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Ag show cancelled in face of COVID and wake of Grace

Ag show cancelled in face of COVID and wake of Grace

| 10/01/2022 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The annual Cayman Islands Agricultural Show has been cancelled for the second year due to coronavirus restrictions as well as the loss and damage suffered by several farmers as a result of Tropical Storm Grace, officials from government and the Agricultural Society said Friday. The show, which usually takes place on Ash Wednesday, attracts […]

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Farmers’ grants to continue with new cash

Farmers’ grants to continue with new cash

| 10/09/2021 | 30 Comments

(CNS): Around 400 commercial farmers across the Cayman Islands will continue to get a government grant until the end of November now that $500,000 has been earmarked for Phase 2 of the programme from an additional $3 million that was voted for during the recent Finance Committee meeting to help the agriculture sector.

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Ministry calling time on farmers stipend

Ministry calling time on farmers stipend

| 28/05/2021 | 54 Comments

(CNS): Just one week after stating that he supported the Cayman Islands Farmers Assistance and Relief Measures (CI FARM) initiated by the previous government, Jay Ebanks’ agriculture ministry has announced that the relief will only continue for one more month. No more applications will be accepted and everyone on the programme already or waiting approval […]

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Clock ticks on farmers relief programme

Clock ticks on farmers relief programme

| 21/05/2021 | 20 Comments

(CNS): The PACT government is continuing with the previous government’s policy to support farmers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and officials are urging eligible people to submit applications for the relief before next Friday, when the window of opportunity closes. The Cayman Islands Farmers Assistance and Relief Measures (CI FARM) policy was implemented by Juliana […]

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Farmers’ COVID support extended to June

Farmers’ COVID support extended to June

| 25/02/2021 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Farmers will be getting an extension to the support they have been receiving. The Ministry of Agriculture said those in the Farmers Assistance and Relief Measures (FARM) programme, which was launched in December, will be able to access vouchers to help buy seeds and fertilizer or animal feed until June.

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CI$1M set aside to spur on farmers

CI$1M set aside to spur on farmers

| 14/01/2021 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Agriculture Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly is appealing to residents to take-up backyard farming after setting aside CI$1 million to support their endeavours. Describing backyard farming as an excellent way of ensuring food security and good health, she urged registered farmers to take advantage of the agricultural grants under the COVID-19 Farmers Assistance Programme.

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Minister, premier and speaker on Jamaica trip

Minister, premier and speaker on Jamaica trip

| 06/08/2019 | 59 Comments

(CNS): Agriculture Minister Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, Premier Alden McLaughlin and Speaker McKeeva Bush are all in Clarendon, Jamaica, this week attending the 67th Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show. Officials said the trip was an important item on the Ministry of Agriculture’s annual agenda, while the premier said it was a chance to learn from Jamaican […]

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CPA says no to chicken farm

CPA says no to chicken farm

| 05/08/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Another attempt by a company wanting to create a chicken farm and egg processing plant in East End has been rejected by the Central Planning Authority. Toepaz Ltd made a second application for an $800,000 facility housing 10,000 chickens on over ten acres in the Sunnyfield Road area of the district. But the proximity […]

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Jamaica wrestles with red tape as ganja sector grows

Jamaica wrestles with red tape as ganja sector grows

| 27/05/2019 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The Jamaican Cannabis Licensing Authority is wrestling with the bureaucracy that has come with the change to drug laws in Jamaica, paving the way for a licensed legal medical industry, according to CLA Director Delano Seiveright. But despite the challenges, he said the industry is set to boom and the government made the right […]

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CPA rejects chicken farm’s changed site

CPA rejects chicken farm’s changed site

| 06/11/2018 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Plans to open a commercial chicken farm in East End have been rejected by the Central Planning Authority after dozens of residents objected to the project, which could have resulted in as many 10,000 laying hens housed in large barns. Toepaz, the company that made the application, was granted planning permission back in May […]

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