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September 2020
 

26 September 2020

Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Floyd Green (right), listens attentively to Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB), Everton Parkes (left), at a meeting of the JDDB held at the Ministry’s offices at Hope Gardens in Kingston on September 24. At centre is Project Coordinator in the Projects Unit of the Board, Devon Paul Sayers.

Agriculture Ministry targets schools for increased milk production

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 26 Sep 2020    communications   
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, through the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB), is targeting seven agricultural education institutions for increased milk production. This disclosure was made at a meeting with the JDDB at the Ministry's offices at Hope Gardens in Kingston on Thursday (September 24), where Portfolio Minister, Hon. Floyd Green, urged the Board to use this initiative to attract as many young people as possible to the dairy industry. “When you set up those first-rate dairy farms in those schools, you will work with them to get other school students in and...


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Director of Project Management and Coordination in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Leitha Geddes.

Agriculture Ministry partners with JSIF to increase crop production

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 26 Sep 2020    communications   
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is partnering with the Jamaica Social Invest Fund (JSIF) through Phase II of the Rural Economic Development Initiative to increase the production and productivity of crops and livestock, processing, value addition and marketing. Addressing a virtual stakeholders’ sensitization forum on September 23, Director of Project Management and Coordination in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Leitha Geddes, said the project aligns with Ministry’s focus of strengthening value chains as well as strengthening the linkages in the tourism sector between...


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Amnesty bins have been installed at both international airports, as part of efforts to prevent plant and animal diseases from entering the island.

Amnesty bins placed at airports

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 26 Sep 2020    communications   
Amnesty bins have been installed at both international airports, as part of efforts to prevent plant and animal diseases from entering the island. Chief Plant Quarantine/Produce Inspector in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sanniel Wilson-Graham, said the amnesty bins allow travellers to voluntarily discard any plant, plant products or animal products that are not permitted to enter the island. “There is a declaration that travellers must make on entering Jamaica. That declaration is actually on the immigration form and there is actually a fine once that declaration is not made and...


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Chief Plant Quarantine/Produce Inspector in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Sanniel Wilson-Graham.

Permit required to import plants and plant products

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 26 Sep 2020    communications   
The Plant Quarantine and Inspection Branch in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is reminding all travellers that a permit is required to import plants and plant products into Jamaica. Chief Plant Quarantine/Produce Inspector in the Ministry, Sanniel Wilson-Graham, told JIS News that abiding by the permit system is necessary in order to ensure that Jamaica’s agricultural sector is protected from unwanted pests and diseases. “If it is that someone wants to carry in a plant or plant product, the first thing that they would be required to do is to log on to the [Ministry’s] trade site [...


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Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green.

New Minister of Agriculture wants more young people in the sector

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 26 Sep 2020    communications   
Newly appointed Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, wants to see more young people involved in farming as a viable business, a stronger agricultural research and development framework, and an increase in the island’s agricultural export offerings. Providing much-needed assistance to fisherfolk and equipping them with the necessary tools and skills to improve their livelihood are also on the books. These objectives form part of the Minister’s top priorities as he takes over the reins as a full Cabinet Minister. “I definitely want to see more young people incorporated. I...


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Director of Research Development and Communications at the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Felicia Bailey, ​speaking at a recently held JIS Think Tank.

Ministry working to address banking challenges impacting medical cannabis

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 26 Sep 2020    communications   
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is engaging international stakeholders to address the banking difficulties that have been impacting Jamaica’s medical cannabis industry. Director of Research Development and Communications at the Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), Felicia Bailey, in making the disclosure at a JIS Think Tank recently, noted that the continued hesitance of banks to deal with players in the local industry remains a challenge. Many major banks are reluctant to fund the growth of medical cannabis out of fear of breaching federal laws in the United...


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Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), Harold Davis.

JBDC offers services to help grow MSMEs

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 26 Sep 2020    communications   
As the Government’s business development agency that assists with the creation and growth of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) offers technical and other services that move a client from one concept all the way up to the market. “So, persons who have an idea to start a business come to us, persons who are aspiring to grow their business to another level, persons who are aspiring to go into new markets or just to tweak their business model, they come to us and we will work with them,” Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the...


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The new headquarters of the White River Fish Sanctuary, located on the Old White River Road, in St. Ann.

More than 2,700 pieces of coral planted in White River Fish Sanctuary

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 26 Sep 2020    communications   
Project Manager of the White River Fish Sanctuary, in St. Ann, Reanne McKenzie, says the entity has planted more than 2,700 pieces of coral over the past three years, to restore the reef and increase the fish population. Speaking to JIS News in a recent interview, Ms. McKenzie said the figure represents more than half the target of 5,000 pieces of coral to be planted in five years across the 150-hectare special fishery conservation area. “So, we are well on the way with the corals,” said Ms. McKenzie. She also outlined that indications from the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA)...


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