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24 January 2020

Contractor Damian Lyn explains operation of equipment at NIC's Bengal Pump Station in Trelawny

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 24 Jan 2020    communications   
Damian Lyn, contractor, Alternative Power Sources, explains operation of equipment at National Irrigation Commission's Bengal Pump Station in Trelawny to the Hon Audley Shaw (left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Hon J. C. Hutchinson, Minister without Portfolio. The 320 panel solar-powered pump station was officially commissioned into operation on January 23, 2020 and will provide 75% of the station's energy requirements...


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Hon. Audley Shaw speaking with farmers at the official commissioning of the NIC's Bengal Pump Station in Trelawny

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 24 Jan 2020    communications   
Hon. Audley Shaw (2nd left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, speaking with farmers Elizabeth Hines (centre) and Marcia Buckle at the official commissioning of the National Irrigation Commission's Bengal Pump Station in Trelawny on January 23, 2020. At left is the Hon J.C. Hutchinson, Minister without Portfolio. The 320 panel solar-powered pump station will provide more cost-effective water for the farmers...


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Hon Audley Shaw views solar panels at the Bengal Pump Station in Trelawny

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 24 Jan 2020    communications   
Hon Audley Shaw ( left), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, views solar panels at the Bengal Pump Station in Trelawny along with Joseph Gyles (centre), Chief Executive Officer, and Emile Myers, Energy Engineer, both of the National Irrigation Commission. The 320 panel solar-powered pump station was commissioned on January 23, 2020 and will satisfy 75% of the energy requirements for the pump station, providing more cost-effective water for farmers.


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Hon Audley Shaw (2nd right), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, cuts ribbon for the commissioning of the National Irrigation Commission's (NIC) solar-powered Bengal Pump Station in Trelawny on January 23, 2020. Sharing in the event are the Hon J.C. Hutchinson (left), Minister without Portfolio, Senator Aubyn Hill (partially hidden), Chairman, NIC, and Permanent Secretary Dermon Spence (right). The 320 panel system will satisfy 75% of the energy requirements for the pump station, providing more cost-efficient water for farmers.

Renewable energy to strengthen Irrigation Commission’s service to farmers

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 24 Jan 2020    communications   
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Audley Shaw, says Government is moving to use renewable energy to strengthen the National Irrigation Commission’s (NIC) capacity to better serve farmers and spur growth in the agricultural sector. “The application of renewable energy throughout the sector is part of the deliberate strategy being employed by the Government to boost production and productivity. We want to modernise the sector and outfit it with requirements to increase production and productivity efficiency,” he said. The Agriculture Minister said that energy use in...


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Commercial Manager Lorraine Geddes-McDonald presents picture of the solar-powered Bengal Pump Station

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 24 Jan 2020    communications   
Lorraine Geddes-McDonald, Commercial Manager at the National Irrigation Commission (NIC), presents a picture of the solar-powered Bengal Pump Station to (from left) Hon J.C. Hutchinson, Minister without Portfolio, Hon Audley Shaw, Minister, both of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Senator Aubyn Hill, Chairman, NIC. The occasion was the commissioning of the 320 panel pump station in Trelawny on January 23, 2020.


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The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has been charged with the responsibility of driving the integration of the production of primary agricultural produce along all the stages of the supply chain through to value added and facilitating full commercialization of outputs of the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.

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