Recent Items about: Agriculture

China’s Clearly Moving Into The Caribbean! St. Kitts & Nevis Launch Agro-Tourism Farm

St. Kitts and Nevis’ agricultural industry stand to be boosted by the interest of Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou.

The Agro-Tourism Demonstration Farm at Sir Gilles (which was a joint initiative between St. Kitts and Nevis as well as the Republic of China, [Taiwan]) has been praised by Taiwanese President His Excellency Ma Ying-jeou. He regards the venture as a manifestation of the symbiotic relationship between the two countries. Continue Reading

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Market Update: Jamaica Broilers Acquires Hamilton’s Smoke House Ltd. Second Acquisition In A Month

On July 24, 2013 Jamaica Broilers announced its acquisition of a leading egg producer and broker of hatching eggs in the United States. Now almost a month later here we are again with another announcement. This time it is a Jamaican acquisition of a leading producer of smoked meats, poultry and pork products. Continue Reading

Mergers and Acquisitions

Market Update: Jamaica Broilers Ltd Acquires Leading US Egg Producer. US Production To Double

Jamaica Broilers Group Limited (JBG) has advised that it has entered into an agreement on July 17, 2013, to acquire a leading producer and broker of broiler hatching eggs in the United States of America. This acquisition, if concluded, is expected to result in the doubling of JBG’s fertile egg production output in the United States. Completion of the acquisition, which is subject to certain conditions, is expected to be within forty-five (45) days. Under the terms of the transaction, the purchase price is to remain confidential until completion.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Government’s Neglect Costing Cane Farmers Over J$4m

There is a J$4.1 million cost which the cane farmers are begging the Jamaican government to help them offset, as they cannot afford it. But the government is saying, no way, Jose!

The Government of Jamaica has insisted that they cannot subsidize transportation costs for sugar this year. Continue Reading

Business Insight

Caribbean Broilers, We’re So Happy Your Food is Super Duper Safe. BUT…

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Jamaica Broilers reports 21% growth in sales but 9% reduction in profit due to increased raw material costs

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Don’t think we missed the Ginger Brouhaha. 4 REAL opportunities for Jamaican Entrepreneurs


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Link: 80 per cent of Jamaica’s Blue Mountain Coffee is exported to Japan

Formal relations between Jamaica and Japan stretch back to 1964. Japan is one of the largest markets for Jamaican reggae music and coffee — 80 per cent of the island’s Blue Mountain Coffee is exported to Japan. Ueshima Coffee Company … Continue reading

Why are people selling JBG?! 52-week low today of $5.75.

JBG trades at 52-week low

Daily Market Update

Link: J$500 million available for Irish potato and onion farmers @ 7%

KINGSTON — With the start of the planting season for competitive crops, such as Irish potatoes and onions, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries is rolling out a $500 million line of credit, through the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), … Continue reading

Number 1 is not enough: How Jamaica Is Throwing Money Down The Drain

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