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Farming boost

Farming boost

Students across Barbados will benefit from a US$150,000 Agripreneurship project, thanks to a partnership between the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth’s Youth Development Programme (YDP) and the Junior Achievement (JA) Charity of Barbados. Aimed at implementing innovative agricultural projects for youth in schools and communities, the JA Charity of Barbados today launched its Regional Entrepreneurship […]

Opposition MP wants Paul to resign

A call in Parliament today for James Paul to resign as chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS). Immediately after Paul lambasted the private sector and accused it of seeking to undermine state policy in the poultry industry, Opposition parliamentarian Dwight Sutherland took him to task. As the House of Assembly debated a resolution […]

Step up, doc

Step up, doc

The head of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS), James Paul, has called for Minister of Agriculture Dr David Estwick to intervene in the ongoing impasse between  the BAS and the Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) over the importation of chicken wings. “I really think that what should happen is that the Minister of […]

BADMC not backing down from study

BADMC not backing down from study

The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) says it will not back off from a study commissioned to determine the impact of poultry importation on the local industry. Its insistence follows a request by Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) CEO James Paul for the parties involved to hold talks on the issue rather than pursue […]

BADMC grants poultry request

BADMC grants poultry request

The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) has defended the importation of a container carrying just over 24,000 kilograms of chicken wings expected to arrive in the island tomorrow. The BADMC said it sanctioned the importation by Paul’s Enterprises Limited, operators of Lucky Horseshoe Restaurant, because poultry farmers simply could not provide all the […]

Call for agriculture subsidy to help tackle tough times

The operator of one of Barbados’ top farms is calling for a Government subsidy for the agriculture sector in response to the rising cost of doing business. Richard Armstrong, managing director of ARMAG Farm, says his fuel bill has risen by as much as $5,000 a month, and he is spending far more money on […]

Paul furious

Paul furious

Agriculture stakeholders want an investigation into the granting of a licence to an importer to bring in two containers of chicken wings, despite local farmers being more than able to meet the demand.  An infuriated chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS), James Paul, who described the treatment meted out to the local […]

In jeopardy?

In jeopardy?

Next year’s cane crop may be in trouble if the rain does not come soon. Management of the Barbados Farms Limited is hoping for showers of blessing after fire burnt acres of young cane at one of its fields in St Philip this afternoon. Up to nightfall, workers from Farms Limited were sprinkling water on […]

RUFFLED

RUFFLED

Poultry farmers raise fresh concern about imported chicken wings.