President, Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), Norman Grant (centre), admires a piece of pumpkin during the 13th Eat Jamaican Day exposition on the lawns of Devon House in Kingston, on November 25, 2016. Others (from left) are farmer Lascelles Simmond; Chief Technical Director in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Stephen Wedderburn; Custos of Kingston, Hon. Steadman Fuller, and 2016 National Farm Queen, Safiya Clennon.
30 Nov 2016
Jamaica’s food import bill continues its downward trend, with data indicating that there was a 0.7 per cent reduction or US$2.4 million for the period January to May 2016. This was noted by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, in a message read by Chief Technical Director in the Ministry, Stephen Wedderburn, at the 13th anniversary of the Eat Jamaican Day exposition, on the lawns of Devon House, in Kingston, today (November 25). He said informed that traditional domestic food export for the January to May period in 2016 was US$13.2 million, an increase...