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Floyd Green said : “In fact, this Christmas, we expect to have the largest production of chicken the country has ever seen. Both our major producers are higher than pre-COVID levels in relation to production,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “A young person who is now evaluating the space looking to a profession that can generate wealth and income should choose agriculture because no matter how far technology goes, it will never replace farming,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, November 28, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "The good news is that in relation to our tubers [and] meat products, we do have sufficient supply. In fact, this Christmas, we expect to have the largest production of chicken the country has ever seen. Both our major producers are higher than pre-COVID levels in relation to production. We expect to see good supplies of tubers (yams, sweet potatoes)," External link

jamaica-star Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : "We have asked the Rural Agricultural Development Authority to continue its assessment. We will be looking to see how bad the break in supply chain is, and if there needs to be any alternative methodology to ensure that we do have sufficient supplies for Christmas, the Ministry of Agriculture is willing to take those steps," External link

jamaica-star Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We have provided a response. Our initial response is $646.9 million, and that is in relation to emergency relief from our budget. We have reallocated some of our funds,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The methodology to get these items to farmers will be a mixed methodology. The majority of the funds will be run through RADA, with support from the JAS [Jamaica Agricultural Society]. We have also brought in our Members of Parliament. Every farmer that benefits will have to fill out a needs assessment form and a beneficiary assessment form. We want to ensure that the farmers that [suffered] damage are getting the benefit,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We have asked the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) to continue its assessment. We will be looking to see how bad the break in supply chain is and if there needs to be any alternative methodology to ensure that we do have sufficient supplies for Christmas. The Ministry of Agriculture is willing to take those steps,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “As we celebrate Eat Jamaican Month, consumers, let us play our part. 'Say Yes to Fresh' as we support our farmers by eating what they grow,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The need to replenish and preserve the integrity of the stock is very important and what Nutramix is doing by introducing new genetics will only enhance and support this,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green added : “Less than 30 per cent of the goat meat consumed in Jamaica is produced locally; the remainder is substituted by imported mutton. This demonstrates an immense growth opportunity for the small ruminant industry,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “preferred pool of applicants for our extension services,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “In relation to the sufficiency of chicken meat, based on forecast numbers, we will be good for the Christmas,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “A total of $64.5 million is to be dispatched through the MPs via RADA for immediate support to their respective constituencies,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “What we have found is that the rain had a severe impact on the agricultural sector and severe impact on Clarendon. ... People might not know, but Clarendon is responsible for a significant amount of our vegetable production. So, you know, clearly, there are consequences as a result of the fallout,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, November 7, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “It is a massive project. It comes at a time when Government is pursuing investors to invest in this robust bamboo industry,” “Bamboo is a very resilient plant and an industry which has many by-products. It is a significant plant that can replace our older industries” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green explained : “Bamboo matures in three years. It is biodegradable in nature and will help to mitigate the effects of climate change,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Sometimes you hear the figures, and you don’t know the impact until you literally come and see. I am also here to motivate our farmers and to let them know that the ministry and the Government stand with them,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green explained : “They would have lost or suffered damage to their fishing equipment that were at sea which were unattended to during the period. These include primarily trap fishermen, and some net and line fishers,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, November 5, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green explained : “Each fisher will be provided with a voucher valued at $15,000 to be used to purchase fish mesh wires or equivalent fish gear,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “This is to allow them to recoup the loss that they suffered [because] of damage to their fishing equipment left at sea during the period and that they were unable to attend to. This includes trap fishermen and net and line fishers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green declared : “I have asked the SCJ to give me full report into all the land under its jurisdiction and what is the status of the leases, status of production, and once I get that report, I am going to take some action. I expect to get that report before the end of November,” “We want to accelerate that programme of putting small farmers in possession of government land for agriculture” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, October 30, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "The RADA teams have reported that due to inaccessibility of some areas, we are not able to present the true extent of damage at this time. The team will continue to do assessments as soon as other affected areas become accessible," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “I think our farmers are aware that, as far as possible, the ministry stands ready to support them. We know this is a very trying time for our farmers, especially with all that has [been] happening in relation to COVID-19, so the rains have really come at the worst possible time. But we also know that our farmers are resilient and that we will work together to ensure that we will get over this and to ensure that, as quickly as possible, our farmers can be back out into the field,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “This is something we must address. In order for agriculture to do well, in order for us to survive and for us to have food security, our farmers and fisherfolk must have access to the best technology, and it must start with basic access to the Internet,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green stated : “Those people, or farmers and fisherfolk, are our food heroes,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “As a Government, we recognise the critical importance of providing safe and nutritious food, particularly for our poor and vulnerable citizens. This must be, and has been, a critical part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” “It can only be effectively achieved if we all play our part, our farmers, fisherfolk, the agro-processors, and, of course, our consumers” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “We have been hearing the complaints loud and clear and we have laws on the books that will be enforced… That I can promise,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told : “The land-titling issue is a massive one. We passed some laws at the end of our last Administration to make it easier for persons to get titles; what we have to do now is put them into action,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told : “We will outline the sort of COVID-19 relief that we have crafted for the fisherfolk. We will speak about the process and the timeframe in terms of when it will actually get to them, and the methodology (for implementation),” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 5, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We see it as an inexpensive way to ensure that we have an abundance of locally grown fruits. We believe it will help our children; it will send the right message on the importance of fruits and the growing of fruits,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said ( about Liu He ) : “He has surely made an indelible mark on our country,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 1, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Allan dedicated his life to serving the farmers of Jamaica, especially our sugar cane farmers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green added : “He has surely made an indelible mark on our country. My deepest condolences to his wife and family and to the various associations that he served, especially the all-island cane farmers association,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green acknowledged : “We are very excited about it,” “If we could make crystals from some of these juices, we could come up with a whole new value chain” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We are expecting to increase the margin of victory, we have worked very hard and the last time the people came out and gave us support and invested in us, largely because of the campaign we ran, but also because of some work we did prior as caretaker,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 31, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said ( about Andrew Holness ) : “What does that really means? It means that a community like Flower Hill that has never had water for 38 years now has water. Parts of eastern Hanover … 48 years, they now have water. I live to see Andrew Holness come to Junction Square, turn on a pipe and water flowed,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green responded : “I am not surprised that the PNP has started to talk about what they had in the pipeline. They were the government that laid a pipeline and never connected it so that the people could get water. They are the pipeline national party” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We are really campaigning on the work that we have done,” “We have given it our absolute best; I think we have exceeded expectation in a number of areas” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We have already spoken to our drivers (about) how many voters they can bring on each trip to keep the health protocols, so we are putting things in place,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Right now, what we are saying to the people is, thank you for your support thus far. Respect, we honour your support and we want it again,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Kamina Johnson Smith has been in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and you know she is the leader of government business in the Senate, so a lot of the national security Bills she is very au fait with, and as such has a very good grasp of it. Then you have Dr Tufton, who has served in multiple capacities… and has done a really good job at the Ministry of Health,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “The commitments that the party made to the people in 2016, I think we have fulfilled and exceeded a number of those, and I think the team will bring that to the fore, to remind the Jamaican people that Jamaica is stronger under the Jamaica Labour Party,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green explained : “What has happened with COVID-19 is that there has been a downturn in the market. Clearly, our export market has been closed, our tourism market is barely opening back up, and so there is a significant amount of excess fish without the requisite demand now to move it. The income that would normally come in to our fishers has, therefore, been significantly depleted,” “Thankfully, I know that action is coming. There will be direct intervention in relation to our fisheries [sector]. We know that you are in need of things like wires and nets, and we are definitely going to be providing some support,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 24, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “In 2018, a new Fisheries Act finally came to fruition, and that Act was critical because for a long time we have been saying we need an agency or entity to drive the sector forward as you have for years,” “I am happy that we now have a National Fisheries Authority (NFA), an entity dedicated and empowered with the requisite skill set and powers to act on behalf of fishers and to drive our fisheries sector forward,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 24, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green explained : “What has happened with COVID-19 is that there has been a downturn in the market. Clearly, our export market has been closed, our tourism market is barely opening back up, and so there is a significant amount of excess fish without the requisite demand now to move it. The income that would normally come in to our fishers has, therefore, been significantly depleted,” “Thankfully, I know that action is coming. There will be direct intervention in relation to our fisheries [sector]. We know that you are in need of things like wires and nets, and we are definitely going to be providing some support,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “In 2018, a new Fisheries Act finally came to fruition, and that Act was critical because for a long time we have been saying we need an agency or entity to drive the sector forward as you have for years,” “I am happy that we now have a National Fisheries Authority (NFA), an entity dedicated and empowered with the requisite skillset and powers to act on behalf of fishers and to drive our fisheries sector forward,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “From a government perspective, we are taking social enterprises seriously,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Not having Denbigh is definitely a loss to the sector this year, but the circumstances are understandable, and I don’t believe that the farmers are disheartened,” “I think they will still go into the field and try to produce the highest-quality crops. One of the pluses of COVID-19 is that it has raised the profile of farming and agriculture because as the world shut down, people started to pay more attention to where they are going to get their food from” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “What we have to do is be equipped with the tools to adequately respond so that our fisheries sector can survive. We want to ensure that for generations to come, we can celebrate a robust fishing industry,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We did have to put in significant requirement regarding security. So if you are getting involved in a cannabis space, you have to put in a fence, you have to put in cameras, you will have to ensure in relation to exits and entrances, again because of the realities of the Jamaican space,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, July 17, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We are putting forward a new licence type called the transitional permit, which is really targeted at our small farmers who cultivate less than an acre, who have been traditionally cultivating and who are yet able to secure a licence,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, July 17, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green declared : “He is misleading the House in his pronouncements” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 26, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “It is critical that the lines between MICAF and the distributive trade are open to be able to proactively treat with any issues that may arise in our supply chain whether from a pandemic like COVID-19 or a hurricane. As such we will continue to dialogue with our stakeholders through the distributive trade and consistently check on stock levels and potential barriers to trade,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said ( about Commission ) : “The prices across the retail sector have not reflected these changes and, in fact, in a number of product lines the CAC [Consumer Affairs Commission] has noted increased prices through its monthly surveys. This is cause for concern and I am encouraging retailers to reassess their pricing mechanisms in relation to these items, which includes chicken,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green explained : “As a new father, there is very limited information and resources that you can turn to help you along that journey. All of us came together and said we should try and pull together a project to help fathers manoeuvre fatherhood,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “Having a list of regional and international partners, so that we can be aware of the opportunities available to us, is very useful; we appreciate IICA’s efforts in this regard. There is no doubt that, now more than ever, we must have adequate agricultural insurance in the region, which would allow for accessing funds more rapidly and avoiding bureaucracy, which is often an obstacle. This would be very helpful,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “Having a list of regional and international partners, so that we can be aware of the opportunities available to us, is very useful; we appreciate IICA’s efforts in this regard. There is no doubt that, now more than ever, we must have adequate agricultural insurance in the region, which would allow for accessing funds more rapidly and avoiding bureaucracy, which is often an obstacle. This would be very helpful” External link

nowgrenada Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “I have been trying to reach out to both JPS and NWC regarding these issues,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Over 10 companies have upcoming export orders to fulfil for the months of June/July in these major regions,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, June 5, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We believe that for the industry to do well and grow, it has to be an industry that is based on certified dealers, and as a Government, we are impressing upon anyone who wants to get involved to be certified,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green stated ( about Commission ) : “We are looking to strengthen the capacity of the Commission with the merger, and we believe that it will give us further reach, it will give us further human resource capacity and will ensure that more of your claims are actioned,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green declared : “We do know, and based on what we saw happening at the time, there were a number of people who were impacted. Some of them did not file claims and make reports. Unfortunately, now is not the time to do that; that window passed and we will be treating with only those who made claims and submitted documentation,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green acknowledged : “We are very excited about it,” “If we could make crystals from some of these juices, we could come up with a whole new value chain” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said ( about Association ) : “I am happy the farmers reached out to us here at the ministry, and that we could have dialogue to mitigate these issues. I am pleased that the Jamaica Pig Farmers Association has agreed to partner with us to do a registration drive to get more small pig farmers registered,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 18, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green argued : “Where you see small fires coming up, you should have the capacity to respond. So, the fact that they are now getting these items to respond is a really good move,” External link

jamaica-star Monday, May 11, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green argued : “Where you see small fires coming up, you should have the capacity to respond. So, the fact that they are now getting these items to respond is a really good move,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 11, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “What we will be doing in 2020 is looking for more community groups of traditional growers that we will engage and provide the technical support for them to transition into the medicinal marijuana industry,” External link

sunstkitts Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green told : “So the reality is that we're going to continue doing this until we feel that we've really moved the excess produce. But more than that, we're doing this so the farmers can get back into the field,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 4, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said ( about Delroy Chuck ) : “This is an overwhelming turnout. We are on a mission to help our farmers move excess produce and we're very happy that Minister Chuck has come onboard to help the farmers' market in his constituency, and you can see the people are willing to purchase,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 4, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The only way we are going to help our farmers through this crisis is if we buy local. So I would say to them 'Say yes to fresh'. Go out and buy our fresh produce wherever you see it, whether in the market, supermarket, buy the fresh produce because ultimately you're supporting our farmers,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 4, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green added : “This should encourage our farmers to continue planting as we, through RADA and the ministry, will help to organise ways in which they can move their produce,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 4, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green says : “With every crisis comes challenges and opportunities,” External link

forbes Friday, May 1, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green says : “We are expecting a harvest of 20,000 pounds of cantaloupes over the next few months,” “We have to protect that investment” External link

forbes Friday, May 1, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green explains : “The primary market has shut down, so we need to move on to the secondary market, which includes agri-processors and retail,” External link

forbes Friday, May 1, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The St Catherine curfew order has been amended to specifically provide for fishermen to be able to go out to sea, and the next step is to ensure that there is coordination between our hardworking law enforcement officers so that everyone is on the same page,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told : “So what we decided to do was look at a strategy where we would enable the egg farmers to offer the eggs at a special price to help the movement and additional purchase of the eggs, and we worked out a formula where, basically, the ministry tops up that price for them or ensures that it was feasible,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green stated : “We have intervened to move these products. We have already purchased 750 dozen eggs from one of our local farmers who raised the issue of excess eggs. We engaged the Jamaica Egg Farmers Association and will be purchasing more eggs directly. MICAF will also inject 6 million dollars through the association in a program where eggs from affected farmers will be sold at a set rate through the Ministry’s network,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 24, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “I am extremely proud of how our farmers have responded thus far to ensure we maintain our food security. Again, I am asking all farmers who have been impacted negatively during this crisis to reach out to RADA,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 24, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told : “For the last two quarters, we have seen an increase in agricultural production. I think the agricultural sector can really help us now, but only if we continue to maintain increased production levesl and if we can find new market,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 17, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “A lot of the food supply chains will have some delays, so people who would have got products from further afield will have to look a little closer, and, I think, across the region. Jamaica can add to the cause, especially with fruits and condiments,” “America strongly depends on migrant labour and based on all the indications thus far, they have been having some challenges in terms of keeping their agricultural business running. As such, I think there is an opportunity for us to be able to supply those markets with products that [previously] we probably would not have been able to supply,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 17, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The airline is facing challenges with passenger traffic and probably will look to diversify with more cargo, so we are working to see how we can engage them,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 17, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Dencon is helping us to move at least 50 per cent of the excess, and it will be a big boost for the farmers. This is a private-sector investment to purchase the potatoes and to store them. It is a step in the right direction, and we hope that more of our private-sector partners will follow suit,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green outlined : “We set about to see how we could help them move that produce, and we believed that the first step would be to engage our private-sector partners, in terms of purchasing and storing the excess produce,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “It has been reaping some good returns thus far,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 8, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told : “What we found was there that there was, in fact, unexplained rises in prices across a number of the items,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The Ministry is seeking to identify and immediately address the issue of price gouging by supermarkets and retailers in light of the threat of the Coronavirus disease 2019,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “All the manufacturers and importers present have indicated that they have at least two to three months’ worth of stock and we expect that there will not be any shortage across the sector, especially in critical food items,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green wrote ( about Brian Cummings ) : “Bryan Cummings was a great human being. A most pleasant soul n a Munronian to the core. When he found out I went to Munro his smile expanded tenfold n every time I saw him after that the greeting was the same 'Munronian' with a massive smile. Deepest condolence to his family,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 8, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added ( about Jamaica Trade ) : “I believe that everything we have started to do, such as the Jamaica Trade Information Portal, and everything we are moving to do, such as the single window [JSWIFT], will make both our imports and exports much easier for our people to do,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “It was just returned from Chief Parliamentary Council. We have reviewed it as central ministry, sent it to CLA to see if they have any comments; but now we are a bit confident that we have arrived at the final product,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Our hope is that it will get back to the Chief Parliamentary Counsel by next week and then hopefully another three weeks after that we can send it to the Legislative Counsel. Once it goes to the legislative committee, then it will make its way to be tabled in Parliament, hopefully over the next six to eight weeks,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “You have people approaching us to say they have an interest. If that person is conducting business with a company that has been issued an import permit for the country, we will allow them to export,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “You would have heard MP Wright speak about a plan [but] we not only have a plan, we have moved passed that. We have an agri-business strategy just launched because the reality we have to tag agriculture with business,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We really need more community-based policing if we are to deal with praedial larceny, because many of those who steal crops are from the same areas from whence they steal,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green noted : “So you (farmers) will not have to wait on the extension officer to come around. You will have someone who is trained, who lives and works in that community to give you that expert advice,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “A brand new Jamaican company is coming to [the sector] that will help us, especially in relation to our environmentally friendly initiatives, to reduce the use of plastics and styrofoam, and will help in the creation of employment,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green noted : “So you (farmers) will not have to wait on the extension officer to come around. You will have someone who is trained, who lives and works in that community, to give you that expert advice,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “The farmers of Trelawny have planted yams on hillsides where it would seem impossible, yet they have planted there and reaped enough to be the leading parish in the export of yams. We must create a new image of farmers and farming,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, January 27, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We must fight against the perception that farmers are not bright. It’s a mistake to think like that,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, January 27, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green noted : “So you (farmers) will not have to wait on the extension officer to come around. You will have someone who is trained, who lives and works in that community to give you that expert advice,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 24, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green argued : “The reality is that, part of the truth we have to change is that we see that tourism is growing but we don't see a commensurate rise in the agricultural numbers. But we know that the people must eat, so it therefore suggests that the people are being fed by importation, and that is part of the reality that we have to change,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 24, 2020 11:52:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Many years ago, the Hague Show was the leading one of its kind in the Caribbean, and you must aim to get back there,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 24, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “What we will be doing in 2020 is looking for more community groups of traditional growers that we will engage and provide the technical support for them to transition into the medicinal marijuana industry,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We are now looking to move from the one acre that we started with to go into 10 acres of cultivation. We also met with the farmers from Orange Hill in Westmoreland. Again, we had some challenges getting the pilot off the ground, largely because of identifying suitable land that can be used and land that is owned that we can utilise for the purpose of planting ganja,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “What we will be doing in 2020 is looking for more community groups of traditional growers that we will engage and provide the technical support for them to transition into the medicinal marijuana industry,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 17, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We are now looking to move from the one acre that we started with to go into 10 acres of cultivation. We also met with the farmers from Orange Hill in Westmoreland. Again, we had some challenges getting the pilot off the ground, largely because of identifying suitable land that can be used and land that is owned that we can utilise for the purpose of planting ganja,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 17, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We are on the final draft of the regulations to facilitate the transit and trans-shipment of ganja for medical, therapeutic or scientific purposes, which has already gone through an expansive review process. It is our intention for this to be placed before the Parliament at the earliest possible time this year,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, January 9, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Most of the foundation was set last year as we have already started our programmes to guide our exporters and potential exporters in areas of capacity building and export promotion support through agencies of MICAF like Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) and our Export Max III programme through Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO). So, this year, there will be wider implementation across the country to promote private sector productivity and facilitate private sector innovation. By sharing these management techniques, government policies will be complemented, making exports a bigger portion of our national income,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green stated : “We closed the year 2019 with a strong series of meetings with the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica exploring strategies to drive exports. 2020 is the year of implementation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “This will allow consumers to reach the Consumer Affairs Commission in a fast [and] efficient way and log their complaints [about products and services they are not satisfied with], but more importantly, to find out necessary information,” “The reality is that we are now in a digital age, and for most of us, all the things that we have wanted to do, which includes online shopping based on geographical location, we can now do it literally at our fingertips. We have to ensure that the Consumer Affairs Commission and other government agencies bring their services to the fingertips of our people” External link

caribbean360 Friday, December 20, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The idea is to create a paperless environment for permits, inspections [and] release of goods through JSWIFT,” External link

caribbean360 Friday, December 20, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green told : “We are removing the time it takes to get our exports out of the country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, December 15, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We recognise that it ought to be equitable. We have to provide preferential access, and the reality is that we definitely have to spend with our industries to drive growth,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The reality is we need more officers in the field to engage with our farmers to ensure that they are using cutting-edge technology and that they are getting the most efficiency from the plots that they produce,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The biggest responsibility is a personal responsibility that each individual has to treat every child as if that child is their own. We can’t think about violence against children as just violence against an unknown child. We have to reflect on it as if it were our child that was faced with that prospect,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 25, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “When I say the Government is serious about social enterprise, we're not only talking the talk, we are trying our best to walk the walk, and were drawing from our partners like the United Kingdom that have really shown how well you liberate the social enterprise movement and how that can move an economy,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “I am passionate about the fact that we must find a way to facilitate persons across the region to be the creators of the technology we are going to be utilising in agriculture. There should be an agriculture innovation technology fund through which IICA would provide funding to allow, especially youth across the region who have technology innovations, start-up companies around technology that are directly linked to agriculture to scale up their projects, plans, and programmes,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 6, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green noted : “this is where we need to go in developing our strains to see the benefits of ganja” “We want to encourage more investors to look at this end of the industry. Yes, we want to see more dispensaries. Yes, we want to see herb houses, but we need to make our international mark on research and development,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “His mother was there, and apparently there is a history of cancer in the family. He was in good spirits and trying to stay positive,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "The purpose of this competition is to support local non-profits and their missions to improve health and well-being in our communities, who go above and beyond where they can, and the winners this year do just that," External link

4-traders Friday, October 18, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green told : “For us here in Jamaica, agriculture is the bedrock of what we do; in fact, it contributes some seven per cent of our gross domestic product. But the reality is that over the last 15 years, we have seen much longer droughts which are then followed by intense periods of excessive rainfall,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “We have seen category five hurricanes that now appear to be the norm and not the exception to the rule, and because of natural disasters, over the last 15 years we have seen crop losses of over J$30 billion,” “This calls for urgent action, for behaviour change, for adaptation, and for a re-education and reorientation of our farmers and agriculturists” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The FAO has estimated that, in order to feed our ever-increasing population of the world, food production must rise by at least 60 per cent by 2050. Against that backdrop, I think it’s fair to say that global warming and the impact of climate change easily qualify as the greatest threat to human existence and to a sustainable quality of life in the 21st century,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “We have also invested in the provision of laboratory services and a traceability system to enhance disease surveillance and monitoring, to ensure the highest levels of compliance in good agricultural practices,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, September 27, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “We have also invested in the provision of laboratory services and a traceability system to enhance disease surveillance and monitoring, to ensure the highest levels of compliance in good agricultural practices,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green explained : “When the microorganisms become resistant to most antimicrobials they are often referred to as ‘superbugs’, which possess a major concern because a resistant infection may kill, can spread to others, impose huge costs to individuals and society,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green stated : “AMR also threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections in humans and in animals caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green stated : “As an indication to our commitment here in Jamaica, we do have in place a national emergency animal disease committee, which oversees programmes necessary to ensure the island’s preparedness to handle exotic animal diseases and threats in accordance with Jamaica’s animal diseases law and consistent with the guidelines of the World Health Organization for animal health. We have also invested in the provision of laboratory services and a traceable system to enhance disease surveillance and monitoring to ensure the highest levels of compliance with good agricultural practices,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “It is therefore important that major players in the veterinary medical profession and stakeholders in the livestock subsector, including producers, importers, and distributors, recognise the vast importance of detecting and manning animal diseases,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "We at Aetna have an amazing opportunity, and responsibility, to improve the health and well-being of our communities by focusing on how we address social determinants of health," External link

4-traders Monday, September 9, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We are continuing on the programme, looking at the feasibility of bringing water from the Black River up to the Pedro Plains. The consultants’ midway report for the study has determined that the Black River has the capacity to adequately supply Flagaman and adjoining communities,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 3, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “What I like about Ed’s model, any time he tells you something, him roll out the statistics to go with it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 26, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We will craft a programme in relation to how we can intervene… My hope is that we will be able to do that before the end of the week so we can say to you, this is the methodology,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “Our government, through our various agencies and ministries has taken deliberate and strategic steps to recognise the Creative Industry and its potential to create wealth and grow the economy,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 12, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green added : “The idea is to get Orange Hill up and running and then assess both programmes. We’ll start a process of engagement with other communities where we know there are some of the principles that we’re looking for,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We are sending a clear signal that as a Ministry, we are going to be working with the police and we are going to be targeting the markets and the end-users to ensure that we cut off the markets for goods which have been gotten through praedial larceny,” “For those who are in this business, ensure that you have your proof in relation to where you have purchased your meat. That is something we are going to be very strong on,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, July 19, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green told : “The ministry, through the office of the Permanent Secretary, has started a review of JACRA. Clearly, we are doing everything from legislation to the operations. I think everybody saw the overarching vision and has bought into it, but the operationalisation is what is critical, and we have taken feedback from all stakeholders. As such, the PS [Permanet Secretary] has assembled a team to meet with JACRA and next week I will meet with JACRA, to go through some of the concerns,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, July 15, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green noted : “they will never have enough money to lend into business hence the banks are urged to come on board” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, July 5, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Cuba has a market that has considerable potential for Jamaican goods and services. The country imports over 70 per cent of its food for a market of over 11 million people, and Jamaica is willing to meet the demands for these products. So, as Cuba increases its regional cooperation under its foreign investment law, it is necessary for us to demonstrate our interest in the Cuban market. It is through engagements like this trade fair that we will see the advancement of trade for Jamaica's manufacturing and services sectors. [It is] another step forward in the Cuba-Jamaica relationship” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “What we have done is to take that policy, broke it down and look at those areas that touch and concern us, especially the trade and duty-related issues, and we’ve done what needs to be done to remove those barriers that we can impact,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, June 9, 2019 9:19:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green stated ( about Exim Bank ) : “What I can say at this time is that the Government is moving in that direction. We have a new facility that we are going to be putting out through the EXIM Bank. I am very sure that we will be aligning our interest rates with what the sector has been asking for,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 31, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The policy is clearly important because it will give guidelines to put forward regulations for the industry,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 27, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green disclosed : “We want to ensure there isn't too much bureaucracy in the system, while still ensuring the safeguards. We expect to complete this review over the next six weeks,” “To the partners in the industry, we expect that you will see a renewed, refreshed, revitalised CLA that is there to facilitate the expansion of your business. We are doing all we can now to take maximum advantage of our potential in this industry” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 26, 2019 8:34:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told : “I've heard a number of people speak to the tremendous difficulty and the length of time that it takes to have the applications processed. I've tasked the executive director to do a full review to see where we can eliminate bureaucracy while still ensuring that we have the safeguards,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “In developing the industry we really wanted to send a very clear sign, through our regulations, that we were having a full, strong, legal industry, and as such our regulations are very stringent. Well two years in, we have seen where some of them may not be practical for the development of our industry. Now we have seen it clearly in operation and we have seen where it provides tremendous barriers in some instances for legitimate entry into the industry,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Soon, the global medical marijuana industry will be valued at more than US$100 billion, and Jamaica is getting ready to be a part of this global phenomenon. The stakes are high and Epican has already been a key player in aiding in the move toward an international standard in the emerging global cannabis industry,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green disclosed : “We want to ensure there isn't too much bureaucracy in the system, while still ensuring the safeguards. We expect to complete this review over the next six weeks,” “To the partners in the industry, we expect that you will see a renewed, refreshed, revitalised CLA that is there to facilitate the expansion of your business. We are doing all we can now to take maximum advantage of our potential in this industry” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green noted : “ACE 11 is an extremely important programme that is critical to creating investment opportunities beyond borders, while building relationships through information sharing and collaboration for increased economic growth,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “As we are now, we have finalised our drafting instructions in relations to our export regulations. Those are with the Attorney General Chambers and we expect that before the end of this year, we will have export regulations for our legal cannabis industry,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “We are happy that we have a robust local market, a robust local medicinal market, and the players have shown that we do have an appetite for medical marijuana, but we also know that we need to take a part of the international market,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We can only do that if we put together export regulations that will make companies like Epican (Jamaica), who are growing (cannabis) in the wonderful Blue Mountain area, are able to export,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The truth is, they have to get ­additional human resources. So for the first time in the history of the three-year-old organisation, we are going to employ two agricultural specialists to work with those players in the industry to ensure that we are infusing research in what we do,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We are going to be strengthening our monitoring framework by ­bringing three additional officers; we are going to be strengthening our site inspection framework by bringing in two ­additional officers; but, also, we are going to strengthen our organisation[al] framework by bringing a senior director of operations,” “Why is all of this important? My goal is to reduce the time that it takes for somebody to get into the legal ­(medicinal cannabis) industry. Quite frankly, it has taken too long for ­people who have come to invest, who are above board, who can help us expand our brand, to get involved in the industry” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We want to ensure that there isn’t too much bureaucracy in the system, while still ensuring the safeguards. We expect to complete this review over the next six weeks,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told : “I believe we must start a programme where we name and shame those who continue to throw the garbage on the roads daily,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 20, 2019 8:24:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “It cannot continue like this; our island is our best asset. [Our] jobs will be easier if people were putting their rubbish in receptacles... and not littering Jamaica. We are too beautiful a country. I urge the nation on a whole to take more pride in our country and in our communities and keep Jamaica clean,” “You know, as a country we have to do better. As a people we have to tek more pride in our country. To be honest, some of the practices that I see, it really turns all parts of you,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 20, 2019 8:24:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “This is a critical step as we seek to improve the ease of doing business in Jamaica. The system will improve the efficiency of the agency and lessen the customer load at the facility, allowing the staff to focus on more complicated matters. It will also combat some of the age-old problems that the Agency has faced,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 17, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Steps will be taken to amend critical legislation, including the Business Names Act, in an effort to remove the partiality that the act imposes in the approval of business names process,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 17, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Our hope is that by the time the CHICOS Summit comes around, our investment policy would have been finalised,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told : “Government has asked COTED that by June the technical team should be in place along with the terms of the assessment,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Having the state of emergency in St James, Westmoreland and Hanover is a step in the right direction, but clearly, one of the things we have to ensure is that we are quite aware that when these parishes come under additional attention from the police and the army, that those with intent will seek to flee, and unfortunately, the closest parish is the parish of St Elizabeth,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “I want to use this opportunity to encourage our local police to ensure that no stone is left unturned in keeping out these gangsters,” “Appropriate measures must be put in place so that those who would want to take up a hiding place in another parish will have no space in St Elizabeth to hide” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “I know we have some of the finest officers... but I do believe the hierarchy of the police locally has to do a better job of engaging the community to ensure that there is a share of information,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 6, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “If the community is not engaged then they will not take the necessary steps to (share information with the police),” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 6, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We recognize that we have had traditional growers, and different parts of our societies have viewed the plant in different ways,” “It is very important for us to move the illegal activity to a legalized trade,” External link

repeatingislands Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We recognise that we have had traditional growers, and different parts of our societies have viewed the plant in different ways,” “It is very important for us to move the illegal activity to a legalised trade,” External link

dailytimesPK Sunday, April 21, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "We recognise that we have had traditional growers, and different parts of our societies have viewed the plant in different ways," "It is very important for us to move the illegal activity to a legalised trade," External link

trust Saturday, April 20, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We recognise that we have had traditional growers, and different parts of our societies have viewed the plant in different ways,” “It is very important for us to move the illegal activity to a legalised trade,” External link

themalaymailonline Saturday, April 20, 2019 5:18:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “MSMEs are absolutely critical to our economies, and especially for small economies. Not only are they major contributors to employment and growth worldwide, they contribute significantly to the gross domestic product of countries across the globe,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, March 22, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “It is a real problem, and it is a problem that we don’t speak a lot of, but it is a problem that more and more, we are getting significant complaints about,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “There are so many entrepreneurs across Jamaica. Every corner you go somebody is speaking about a business plan. Sometimes, the plan is directed in the wrong direction, but don't get it wrong, they are business ideas, and when we give them the opportunity for those ideas to come to life in a legal way, we will all be better off,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 21, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told : "We decided to take a more extensive look to ensure that costings were done and priority interventions identified, but the first draft is now completed," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:55:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green expressed : "It's still a very difficult situation to think about, but it's sadness mixed with hope," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:55:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "In 2017, Cabinet approved the final draft of the National Youth Policy by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, to be tabled in Parliament as a White Paper. The policy establishes a framework within which youth can be supported to pursue and achieve their goals," "It outlines and explores areas for action and indicates six priority areas - education and training, health and well-being, employment and entrepreneurship, youth participation, social inclusion and reintegration, and institutional and youth-sector arrangements" External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 11, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "My first message to you is do not stop here. CAP is a small part of the journey," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 10, 2018 8:11:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "I would say to you now, if you are doing a skill area, you are putting yourself ahead of the pack, and that is the reality. You must take the next step because at one time, you couldn't find people with Level Two. Now they are everywhere," "You have to go further, you have to get your associate degree. You can move on and get your degree. Move from Level Two up to Level Four and Five because you must be the best in your area" External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 10, 2018 8:11:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green stated : "We need to remove that fallacy from the minds of our children," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:41:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : "Nothing you do on social media is private, no matter if it disappears in 24 hours like is the case with snapchat, it never goes away and that's the reality that we have to keep telling our children. So, I say to our students, anything you share on social media, you should be willing to go in the public square and shout it out loud because that is what you're doing," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:41:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "The question must be, what does your social media say about you? Because, often time to us it is representing your true self," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:41:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green stated : "I often say to children, if you have to hide it, it shouldn't be on your phone," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:41:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "There will always be some level of ring fencing and separation of the registry because it is important for people who want to report anonymously, and we have to put in those safeguards. So there's one head, who, in the interim, will be Mrs Gage-Grey," "It's one agency, so if someone calls with a complaint to say that their report was not recorded appropriately, you send it to one agency and they do the internal work. I think that will help people who, oftentimes, unfortunately, will go to one and you're told that you have to go to another, and quite frankly, people don't want to hear that," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:50:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "One of the things from the full merger report was a call to strengthen our system out of the urban centres and into our parishes. We have done a good job of identifying hot spots in relation to child abuse, and they span both centres and rural areas, and we recognise that it has to be a broad-based approach," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:50:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "We want the youth parliamentarians to get a greater feel of what it really means to be a parliamentarian. We're not just moving towards the act of going to Parliament and presenting, but also that of serving in the community, which is really what a parliamentarian should be about, giving service and representing people," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green explained : "As such, they wouldn't have had the benefit of being able to critique what Government was doing in an effort to make it better or make suggestions that were not yet being considered. So, we wanted to develop a programme which would enable them to make a more fulsome presentation to the Parliament while also sharpening parliamentary procedure skills, research on the relevant topics, and also strengthen their public speaking," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : "At the ceremony this year, I plan to outline some of the proposals that came from the previous Parliament because they have impacted Government. So, for us, it's definitely not symbolism but substance," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "We actually have young people who are in charge of the programme, so they have met with me and told me what they want to do," "The big change is that our youth parliamentarians will go through a one-year training period, where they will be given proper research techniques. They will be able to really delve into what the Government is doing, so that when they make their presentations and make their suggestions, [these] are really things that may be happening or a critique of what may be happening," External link

jamaica-star Monday, November 13, 2017 7:57:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green told ( about St Mary ) : "It's a great win for the people of South Eastern St Mary. I am sure he will be an excellent representative for the people. Dr Dunn stuck with them," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:48:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told ( about St Mary ) : "It's a great win for the people of South Eastern St Mary. I am sure he will be an excellent representative for the people. Dr Dunn stuck with them" External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:29:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "We do have standards that our early childhood institutions are supposed to meet [and] the reality is that all of them that I have met with want to meet the standards, want to be certified but the reality is that unless they get some help, unless there is solid partnership, they won't be able to because we all know the resources at this level from the parents are very hard to come by. I want to encourage the Kiwanis and other service organisations to donate," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 29, 2017 9:45:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "We always speak about the welfare of our children, but we often don't speak about the welfare of the staff in the homes, and we have to start dealing with that ... We speak about the mental well-being of our children, (but) we don't often speak about when a staff member needs some counselling," External link

jamaica-star Friday, September 22, 2017 6:37:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : "It is a difficulty that we have [currently] in children's services. We have had to try to employ other strategies to ensure that we are keeping our children safe, once they come in contact with the security forces," "But you can understand the issues. I would love to hear from the Ministry of National Security and their team," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:07:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "The truth is, the community has been underserved, and the only way we can treat with that is by first acknowledging it and then taking steps to address it," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:43:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : "We have progressed well in some areas, but there are other areas in which we have not done so well. we have to quickly catch up in those areas, and I think that this gives us a significant push-start in relation to catching up on lost ground in relation to treating our hearing-impaired community," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:43:00 AM EAT



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state minister for education youth and information17.17%EN11/14/201714/11/2017
minister for education youth and information9.09%EN11/14/201714/11/2017
lawmaker1.01%EN10/14/201714/10/2017
education state minister2.02%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
member2.02%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
committee member1.01%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
minister of education youth and information1.01%EN09/16/201716/09/2017
senator2.02%EN04/18/201718/04/2017
minister for education1.01%EN04/07/201707/04/2017
mp4.04%EN09/13/201613/09/2016
education minister1.01%EN09/05/201605/09/2016
speaker2.02%EN07/18/201618/07/2016
education youth and information state minister1.01%EN07/14/201614/07/2016
youth and information state minister1.01%EN07/14/201614/07/2016
information state minister1.01%EN07/14/201614/07/2016
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state youth minister1.01%EN05/30/201630/05/2016
president3.03%EN03/03/201503/03/2015
president1.01%SA08/16/201416/08/2014
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Floyd GreenEN57.91%
Dimitar DilkoffEN15.09%
Dimitar DilkoffFR10.71%
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Dimitar DilkoffPT2.19%
DIMITAR DILKOFFEN1.70%
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DImitar DilkoffFR0.49%
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Floyd Green said : “In fact, this Christmas, we expect to have the largest production of chicken the country has ever seen. Both our major producers are higher than pre-COVID levels in relation to production,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:02:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “A young person who is now evaluating the space looking to a profession that can generate wealth and income should choose agriculture because no matter how far technology goes, it will never replace farming,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, November 28, 2020 11:08:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "The good news is that in relation to our tubers [and] meat products, we do have sufficient supply. In fact, this Christmas, we expect to have the largest production of chicken the country has ever seen. Both our major producers are higher than pre-COVID levels in relation to production. We expect to see good supplies of tubers (yams, sweet potatoes)," External link

jamaica-star Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : "We have asked the Rural Agricultural Development Authority to continue its assessment. We will be looking to see how bad the break in supply chain is, and if there needs to be any alternative methodology to ensure that we do have sufficient supplies for Christmas, the Ministry of Agriculture is willing to take those steps," External link

jamaica-star Thursday, November 26, 2020 5:04:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We have provided a response. Our initial response is $646.9 million, and that is in relation to emergency relief from our budget. We have reallocated some of our funds,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The methodology to get these items to farmers will be a mixed methodology. The majority of the funds will be run through RADA, with support from the JAS [Jamaica Agricultural Society]. We have also brought in our Members of Parliament. Every farmer that benefits will have to fill out a needs assessment form and a beneficiary assessment form. We want to ensure that the farmers that [suffered] damage are getting the benefit,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We have asked the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) to continue its assessment. We will be looking to see how bad the break in supply chain is and if there needs to be any alternative methodology to ensure that we do have sufficient supplies for Christmas. The Ministry of Agriculture is willing to take those steps,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:44:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “As we celebrate Eat Jamaican Month, consumers, let us play our part. 'Say Yes to Fresh' as we support our farmers by eating what they grow,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, November 25, 2020 8:58:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The need to replenish and preserve the integrity of the stock is very important and what Nutramix is doing by introducing new genetics will only enhance and support this,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green added : “Less than 30 per cent of the goat meat consumed in Jamaica is produced locally; the remainder is substituted by imported mutton. This demonstrates an immense growth opportunity for the small ruminant industry,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, November 19, 2020 2:16:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “preferred pool of applicants for our extension services,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “In relation to the sufficiency of chicken meat, based on forecast numbers, we will be good for the Christmas,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “A total of $64.5 million is to be dispatched through the MPs via RADA for immediate support to their respective constituencies,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 11, 2020 10:42:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “What we have found is that the rain had a severe impact on the agricultural sector and severe impact on Clarendon. ... People might not know, but Clarendon is responsible for a significant amount of our vegetable production. So, you know, clearly, there are consequences as a result of the fallout,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, November 7, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “It is a massive project. It comes at a time when Government is pursuing investors to invest in this robust bamboo industry,” “Bamboo is a very resilient plant and an industry which has many by-products. It is a significant plant that can replace our older industries” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green explained : “Bamboo matures in three years. It is biodegradable in nature and will help to mitigate the effects of climate change,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Sometimes you hear the figures, and you don’t know the impact until you literally come and see. I am also here to motivate our farmers and to let them know that the ministry and the Government stand with them,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:32:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green explained : “They would have lost or suffered damage to their fishing equipment that were at sea which were unattended to during the period. These include primarily trap fishermen, and some net and line fishers,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, November 5, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green explained : “Each fisher will be provided with a voucher valued at $15,000 to be used to purchase fish mesh wires or equivalent fish gear,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “This is to allow them to recoup the loss that they suffered [because] of damage to their fishing equipment left at sea during the period and that they were unable to attend to. This includes trap fishermen and net and line fishers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 4, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green declared : “I have asked the SCJ to give me full report into all the land under its jurisdiction and what is the status of the leases, status of production, and once I get that report, I am going to take some action. I expect to get that report before the end of November,” “We want to accelerate that programme of putting small farmers in possession of government land for agriculture” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, October 30, 2020 10:44:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "The RADA teams have reported that due to inaccessibility of some areas, we are not able to present the true extent of damage at this time. The team will continue to do assessments as soon as other affected areas become accessible," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 29, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “I think our farmers are aware that, as far as possible, the ministry stands ready to support them. We know this is a very trying time for our farmers, especially with all that has [been] happening in relation to COVID-19, so the rains have really come at the worst possible time. But we also know that our farmers are resilient and that we will work together to ensure that we will get over this and to ensure that, as quickly as possible, our farmers can be back out into the field,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:40:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “This is something we must address. In order for agriculture to do well, in order for us to survive and for us to have food security, our farmers and fisherfolk must have access to the best technology, and it must start with basic access to the Internet,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green stated : “Those people, or farmers and fisherfolk, are our food heroes,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “As a Government, we recognise the critical importance of providing safe and nutritious food, particularly for our poor and vulnerable citizens. This must be, and has been, a critical part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” “It can only be effectively achieved if we all play our part, our farmers, fisherfolk, the agro-processors, and, of course, our consumers” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 17, 2020 10:38:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “We have been hearing the complaints loud and clear and we have laws on the books that will be enforced… That I can promise,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, October 14, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told : “The land-titling issue is a massive one. We passed some laws at the end of our last Administration to make it easier for persons to get titles; what we have to do now is put them into action,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told : “We will outline the sort of COVID-19 relief that we have crafted for the fisherfolk. We will speak about the process and the timeframe in terms of when it will actually get to them, and the methodology (for implementation),” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, October 5, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We see it as an inexpensive way to ensure that we have an abundance of locally grown fruits. We believe it will help our children; it will send the right message on the importance of fruits and the growing of fruits,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, October 3, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said ( about Liu He ) : “He has surely made an indelible mark on our country,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 1, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Allan dedicated his life to serving the farmers of Jamaica, especially our sugar cane farmers,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green added : “He has surely made an indelible mark on our country. My deepest condolences to his wife and family and to the various associations that he served, especially the all-island cane farmers association,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 30, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green acknowledged : “We are very excited about it,” “If we could make crystals from some of these juices, we could come up with a whole new value chain” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We are expecting to increase the margin of victory, we have worked very hard and the last time the people came out and gave us support and invested in us, largely because of the campaign we ran, but also because of some work we did prior as caretaker,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 31, 2020 12:32:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said ( about Andrew Holness ) : “What does that really means? It means that a community like Flower Hill that has never had water for 38 years now has water. Parts of eastern Hanover … 48 years, they now have water. I live to see Andrew Holness come to Junction Square, turn on a pipe and water flowed,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green responded : “I am not surprised that the PNP has started to talk about what they had in the pipeline. They were the government that laid a pipeline and never connected it so that the people could get water. They are the pipeline national party” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 26, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We are really campaigning on the work that we have done,” “We have given it our absolute best; I think we have exceeded expectation in a number of areas” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We have already spoken to our drivers (about) how many voters they can bring on each trip to keep the health protocols, so we are putting things in place,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Right now, what we are saying to the people is, thank you for your support thus far. Respect, we honour your support and we want it again,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, August 26, 2020 9:30:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Kamina Johnson Smith has been in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and you know she is the leader of government business in the Senate, so a lot of the national security Bills she is very au fait with, and as such has a very good grasp of it. Then you have Dr Tufton, who has served in multiple capacities… and has done a really good job at the Ministry of Health,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told ( about Jamaica Labour ) : “The commitments that the party made to the people in 2016, I think we have fulfilled and exceeded a number of those, and I think the team will bring that to the fore, to remind the Jamaican people that Jamaica is stronger under the Jamaica Labour Party,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, August 25, 2020 11:59:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green explained : “What has happened with COVID-19 is that there has been a downturn in the market. Clearly, our export market has been closed, our tourism market is barely opening back up, and so there is a significant amount of excess fish without the requisite demand now to move it. The income that would normally come in to our fishers has, therefore, been significantly depleted,” “Thankfully, I know that action is coming. There will be direct intervention in relation to our fisheries [sector]. We know that you are in need of things like wires and nets, and we are definitely going to be providing some support,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 24, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “In 2018, a new Fisheries Act finally came to fruition, and that Act was critical because for a long time we have been saying we need an agency or entity to drive the sector forward as you have for years,” “I am happy that we now have a National Fisheries Authority (NFA), an entity dedicated and empowered with the requisite skill set and powers to act on behalf of fishers and to drive our fisheries sector forward,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 24, 2020 6:53:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green explained : “What has happened with COVID-19 is that there has been a downturn in the market. Clearly, our export market has been closed, our tourism market is barely opening back up, and so there is a significant amount of excess fish without the requisite demand now to move it. The income that would normally come in to our fishers has, therefore, been significantly depleted,” “Thankfully, I know that action is coming. There will be direct intervention in relation to our fisheries [sector]. We know that you are in need of things like wires and nets, and we are definitely going to be providing some support,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “In 2018, a new Fisheries Act finally came to fruition, and that Act was critical because for a long time we have been saying we need an agency or entity to drive the sector forward as you have for years,” “I am happy that we now have a National Fisheries Authority (NFA), an entity dedicated and empowered with the requisite skillset and powers to act on behalf of fishers and to drive our fisheries sector forward,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, August 22, 2020 1:56:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “From a government perspective, we are taking social enterprises seriously,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, August 4, 2020 10:47:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Not having Denbigh is definitely a loss to the sector this year, but the circumstances are understandable, and I don’t believe that the farmers are disheartened,” “I think they will still go into the field and try to produce the highest-quality crops. One of the pluses of COVID-19 is that it has raised the profile of farming and agriculture because as the world shut down, people started to pay more attention to where they are going to get their food from” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, August 1, 2020 9:15:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “What we have to do is be equipped with the tools to adequately respond so that our fisheries sector can survive. We want to ensure that for generations to come, we can celebrate a robust fishing industry,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, July 28, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We did have to put in significant requirement regarding security. So if you are getting involved in a cannabis space, you have to put in a fence, you have to put in cameras, you will have to ensure in relation to exits and entrances, again because of the realities of the Jamaican space,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, July 17, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We are putting forward a new licence type called the transitional permit, which is really targeted at our small farmers who cultivate less than an acre, who have been traditionally cultivating and who are yet able to secure a licence,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, July 17, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green declared : “He is misleading the House in his pronouncements” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, June 26, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “It is critical that the lines between MICAF and the distributive trade are open to be able to proactively treat with any issues that may arise in our supply chain whether from a pandemic like COVID-19 or a hurricane. As such we will continue to dialogue with our stakeholders through the distributive trade and consistently check on stock levels and potential barriers to trade,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said ( about Commission ) : “The prices across the retail sector have not reflected these changes and, in fact, in a number of product lines the CAC [Consumer Affairs Commission] has noted increased prices through its monthly surveys. This is cause for concern and I am encouraging retailers to reassess their pricing mechanisms in relation to these items, which includes chicken,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green explained : “As a new father, there is very limited information and resources that you can turn to help you along that journey. All of us came together and said we should try and pull together a project to help fathers manoeuvre fatherhood,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “Having a list of regional and international partners, so that we can be aware of the opportunities available to us, is very useful; we appreciate IICA’s efforts in this regard. There is no doubt that, now more than ever, we must have adequate agricultural insurance in the region, which would allow for accessing funds more rapidly and avoiding bureaucracy, which is often an obstacle. This would be very helpful,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Wednesday, June 10, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “Having a list of regional and international partners, so that we can be aware of the opportunities available to us, is very useful; we appreciate IICA’s efforts in this regard. There is no doubt that, now more than ever, we must have adequate agricultural insurance in the region, which would allow for accessing funds more rapidly and avoiding bureaucracy, which is often an obstacle. This would be very helpful” External link

nowgrenada Tuesday, June 9, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “I have been trying to reach out to both JPS and NWC regarding these issues,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, June 7, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Over 10 companies have upcoming export orders to fulfil for the months of June/July in these major regions,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, June 5, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We believe that for the industry to do well and grow, it has to be an industry that is based on certified dealers, and as a Government, we are impressing upon anyone who wants to get involved to be certified,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, June 2, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green stated ( about Commission ) : “We are looking to strengthen the capacity of the Commission with the merger, and we believe that it will give us further reach, it will give us further human resource capacity and will ensure that more of your claims are actioned,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green declared : “We do know, and based on what we saw happening at the time, there were a number of people who were impacted. Some of them did not file claims and make reports. Unfortunately, now is not the time to do that; that window passed and we will be treating with only those who made claims and submitted documentation,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:50:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green acknowledged : “We are very excited about it,” “If we could make crystals from some of these juices, we could come up with a whole new value chain” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:14:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said ( about Association ) : “I am happy the farmers reached out to us here at the ministry, and that we could have dialogue to mitigate these issues. I am pleased that the Jamaica Pig Farmers Association has agreed to partner with us to do a registration drive to get more small pig farmers registered,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 18, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green argued : “Where you see small fires coming up, you should have the capacity to respond. So, the fact that they are now getting these items to respond is a really good move,” External link

jamaica-star Monday, May 11, 2020 8:34:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green argued : “Where you see small fires coming up, you should have the capacity to respond. So, the fact that they are now getting these items to respond is a really good move,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 11, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “What we will be doing in 2020 is looking for more community groups of traditional growers that we will engage and provide the technical support for them to transition into the medicinal marijuana industry,” External link

sunstkitts Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green told : “So the reality is that we're going to continue doing this until we feel that we've really moved the excess produce. But more than that, we're doing this so the farmers can get back into the field,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 4, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said ( about Delroy Chuck ) : “This is an overwhelming turnout. We are on a mission to help our farmers move excess produce and we're very happy that Minister Chuck has come onboard to help the farmers' market in his constituency, and you can see the people are willing to purchase,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 4, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The only way we are going to help our farmers through this crisis is if we buy local. So I would say to them 'Say yes to fresh'. Go out and buy our fresh produce wherever you see it, whether in the market, supermarket, buy the fresh produce because ultimately you're supporting our farmers,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 4, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green added : “This should encourage our farmers to continue planting as we, through RADA and the ministry, will help to organise ways in which they can move their produce,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 4, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green says : “With every crisis comes challenges and opportunities,” External link

forbes Friday, May 1, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green says : “We are expecting a harvest of 20,000 pounds of cantaloupes over the next few months,” “We have to protect that investment” External link

forbes Friday, May 1, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green explains : “The primary market has shut down, so we need to move on to the secondary market, which includes agri-processors and retail,” External link

forbes Friday, May 1, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The St Catherine curfew order has been amended to specifically provide for fishermen to be able to go out to sea, and the next step is to ensure that there is coordination between our hardworking law enforcement officers so that everyone is on the same page,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told : “So what we decided to do was look at a strategy where we would enable the egg farmers to offer the eggs at a special price to help the movement and additional purchase of the eggs, and we worked out a formula where, basically, the ministry tops up that price for them or ensures that it was feasible,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, April 29, 2020 8:36:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green stated : “We have intervened to move these products. We have already purchased 750 dozen eggs from one of our local farmers who raised the issue of excess eggs. We engaged the Jamaica Egg Farmers Association and will be purchasing more eggs directly. MICAF will also inject 6 million dollars through the association in a program where eggs from affected farmers will be sold at a set rate through the Ministry’s network,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 24, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “I am extremely proud of how our farmers have responded thus far to ensure we maintain our food security. Again, I am asking all farmers who have been impacted negatively during this crisis to reach out to RADA,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 24, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told : “For the last two quarters, we have seen an increase in agricultural production. I think the agricultural sector can really help us now, but only if we continue to maintain increased production levesl and if we can find new market,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 17, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “A lot of the food supply chains will have some delays, so people who would have got products from further afield will have to look a little closer, and, I think, across the region. Jamaica can add to the cause, especially with fruits and condiments,” “America strongly depends on migrant labour and based on all the indications thus far, they have been having some challenges in terms of keeping their agricultural business running. As such, I think there is an opportunity for us to be able to supply those markets with products that [previously] we probably would not have been able to supply,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 17, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The airline is facing challenges with passenger traffic and probably will look to diversify with more cargo, so we are working to see how we can engage them,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, April 17, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Dencon is helping us to move at least 50 per cent of the excess, and it will be a big boost for the farmers. This is a private-sector investment to purchase the potatoes and to store them. It is a step in the right direction, and we hope that more of our private-sector partners will follow suit,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green outlined : “We set about to see how we could help them move that produce, and we believed that the first step would be to engage our private-sector partners, in terms of purchasing and storing the excess produce,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, April 9, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “It has been reaping some good returns thus far,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, April 8, 2020 9:57:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told : “What we found was there that there was, in fact, unexplained rises in prices across a number of the items,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:29:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The Ministry is seeking to identify and immediately address the issue of price gouging by supermarkets and retailers in light of the threat of the Coronavirus disease 2019,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “All the manufacturers and importers present have indicated that they have at least two to three months’ worth of stock and we expect that there will not be any shortage across the sector, especially in critical food items,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:50:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green wrote ( about Brian Cummings ) : “Bryan Cummings was a great human being. A most pleasant soul n a Munronian to the core. When he found out I went to Munro his smile expanded tenfold n every time I saw him after that the greeting was the same 'Munronian' with a massive smile. Deepest condolence to his family,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, March 8, 2020 8:46:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added ( about Jamaica Trade ) : “I believe that everything we have started to do, such as the Jamaica Trade Information Portal, and everything we are moving to do, such as the single window [JSWIFT], will make both our imports and exports much easier for our people to do,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:05:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “It was just returned from Chief Parliamentary Council. We have reviewed it as central ministry, sent it to CLA to see if they have any comments; but now we are a bit confident that we have arrived at the final product,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Our hope is that it will get back to the Chief Parliamentary Counsel by next week and then hopefully another three weeks after that we can send it to the Legislative Counsel. Once it goes to the legislative committee, then it will make its way to be tabled in Parliament, hopefully over the next six to eight weeks,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “You have people approaching us to say they have an interest. If that person is conducting business with a company that has been issued an import permit for the country, we will allow them to export,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “You would have heard MP Wright speak about a plan [but] we not only have a plan, we have moved passed that. We have an agri-business strategy just launched because the reality we have to tag agriculture with business,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:07:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We really need more community-based policing if we are to deal with praedial larceny, because many of those who steal crops are from the same areas from whence they steal,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green noted : “So you (farmers) will not have to wait on the extension officer to come around. You will have someone who is trained, who lives and works in that community to give you that expert advice,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, January 29, 2020 9:16:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “A brand new Jamaican company is coming to [the sector] that will help us, especially in relation to our environmentally friendly initiatives, to reduce the use of plastics and styrofoam, and will help in the creation of employment,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green noted : “So you (farmers) will not have to wait on the extension officer to come around. You will have someone who is trained, who lives and works in that community, to give you that expert advice,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:41:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “The farmers of Trelawny have planted yams on hillsides where it would seem impossible, yet they have planted there and reaped enough to be the leading parish in the export of yams. We must create a new image of farmers and farming,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, January 27, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We must fight against the perception that farmers are not bright. It’s a mistake to think like that,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, January 27, 2020 9:11:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green noted : “So you (farmers) will not have to wait on the extension officer to come around. You will have someone who is trained, who lives and works in that community to give you that expert advice,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 24, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green argued : “The reality is that, part of the truth we have to change is that we see that tourism is growing but we don't see a commensurate rise in the agricultural numbers. But we know that the people must eat, so it therefore suggests that the people are being fed by importation, and that is part of the reality that we have to change,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, January 24, 2020 11:52:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Many years ago, the Hague Show was the leading one of its kind in the Caribbean, and you must aim to get back there,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 24, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “What we will be doing in 2020 is looking for more community groups of traditional growers that we will engage and provide the technical support for them to transition into the medicinal marijuana industry,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We are now looking to move from the one acre that we started with to go into 10 acres of cultivation. We also met with the farmers from Orange Hill in Westmoreland. Again, we had some challenges getting the pilot off the ground, largely because of identifying suitable land that can be used and land that is owned that we can utilise for the purpose of planting ganja,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Saturday, January 18, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “What we will be doing in 2020 is looking for more community groups of traditional growers that we will engage and provide the technical support for them to transition into the medicinal marijuana industry,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 17, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We are now looking to move from the one acre that we started with to go into 10 acres of cultivation. We also met with the farmers from Orange Hill in Westmoreland. Again, we had some challenges getting the pilot off the ground, largely because of identifying suitable land that can be used and land that is owned that we can utilise for the purpose of planting ganja,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 17, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We are on the final draft of the regulations to facilitate the transit and trans-shipment of ganja for medical, therapeutic or scientific purposes, which has already gone through an expansive review process. It is our intention for this to be placed before the Parliament at the earliest possible time this year,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, January 9, 2020 8:40:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Most of the foundation was set last year as we have already started our programmes to guide our exporters and potential exporters in areas of capacity building and export promotion support through agencies of MICAF like Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) and our Export Max III programme through Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO). So, this year, there will be wider implementation across the country to promote private sector productivity and facilitate private sector innovation. By sharing these management techniques, government policies will be complemented, making exports a bigger portion of our national income,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green stated : “We closed the year 2019 with a strong series of meetings with the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica exploring strategies to drive exports. 2020 is the year of implementation,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, January 8, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “This will allow consumers to reach the Consumer Affairs Commission in a fast [and] efficient way and log their complaints [about products and services they are not satisfied with], but more importantly, to find out necessary information,” “The reality is that we are now in a digital age, and for most of us, all the things that we have wanted to do, which includes online shopping based on geographical location, we can now do it literally at our fingertips. We have to ensure that the Consumer Affairs Commission and other government agencies bring their services to the fingertips of our people” External link

caribbean360 Friday, December 20, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The idea is to create a paperless environment for permits, inspections [and] release of goods through JSWIFT,” External link

caribbean360 Friday, December 20, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green told : “We are removing the time it takes to get our exports out of the country,” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, December 15, 2019 8:57:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We recognise that it ought to be equitable. We have to provide preferential access, and the reality is that we definitely have to spend with our industries to drive growth,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, November 27, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The reality is we need more officers in the field to engage with our farmers to ensure that they are using cutting-edge technology and that they are getting the most efficiency from the plots that they produce,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 26, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The biggest responsibility is a personal responsibility that each individual has to treat every child as if that child is their own. We can’t think about violence against children as just violence against an unknown child. We have to reflect on it as if it were our child that was faced with that prospect,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, November 25, 2019 9:01:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “When I say the Government is serious about social enterprise, we're not only talking the talk, we are trying our best to walk the walk, and were drawing from our partners like the United Kingdom that have really shown how well you liberate the social enterprise movement and how that can move an economy,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, November 20, 2019 11:07:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “I am passionate about the fact that we must find a way to facilitate persons across the region to be the creators of the technology we are going to be utilising in agriculture. There should be an agriculture innovation technology fund through which IICA would provide funding to allow, especially youth across the region who have technology innovations, start-up companies around technology that are directly linked to agriculture to scale up their projects, plans, and programmes,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 6, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green noted : “this is where we need to go in developing our strains to see the benefits of ganja” “We want to encourage more investors to look at this end of the industry. Yes, we want to see more dispensaries. Yes, we want to see herb houses, but we need to make our international mark on research and development,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 29, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “His mother was there, and apparently there is a history of cancer in the family. He was in good spirits and trying to stay positive,” External link

jamaicaobserver Tuesday, October 22, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "The purpose of this competition is to support local non-profits and their missions to improve health and well-being in our communities, who go above and beyond where they can, and the winners this year do just that," External link

4-traders Friday, October 18, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green told : “For us here in Jamaica, agriculture is the bedrock of what we do; in fact, it contributes some seven per cent of our gross domestic product. But the reality is that over the last 15 years, we have seen much longer droughts which are then followed by intense periods of excessive rainfall,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “We have seen category five hurricanes that now appear to be the norm and not the exception to the rule, and because of natural disasters, over the last 15 years we have seen crop losses of over J$30 billion,” “This calls for urgent action, for behaviour change, for adaptation, and for a re-education and reorientation of our farmers and agriculturists” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The FAO has estimated that, in order to feed our ever-increasing population of the world, food production must rise by at least 60 per cent by 2050. Against that backdrop, I think it’s fair to say that global warming and the impact of climate change easily qualify as the greatest threat to human existence and to a sustainable quality of life in the 21st century,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “We have also invested in the provision of laboratory services and a traceability system to enhance disease surveillance and monitoring, to ensure the highest levels of compliance in good agricultural practices,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, September 27, 2019 10:19:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “We have also invested in the provision of laboratory services and a traceability system to enhance disease surveillance and monitoring, to ensure the highest levels of compliance in good agricultural practices,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green explained : “When the microorganisms become resistant to most antimicrobials they are often referred to as ‘superbugs’, which possess a major concern because a resistant infection may kill, can spread to others, impose huge costs to individuals and society,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green stated : “AMR also threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an ever-increasing range of infections in humans and in animals caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses, and fungi,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green stated : “As an indication to our commitment here in Jamaica, we do have in place a national emergency animal disease committee, which oversees programmes necessary to ensure the island’s preparedness to handle exotic animal diseases and threats in accordance with Jamaica’s animal diseases law and consistent with the guidelines of the World Health Organization for animal health. We have also invested in the provision of laboratory services and a traceable system to enhance disease surveillance and monitoring to ensure the highest levels of compliance with good agricultural practices,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “It is therefore important that major players in the veterinary medical profession and stakeholders in the livestock subsector, including producers, importers, and distributors, recognise the vast importance of detecting and manning animal diseases,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, September 26, 2019 10:13:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "We at Aetna have an amazing opportunity, and responsibility, to improve the health and well-being of our communities by focusing on how we address social determinants of health," External link

4-traders Monday, September 9, 2019 5:36:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We are continuing on the programme, looking at the feasibility of bringing water from the Black River up to the Pedro Plains. The consultants’ midway report for the study has determined that the Black River has the capacity to adequately supply Flagaman and adjoining communities,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, September 3, 2019 8:55:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “What I like about Ed’s model, any time he tells you something, him roll out the statistics to go with it,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, August 26, 2019 9:05:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We will craft a programme in relation to how we can intervene… My hope is that we will be able to do that before the end of the week so we can say to you, this is the methodology,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, August 22, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “Our government, through our various agencies and ministries has taken deliberate and strategic steps to recognise the Creative Industry and its potential to create wealth and grow the economy,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, August 12, 2019 8:41:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green added : “The idea is to get Orange Hill up and running and then assess both programmes. We’ll start a process of engagement with other communities where we know there are some of the principles that we’re looking for,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We are sending a clear signal that as a Ministry, we are going to be working with the police and we are going to be targeting the markets and the end-users to ensure that we cut off the markets for goods which have been gotten through praedial larceny,” “For those who are in this business, ensure that you have your proof in relation to where you have purchased your meat. That is something we are going to be very strong on,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, July 19, 2019 7:22:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green told : “The ministry, through the office of the Permanent Secretary, has started a review of JACRA. Clearly, we are doing everything from legislation to the operations. I think everybody saw the overarching vision and has bought into it, but the operationalisation is what is critical, and we have taken feedback from all stakeholders. As such, the PS [Permanet Secretary] has assembled a team to meet with JACRA and next week I will meet with JACRA, to go through some of the concerns,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, July 15, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green noted : “they will never have enough money to lend into business hence the banks are urged to come on board” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, July 5, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Cuba has a market that has considerable potential for Jamaican goods and services. The country imports over 70 per cent of its food for a market of over 11 million people, and Jamaica is willing to meet the demands for these products. So, as Cuba increases its regional cooperation under its foreign investment law, it is necessary for us to demonstrate our interest in the Cuban market. It is through engagements like this trade fair that we will see the advancement of trade for Jamaica's manufacturing and services sectors. [It is] another step forward in the Cuba-Jamaica relationship” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:09:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “What we have done is to take that policy, broke it down and look at those areas that touch and concern us, especially the trade and duty-related issues, and we’ve done what needs to be done to remove those barriers that we can impact,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, June 9, 2019 9:19:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green stated ( about Exim Bank ) : “What I can say at this time is that the Government is moving in that direction. We have a new facility that we are going to be putting out through the EXIM Bank. I am very sure that we will be aligning our interest rates with what the sector has been asking for,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, May 31, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The policy is clearly important because it will give guidelines to put forward regulations for the industry,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 27, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green disclosed : “We want to ensure there isn't too much bureaucracy in the system, while still ensuring the safeguards. We expect to complete this review over the next six weeks,” “To the partners in the industry, we expect that you will see a renewed, refreshed, revitalised CLA that is there to facilitate the expansion of your business. We are doing all we can now to take maximum advantage of our potential in this industry” External link

jamaicaobserver Sunday, May 26, 2019 8:34:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told : “I've heard a number of people speak to the tremendous difficulty and the length of time that it takes to have the applications processed. I've tasked the executive director to do a full review to see where we can eliminate bureaucracy while still ensuring that we have the safeguards,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “In developing the industry we really wanted to send a very clear sign, through our regulations, that we were having a full, strong, legal industry, and as such our regulations are very stringent. Well two years in, we have seen where some of them may not be practical for the development of our industry. Now we have seen it clearly in operation and we have seen where it provides tremendous barriers in some instances for legitimate entry into the industry,” External link

jamaicaobserver Saturday, May 25, 2019 1:31:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Soon, the global medical marijuana industry will be valued at more than US$100 billion, and Jamaica is getting ready to be a part of this global phenomenon. The stakes are high and Epican has already been a key player in aiding in the move toward an international standard in the emerging global cannabis industry,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green disclosed : “We want to ensure there isn't too much bureaucracy in the system, while still ensuring the safeguards. We expect to complete this review over the next six weeks,” “To the partners in the industry, we expect that you will see a renewed, refreshed, revitalised CLA that is there to facilitate the expansion of your business. We are doing all we can now to take maximum advantage of our potential in this industry” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 22, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green noted : “ACE 11 is an extremely important programme that is critical to creating investment opportunities beyond borders, while building relationships through information sharing and collaboration for increased economic growth,” External link

jamaicaobserver Wednesday, May 22, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “As we are now, we have finalised our drafting instructions in relations to our export regulations. Those are with the Attorney General Chambers and we expect that before the end of this year, we will have export regulations for our legal cannabis industry,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : “We are happy that we have a robust local market, a robust local medicinal market, and the players have shown that we do have an appetite for medical marijuana, but we also know that we need to take a part of the international market,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We can only do that if we put together export regulations that will make companies like Epican (Jamaica), who are growing (cannabis) in the wonderful Blue Mountain area, are able to export,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “The truth is, they have to get ­additional human resources. So for the first time in the history of the three-year-old organisation, we are going to employ two agricultural specialists to work with those players in the industry to ensure that we are infusing research in what we do,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We are going to be strengthening our monitoring framework by ­bringing three additional officers; we are going to be strengthening our site inspection framework by bringing in two ­additional officers; but, also, we are going to strengthen our organisation[al] framework by bringing a senior director of operations,” “Why is all of this important? My goal is to reduce the time that it takes for somebody to get into the legal ­(medicinal cannabis) industry. Quite frankly, it has taken too long for ­people who have come to invest, who are above board, who can help us expand our brand, to get involved in the industry” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We want to ensure that there isn’t too much bureaucracy in the system, while still ensuring the safeguards. We expect to complete this review over the next six weeks,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, May 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told : “I believe we must start a programme where we name and shame those who continue to throw the garbage on the roads daily,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 20, 2019 8:24:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “It cannot continue like this; our island is our best asset. [Our] jobs will be easier if people were putting their rubbish in receptacles... and not littering Jamaica. We are too beautiful a country. I urge the nation on a whole to take more pride in our country and in our communities and keep Jamaica clean,” “You know, as a country we have to do better. As a people we have to tek more pride in our country. To be honest, some of the practices that I see, it really turns all parts of you,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 20, 2019 8:24:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “This is a critical step as we seek to improve the ease of doing business in Jamaica. The system will improve the efficiency of the agency and lessen the customer load at the facility, allowing the staff to focus on more complicated matters. It will also combat some of the age-old problems that the Agency has faced,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 17, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Steps will be taken to amend critical legislation, including the Business Names Act, in an effort to remove the partiality that the act imposes in the approval of business names process,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 17, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Our hope is that by the time the CHICOS Summit comes around, our investment policy would have been finalised,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, May 9, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told : “Government has asked COTED that by June the technical team should be in place along with the terms of the assessment,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “Having the state of emergency in St James, Westmoreland and Hanover is a step in the right direction, but clearly, one of the things we have to ensure is that we are quite aware that when these parishes come under additional attention from the police and the army, that those with intent will seek to flee, and unfortunately, the closest parish is the parish of St Elizabeth,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “I want to use this opportunity to encourage our local police to ensure that no stone is left unturned in keeping out these gangsters,” “Appropriate measures must be put in place so that those who would want to take up a hiding place in another parish will have no space in St Elizabeth to hide” External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, May 8, 2019 8:49:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “I know we have some of the finest officers... but I do believe the hierarchy of the police locally has to do a better job of engaging the community to ensure that there is a share of information,” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 6, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “If the community is not engaged then they will not take the necessary steps to (share information with the police),” External link

jamaicaobserver Monday, May 6, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We recognize that we have had traditional growers, and different parts of our societies have viewed the plant in different ways,” “It is very important for us to move the illegal activity to a legalized trade,” External link

repeatingislands Thursday, April 25, 2019 7:29:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We recognise that we have had traditional growers, and different parts of our societies have viewed the plant in different ways,” “It is very important for us to move the illegal activity to a legalised trade,” External link

dailytimesPK Sunday, April 21, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "We recognise that we have had traditional growers, and different parts of our societies have viewed the plant in different ways," "It is very important for us to move the illegal activity to a legalised trade," External link

trust Saturday, April 20, 2019 5:20:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : “We recognise that we have had traditional growers, and different parts of our societies have viewed the plant in different ways,” “It is very important for us to move the illegal activity to a legalised trade,” External link

themalaymailonline Saturday, April 20, 2019 5:18:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “MSMEs are absolutely critical to our economies, and especially for small economies. Not only are they major contributors to employment and growth worldwide, they contribute significantly to the gross domestic product of countries across the globe,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, March 22, 2019 9:30:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “It is a real problem, and it is a problem that we don’t speak a lot of, but it is a problem that more and more, we are getting significant complaints about,” External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, February 24, 2019 9:42:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : “There are so many entrepreneurs across Jamaica. Every corner you go somebody is speaking about a business plan. Sometimes, the plan is directed in the wrong direction, but don't get it wrong, they are business ideas, and when we give them the opportunity for those ideas to come to life in a legal way, we will all be better off,” External link

jamaicaobserver Thursday, February 21, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told : "We decided to take a more extensive look to ensure that costings were done and priority interventions identified, but the first draft is now completed," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:55:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green expressed : "It's still a very difficult situation to think about, but it's sadness mixed with hope," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:55:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "In 2017, Cabinet approved the final draft of the National Youth Policy by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, to be tabled in Parliament as a White Paper. The policy establishes a framework within which youth can be supported to pursue and achieve their goals," "It outlines and explores areas for action and indicates six priority areas - education and training, health and well-being, employment and entrepreneurship, youth participation, social inclusion and reintegration, and institutional and youth-sector arrangements" External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, January 11, 2019 9:20:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "My first message to you is do not stop here. CAP is a small part of the journey," External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 10, 2018 8:11:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "I would say to you now, if you are doing a skill area, you are putting yourself ahead of the pack, and that is the reality. You must take the next step because at one time, you couldn't find people with Level Two. Now they are everywhere," "You have to go further, you have to get your associate degree. You can move on and get your degree. Move from Level Two up to Level Four and Five because you must be the best in your area" External link

jamaica-gleaner Monday, December 10, 2018 8:11:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green stated : "We need to remove that fallacy from the minds of our children," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:41:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : "Nothing you do on social media is private, no matter if it disappears in 24 hours like is the case with snapchat, it never goes away and that's the reality that we have to keep telling our children. So, I say to our students, anything you share on social media, you should be willing to go in the public square and shout it out loud because that is what you're doing," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:41:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "The question must be, what does your social media say about you? Because, often time to us it is representing your true self," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:41:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green stated : "I often say to children, if you have to hide it, it shouldn't be on your phone," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, November 22, 2017 8:41:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "There will always be some level of ring fencing and separation of the registry because it is important for people who want to report anonymously, and we have to put in those safeguards. So there's one head, who, in the interim, will be Mrs Gage-Grey," "It's one agency, so if someone calls with a complaint to say that their report was not recorded appropriately, you send it to one agency and they do the internal work. I think that will help people who, oftentimes, unfortunately, will go to one and you're told that you have to go to another, and quite frankly, people don't want to hear that," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:50:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "One of the things from the full merger report was a call to strengthen our system out of the urban centres and into our parishes. We have done a good job of identifying hot spots in relation to child abuse, and they span both centres and rural areas, and we recognise that it has to be a broad-based approach," External link

jamaica-gleaner Thursday, November 16, 2017 8:50:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "We want the youth parliamentarians to get a greater feel of what it really means to be a parliamentarian. We're not just moving towards the act of going to Parliament and presenting, but also that of serving in the community, which is really what a parliamentarian should be about, giving service and representing people," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green explained : "As such, they wouldn't have had the benefit of being able to critique what Government was doing in an effort to make it better or make suggestions that were not yet being considered. So, we wanted to develop a programme which would enable them to make a more fulsome presentation to the Parliament while also sharpening parliamentary procedure skills, research on the relevant topics, and also strengthen their public speaking," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : "At the ceremony this year, I plan to outline some of the proposals that came from the previous Parliament because they have impacted Government. So, for us, it's definitely not symbolism but substance," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "We actually have young people who are in charge of the programme, so they have met with me and told me what they want to do," "The big change is that our youth parliamentarians will go through a one-year training period, where they will be given proper research techniques. They will be able to really delve into what the Government is doing, so that when they make their presentations and make their suggestions, [these] are really things that may be happening or a critique of what may be happening," External link

jamaica-star Monday, November 13, 2017 7:57:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green told ( about St Mary ) : "It's a great win for the people of South Eastern St Mary. I am sure he will be an excellent representative for the people. Dr Dunn stuck with them," External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:48:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green told ( about St Mary ) : "It's a great win for the people of South Eastern St Mary. I am sure he will be an excellent representative for the people. Dr Dunn stuck with them" External link

jamaica-gleaner Tuesday, October 31, 2017 7:29:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "We do have standards that our early childhood institutions are supposed to meet [and] the reality is that all of them that I have met with want to meet the standards, want to be certified but the reality is that unless they get some help, unless there is solid partnership, they won't be able to because we all know the resources at this level from the parents are very hard to come by. I want to encourage the Kiwanis and other service organisations to donate," External link

jamaica-gleaner Friday, September 29, 2017 9:45:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "We always speak about the welfare of our children, but we often don't speak about the welfare of the staff in the homes, and we have to start dealing with that ... We speak about the mental well-being of our children, (but) we don't often speak about when a staff member needs some counselling," External link

jamaica-star Friday, September 22, 2017 6:37:00 PM EAT

Floyd Green said : "It is a difficulty that we have [currently] in children's services. We have had to try to employ other strategies to ensure that we are keeping our children safe, once they come in contact with the security forces," "But you can understand the issues. I would love to hear from the Ministry of National Security and their team," External link

jamaica-gleaner Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:07:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green said : "The truth is, the community has been underserved, and the only way we can treat with that is by first acknowledging it and then taking steps to address it," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:43:00 AM EAT

Floyd Green added : "We have progressed well in some areas, but there are other areas in which we have not done so well. we have to quickly catch up in those areas, and I think that this gives us a significant push-start in relation to catching up on lost ground in relation to treating our hearing-impaired community," External link

jamaica-gleaner Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:43:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister30.30%EN12/02/201702/12/2017
state minister16.16%EN11/22/201722/11/2017
youth minister1.01%EN11/16/201716/11/2017
state minister for education youth and information17.17%EN11/14/201714/11/2017
minister for education youth and information9.09%EN11/14/201714/11/2017
lawmaker1.01%EN10/14/201714/10/2017
education state minister2.02%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
member2.02%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
committee member1.01%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
minister of education youth and information1.01%EN09/16/201716/09/2017
senator2.02%EN04/18/201718/04/2017
minister for education1.01%EN04/07/201707/04/2017
mp4.04%EN09/13/201613/09/2016
education minister1.01%EN09/05/201605/09/2016
speaker2.02%EN07/18/201618/07/2016
education youth and information state minister1.01%EN07/14/201614/07/2016
youth and information state minister1.01%EN07/14/201614/07/2016
information state minister1.01%EN07/14/201614/07/2016
government colleague1.01%EN06/07/201607/06/2016
state youth minister1.01%EN05/30/201630/05/2016
president3.03%EN03/03/201503/03/2015
president1.01%SA08/16/201416/08/2014
Names Lang Count
Floyd GreenEN57.91%
Dimitar DilkoffEN15.09%
Dimitar DilkoffFR10.71%
DIMITAR DILKOFFFR10.22%
Dimitar DilkoffPT2.19%
DIMITAR DILKOFFEN1.70%
DIMITAR DILKOFFPT1.22%
DImitar DilkoffFR0.49%
Floyd GreenSA0.24%
Dimitar DilkoffSA0.24%
Floyd GreenPT0.00%


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