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  • The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has endorsed this year’s Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show, as part of the country’s 54th Independence anniversary and Emancipation celebrations.
  • Mr. Grant thanked the major sponsors, Hi-Pro and Digicel Jamaica, for their continued support
  • The JUTC ‘Ride with Us’ buses will depart from the Half Way Tree Transport Centre at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.; Portmore Mall, 9:00 a.m. and noon; and Spanish Town Transport Centre, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. daily.

The Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, has endorsed this year’s Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show, as part of the country’s 54th Independence anniversary and Emancipation celebrations.

President of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Norman Grant, said the 64th staging of the largest agricultural event in the Western Hemisphere will take place over the Emancipation weekend from July 30 to August 1 at the Denbigh showground in Clarendon.

Addressing a recent JIS ‘Think Tank’, Mr. Grant said the Ministry’s endorsement is an indication that the show is an important part of our culture and economy.  “A big part of Jamaica’s emancipation from slavery was led by the farmers,” he noted. The President said the show is expected to generate some $75 million, while the estimated commercial impact of Denbigh on the Jamaican economy could be about $1 billion.

Mr. Grant thanked the major sponsors, Hi-Pro and Digicel Jamaica, for their continued support. He pointed out that a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the JAS and Digicel Jamaica, which has committed sponsorship valued at $29 million over three years, while Hi-Pro donated $20 million.

Meanwhile, the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) will again provide patrons attending Denbigh, an opportunity to travel in comfort and style. The JUTC ‘Ride with Us’ buses will depart from the Half Way Tree Transport Centre at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.; Portmore Mall,  9:00 a.m. and noon; and Spanish Town Transport Centre, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. daily.
Tickets can be purchased at a cost of $1,200 for adults and $1,000 for children from the following outlets – JUTC Greater Portmore Office; the Spanish Town Transport Centre; Half Way Tree Transport Centre and the JUTC Downtown Hub. The deadline to purchase tickets is July 28.

The show will be held under the theme ‘Grow What We Eat…Eat What We Grow, Through Climate Smart Agriculture’. Gates will open daily at 8:00 a.m. Admission is $900 for adults on day one, and $1,000 on days two and three. Children will pay $400 on all three days.