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Jamaica’s Big Hopes for Bananas

 Above: a banana plant (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica has big hopes for the island’s banana industry. Jamaica Agriculture Minister Derrick Kellier said this week that “major developments” would be taking place shortly in the industry, with …

Haiti’s Agriculture Sector Suffered $242 Million in Damage From Storm: Report

 Above: the meeting of the OAS’ Group of Friends of Haiti in Washington (OAS Photo/Maria Patricia Leiva) By the Caribbean Journal staff More than 81,000 hectares under cultivation in Haiti have reportedly been damaged by Tropical Storm Isaac, including bananas, …

Dominica, Grenada Among Countries Developing Regional Black Sigatoka Plan

 Above: a banana plant (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica and Grenada are among a group of countries developing a regional plan to combat the Black Sigatoka disease, which is a growing threat to the Caribbean’s banana crop. …

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 Above: Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke listens to Oral Lewis, head of extension services for Jamaica’s Banana Board (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s banana sector, which has been under threat from detrimental trade rulings to the crippling Black …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government is taking a “proactive” approach in trying to prevent a widespread destruction of its banana sector by Black Sigatoka disease. The government has sought help from a team of experts at the …

 Above: Exuma farmer Bernard Rolle at a melon farm (BIS Photo/Gladstone Thurston) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ move to emphasize agriculture, especially in islands like Abaco and Exuma, received a boost last week when the Bahamas Agricultural and …

 Jamaican Deputy Governor-General Steadman Fuller is praising the support the European Union has given the Jamaican banana industry, calling it an important catalyst for economic activity in the agricultural sector. “The European Union-funded Banana Support Programme is an indication of …