Historic! Jamaican Women to Participate in Overseas Farm Work Programme
For what is reportedly the first time in the island’s history, female farm workers will participate in the Jamaican Overseas Agricultural Programme to the United States this year.
A group of 64 women are reportedly set to head off for the Gebbers Farms in Brewster, Washington in June.
The revelation came courtesy of Labour and Social Security Minister, Shahine Robinson on Thursday at a ceremony which was held at the ministry’s North Street office in downtown Kingston for the presentation of the management and employees of Gebbers Farms.
The entity joined the Jamaican Overseas Agricultural Programme in 2010, and took in approximately 300 workers that year.
That figure has since risen to 600 Jamaicans at work on the farms.
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