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.