Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw (right), addresses a media briefing at the Ministry’s Hope Gardens offices on October 9. The press briefing was called to update the nation on the potential threat of the Tropical Race 4 (TR4) disease which affects bananas and the Frosty Pod Rot Disease of Cocoa. Jamaica is on high alert to prevent the entry of the TR4 disease into the local banana and plantain industry and is strengthening initiatives to manage the Frosty Pod Rot of Cocoa. Others from left are Chief Plant Quarantine/ Produce Inspector, Sanniel Wilson, Chief Technical Director in the Ministry, Roy McNeil and Permanent Secretary, Dermon Spence.