Tag: farming

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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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 9, 2016

UWI, JCF Team Up To Qualify Cops. Noting efforts to present a more professional police force to the nation, Commissioner of Police Dr Carl Williams said yesterday that with a rise in “intelligent crimes”, there is need for more police

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 15, 2016

Gov’t Eyes Taxes – GCT, SCT Projected To Pull In Bulk Of Increased Revenue. Jamaicans could see an increase in general consumption tax (GCT) and or be required to pay taxes on items now zero rated as the Andrew Holness administration

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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 – August 18, 2014

Jobs Are Coming! Development Bank Sees Big Money Boost For Small Businesses. The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) is projecting the creation of 12,000 jobs over the next five years which are to come as a result of a massive flow

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 18, 2014

Shut Up, Bruce! Atkinson Slams Former PM For Lashing Out Against US Gov’t. Attorney General Patrick Atkinson has fired the latest salvo in the ongoing debate over Owen Ellington’s surprise retirement as police commissioner, arguing that former Prime Minister Bruce Golding

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – April 3, 2014

‘Franno’ Pleased With MVP Transition. After losing track ‘senators’ such as Asafa Powell, Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Melaine Walker, Michael Frater and Sherone Simpson, head coach Stephen ‘Franno’ Francis admitted that the MVP Track Club is at a transitional stage, but assured that

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RADA’s Recovery Tips For After A Hurricane

We are still very much in the hurricane season, even though there hasn’t been any major storms thus far. This week’s Tip Thursday, from the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), primarily concerns large-scale farmers, but there are points to consider

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Grow What We Eat, Eat What We Grow

The call to ‘Grow What We Eat, Eat What We Grow’ might seem fairly new as the popular Jamaica Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) campaign is only nine years old, but the sentiment has apparently been around since Independence. Here, this farmer sends

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