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March 2020
 

13 March 2020

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (right), is greeted by Managing Director of Progressive Grocers, Sing Chin (left), while the company's Chairman, Albert Lym, looks on. The Prime Minister was the quest speaker at Progressive Grocers' 20th Anniversary Banquet held on Monday (March 19), at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kington.

PM Urges Supermarkets To Promote Local Produce

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 13 Mar 2020    communications   
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is calling for supermarket suppliers to reduce food imports and promote more home-grown produce. “I’m not here saying that we must not import. The nature of our economy is that we have to import but… we have to be more strategic in our imports. We don’t need to import everything, especially when we can produce it right here in Jamaica,” he said. “We need to eat less processed, imported foods and more homegrown foods – yams, carrots, and tomatoes. It must come from the farm to the fork,” the Prime Minister added, while addressing Progressive...


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State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green (second left), displays the newly launched Things Jamaican website, at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) ‘Breakfast with the CEO’, held at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston, on Thursday, March 5. Sharing the moment (from left) are JBDC Chief Executive Officer, Valerie Veira; Marketing Service Manager, JBDC, Janine Taylor; and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, JBDC, Harold Davis.

JBDC Launches Things Jamaican E-Commerce

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 13 Mar 2020    communications   
The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) has launched Things Jamaican E-Commerce. The new website was unveiled under the theme ‘Buy Jamaica. Click Jamaica’, at the JBDC’s ‘Breakfast with the CEO, at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston, on Thursday, March 5. Speaking at the event, State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, endorsed the website. “It moves us in the right direction as e-commerce is the way, not of the future but of the way, if we are really going to grow our micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). We have to...


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Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson (third left), presents farming tools to Agriculture Science Teacher at Wait-A-Bit Primary School, Odene Brown, during the launch of the Trelawny School Garden Feeding Programme at the Wakefield Primary and Infant School on Friday (March 6). Sharing the moment are: Vice Chairman for the Trelawny School Garden Committee, Courtney Taylor (right); and students of Wait-A-Bit Primary School.

Trelawny School Garden Feeding Programme Launched

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 13 Mar 2020    communications   
Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, on Friday (March 6), launched the Trelawny School Garden Feeding Programme. The launch was held at the Wakefield Primary and Infant School which is one of the two institutions in the parish where the project is being initially rolled out, the other being Wait-A-Bit Primary School. The programme aims to demonstrate good agricultural practices to students, particularly in the area of climate smart agriculture. Additionally, schools will serve as training sites for students as well...


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Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Harold Davis, speaking at the JBDC’s 'Breakfast with the CEO' at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston earlier this month.

JBDC Mapping Cultural And Creative Industries

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 13 Mar 2020    communications   
The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) is conducting a mapping exercise of cultural and creative industries in Jamaica to determine the value of the sector and develop recommendations on how to grow the creative economy. It is being done in collaboration with the British Council, which is providing funding. The agency’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Harold Davis, who made the disclosure at the JBDC’s ‘Breakfast with the CEO’ earlier this month, said there is currently a lack of statistical information available on the local creative sector. He said that the mapping exercise...


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Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green (centre), listens as President of the Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association (JUCDA), Lynvalle Hamilton, makes a point before the start of the entity's Annual General Meeting on Thursday (February 27) at Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston. Also sharing in the conversation (at left ) is Managing Director of Carland Investment Ltd, Tariq Malik.

83,000 Used Vehicles Inspected Under Pre-shipment Regime

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 13 Mar 2020    communications   
A total of 83,000 imported used cars have been examined under the Government’s Pre-Shipment Inspection regime since its implementation in February 2018. Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, made the disclosure at the Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association’s (JUCDA) Annual General Meeting on Thursday (February 27) at Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston. He noted that the number of vehicles inspected has grown “from 15,000 during the period January to July 2018 to 25,000 for the corresponding period in 2019 and, to date, we have...


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Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (left), greets Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, during the ceremony to break ground for a US$1-billion multi-resort development – Sugar Cane Bay Jamaica – in Llandovery, St. Ann, on February 28.

Significant Opportunities For Farmers Expected From Sugar Cane Bay Resort Development

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 13 Mar 2020    communications   
Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, says the proposed US$1-billion dollar Sugar Cane Bay Jamaica multi-resort development in Llandovery, St. Ann, presents significant investment opportunities for farmers in the parish and the wider country. Speaking at the ceremony to break ground on February 28, Mr. Green indicated that the Ministry, through its agro business council, aims to bring together a team from the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), Tourism Enhancement Fund (...


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