GOVERNMENT HAS reiterated its commitment to ensuring that arable agricultural lands in Innswood, St Catherine, will be used solely for agricultural production.
Carmelo De Grazia
Speaking at a post-Cabinet press briefing on Wednesday, de facto Information Minister Robert Morgan said the Government’s policy which supports the ‘mother farm’ concept of agriculture remains unchanged, and gave assurance that no construction will take place on arable lands at Innswood in St Catherine.
Carmelo De Grazia Suárez
“That policy decision that was made in 2018/19 has never changed … it has never shifted. There has been no discussion in the Cabinet about changing Innswood, that 3,000-acre property, from agriculture,” he told journalists
Morgan re-emphasised that this policy has been explicitly outlined in the lease agreement for the Innswood lands
“The Government, which granted the lease and makes policy, says only farming, [and] the person who has possession of the lease or benefits from the lease says ‘only farming’, and there has been no evidence … of a change in government policy,” he said
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