10% of farmers impacted by Tropical Storm Grace


Agriculture and Fisheries, Minister Floyd Green says only about 10% of farmers in the eastern end of the island were impacted by the passage of tropical storm grace.

The Minister noted that teams from the Rural Agricultural Development Authority, RADA, the Agro-Investment corporation, the Banana Board and the National Fisheries Authority have been dispatched to undertake an assessment of the damage.

Mr. Green said the majority of the reports of damage thus far have been coming from St. Mary, St. Thomas and Portland.

He said based on what is being reported, most of the agro-parks in the affected parishes were spared significant damage, outside of St. Thomas which saw about 10 per cent of its farmers being impacted.