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  • The Jamaica Agriculture Society (JAS) is seeking to partner with key stakeholders to create a ‘Denbigh City’, at the Denbigh showground, in May Pen, Clarendon.
  • President of the JAS, Senator Norman Grant, says under the initiative, it is proposed to have year-round activities being held at the 52-acre property, which currently hosts the annual three-day Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial, and Food Show.
  • He made the announcement while speaking during the opening ceremony for day two of Show’s 63rd staging, on Emancipation Day, Saturday, August 1.

The Jamaica Agriculture Society (JAS) is seeking to partner with key stakeholders to create a ‘Denbigh City’, at the Denbigh showground, in May Pen, Clarendon.

President of the JAS, Senator Norman Grant, says under the initiative, it is proposed to have year-round activities being held at the 52-acre property, which currently hosts the annual three-day Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial, and Food Show.

He made the announcement while speaking during the opening ceremony for day two of Show’s 63rd staging, on Emancipation Day, Saturday, August 1.

Senator Grant said in keeping with its 36-month development programme for the engagement, the JAS is committed to undertaking broad-based consultations and partnering with residents of May Pen, the Clarendon Parish Council, and other stakeholders, to roll out what he described as an “exciting development.”

“I think Denbigh can ignite a framework that will lead to exponential development as it relates to economic activity, not only for the people of May Pen, but for the entire Jamaica. I am very confident that this can be achieved,” he added.

The Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show was held from July 31 to August 2, under the theme: ‘Grow what you eat…Eat what you grow – Making Agriculture Sustainable’.

Senator Grant thanked patrons for their attendance, and also saluted the farmers who participated.

“Let us…applaud and salute the work of the 228,000 farmers (who) continue to grow what we eat, as they ask us to eat what they grow,” he said.