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Jamaica

Shaw Looks To Lease Former Sugar Lands

Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries, Hon. Audley Shaw has announced that the change of land use from sugarcane to other viable crops was on in earnest. “Over the next several months, thousands of acres of land are going to be allocated and leased to private-sector personnel, hundreds of whom have sent applications to me as Minister,” the Minister […]

Jamaica

Shaw Seeks To Make The Use Of Bananas Mandatory In Schools’ Nutrition Program

Agriculture Minister Audley Shaw is seeking to make the use of bananas mandatory for all schools in their nutrition program. This move will not only offer children better nutrition but also reduce the import bill on flour and rice. The Minister stated that schools would be offered the bananas at a reduced cost. Mr. Shaw lamented the country’s high food […]

NEWS

Ja. Gov’t Announces $710 Billion Budget

The Government of Jamaica has announced that it intends to spend $710 billion this year to finance its objectives. The government on Thursday afternoon tabled estimates which are 20 percent higher than last year’s budget. Debt repayment will account for 44 percent of the spending. In fiscal year 2017/18, debt repayments will cost $310 billion. This is up 38 percent […]