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May 2017
 

PS Stanberry admiring produce at the St. Mary Multi-Purpose Cooperative Cold Storage Facility

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 29 May 2017    communications   
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry (4th left), admiring produce being shown by Marketing Officer, St. Mary Multi-Purpose Cooperative Cold Storage Facility, Althea McFarlane (right) during a tour of the facility in Iterboreale, St. Mary, on Friday, May 26, 2017. Others from left are Member of Parliament for South East St. Mary, Dr. Winston Green; Agronomist /Plant Pathologist/Plant Breeder, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Vincent Thompson; Country Representative, World Bank, Galina Sotirova; and Senior Field Operations...


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PS Stanberry witnesses the unveiling of the St. Mary Multi-Purpose Cooperative Cold Storage Facility

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 29 May 2017    communications   
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry (2nd left second row) witnessing the unveiling of the St. Mary Multi-Purpose Cooperative Cold Storage Facility being done by Marketing Officer, St. Mary Coop, Althea McFarlane during a tour of the facility in Iterboreale, St. Mary, on Friday, May 26, 2017. Others from left are Member of Parliament for South East St. Mary, Dr. Winston Green; Country Representative, World Bank, Galina Sotirova (centre 2nd row); and Senior Field Operations Manager, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Dwight...


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Galina Sotirova (right), World Bank Country Manager for Jamaica, cuts ribbon for the St. Mary Multi-Purpose Cooperative Cold Storage Facility in Iterboreale, St. Mary, on Friday, May 26. Others from left are Winston Simpson, principal director, Rural Agricultural Development Authority; Dr Winston Green, Member of Parliament, South East St Mary; Donovan Stanberry, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries; Althea McFarlane, marketing officer at the St. Mary Multi-purpose Cooperative; and Dwight Ricketts, Senior Field Operations Manager, Jamaica Social Investment Fund. Funded by the World Bank to the tune of over $19.5m, the project is aimed at increasing the quality and volume of products sold by the farmers and was carried out in partnership with JSIF, RADA, and the St. Mary Multi-Purpose Cooperative.

Stanberry lauds completion of St. Mary cold storage facility

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 29 May 2017    communications   
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Donovan Stanberry had high praises for the St. Mary Multi-purpose Cooperative Cold Storage Facility, noting that it represented part of the consummation of the marriage between industry and commerce and agriculture and fisheries. Speaking at the handover of the multi-purpose cold storage facility in Iterboreale, St. Mary, on Friday, May 26, Stanberry said that production would increase if farmers were properly organised and incentivised and were assured of having more facilities like the St Mary cold storage...


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Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry and president, Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ), Hugh Johnson sign a Memorandum of Understanding between MICAF and the SBAJ at the launch of the Inaugural Caribbean MSME Conference, held at the Spanish Court hotel, New Kingston, on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Seated at Mr. Stanberry’s left is chief executive officer, RJR Gleaner Communications Group, Gary Allen and standing at back (from left) are assistant general manager, Jamaica National Limited, Leon Mitchell; project coordinator, Jamaica Venture Capital Fund, DBJ, Audrey Richards; and director, SBAJ, Garnett Reid.

Real statistics needed on the MSME sector- Stanberry

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 27 May 2017    communications   
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry says that there is a need for real statistics on the MSME sector as data is now being garnered from tax rolls and all kinds of proxies. “I think that one of the urgent imperatives of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries is to provide that mechanism where we can, in fact, have statistics on this important sector. How many people are involved, what are they involved in, what kind of employment they are creating, how are they contributing to the Gross Domestic Product...


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Launch of the Inaugural Caribbean MSME Conference

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 25 May 2017    communications   
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), Donovan Stanberry shakes hand with president, Small Business Association of Jamaica (SBAJ), Hugh Johnson after signing a Memorandum of Understanding between MICAF and the SBAJ at the launch of the Inaugural Caribbean MSME Conference, under the theme “Collaboration for Caribbean Sustainability” held at the Spanish Court hotel, New Kingston, on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Standing in the background (from left) are assistant general manager, Jamaica National Group Limited, Leon Mitchell and project...


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