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Despite formidable competition, the parish of Westmoreland defended and retained the position of overall Parish Champion at the just concluded Denbigh Agricultural and Industrial Show.
For its victory, the parish was awarded the coveted Percival Broderick Trophy for the 16th time in a row. Bold attempts were made to wrest the title from Westmoreland by St. Catherine and St. James, which placed second and third, respectively.
“We are feeling very good,” an obviously elated Owen Dobson, President of the Westmoreland Association of Branch Societies of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), told JIS News.
Mr. Dobson attributed the victory to the input of the Rural Agricultural Development Agency (RADA), the JAS, the Jamaica Horticultural Society and the many dedicated farmers and citizens of the parish.
National Champion Farmer, Jimmy Jackson, is also from Westmoreland and the parish’s display, which highlighted the best of horticulture, home economics and food crops, featured a replica of Mr. Jackson’s farm and his hotel, the Negril Tree House Club.
Westmoreland also placed third in the parish Pavilion Competition, and copped the sectional prize for Environmental Sustainability.