JAMAICAN MANGOES BOUND FOR THE USA: Hon J.C. Hutchinson, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries MICAF), assists with the loading of the first shipment of Jamaican mangoes to the United States at the Montego Bay Export Complex at the Sangster International Airport in St. James, on June 13, 2019. At right is Dalton Hastings, Export Complex Manager, Plant Quarantine/Produce Inspection Branch, MICAF. Some 12, 000 pounds of mangoes, representing 800 boxes were shipped to the USA.
14 Jun 2019
All across Jamaica mango trees – Julie, East Indian, common mango, blackie, you name it, are blossoming and bearing fruit. And this mango season is going down in history with the first shipment of Jamaican mangoes to the US on Thursday, June 13. Speaking at a ceremony to mark the event at the Export Complex at the Sangster Airport in Montego Bay, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon J.C. Hutchinson, declared: “ There is hardly anything more delicious than a ripe Jamaican mango; it is sweet and it is nutritious. So, today is mango...