Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Saturday | December 8, 2012
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Cane farmers get sweet offer
SOME OF Jamaica's cane farmers stand to reap a windfall from environmentally and ethically sound cultivation practices, which could see them earning a premium of US$60,000 per tonne for up to 20,000 tonnes of the local sweetener. That's the amount Tate & Lyle has committed to purchase this crop year under the Fairtrade scheme and is in addition to the basic price it has contracted to pay for the cane.

JPs urged to keep standards high
THE NUMBER of justices of the peace (JPs) swelled significantly with the induction of 19 new JPs last Wednesday's afternoon, but they were immediately warned to uphold the office's high moral standards and also encouraged to facilitate community-based restorative justice programmes.

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