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  1. RSS Invested In Sustainable Development Of The Planet

    The Regional Security System has reaffirmed its commitment to the protection of our environment and is invested in the sustainable development of our planet. This was underscored during a brief ceremony over the weekend, when Executive Director of the Regional Security System, Commodore Errington Shurland, planted a Jacaranda tree in the Claudia Rollins Park at […]

    June 9, 2022NatureNo comments
  2. Gold Exhibit a Hit at Agrofest 2022 in the City

    The Barbados-Guyana Gold Exchange is moving closer to becoming a reality. Last weekend, as a forerunner to the operationalization of the Gold Exchange, four stakeholders from the Guyanese Private Sector successfully displayed and sold gold jewelry at Agrofest 2022. The hundreds of patrons attending Agrofest had the opportunity to visit the Queen’s Park Gallery exhibit […]

    May 31, 2022Business, FeaturedNo comments
  3. SHARP RISE IN FOOD INSECURITY IN THE CARIBBEAN, SURVEY FINDS

    An estimated 2.8 million people or nearly 40 percent of the population in the English-speaking Caribbean is food insecure, 1 million more than in April 2020, according to the results of a recent survey conducted by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Severe food insecurity continues to increase in […]

    May 4, 2022Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  4. “Praedial Larceny And Indisciplines” by Dr Victor Eastmond (Ret’d)

    It is obvious that times are becoming ‘harder‘ as some struggle to make ends meet by looking for ways to supplement their earning, but larceny of crops created by a person’s sweat and tears cannot be condoned. Such activity is generated by a demand for the stolen produce and such activity should incur punishment not […]

    April 14, 2022Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Brown Sugar Challenge CCJ Decision

    The Sugar Association of the Caribbean (SAC) notes with interest the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in the case taken by Belize against Trinidad and Tobago for alleged non-application of the Common External Tariff (CET) on brown sugar entering T&T from extra regional sources. Non-payment of the 40% CET on imported extra-regional […]

    February 9, 2022Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Export Barbados Assists Breadfruit Exporters

    Export Barbados (BIDC) has come to the assistance of breadfruit exporters Shawn Holder of Holder’s Food & Exports and Erasmus Alfred of E&C Marketing. The two men recently revealed in the media that they were losing thousands of dollars because all the regular avenues to export breadfruits to their most lucrative market, England, had stopped. […]

    January 16, 2022Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  7. Building Rum Heritage: Unique Opportunity to Promote Agrotourism Through Rum

    Two regional organisations have joined forces to promote the distinct qualities of two Caribbean iconic products – rum and tourism. The West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association Inc. (WIRSPA) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) recently hosted a webinar on “Building Rum Heritage: Adding Value through Visitor Experiences.” This jointly organised […]

    November 17, 2021AgricultureNo comments
  8. COTED finalizes Monitoring Mechanism for Sugar TOR

    Trade Ministers, at the 97th Special Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), via videoconference, finalized the terms of reference for the monitoring mechanism for sugar (MMS) to ensure that there is greater transparency and information flows to inform regional producers and users of the supply and demand of all sugars. Also, […]

    October 21, 2021Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  9. Grenada’s Agri-Food Sector to Expand with EU, CDB aid

    Grenada’s farmers can look forward to increasing their exports of fresh produce following the implementation of the Agri-Food Sector Development and Strengthening of the National Food Safety System project. Launched on September 29, 2021 and financed by the European Union’s EPA and CSME Standby Facility, the two-year EUR 236,070 project will help to strengthen the productive capacity […]

    October 6, 2021AgricultureNo comments
  10. DESTRUCTION OF 1,940 LBS OF HARVESTED GANJA PLANTS

    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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. NEW TRAINING FOR DEAF FARMERS IS A BIG SUCCESS

    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
  17. $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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. REGISTER FOR THE 2020 GROW BARBADOS CHALLENGE!

    “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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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