Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Honourable Dr. Horace Chang, is calling for Jamaicans to get involved in planting and protecting trees and by extension forests, noting that trees and forest cover are very important to the sustainability of economic activity generated from tourism, agriculture and other sectors.
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The Forestry Department wiped out its competitors to win the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's (JCDC) Spirit of Independence Competition for the Best Decorated Office in the public sector.
The Agency's offices were decked out in the national colours of black, gold and green, with accents of bandana to reflect the 2016 festival fashion theme, “Wear it Gold, Stripe it Bold”.
A man has been ordered to pay fines and complete community service after he pled guilty to illegally cutting trees in a protected area and using a chainsaw in a protected area.
The Forestry Department has partnered with the Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB) Group for the establishment of forest cover in the Silent Hill Forest Estate in Manchester. The project, which was executed under the Agency’s Adopt-a-Hillside Programme, saw the planting of 1,331 tree seedlings on 2.43 hectares of land. The species planted were Cedar, Jamaican Mahogany, Bitter Damsel, Blue Mahoe and Caribbean Pine.