Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Advice for farmers


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MINISTER OF LABOUR Dr Esther Byer Suckoo today urged young prospective farmers not to slip into the informal sector, quietly doing business but paying no taxes and not registering with the National Insurance Scheme.

She said it might seem cheaper to operate that way but people ran the risk of having no pension and no major source of funds after retirement.

Byer Suckoo was addressing the closing ceremony of the annual Youth In Agriculture Farm Programme involving the Inter American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture, the Technical and vocational Education and Training Council and the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation.

Thirty-one students from nine secondary schools graduated today from the programme during a ceremony held at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic. (TY)

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