News for October 2016

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (centre), planting a  a Blue Mahoe seedling, Jamaica's national tree, at the Seaward Primary and Junior High School in observance of National Tree Planting Day 2016 . He's assisted by students of the institution. Looking on is CEO & Conservator of Forests, Miss Marilyn Headley.

Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Honourable Dr. Horace Chang, is calling for Jamaicans to get involved in planting and protecting trees and by extension forests, noting that trees and forest cover are very important to the sustainability of economic activity generated from tourism, agriculture and other sectors.