Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture and Fisheries, JC Hutchinson, is calling for an immediate beefing up of the security forces' presence in Westmoreland where persons are setting cane fields in the parish on fire, as they are enraged by the circumstances under which a resident of the parish met his demise.
Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture, JC Hutchinson, is again expressing concern regarding the management and operations of Agro-Parks across the island, in the wake of an internal audit which he says corroborates the alarm he has been raising over the past several months.
Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness, marks the passing of Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke with great regret and sadness.
Mr. Holness says: "The political landscape in Jamaica has lost one of its finest servants with the passing of Minister Clarke. He was a man who dedicated himself to serving the people of Jamaica, the agriculture sector in particular, and he did so in a commendable manner.”
Opposition Spokesman on Agriculture, JC Hutchinson, is condemning the reference by Minister Robert Pickersgill to farmers in Giblatore St Catherine, as thieves, and is calling on him to immediately retract the statement.