It was a lot more than bun and cheese at the senior citizens’ Easter treat hosted by the Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) at its Best Dressed Chicken (BDC) Sports Club in Spring Village, St. Catherine. It was a time of fun, food, and story-telling by the elders about the times long before BDC set up its processing plant in the area. Most of them worked at the plant until their retirement.
If you happen to be driving towards the GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport from the Spanish Town bypass in St Catherine on a Friday or Saturday afternoon, it is highly likely that a few metres before getting to the institution, something will hit you. You will spot a blue, black and yellow Best Dressed Chicken jerk stand, smoke- emitting silver jerk pans, a blue tarpaulin, seats and people lined up — all this to behold at the entrance of Villmore Gardens on the right side of the roadway.
The Best Dressed Chicken Fun In The Son, which celebrated its 14th staging in 2016, won the award for Most Rated Event of The Year. Produced by Glory Music and sponsored by Jamaica Broilers Group, last year’s show at National Heroes Park in Kingston attracted a massive crowd who saw performances from Donnie McClurkin, Evangelist Andrew Palau, Carlene Davis, Papa San, Kevin Downswell, Rondell Positive and Judith Gayle.
Lorraine Kemble (right), brand manager at The Best Dressed Chicken, presents Stacey Halsall-Peart, chief operation officer of Advanced Integrated Systems, for having the largest group at last year’s staging of the Everyone’s a Winner/The Best Dressed Chicken Road Race Series. The presentation took place at the Hope Gardens Zoo Tree House on Wednesday. Looking on at centre is Diane Ellis, director of Running Events Limited. (Photos: Garfield Robinson)
CEO Charles Chambers said the commissioning of more than 830,000 barrels of storage will make WIP second only to Petrojam as the largest owner of fuel storage in Jamaica. The total storage is broken down as 65,000 barrels at the Ocho Rios Pier and 600, 000 at the former Jamaica Broilers ethanol plant, which it acquired last year and has now completely retrofitted to store gasolene, diesel and heavy fuel oil.
Sales in the quarter climbed 18 per cent to $11.7 billion, and from that Jamaica Broilers scored $722 million in net profit, which, in turn, was up 49.5 per cent year-on-year.
In keeping with the organisation’s culture of giving, employees of the Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) in Jamaica, Haiti and the USA participated in their annual ‘Share the Love’ campaign held over the valentine season to bring cheer to hundreds of needy and disenfranchised persons in communities near to the various locations.
Growth of 17 per cent in the agricultural sector in 2016 resulted in a reduction of US$6 million in the country’s food-import bill up to October, says Principal Director in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Shaun Baugh.
Hi-Pro is continuing its “Grow with Hi-Pro” Program, and working with farmers to improve their profits through increased output per acre.
Poultry company Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) earned $439 million for the second quarter, up eight per cent due to higher sales revenue.
Despite an increase in costs associated with its new Iowa plant, and foreign currency translation costs associated with US dollar-denominated expenses, Jamaica Broilers was able to improve earnings by two cents for the second quarter ended October 29, 2016.
Now in its third year, the promotion offers customers who buy The Best Dressed Chicken a chance to win Christmas dinner prepared exclusively by 12 of Jamaica’s best chefs.