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‘Victimized’

‘Victimized’

St Lucy farmer Roger Seliciano is crying victimization over a decision by the Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) to evict him from the Land for the Landless programme. The Government initiative provides arable land through lease or licence arrangements to bona fide farmers who otherwise would not have been able to access land. […]

Boycott them!

Boycott them!

Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) James Paul is fuming over a business entity’s importation of 900 cases of coconut water from Guyana, and he is appealing to Barbadians to boycott the imported drink. In an interview with Barbados TODAY this afternoon, Paul lambasted the business, saying its action was “undermining the […]

Sweeter crop

Sweeter crop

This year’s sugar harvest kicks off on Monday, with officials anticipating a much higher yield than last year’s disappointing 7,000 tonnes of raw sugar. Speaking at a workshop for cane harvesters and planters at the West Indies Central Sugar Cane Breeding Station Friday, Chairman of Barbados Sugar Industry Limited Patrick Bethell revealed that the 2017 […]

Sir Frank knocks landowners

Sir Frank knocks landowners

A leading economist is placing the blame for the dwindling sugar cane production on “laziness” in the private sector, specifically large sugar cane landowners. Addressing Friday’s Democratic Labour Party (DLP) lunchtime lecture on the topic ‘Fiscal Consolidation in Small Developing Economies’ at the party’s George Street, Belleville, St Michael headquarters, Sir Frank Alleyne said Barbados’ sugar […]

Less than rosy year for farmers

Less than rosy year for farmers

2016 will go down as a less than rosy one for local farmers. In fact, Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) James Paul today reported that vegetable and meat production had fallen at the end of last year. Paul also told Barbados TODAY milk production was disappointingly low as it fell below […]

Temporary ban on fresh poultry from Europe

Temporary ban on fresh poultry from Europe

The Ministry of Agriculture has announced a temporary ban on the importation of fresh poultry from the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe. In a statement issued today by the Barbados Government Information Service, the ministry said the move by its Veterinary Services Department takes immediate effect and applies to all live birds, hatching […]

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 […]

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