$22.75 million in support for agriculture at Vere Tech

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Pearnel Charles Jr (centre) participates in the symbolic handover of agriculture tools to Vere Technical High School following the announcement of a $22.75-million agriculture package for the institution.

Also in the photo are, from left (background), acting principal of the school O’Neil Lewin; Food and Agriculture Organization representative for Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize Dr Crispim Moreira; state minister in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Franklin Witter, and students from various institutions.

Charles Jr announced a programme of assistance totalling $22.75 million to develop the agriculture programme at Vere. He said that the multi-agency initiative inaugurates the ministry’s thrust to advance support for agriculture in schools across the country.

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