Agricultural Produce to Reach UK Faster

first_imgRelatedMinistry Of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change Supports Tree Planting Initiative Story HighlightsJamaican agricultural produce could soon reach the United Kingdom market within 10 days, based on a pending agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture and a major shipping line.Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, said currently Jamaican products get into the United Kingdom market in 23 days, which pose challenges for the exporter and the importer.Mr. Kellier was addressing the opening of the 2015 Hague Agricultural and Livestock Show in Falmouth, Trelawny, on February 18. Agricultural Produce to Reach UK Faster AgricultureFebruary 19, 2015Written by: Marlon Tingling Advertisements Agricultural Produce to Reach UK FasterJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedAgriculture Ministry Supports Navel String Projectcenter_img Photo: JIS PhotographerAgriculture, Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Derrick Kellier, speaking at the 2015 Hague Agricultural and Livestock Show in Falmouth, Trelawny, on February 18. In his address, Minister Kellier stated that very soon Jamaican agricultural produce could reach the United Kingdom market in 10 days. RelatedOne Million Trees to be Planted Under Navel String Project FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaican agricultural produce could soon reach the United Kingdom market within 10 days, based on a pending agreement between the Ministry of Agriculture and a major shipping line, which will shortly be operating directly between both countries.Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, said currently Jamaican products get into the United Kingdom market in 23 days, which pose challenges for the exporter and the importer.“In recent times, Jamaica has lost out on direct shipping links between Jamaica and Britain due to a reduction in our export trade. Most shipping lines have routed themselves through Rotterdam, which is not convenient for fresh produce, because it takes up to 23 days to arrive in the United Kingdom. The recent resumption of the export of bananas to the UK was facing this very serious challenge,” the Minister said.Mr. Kellier was addressing the opening of the 2015 Hague Agricultural and Livestock Show in Falmouth, Trelawny, on February 18.The Minister said that coming out of discussions held on his recent trip to London, England, with officials of a major shipping company, Jamaican agricultural produce could be available in the UK in 10 days.“On our recent mission we secured agreements from a major shipping line to accommodate feeder vessels from Kingston directly to their main vessels sailing from the Dominican Republic to the United Kingdom. With the net effect of our produce landing in England is 13 days, the same shipping line is further exploring calling on the port of Kingston later in the year and sailing directly to the United Kingdom in 10 days,” he said.Meanwhile, the Minister said with the demand for more Jamaican agricultural produce in the export market, farmers must now understand that consistent quality and delivery form a major part of the programme.“I want the farmers to understand that we have to be consistent with our supply and our entire production chain must be Global Gap certified. Today, some 5,000 farmers islandwide have been sensitized on the Food Safety Modernization Act and trained in pesticide management and record keeping, and 200 have been certified for good agricultural practices,” he said.The Minister explained that Global Gap certification is now a requirement for the export market and the Government will be spending some $100 million in the 2015/16 financial year on a certification programme, with a major focus on all agro-parks.last_img read more

Mast vandals only hurting the community – Government

first_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook It’s emerged that coal was used to start two fires at masts in Letterkenny on Easter Sunday night.Gardai say the fires, on either ends of Circular Road, were started deliberately and their investigations are continuing.On today’s Nine til Noon Show, Sergeant Eunan Walsh asked anyone who saw anything suspicious in the areas of Dr McGinley Rod or Long Lane to come forward.One theory is that the fires were prompted by speculation linking 5G to Coronavirus, speculation which has been dismissed by health experts.EIR says in this instance, the damaged equipment has nothing to do with 5G.Assistant Secretary General at the Department of the Taoiseach Liz Canavan says such rumours have no basis in fact, and this damage will only do harm……Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/15canavan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Google+ Facebook Mast vandals only hurting the community – Government Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ By News Highland – April 14, 2020 center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleDonegal GP says cross border Covid rate comparisons are misleadingNext article10 more Covid-19 deaths in Northern Ireland News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Tropical Storm Isaac leaves ten dead in Hispaniola

first_img Tweet NewsRegional Tropical Storm Isaac leaves ten dead in Hispaniola by: – August 27, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img 10 Views   no discussions Share Tropical Storm Isaac is seen in this August 26, 2012 NASA handout satellite image as it approaches the Florida Keys. (NASA/HANDOUT)MIAMI, USA — At least two people were killed in the Dominican Republic and eight in Haiti as heavy rains and winds from Tropical Storm Isaac battered the island of Hispaniola, officials said on Sunday.The bodies of two men reported missing on Saturday in the Dominican Republic were found, media reports said, adding that the victims were swept away by swollen rivers. Nearly 13,000 others were forced to evacuate their homes.The storm damaged 864 dwellings in the Dominican Republic and left 90 towns cut off, emergency management officials said.Isaac also battered neighbouring Haiti, where at least six people were killed. As many as 5,000 people were evacuated because of flooding.Chocolate-brown water spilled through the sprawling shantytown of Cite Soleil in Port-au-Prince, collapsing scores of tents and flooding homes with three feet of water.Doctors Without Borders said it anticipated a spike in cholera cases due to flooding, and it was preparing to receive more patients.No deaths or injuries were reported in Cuba, where moderate coastal floods were reported in Baracoa, Guantanamo, and the lower coastal areas of the municipalities of Gibara and Banes, Holguin. Electric service was interrupted in Baracoa, from where 1,093 persons were evacuated due to Isaac’s heavy rains and wind of up to 53 per hour, which caused the total or partial collapse of 17 houses, according to preliminary figures.Rain continued on Saturday night in the eastern provinces, which were heavy and intense in some areas, mainly in the mountainous regions. Rain was expected to expand to the island’s central region on Sunday. Meanwhile, showers and thunderstorms remain disorganized in association with a broad area of low pressure located about 750 miles west of the Cape Verde islands. This system has the potential to become a tropical depression over the next day or two as it moves west-northwestward to northwestward at 10 to 15 mph. This system has a medium chance — 50 percent — of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Ole Miss and TCU create unlikely but exciting Peach Bowl

first_imgOXFORD — It’s the matchup no one saw coming, but is a potential boon for the Peach Bowl.No. 9 Ole Miss will play No. 6 TCU in the Atlanta-based bowl game on Dec. 31, which seemed unlikely for both schools just 48 hours before.The Horned Frogs (11-1) were No. 3 in last week’s College Football Playoff rankings, and therefore had reason to believe a blowout win of Iowa State on Saturday was enough to seal their stop in the top four. And the Rebels (9-3) were at home, believing they had lost one too many times this season.But Ohio State leap-frogged over TCU into the playoff, and a loss by Kansas State pushed Ole Miss into the New Year’s access bowl games. The College Football Playoff selection committee then put together the matchup: the nation’s No. 1 scoring defense (Ole Miss, 13.8 points per game) against the No. 2 scoring offense (TCU, 46.8).“You can’t write that up to have a better bowl game,” Peach Bowl president Gary Stokan said.Ole Miss headed to the Peach Bowl against TCUHow did coaches vote for Ole Miss in final poll?Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze and TCU coach Gary Patterson are friends, and both spoke at length about their respect for the other. Freeze even admitted that when Ole Miss beat then-No. 4 Mississippi State on Nov. 29, he told his assistant coaches that he hoped it would push TCU into the playoff.But he did not have as much confidence about his own team’s bowl chances until the favorites won on the last Saturday of the season; Freeze said he went to bed believing his team would make it into the top-10 and into one of the four bowl games just below the playoff.Perhaps because of that, Freeze said he was not concerned with ending the season, in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, at the same place it started. Ole Miss beat Boise State 35-13 on Aug. 28, the start of a seven-game winning streak that propelled Ole Miss to as high as No. 3 nationally. The Rebels lost three in a row in the SEC, but recovered to beat Mississippi State (its second win against teams in the top 10).“To be one of the first teams chosen in the New Year’s six bowls and to come to a place that is extremely dear to us in Atlanta and particularly the Peach Bowl … we’re honored,” Freeze said.What Ole Miss has accomplished this season will be enough, Patterson insisted, for his team to get over the fact it is not playing in the Sugar or Rose Bowls as part of the playoff.“They wanted to play somebody that was a caliber of a top five team and we feel like Ole Miss is that team,” Patterson said.Ole Miss is going to its third-straight bowl game, but has not been the Peach since 1971. TCU has never been to Atlanta for a bowl game, and is coming off a 4-8 season that was only the second time in 16 years the Horned Frogs missed the postseason.“This senior class was redshirted when we won the Rose Bowl (in 2011),” Patterson said. “It was one of their goals to get back to one of these games.”Ole Miss is 5-1 against TCU alltime, but has not played the school since 1983. The programs previously met in the 1948 Delta Bowl and 1956 Cotton Bowl.last_img read more