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Protecting Jamaican Bananas

As Jamaica moves to implement measures to address the potential threat of the Tropical Race 4 (TR4) disease, which affects bananas, plantains and Heliconia, the national task force, assigned by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries held its first official meeting at the Ministry’s Hope Gardens offices. Taskforce meets on Tropical Race 4 […]

Jamaica commemorates World Standards Day

Johnson Smith Brainstorms How To Boost Trade-In The Commonwealth

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith will join 52 Trade Ministers within the Commonwealth grouping, to explore strategies to boost trade with a special focus on inclusive and sustainable trade and the Connectivity Agenda across the Commonwealth. This Second Meeting of the Commonwealth Trade Ministers will be held […]

Jamaica commemorates World Standards Day

Health Ministry Moves Against Trans Fats

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is on a mission to ensure that the people of Jamaica are living healthier lives. Jamaica has endorsed the Action Plan to Eliminate Trans-fatty Acids from Industrial Production 2020-2025, which was approved by the 57th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) this week.

Bustamante Hospital for Children Commemorates Paediatric Cancer Awareness Month

New Ganja Patent Bill to be tabled

State Minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Floyd Green, says a new [Ganja] Patent Bill is expected to be tabled in the House of Representatives in two weeks. Mr Green informed that the bill has already gone through the necessary internal processes, including a meeting of the Legislative Committee, which […]

Govt. pledges more assistance to fire-affected farmers in St. Elizabeth