Food & Nutrition

Wray & Nephew Rum Win Big in San Francisco

Jamaica’s very own Appleton Estate 12 Year Old Rum, Appleton Estate 21 Year Old Rum, and Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum, won six double gold medals in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The brands are a part of the wider Campari America premium portfolio. Campari America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Davide Campari- Milano S.p.A., was honored with the ...

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Decline in Jamaica’s Coffee Exports

Jamaica’s coffee exports dipped by 23% in the first four months of this year.  Coffee exports were valued at just under US$5million for the period under review. That was down from the US$6.5 million coffee exports earned in the corresponding period a year ago.

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Appleton Estate Releases New Smaller 200ml Bottle

Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum Reserve, one of the most premium expressions of rum made in Jamaica, will now sport a smaller size 200ML Bottle for sale. Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum, has launched a 200ml size for its Appleton Estate Reserve, which is currently receiving a soft launch in select on-trade style bars. Speaking on the latest development of the Appleton ...

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Jamaica’s GraceKennedy Buys US Company La Fe Foods Inc

GraceKennedy has acquired the assets of USA food business La Fe Foods Inc through its wholly owned subsidiary GraceKennedy Foods (USA) LLC for US$26 million. GraceKennedy CEO, Don Wehby, stated, “This acquisition represents a major step for us, and will be the platform for the growth of GraceKennedy’s North American business going forward.” La Fe Foods has revenues of approximately ...

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Onion Shortage in Jamaica

Jamaica is currently experiencing a shortage of onions. Unlike a number of other produce, however, the onion shortage is not due principally to the ongoing drought in Jamaica; rather it is due to supply issues in Europe. Jamaica does not produce enough onions to satisfy local demand. With a return to normal supplies of onion, the price on the local ...

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Jamaica Resumes Banana Exports To The United Kingdom

2000 pounds of banana will leave the island today for the United Kingdom (UK), the second such shipment in just over a week. The first shipment of 2,000 pounds by Carita Jamaica Limited last Thursday marked the resumption of exports to Britain since 2008, when export volumes were in excess of 30,000 tonnes per annum. The weekly shipments by air ...

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Jamaica’s ‘Club Kingston’ Voted Number 1 Out of 700 Airport Lounges

Priority Pass President Terry Evans presented the award for Global Lounge of the Year to David Hall, executive chairman of VIP Attractions, owners and operators of Club Kingston at the Norman Manley International Airport. Club Kingston copped the coveted award from a nomination field of more than 700 airport lounges across more than 500 airports throughout the world.

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Barbados Orders Importers of Jamaican Patties To Get Permits

The Barbados government yesterday warned importers of patties of any variety from Jamaica, or fully cooked poultry products from any Caribbean Community country, that they must obtain a permit to import them. The permit also allows persons to import up to 25 pounds of meat or meat products in their original packaging from the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and ...

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Jamaica Slips To Third Place in Regional Sugar Production

Jamaica has slipped to third place in the ranking of regional sugar producers. According to a report from the Sugar Association of the Caribbean, SAC, in April, Belize was the lead producer with 26-thousand 302 tons followed by Guyana with 25,315 tons and Jamaica with 24,881. Jamaica was in the number one spot in the previous month.

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Canada To Invest ja$2-Billion in Jamaican Agriculture

The Canadian government is investing CDN$20 Million (J$2 billion) over six years to link major buyers of fresh produce in their respective markets. Describing the project objectives as ambitious, the Canadian Hunger Foundation president expressed confidence and optimism that it would yield significant results. It is expected that over 75,000 additional people will also benefit from new jobs.

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