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Another side to the NCC

Another side to the NCC

It has recently been on the receiving end of much public criticism over its handling of the April 2014 termination of over 100 of its employees. However, there was absolutely no sign of those recent hostilities today as General Manager Keith Neblett warmly welcomed members of the media into the NCC’s Codrington, St Michael headquarters […]

Pacific Islands impressed with CARICOM agriculture

Pacific Islands impressed with CARICOM agriculture

by Kenton Chance The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) may have made more progress in its agricultural sector than it realises, an official from the Pacific says, as his region takes lessons from the Caribbean ahead of its first Pacific Week of Agriculture, slated to take place next year. Neil Netaf, senior advisor to the Ministry of […]

‘Take big view of agriculture’

‘Take big view of agriculture’

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands– Stakeholders in the regional agricultural sector have been urged to take “a big view of agriculture” as Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations continue to highlight the importance of food production to its economic and social development. The call from Executive Director of the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) Barton Clarke, came yesterday […]

Look to organic farming – UNDP official

Look to organic farming – UNDP official

A senior official of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is promoting organic agriculture as the future of the sector here. Programme Manager of the UNDP’s Small Grant Programme (SGP) David Bynoe Tuesday advised farmers to get involved in organic farming and permaculture if they wanted to sustain the sector. “Permaculture and organic agriculture are two […]

More action on climate change – Chandler

More action on climate change – Chandler

Chief Agricultural Officer Lennox Chandler has taken an apparent dig at the authorities for failing to support efforts by his department to combat the effects of climate change on the agriculture sector. Addressing a forum for farmers at the Barbados Water Authority Tuesday, Chandler suggested that there were those who gave lip service to the […]

No water problems on animal farms in St Lucy

No water problems on animal farms in St Lucy

The severe water outages now plaguing parts of the island and taking a toll on animal farming, appear to have spared farmers in the northern parish of St Lucy. While there have been many stories of woe from residents mainly in the north and east of Barbados, and while some farmers have been complaining that […]

Two Govt MPs lock horns over chicken wings

Two Govt MPs lock horns over chicken wings

St Michael West Central MP James Paul has taken his ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) colleague Donville Inniss to task over recent statements he made about the local poultry sector. Amid concerns about an increase in the importation of chicken and turkey wings, Inniss, who is the Minister of Commerce and Industry, had called on […]

BAS official cries foul

BAS official cries foul

Poultry farmers are in need of urgent help to save their livelihoods, vice president of the Barbados Egg and Poultry Producers Association (BEPPA) Stephen Layne said. And he is calling on authorities to take immediate action to stem the poultry imports that are putting a dent in local farmers’ business. “The industry at this point […]

Thieves strike St Andrew livestock farmer

Thieves strike St Andrew livestock farmer

A St Andrew farmer remained angry and in disbelief yesterday, five days after thieves stole two of his cows and butchered them a stone’s throw from his farm. The farmer, who asked that he not be identified, said he was considering calling it a day because it made little sense putting in all the required […]

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