Linkage between Tourism and Agricultural Sector to be Increased

first_imgLinkage between Tourism and Agricultural Sector to be Increased AgricultureMarch 1, 2013 RelatedLinkage between Tourism and Agricultural Sector to be Increased RelatedLinkage between Tourism and Agricultural Sector to be Increased Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Government is seeking to increase business between the tourism industry and the agricultural and manufacturing sectors, in a bid to boost the economy. Minister of Tourism and Entertainment, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, says the linkages will boost local production and help to reduce the country’s import bill. Dr. McNeill was speaking at a stakeholders’ consultation at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston on Thursday, February 28, where the linkages between the tourism and agricultural sectors were explored. A consultation with the manufacturing sector was held last year. The Minster noted that everyone was looking to tourism as the driver of economic growth in the country, but greater effort has to be made to ensure that “our homegrown produce and manufactured goods are used in the sector to ensure that the country retains more of what it earns.” To ensure this happens, a Task Force has been created with representatives from Tourism, Ministry of Agriculture, Jamaica Agricultural Society, Jamaica Manufacturers Association and other entities to work together in a bid to better serve the various sectors. Dr. McNeill also reported that there will be a unit established within the Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment that will facilitate the linkages. “We are going to pull all the discussions we have had with agriculture and manufacturing, with other areas, such as entertainment and transport, and what we will be doing is putting in place a policy document that deals specifically with deepening the linkages between tourism and all the other areas of our society,” he said. Speaking on behalf of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS), President, Senator Norman Grant, welcomed the initiative, calling it a “game changer” and a huge opportunity to grow the economy by engaging the large and small farmers. The Senator pointed out that the tourism sector’s current overall consumption of local fresh produce, fruits and meats is at 10 per cent. He proposes an incentive to the hotels that use locally grown produce. Senator Grant noted that the Jamaican farmers have the capacity to produce a substantial amount of the $1.5 billion worth of food that is imported in the country. RelatedLinkage between Tourism and Agricultural Sector to be Increasedlast_img read more

Altice USA homes in on wireless launch

first_img Related MVNOs mount South Korea 5G pricing challenge AT&T targets enterprise with 5G FWA US mobile broadband user numbers rise Home Altice USA homes in on wireless launch Previous ArticleKT expecting 5G revenue boost in H2Next ArticleFitch forecasts mobile recovery in Indonesia Cable operator Altice USA updated its wireless launch plans, noting it expects to deploy service under an MVNO agreement with Sprint sometime before the close of Q3.On a call with analysts, CEO Dexter Goei said it has entered a phase of “heavy testing” and locked in “major mobile handset partnerships” in preparation for the launch. He added Altice deployed more than 19,000 small cells in less than a year as part of its partnership with Sprint, and work on its core network is now complete.Goei said Altice had settled on a price point and distribution plan, but declined to provide specifics until nearer the launch.Not worriedAs it prepares to cross over into wireless, Goei insisted the operator doesn’t feel threatened by mobile operators encroaching on Altice USA’s territory with 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) broadband products.“We’ve seen no 5G fixed wireless launches in our footprint. We don’t expect to see them anytime soon given technical and economic constraints for mobile network operators.”The sentiments echoed statements made earlier this year by Comcast Cable CEO David Watson, though Goei conceded it could feel the impacts of FWA competition in rural areas “over time”. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Diana Goovaerts Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 03 MAY 2019 Tags Altice USAfixed wirelessMVNOlast_img read more

Uneasy calm returns to Malakal, South Sudan

first_imgThe aftermath of last weeks violence in Malakal, many shelters belonging to Internally displaced persons destroyed and now they have to sleep outside“I see that this condition is very difficult because we are just lying to ourselves that we have peace and peace agreement where unfortunately such things are happening. If there is really peace in people’s hearts that there is peace then there is no reason that these things (fighting) should happened, civilians are killed, victimized and thrown out like this is difficult.” Said Theresa Lak, displaced motherThe latest clashes broke between Shilluk and Dinka youths living inside the UN Camp. The UN mission says the clashes were aggrevated by shooting coming from outside – reportedly from armed men wearing SPLA uniforms. Peacekeepers have now intensified their patrols around the perimeter of the site and secured specific areas in the vicinity of the UN base.“..UN should exert effort now to see the immediate needs of these citizens. All round protection fences are opened, you should mend the fences and these days the health of people has deteriorated and weak, see the health of these people, see the food and water for these people and see where they can settle.” said Mathew Bechoul, chairman for peace and Security Council, Internally Displaced PeopleCurrently discussions with community leaders from the Protection of Civilians site are ongoing in a bid to promote calm and dialogue between the communities.Fighting has been ongoing in South Sudan since 2013 when clashes broke out between soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir and his deputy, Riek Machar. The conflict however quickly took on ethnic overtones.last_img read more

Murofushi considered for council

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES PARIS – Japan’s ace hammer thrower Koji Murofushi is among 26 candidates for membership in the Athletes Commission of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), athletics sources said Monday in Paris.A total of 12 will be selected by athletes taking part in the upcoming track and field championships to aim at becoming members of the 19-member commission, according to the sources. Through the commission, athletes can convey their opinions and requests to the governing body of track and field.Former two-time Olympic marathon medalist Yuko Arimori of Japan is running for the IAAF’s women’s commission with 10 of the 19 seats up for grabs, they said.The World Championships will start Saturday and run through Aug. 31. center_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more