Tag: agriculture

Jamaica’s Fight Against Beet Army Worms

Each year, Jamaica’s Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) releases advisories to farmers regarding best practices and about pests to prevent/avoid. Over the last two decades, there have been numerous warnings about the beet army worm, a pest that attacks mainly

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What Is Coconut Oil Good For?

Coconut oil is one of the most diverse and handy substances you can have in your house. In Jamaica, we have known this for a very long time. In the days before the popularity of mass produced lotions and body rubs,

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What Nutraceuticals Can Do For Jamaica

The nutraceutical industry is worth an estimated $270 billion, and that figure is expected to increase to over $600 billion by 2018. Of the 160 plants declared to have medicinal properties worldwide, over 80 are endemic to Jamaica. Executive director of

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From ‘Poison Flour’ to ‘Plastic Rice’

‘Plastic Rice’ On the cusp of Christmas and the end of 2016, Jamaicans had a mild panic attack about the possibility of ‘plastic rice’ circulating on local markets. This led to the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) temporarily ceasing the clearance

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Advice from Jamaican Entrepreneurs: Craslyn Benjamin

Name: Craslyn Benjamin Age: 30 Name of business: Benlar Foods Limited Your job title: Chief Executive Officer Age at which you started your business: 27 What do you think is the most important character trait in a successful entrepreneur? Possessing the ability to work hard

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 12, 2016

Golden League – Jamaica’s Track-And-Field Stars Take Their Mark In Rio. The first pages of the newest chapter of Jamaica’s Olympic track-and-field history will be turned inside the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro today…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Cops Against

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World Water Day 2016 – Better Water, Better Jobs

Today is being observed as World Water Day, which was first designated at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international observance for water was recommended. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as

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#ElectionJa – Meet Your MP: Noel Arscott

Minister of Local Government and Community Development Noel Arscott is the Member of Parliament for the constituency of Clarendon South Western. Here are some more facts about him: He was born in the parish of Clarendon and educated at the

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Denbigh 63: Making Agriculture Sustainable

The Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show kicks off tomorrow, July 31, at the Denbigh Showground in May Pen, Clarendon. The wholesome family event, which attracts some 80,000 patrons annually, has been an important part of Jamaica’s cultural activities calendar since

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – May 14, 2015

Firefighters’ Resources Depleted, Will Have To Watch Fires Burn. Resources employed to combat the Mavis Bank inferno are running at an all-time low, as the raging flames show no sign of retreating… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Negligent Parents Of Abused Children

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