Young farmers impress Agriculture Minister at Hague Agricultural Show

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The young farmers made impressed Agriculture Minister Karl Samuda at last Wednesday’s Hague Show held at the Hague Showground here in Trelawny. From the JIS: Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, has expressed delight at the large number of young persons, particularly female farmers, who were directly involved in the 63rd...

Long Pond Sugar Factory Will not Re-Open for 2016-2017 Crop – Government to foot the bill to transport crop to St Catherine

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  Speaking at the 79th annual conference of the Jamaica Association of Sugar Technologists, held at the Riu Hotel in St Ann on Thursday, Agriculture minister Karl Samuda stated that the Long Pond sugar Factory will not re-open for the 2016-2017 crop season. Mr Samuda said: “We are not prepared as a Government to go...

Karl Samuda: Repairs Underway at Long Pond Sugar Factory in Clark’s Town, Trelawny

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According to Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, repairs are underway at the Long Pond Sugar Factory in Trelawny. The government recently announced that it will be temporarily taking over operations at the Clark’s Town based sugar factory. Everglade Farms, the private operators of the factory, had suspended operations at the factory...

Government Agrees To Temporarily Take Over Long Pond, Monymusk Sugar Factories

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The Government of Jamaica has agreed to temporarily take over the Long Pond and Monymusk sugar factories. The move is aimed at protecting the medium and small cane farmers and workers. These have been displaced due to the closure of the factories for the current sugar crop season. Here in Trelawny, the Hussy family owned Everglade...

More Than 2000 Farmers Will Take Part In Hague Agricultural Show 2016

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According to Wendel “Bull Bull” Stewart, more than 2000 farmers will take part in this year’s Hague Agricultural Show. If the number seems a bit high, Stewart was alluding to both direct and indirect involvement. He was speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’, in Montego Bay.   From The JIS President of the Trelawny Branch Societies...

RADA Office in Hague, Trelawny officially opened on Thursday

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The offices of the Rural Area Development Authority (RADA), were officially opened in Hague, Trelawny on Thursday, October 1, 2015, . Ground was officially broken for the project on July 18, 2013 and construction took a little over 2 years. The old RADA building, located in Falmouth was sold as part of the Falmouth Port development...

Long Pond Sugar Factory May Be Closed For Upcoming Crop Starting in December

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Trelawny and more specifically, Clark’s Town, could be in trouble if the Hussey family decides to close the Long Pond Sugar factory for the 2015-2016 crop,  which begins in December. They Husseys are contemplating whether or not to close the factory for this crop season. The Long Pond factory, located in Clark’s Town, employs over...

Braco Farmers to Benefit from New Drip Irrigation System

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Fruit and vegetable farmers in Braco, Trelawny were given a boost with the opening of the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) funded drip irrigation system and food safety facility.   From the Jamaica Information Service: Eighteen small farmers, who cultivate fruits and vegetables on the Braco Farms in Trelawny, are benefiting from the installation of...

Trelawny Yams Still Doing Well Despite the Nationwide Drought

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  Trelawny is the ‘yam capital’ of Jamaica. we produce more yams than any other parish and the name Trelawny has become synonymous with yams in Jamaica. They (Trelawny yams) became world famous in 2008 after the exploits of Usain Bolt and the other Trelawny born athletes. The yam was said to be their secrets...