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Over the next month, Jamaica will begin paying 10 per cent more for rice from Guyana, resulting in a minimum 10 to12 per cent increase to consumers on the local market.
This was stated by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Karl Samuda, at a press conference at the Ministry, in New Kingston, today (March 17).
The Minister explained that the price increase is due mainly to the el nino phenomenon, a weather type, which adversely affects weather patterns around the world, and is expected to cause reduced crop production, due to little or no rainfall.
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