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February 2020
 

19 February 2020

President, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Diane Edwards (right), engages with (from left) Managing Director, HEART Trust/NTA, Dr. Janet Dyer; Programme Director, Global Services Sector (GSS) project, Marjorie Straw; and Specialist in the Labour Markets Division, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Fernando Pavon, during the launch of the GSS Apprenticeship Programme at JAMPRO’s offices in New Kingston on January 28.

Hundreds To Be Trained Under Global Sector Services Programme

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 19 Feb 2020    communications   
The Global Sector Services (GSS) Apprenticeship programme, aimed at equipping some 400 personnel for higher value-added jobs in the local industry over a four-year period, was officially launched on Tuesday (January 28). One hundred apprentices will benefit from in-house training per year at GSS firms, beginning in April. The objective is to promote the growth and expansion of the sector by building the capacity of existing staff and upskilling them from entry level to supervisory roles. GSS firms include those operating in the business process outsourcing (BPO), knowledge process outsourcing...


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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, addresses the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) Hanover Parish Office in Lucea, on Wednesday (January 29).

FAO Providing Support On National School-Feeding Programme

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 19 Feb 2020    communications   
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, says that the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is providing assistance to the Government on the national school-feeding programme. “Recently, Minister [without Portfolio, Hon. JC] Hutchinson and I met with the new FAO representative in Jamaica, who is the former Deputy Minister of Agriculture in Brazil, which is a country that is highly reputable in agriculture and agricultural productivity. “He is now here to work with us on our modern school-feeding programme and a national fruit-tree-...


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Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green (fourth left), and Chief Executive Officer of the National Irrigation Commission (NIC), Joseph Gyles (second right, back row), with recipients of the NIC scholarships and grants valued at more than $1 million, at an awards ceremony held on January 30, at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Andrew.

National Irrigation Commission Gives Scholarships And Grants To Students

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 19 Feb 2020    communications   
Ten students attending secondary and tertiary educational institutions have received scholarships and grants from the National Irrigation Commission (NIC), valued at more than $1 million. The recipients, who are children of employees at the NIC, received the awards at a ceremony held on January 30 at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Andrew. State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, who addressed the ceremony, encouraged the recipients to assist their communities. “Give back to your community, find some way to help those around you. Go to...


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Member of Parliament for North East Manchester, Hon. Audley Shaw (right), greets Custos of Manchester, Hon. Garfield Green (left), at a function at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Mandeville, Manchester. At centre is Alicia Green, wife of the Custos.

Shaw Says Resocialisation Will Help To Curb Domestic Violence

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 19 Feb 2020    communications   
Member of Parliament for North East Manchester, Hon. Audley Shaw, is calling for resocialisation to assist in ending domestic violence across the island. Mr. Shaw, who is also Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, was reacting to the killing of two women in the parish on February 5. In an interview with JIS News at the Jamaica 4-H Clubs National Youth In Agriculture Symposium, held on February 5 at Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Mandeville, Manchester, the Minister said the increase in domestic violence is a clear indication that “we have some serious work to do...


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Acting Chief Technical Director, Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Gillian Guthrie (right) and students listen to Environmental Officer, National Environment and Planning Agency, Chillon McNally (second right), as he speaks about species at a Botanical and Horticultural Seminar, held at Hope Gardens, on January 31.

Jamaicans Encouraged To Protect Rich Biodiversity

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 19 Feb 2020    communications   
The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, is calling on more Jamaicans to preserve the rich biodiversity that exists, given the impact Climate Change is having on natural resources. Jamaica’s terrestrial biodiversity is characterised by over 3,304 vascular plant species; approximately 600 species of ferns; 136 species of butterflies and 106 known bird species that are only found on the island, which are all under threat due to human activities and climate change. Chief Plant Quarantine Officer from the Plant Quarantine and Produce Inspection Branch of the Ministry,...


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Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw (left), in discussion with Minister of State in the Ministry, Hon. Floyd Green (centre); and Executive Director of the Jamaica 4-H Clubs, Dr. Ronald Blake, at the Jamaica 4-H Clubs National Youth In Agriculture Symposium, held on February 5 at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Mandeville, Manchester.

Noted Businessman To Invest In Mega Farm In St. Catherine

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 19 Feb 2020    communications   
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw, has disclosed that a group headed by business mogul, Michael Lee-Chin, is investing in a major agricultural project in St. Catherine. According to Minister Shaw, the mega farm, to be established on lands formerly occupied by Innswood Sugar Estates, will have mango and soursop orchards, cantaloupes, melons, and short- and long-term crops. Delivering the keynote address at the Jamaica 4-H Clubs National Youth in Agriculture Symposium held on February 5 at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Mandeville,...


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The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has been charged with the responsibility of driving the integration of the production of primary agricultural produce along all the stages of the supply chain through to value added and facilitating full commercialization of outputs of the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.

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