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September 2016
 

Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda (second right), and Director of Fisheries in the Ministry, Gilbert Kong (second left), observe as vendors prepare fish for sale, prior to the start of the opening ceremony for a wellness fair co-hosted by the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Community Safety and Security Branch and the Greenwich Farm Fisherfolks Beach Watch Community Group, at the Greenwich Farm fishing village, located along Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston, on August 26.

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 05 Sep 2016    communications   

The Government is giving consideration to renovating the Greenwich Farm fishing village located along Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston.
Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Karl Samuda, hinted at this possibility while addressing the opening ceremony for a wellness fair in the Greenwich Farm community on August 26.
Mr. Samuda told the residents that “I am going to use all the power available to me, as Minister” to initiate the undertaking.
He said “proper cubicles” need to be installed to ensure that, at all times, there is a clean and healthy environment for the vendors and their customers.
In underscoring the importance of doing the renovations, Mr. Samuda said vendors at the Greenwich Farm fishing village, like others islandwide, contribute significantly to Jamaica’s development and were deserving of a proper facility from which to operate.
“Fisheries is a growth sector. I regard fishing as one of the critical industries that will drive growth and improve our economy,” he said.
Mr. Samuda lauded the organisers of the wellness fair and urged the residents to take steps to safeguard their health, wellbeing and environment.
The wellness fair was organised by the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s (JCF) Community Safety and Security Branch and members of the Greenwich Farm Beach Watch group.
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