Sugar Industry on the Rebound

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppMontego Bay, Jamaica, January 24, 2017 – Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the Government’s decision to step in and save the sugar sector is starting to reap rich dividends.   According to the Minister, sugar will contribute some US$80 million (J$10 billion) in earnings this year, a far cry from the struggling sector it was only a year ago. “We have saved an industry for the betterment of the country.  God has blessed us and we are coming out on the right side. It also employs 50,000 hard-working Jamaicans,” Mr. Samuda informed.The Minister was speaking at the recent press launch of the Jamaica International Exhibition (JIE) trade show at the Montego Bay Convention Centre at Rose Hall in St. James.  Mr. Samuda said that despite all the obstacles his Ministry faced in the early days of assuming portfolio responsibility, the sugar industry and its workers have proven to be very resilient and the sector is now on the verge of a comeback of monumental proportions.  “When we got here, which is not even a year yet, the first problem we encountered was the closure of the Monymusk Sugar Factory,” the Minister noted.  “We were able to keep it open, albeit with creative financing and deals made here and there.  This year, however, we are going to have perhaps one of the best crops we have had in years.   And, it is going to be run at the field level…at the farm level by Jamaican farmers,” he said.Mr. Samuda pointed out that Jamaica has been fortunate on two scores, in that there has been a lot of rainfall which has put the sugar sector back in good stead; and that the price of sugar has moved from US$370 per ton to almost US$600, “which will translate this year into a gain of US$9 million just for price.”Meanwhile, the Minister said that Jamaican consumers can now be assured that the sugar they buy at the supermarket will be of certain integrity and standard.  “We have taken steps that have now been gazetted into law.  The manufacturers of sugar will now have a better chance to market the sugar on the local market without having the unfair competition from sugar brought in from all parts of the world. We don’t even know where or the conditions under which it had been manufactured,” he said.Mr. Samuda said the Government is working with the private sector to iron out all the logistics where everything will be in place by July.  “I don’t share the view of some pessimists that the sugar industry cannot serve Jamaica well. All the evidence is showing that it can,” the Minister said. ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDTlast_img read more

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The San Diego Crew Classic rowing regatta

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Crew Classic is the premiere spring rowing regatta and is happening April 6th and 7th.The Crew Classic is not only an athletic event with competitors at the peak of physical fitness, but a social gathering for enthusiasts to enjoy great local food, a beer garden with San Diego’s famous local craft breweries, and shopping all while soaking in Mission Bay, just a mile from the beach, according to organizers.For more information click here. Posted: April 4, 2019 April 4, 2019 The San Diego Crew Classic rowing regatta Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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North Park Business Improvement District supports 30th Street bike lane plan

first_img August 20, 2019 Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsNORTH PARK (KUSI) – Lost in all of the vitriol over the Mayor’s plan to replace parking with protected bike lanes on busy 30th street, an avenue that actually traverses three neighborhoods, including South Park and Normal Heights,  is that there are actually three plans for 30th, one of which allows for bikes AND parking.It’s plan B. And it’s the one the three business improvement districts for the Mid-City area are supporting.Angela Landsberg is the Executive Director of North Park Main Street. She told me, “We have to get support behind bike lanes if we want more support for them. And a drastic plan is only going to rail support against bikes, which we are seeing. We want more bike lanes, but let’s be sensitive to how we implement them.”Landsberg says the businesses and property owners advocating for Plan B have an ally in 3rd District Councilmember Chris Ward.Scott Kessler is Executive Director of the Adams Avenue Business Association. He told us, “I think, they, the Mayor has pressure to support the climate action plan and he’s using North Park as a test model.”Landsberg and Kessler say that this week, letters from the three associations are going out to their respective members urging them  to contact the City.This, as the associations continue to meet with the Mayor’s staff and Chris Ward’s office. Ed Lenderman, Lara and her dog Cooper, Lara co-owns bar and restaurant on 30th St in North Park, she supports a moderate approach to the bike lane/parking issue and we will hear from her on the KUSI News pic.twitter.com/TGkCFFBFqO— Ed Lenderman (@EdLendermanKUSI) August 20, 2019center_img North Park Business Improvement District supports 30th Street bike lane plan Posted: August 20, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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