Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation and Member of Parliament for West Portland, Hon. Daryl Vaz, tasting cocoa offered by Michael Leckie (right), director of the Jamaica Cocoa Farmers Association (JCFA), during a tour of the Jamaica Cocoa Farmers Drying Facility in Spring Gardens, Portland, on Friday May 26. At left is Country Representative, World Bank, Galina Sotirova and others (from left) are Senior Field Operations Manager, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Dwight Ricketts; Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry, and Principal Director, Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Winston Simpson.
30 May 2017
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Donovan Stanberry, is hoping that with the deregulation of the cocoa industry through the establishment of the Jamaica Agricultural Commodities Authority (JACRA) more persons will start investing in cocoa production. Speaking at the handover of the Jamaica Cocoa Farmers Drying Facility by the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) in Spring Gardens, Portland, on May 26, Stanberry expressed disappointment that when the cocoa assets were advertised for divestment not enough local persons expressed an interest...