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    On Saturday 18th September 2021 at 2:00 pm, Police destroyed by burning a total of eleven thousand nine hundred and thirty-two (11,932) Cannabis plants which were harvested by Police carrying out operations over the past three (3) months in the parishes of St. John, St. George and St. Philip. The supervision of the destruction was […]

    September 20, 2021CrimeNo comments
  2. Secretary-General accredits Guyana’s new Ambassador to CARICOM

    Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday received Guyana’s new Ambassador to CARICOM H.E. George Talbot, in a ceremony which also highlighted the country’s lead role in the Caribbean Community’s food production and food security. Guyana holds lead responsibility for Agriculture, Agricultural Diversification and Food Security in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet, and President Irfaan Ali earlier this […]

    April 27, 2021AgricultureNo comments
  3. PERCY VS GOLIATH: Christopher Walken, Monique Alvarez & Pathy Aiyar

    A Canadian farmer takes on a giant corporation after their GMOs interfere with his crops.

    April 4, 2021Agriculture, Video GalleryNo comments
  4. CDB supports sweet potato value chain project

    Enhancing food security and agricultural productivity are at the root of a new project, which seeks to improve the production, processing and marketing of sweet potato in the Caribbean Region. A US$600,000-grant from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) to the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) will fund the research and capacity building initiative. […]

    April 2, 2021Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Maritime Affairs & Blue Economy partners with UNDP to create jobs and improve Food Security

    The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Blue Economy is now equipped with more vital information that could assist the development of Barbados’ Blue Economy. The UNDP completed a Blue Scoping Study on behalf of the Ministry study that focused on the various components of that industry. This foundation document highlighted the possible emerging sectors in […]

    February 11, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  6. The Barbados Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Authority (BMCLA) hosts its 1st Application Clinic to help persons interested in applying for Industry Licenses

    The Barbados Medicinal Cannabis Licensing Authority (BMCLA) the island’s regulator for the medicinal cannabis industry, just completed its first application clinic today, which was geared to assist small farmers/entrepreneurs through the application process. With applications scheduled to be available on January 18, 2021, the two virtual sessions spoke specifically for potential licensees interested in applying […]

    January 12, 2021Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments

    Members of the deaf community are now the newest recipients of certification in the Backyard Gardening Project. The 4-week initiative was a joint collaboration of The Deaf Heart Project, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), FarmFinder Global and the Ministry of Agriculture. Training sessions were held at the Irving Wilson School during the month […]

    November 27, 2020Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  8. $5.35 Million Bds Boost to Barbados Tuna Industry, Maritime Affairs gaining more value for Fisherfolk

    The substantial demand for tuna among sushi and sashimi lovers mainly in North America has been the driving force behind the development of tuna fisheries in the Caribbean region for exports. As a result of this global demand, a number of countries in the Caribbean region, such as Barbados, have developed a yellow-fin tuna (YFT) […]

    November 19, 2020Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  9. UN Launching multi-million-dollar Regional Project to Empower Women and Youth in the Agri/Fisheries Small Business Sectors

    The United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security Project will be formally launched on Tuesday 20 September. Set to benefit over 162,000 people in the Caribbean, the focus is on reaching the most vulnerable – particularly women and marginalised youth who continue to be disproportionately affected by economic, social and environmental challenges. UN Women and […]

    October 19, 2020Agriculture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  10. Caribbean Brands to Feature at Leading Food, Health and Nutrition Exhibition

    The COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand from health-conscious consumers for natural products made with pure and simple ingredients. In 2016, the global natural food and drinks market was valued at $79.1 million (US) and by 2023 is estimated to reach $191.9 million (US)- a compound annual growth rate of 17.6%.[1] This presents an excellent opportunity […]

    October 4, 2020AgricultureNo comments

    “Many times large problems can be tackled with small and simple solutions“. This is the belief of Mr. Adrian Reid, co founder of Victory Gardens Caribbean, a faith based, urban farming and food security company that seeks to empower homes and communities with the skills, knowledge and products to become more food secure, economically sustainable […]

    July 29, 2020Agriculture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  12. Aquaculture project approaches with boost from Maritime Affairs

    (THANKS TO DAILY NATION) A number of Barbadians stand to benefit from a major aquaculture programme facilitated by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Adams Aquafarm and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. The project entails a five-day training exercise for 30 entrepreneurs interested in developing an aquaponics […]

    July 26, 2020Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  13. 8th PM of Barbados responds to St John water woes, pledges solution forthcoming as funds available

    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley vowed this weekend getting water to Barbadians in rural areas is now a top priority, revealing a special capital works project on a feeder to the Bowmanston Pumping Station in St John will be fast-tracked;   View this post on Instagram   A viral YouTube video depicting the hardship of […]

    July 6, 2020Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  14. United Nations Development Programme partners with WiFetch to boost Caribbean’s e-commerce Sector and Economic Recovery amid Covid-19 pandemic

    One month after launching its contactless delivery service and online marketplace in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WiFetch has entered into a partnership with The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to promote innovation, economic transformation and quick digital transitions in the midst of the COVID pandemic. The UNDP and WiFetch recently signed a memorandum of […]

    April 28, 2020Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  15. Over 5,000 Chickmont customers processed using the new e-commerce system during the COVID-19 lockdown

    Chickmont Foods Ltd. (CMT) is reporting success in filling thousands of orders received during the brief shopping window of the 24-hour national COVID-19 lockdown. “We are extremely proud of our team members, our Chickmont heroes, especially those who showed up to serve as essential workers to help feed our nation during this very tenuous time.” […]

    April 24, 2020Agriculture, Breaking News, FeaturedNo comments
  16. Second Caribbean Distilling Seminar held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    October saw the holding of the second Caribbean Distilling Seminar, this time in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The event, which was held for its second consecutive year, from 7th to 11th October 2019, was a joint effort between the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA), Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS) and the […]

    December 6, 2019AgricultureNo comments
  17. Over one hundred fisherfolks enhanced their safety at sea in Tobago through ICT Training

    A large group of over 115 fisherfolk, officials from the Department of Marine Resources and Fisheries (DMRF); the Occupational Safety and Health Department, the Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) and representatives from fisherfolk association participated in and benefited from Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training sessions held recently […]

    November 29, 2019AgricultureNo comments

    Scores of students in St. Kitts & Nevis will soon be participating in the Regional Entrepreneurship and Agriculture Programme (REAP), which is aimed at promoting a culture of agriculture and agri-business in the Caribbean. Ms. Sonia Mahon, a member of the Board of Trustees of Youth Equipped to Achieve (YEA), which is in the forefront […]

    November 7, 2019EducationNo comments
  19. It’s Here Again This Month! Join Codrington College At Their Farmers’ Market on October 26th!

    Download the Cave Shepherd Card Mobile App and enjoy easy access to your account and more On The Go! Available now in the Google Play and Apple App Stores. In the event that you forgot your CS Online password, kindly select the “Forgot Password” link on the login page or contact our 24 hour Customer […]

    October 19, 2019Agriculture, Photo GalleryNo comments

    The Drug Squad arrested and formally charged 47 year old Jerry Nathaniel Haynes, from Halls Village # 1 St James for a number of drug related offences which occurred on Wednesday the 28th of August 2019. These charges related to Possession, Possession with intent to supply, Trafficking and the Cultivation of Cannabis. Circumstances Police executed […]

    September 6, 2019Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments

    Rum producers from around the region met in Barbados this week to discuss how to promote responsible drinking and to reduce the harmful use of alcohol. The harmful use of alcohol has been recognised as a contributing factor to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and in recognition, the industry set up at task force in 2018 to […]

    July 2, 2019AgricultureNo comments

    Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley paid tribute to the late Agronomist, Dr. Frances Chandler, who passed away on Saturday, describing her as an outstanding agronomist. “It is with shock and sadness that I learnt of the passing of Dr. Frances Chandler. She was a distinguished daughter of the soil who displayed a singular […]

    February 24, 2019Breaking News, Events, FeaturedNo comments
  23. ‘Alcohol School’ celebrates 38th year with ‘The Alcohol School – Concise’ course

    Over 120 persons converged on Jamaica from October 15th – 19th, 2018 for the Ethanol Technology Institute’s {educational arm of Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS)} ‘The Alcohol School – Concise’ course. The initiative was the result of a collaboration between the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA) and LBDS and took place […]

    November 7, 2018AgricultureNo comments

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security will host the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, from Monday, October 8, to Friday, October 12, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC). During the week, there will be a number of activities, including a plenary session, workshops, seminars, presentations by FAO, CARDI and IICA, as well as the […]

    October 4, 2018AgricultureNo comments

    An agribusiness project being undertaken at primary and secondary schools in Barbados has gained added impetus and is ready for expansion within the Caribbean starting with a primary school in St. Kitts. This was disclosed during the launch of a new phase of the Regional Entrepreneurship and Agriculture Programme (REAP) at the Roland Edwards Primary […]

    October 1, 2018AgricultureNo comments