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Women to participate in US farm work programme for the first time

Published:Friday | May 12, 2017 | 5:23 AM

For the first time, female farm workers will participate in the Jamaican Overseas Agricultural Programme to the United States this year.

A group of 64 women will depart the island in June for the Gebbers Farms in Brewster, Washington DC.

The announcement was made by Labour Minister, Shahine Robinson, at a ceremony held at her North Street office for the presentation of Gebbers Farms management and workers.

Gebbers Farms joined the Jamaican Overseas Agricultural Programme in 2010 and took approximately 300 workers that year.

Currently, more than 600 Jamaicans work on the farm.