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March 2016
 

22 March 2016

“Agriculture offers one of the greatest opportunities to earn foreign exchange and to make our contribution to the creation of wealth.”

Focus on Exports – Minister Urges Young Farmers

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 22 Mar 2016    hbembridge   
“Agriculture offers one of the greatest opportunities to earn foreign exchange and to make our contribution to the creation of wealth.” This was stated by Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda while addressing a graduation ceremony for 22 young farmers held on Friday, March 18 at Hope Gardens, St. Andrew. The Minister urged the young farmers to focus on production for the export market. The graduates participated in a two-week intensive entrepreneurial training course, which covered nutraceutical plant establishment and processing; basic bio-based...


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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda and Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry, Hon. J.C. Hutchinson, meeting with members of the All-Island cane Farmers Association at the Ministry’s New Kingston office on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

Ministers Discuss Issues Facing Cane Farmers

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 22 Mar 2016    hbembridge   
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, along with Minister without Portfolio, Hon. J. C. Hutchinson, and Permanent Secretary Donovan Stanberry today (March 22, 2016) met with members of the All-Island Cane Farmers Association at the Ministry’s New Kingston office. Among the issues discussed were the future of the Monymusk and Long Pond sugar factories; the decline (“dive”) in the price of sugar; the ongoing problem of cane fires, particularly in Westmoreland, Hanover; and the need for financing.


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The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce is described as Jamaica's "Business Ministry." It's mandate is to lead the development of policies that will create growth and jobs, while achieving social inclusion and consumer protection. The Ministry, working its stakeholders is primarily responsible for business policy development, monitoring and evaluation, while giving direction and oversight to a cluster of implementing departments and agencies.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.

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