Gov’t Supports Move to get Banana Farmers Fair Trade Certified

first_imgGov’t Supports Move to get Banana Farmers Fair Trade Certified UncategorizedSeptember 14, 2006 RelatedGov’t Supports Move to get Banana Farmers Fair Trade Certified RelatedGov’t Supports Move to get Banana Farmers Fair Trade Certified RelatedGov’t Supports Move to get Banana Farmers Fair Trade Certifiedcenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of State for Agriculture and Lands, Errol Ennis has said that the government strongly supported the move by the Banana Export Company (BECO) to get local banana exporters fair trade certified and has urged the farmers to buy into the process.Mr. Ennis, who was addressing BECO’s 19th annual general meeting held yesterday (Sept.13) at the Jamaica Conference Centre, pointed out that “being fair trade certified would involve the whole process of how we conduct the whole business of growing banana as it relates to how we deal with our workers, and the kind of cultural practices that we adopt”.He noted further that banana farmers and the country on the whole, would benefit financially from this certification. “Should we be successful in being certified as a country and as individual farmers, they are certain collateral benefits in terms of funding that will flow from it,” he informed.The Agriculture State Minister implored banana farmers to be mindful of the fact that they were in an internationally competitive environment and should therefore comply with world standards. “We cannot impose unilaterally our own views and methods, and so we have to comply as much as we can with what our competitors and what the market is demanding,” he noted.According to the Agriculture State Minister, “we have been examined by the European Union as to our progress towards being certified as a fair trade destination and we are very mindful that we will be successful in so being certified”.“There is a long term future for banana,” he told the farmers, “you have a duty to ensure the long-term viability and sustainability of the Jamaica banana industry”.last_img read more

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Irondequoit defense stands tall in third straight victory

first_img Subscribe by Email Nicholas Calarco (No. 2 for Irondequoit) scored two touchdowns in Thursday’s victory. (PHOTO: SCOTT CORDARO)By JOHN LIKANJEComing into Thursday night’s contest, the narrative about Irondequoit was its offense scoring 98 points through two games. This time, it was all about the clutch defense. The Eagles forced three consecutive turnovers to hold off Greece Athena, 21-19, in a duel between undefeated Class A squads.All three turnovers were forced by three different players – Corey Freeman, Connor Gresens and Nori Murray. First was Murray. Holding on to a slim lead at their five-yard line, the senior defensive back snatched an interception in the end zone to stamp the momentum of a Trojans squad which had just scored an 80-yard touchdown and recovered a fumble on a punt return.Next was Gresens. After the Eagles’ offense failed to capitalize and the Trojans took over 47 yards from the house, the sophomore linebacker recovered a fumble on the third play of the drive.Finally, Freeman made the biggest play of the game for the Eagles – an interception at the 27-yard line of their own territory and his second of the contest. This not only came off a Trojans’ forced turnover, but it assisted the offense in burning the clock on back-to-back drives, including the last six minutes of the match.VIEW MORE SCOTT CORDARO PHOTOS HERE.Overall, the Eagles accumulated six takeaways, including a 21-yard pick-six by senior defensive back Jaleel Davis for a 14-0 lead in the second quarter.Another one of our playmakers does his thing. Jaleel Davis with a 21-yard interception return for the touchdown!!But Athena answers with a kickoff return for the TD, 14-6 IHS leads. pic.twitter.com/jR59PhwFLK— Irondequoit Eagles (@WIEagles) April 1, 2021Nicholas Calarco led the offense once again with a pair of touchdowns. The senior quarterback bullied his way into the end zone for a three-yard score on the game’s opening drive. Then Calarco found senior wide receiver Darius Turner for a 35-yard catch-and-run to take a 21-12 advantage into halftime. Calarco has compiled eight touchdowns through three games – six through the air and two on the ground.Jamiere Munson scored all three touchdowns at all three levels for Greece Athena. The junior wide receiver took a punt return 80 yards to the house to put the Trojans on the board. Munson brought his squad within two points with a 43-yard run from the line of scrimmage. Finally, the 5-foot-9 receiver scored another 80-yard touchdown on a catch-and-run courtesy of freshman quarterback Jayden Rapp.Both teams’ next game are Wednesday at 6 p.m. Irondequoit (3-0) travels back home to take on Eastridge. Greece Athena (2-1) will go back on the road for a crosstown matchup with Greece Arcadia. Irondequoit defense stands tall in third straight victory Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Follow on Facebook Add to Google+ By johnmitchelllikanje on April 1, 2021No Comment center_img Print This Post Connect on Linked in Share on Facebook Irondequoit defense stands tall in third straight victory added by johnmitchelllikanje on April 1, 2021View all posts by johnmitchelllikanje →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentAirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysioTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat InsuranceBabbelStart Speaking a Language in 3 Weeks – All You Need Is Your PhoneBabbelby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ Splinters”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersBishop Kearney overcomes Wilson’s absence, Ibezim’s dominance to beat Gates Chili – Pickin’ Splinters This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs can wrap up crown

first_imgThey had a share of it last year, but the Nederland Lady Bulldogs need only to beat seventh-place Dayton tonight to claim this year’s district volleyball title outright.               Nederland hosts Dayton in 22-4A play. Port Neches-Groves host Beaumont Ozen in another game.               In District 21-5A, Memorial entertains West Brook.last_img

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SGRE picks Fred. Olsen Windcarrier for Yunlin

first_imgFred. Olsen Windcarrier will mobilise one of its purpose-built jack-up installation vessels from Europe during the spring of 2020 to complete the project.The Yunlin offshore wind farm is located approximately 6 km off the southwest coast of Taiwan and will feature 80 SG 8.0-167 DD wind turbines, which have an output of 8 MW each.“This is a very exciting project as it is the first large transport and installation project in Asia for us. We are glad to have been picked by SGRE as a reliable partner for this new market,” said Martin Degen, commercial manager, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.Russell Brice, head of marine operations, SGRE Offshore, added: “Taiwan is a strong developing market for SGRE, as such it is essential that we operate with partners who we are sure to bring the right team and the right assets for the job.”windcarrier.comlast_img read more

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World Bank to help Kenya connect poor households to electricity grid

first_imgThe World Bank said on Sunday that it will help Kenya connect poor households to the country’s electricity grid.World Bank Kenya program leader on the sustainable development sector, Meskerem Brhane, told Xinhua in Nairobi that the bank was currently financing a pilot project to connect 15,000 households in informal settlements in Kenya to electricity.“The World Bank has given Kenya a grant of 11 million U.S. dollars to connect an additional 25,000 to 30,000 households in the urban slums beginning in December,” Brhane said.Brhane said low-income households in Kenya can’t afford to pay the cost of electricity connection and therefore turn to other alternatives such as kerosene lamps.Brhane said some of the households in informal settlements tap illegally into the national electricity grid. “This is both bad for the transmission network and risky for the households,” she said.She said Kenya had performed “relatively well” in expanding access to electricity, but pointed out the issue of land acquisition as a challenge to Kenya’s efforts to extend its electricity system.Official data shows nearly 50 percent of Kenyans have access to the national grid.World Bank is also funding the Kenya-Ethiopia electricity transmission line.The power interconnection is part of the East African Power Pool which will allow trade of electricity in the region.“The regional power pool will also help to bring down the cost of electricity in Eastern Africa,” Brhane said.last_img read more

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Historical Society signs go up on Wednesday

first_imgSigns went up on the former Davis-Freeman Clinic on Wednesday.  David Hatfield of Duff put up the signs.  He indicated that they’d had the signs a while, and no one had put them up yet.The clinic  building was built in the early 1950s before La Follette had a hospital.  After the deaths of Dr. M.L. Davis and Dr. James Freeman in the 1980s, the Campbell County Historical Society purchased the building in the 1990s. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/19/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img

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