Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon J.C. Hutchinson (2nd left), speaks with a group of farmers, who were severely impacted by recent flood rains in Portland. Also pictured (from left) are: Chairman designate of the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Novell Quest; and Chief Executive Officer of RADA, Lenworth Fulton. At right, is RADA’s Parish Manager for Portland, Erica Daley. The Minister stopped in River’s View to hear the concerns of the farmers while on a tour of severely affected farming communities in Portland on Tuesday (May 3). The Government is to roll out a programme of assistance to farmers impacted in Portland and St. Thomas, beginning next week.
Photo: JIS Photographer