We need a vibrant economy says Clarke

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Minister of Finance Dr Nigel Clarke on Wednesday evening told a gathering that the reason behind the Government’s abolishment and reduction of taxes was to stimulate the domestic industry in order to achieve strong economic growth. “The large part of the economy is domestic and we need the domestic economy […]

Jamaica Broilers enters US chicken market

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The takeover of Gentry’s Poultry in the United States last week marks Jamaica Broilers Group’s entry into chicken production in that market. “This is the first that we are selling processed chicken in the USA. Prior to the acquisition of Gentry’s, we sold fertile hatching eggs as well as baby chicks,” […]

We are ready to deal with animal diseases

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State Minister for Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, says Jamaica has an integrated plan in place to ensure the country’s preparedness for any outbreak of exotic animal diseases and threats. He said that the plan, which is managed by the National Emergency Animal Disease Committee (NEADCOM), is […]

Briana Williams free to compete

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Briana Williams has been given the all-clear to compete by the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel (IADP), which handed down a verdict in her doping case  this afternoon. The panel ordered that the 17-year-old double Under-20 World champion, who was found to have the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide in her system when […]