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The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) is on the threshold of implementing an agreement to export JAS purified drinking water to St. Maarten.
President of the JAS, Senator Norman Grant, made the disclosure at the opening ceremony of the 54th staging of the annual Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show, on Saturday (August 5).
“Before this show ends,” Senator Grant indicated, “we will conclude an agreement with my colleague President in St. Maarten, where the Jamaica Agricultural Society will be exporting a 20-foot container load of JAS water to the island of St. Maarten.”
In a symbolic gesture Senator Grant presented President of the St. Maarten Agriculture Society, Roseanne Rummit with a bottle of the product. “We are backing up our talk with significant action,” the JAS President said.
He added that the shipment will be on its way to St. Maarten within the next two months.
The JAS began production of bottled water in 2004. It is presently distributed to all farm stores across the island, with St. Maarten being the first external market to which JAS water will be exporting. While seeking to expand sales locally, the Society intends to export water to other countries.