Mr. Shaw said he is very comfortable with…

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Agriculture Minister Calls on Jamaicans to Invest More in Idle Lands

New Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, has reiterated calls for Jamaicans to invest more in farming on idle lands across the island. Speaking at the St. Mary Agricultural Show at Gray’s Inn Sports complex, Annotto Bay, St. Mary, on Monday (April 2), Mr. Shaw said…

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Two Local Companies Receive ISO Certification

The National Certification Body of Jamaica (NCBJ) has awarded the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9002:2015 certificate of conformity for quality management systems to two companies These are JP Tropical Foods Snacks Division and the Jamaica North South Highway Company, which were presented with the certificates during a ceremony at…

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Manufacturers and Producers to Benefit from Training Seminars

Manufacturers, producers and other stakeholders are to benefit from a series of training seminars to be offered by the Anti-dumping and Subsidies Commission (ADSC) over the next seven months. The 2018 Trade Remedies Seminar Series, which will get underway on April 26, aim to help industry players to build their…

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Agriculture Minister Hands Over Development Plan in Trelawny

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says there is still vast potential for more growth in the parish of Trelawny, where agriculture can play a major role. Speaking at the handover of the Trelawny Sustainable Development Plan on March 16 in the capital, Falmouth, Mr. Samuda…

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Outsource2Jamaica to Showcase Island as BPO Destination

The inaugural Outsource2Jamaica Symposium & Expo, to be held in Montego Bay in April, will provide a platform to raise the profile of Jamaica as a business process outsourcing (BPO) destination. “Outsource2Jamaica is intended to bring greater visibility to Jamaica and its service offerings,” President of the Business Process Industry…

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Farmers Encouraged to Engage in Climate Change Mitigation Plans

Chief Technical Director, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Courtney Cole, is calling on farmers and agricultural investors to engage in more climate change mitigation plans, in an effort to protect their investments. Mr. Cole said due to climate change, Jamaica has been experiencing inconsistent weather patterns, which have…

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Jamaicans Must See Agriculture as Primary Source of Income -Cole

Chief Technical Director, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Courtney Cole, is calling on Jamaicans to change the culture of identifying agriculture as a vocation, to a primary source of income for the growth of the society. Speaking at the Agricultural Information Forum hosted by Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO)…

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Jamaicans Encouraged to Support National Quality Policy

Director General in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Vivian Brown, has encouraged Jamaicans to support the Government’s National Quality Policy 2017, as it aims to increase the nation’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) and export earnings. According to Mr. Brown, the new policy will help with quality…

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BSJ Launches New Standard for Electrical Appliances

The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) has launched a new standard that will cover general safety requirements for electrical appliances for household and similar purposes. Launched on March 2 at the Bureau’s office, in Kingston, the new standard, known as JS IEC 60335-1:2010 (AMD1:2013+ AMD2:2016), will also cover voltages for…

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Gov’t Looking to Improve Ganja Licence Approval Process

The Government is seeking to improve the approval process for licences to be issued to stakeholders in the local cannabis industry. This is according to Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, who says the industry has not progressed as anticipated. “We are not satisfied with the pace…

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Gov’t Working with FAO to Develop Insurance Scheme for Farmers

The Government of Jamaica is working with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to develop an insurance scheme for crop and livestock farmers. Principal Director, Planning and Policy, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Shaun Baugh, said that there have been models in the past…

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Local Companies to Showcase Products in Canada

A range of exotic food products and brands offered by local companies will be showcased and sampled at the Restaurants Canada Show (RC Show), slated for February 25 to 27 at the Enercare Centre in Toronto, Canada. Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) will lead a delegation, including six companies that are…

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$47 Million to Enhance Resilience of Coastal Areas

A total of $47 million has been set aside to enhance the resilience of the agricultural sector and coastal areas. The allocation for the work is outlined in the 2018/19 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives. The project aims to increase livelihood security of the population in…

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Resilience of Fishing Communities Being Strengthened

The Government has allocated $75.3 million for the promotion of community-based climate resilience in the fisheries sector. The project, which is being implemented by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, aims to enhance resilience to climate change among targeted fishing and aquaculture communities of Jamaica. Details of the…

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Frosty Pod Rot Seminars Well Attended by Cocoa Farmers

Facilitators of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries’ Frosty Pod Rot sensitisation sessions targeting cocoa farmers in St. Mary say the forums have been well supported by the beneficiaries. Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Representative in Jamaica, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson, told JIS News that farmers in…

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Agriculture Minister Impressed With Young Farmers at Hague Show

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, has expressed delight at the large number of young persons, particularly female farmers, who were directly involved in the 63rd Hague Agricultural and Industrial Show in Trelawny, on February 14. “I am so happy to see so many young people.…

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Agriculture Minister Reassures JAS Members

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, has reassured farmers who are members of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) that the Government will not abandon the organisation, even as it seeks to relinquish budgetary support. Mr. Samuda was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 63rd Hague…

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Gov’t Commits $70 Million to Help Trelawny Farmers Transport Sugar Cane

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the Government has committed another $70 million to assist farmers in Trelawny with the transportation of sugar cane to the Appleton Estate and Worthy Park factories this year. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 63rd Hague Agricultural and…

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