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Denbigh 2012 plan already set in motion

Published:Saturday | August 6, 2011 | 12:00 AM
Denbigh - The worker at left prepares to 'feed' sugar cane into the mechanical grinder which extracts the juice and deposits the trash. Missing this year was the mule-drawn variation of the process which shows the animal hooked up to the device and providing the necessary horsepower. - Christopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

Christopher Serju, Gleaner Writer

MAY PEN, Clarendon:

THE PLAN to make the Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show 2012 the mother of all shows has already been set in motion, given the amount of work that will be required to make this a reality.

As a first step, the Jamaica Agricultural Society, which owns the 65-acre Denbigh Showground and hosts the annual event, has partnered with a fencing company to secure the compound, chief executive officer Christopher Emanuel told The Gleaner. Speaking after the recent staging, he explained that security breaches of the perimeter fencing had contributed to an influx of imported toys and other banned items.

However, in keeping with a recent memorandum of understanding signed with the Government under which it is obligated to minimise the amount of imported products at Denbigh, the society was on the ball in ejecting vendors and seizing some of these products. Organisers had advertised that such vending would not be allowed.