NATIONWIDE News Network’s Abka Fitz-Henley was yesterday selected as this year’s overall winner of the Jamaica Broilers (JB) Group Fair Play Awards of Excellence 2015/2016 for his coverage of the bacterial infection that resulted in the deaths of over 17 babies at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in October last year.
Fitz-Henley, 27, won for his series of investigative stories on the ‘dead babies scandal’ that shocked the nation last year and led to Dr Fenton Ferguson’s removal as health minister under the then Portia Simpson Miller-led administration.
His commitment to practising a style of journalism that aims to make Jamaica a better place has won Abka Fitz-Henley of Nationwide News Network first place in the 2015-2016 Jamaica Broilers Fair Play Awards of Excellence.
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Karl Samuda is commending the country’s pig farmers for the strides being made in the industry, which have seen the country gain self-sufficiency in the production of pork, while reducing imports of meat.
He noted that the output of pork has grown by 22 per cent, moving from 6.3 million kilograms in 2003 to 7.7 million kg in 2015, with production peaking at 9.5 million kg in 2012.
Employees of Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) arrived for work on September 2 dressed in school uniforms, complete with ties, knapsacks, hair ornaments and shoes and socks - ready for a day of fun and gift-giving. And they had permission to do so.
Jamaica Broilers Group sales topped $10 billion in the first quarter ending July, a double-digit increase that came as the poultry company sold more eggs regionally, and booked results from its newest American acquisition for the first time.
The disposal of operations at Port Esquivel, a positive contribution made by its latest US acquisition, plus improved results from Haiti fed higher net earnings for Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) for the first quarter ended July 2016.
Over 200 students from the White Marl and Central Village communities of East St. Catherine will have school supplies for the start of the new school year donated by Hi-Pro, a Division of the Jamaica Broilers Group.
More than 200 students from the White Marl and Central Village communities in St Catherine will have school supplies for the start of the new school year donated by Hi-Pro, a division of the Jamaica Broilers Group.
Twenty-four years since the launch of the Jamaica Broilers Group’s Back-to-School Initiative, the programme has transformed the lives of about 7,000 children in the parish of St Catherine, through bursaries, scholarships and school supplies.
TOP seeds Damion Johnson and Michaela Stephens captured the men’s and women’s singles title, respectively, at the 2016 Hi-Pro All Jamaica Tennis Championships that ended at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre on Sunday.