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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. SCHOOLS’ AGRICULTURE PROGRAMME GROWS REGIONALLY

    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
  5. 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
  6. HALLS VILLAGE MAN HELD AND CHARGED FOR OVER 30 KILOS OF CANNABIS

    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
  7. RUM PRODUCERS ANNOUNCE MAJOR LABEL UPGRADE

    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
  8. PRIME MINISTER MOTTLEY PAYS TRIBUTE TO LATE AGRONOMIST

    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
  9. ‘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
  10. CARIBBEAN WEEK OF AGRICULTURE STARTS NEXT WEEK

    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
  11. ROLAND EDWARDS PRIMARY REAPS REWARDS WITH CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN

    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
  12. FAO hosts workshop on integrating climate change adaptation in Barbados

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held a workshop to assist fisheries in Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) improve their adaptation to climate change and disaster risk resilience. Officially titled ‘Implementing the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries, Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries Management Planning‘, the three-day workshop […]

    July 22, 2018AgricultureNo comments
  13. FAO TO DISCUSS SOUND MANAGEMENT OF DANGEROUS PESTICIDES AT ANNUAL MEETING OF COORDINATING GROUP OF PESTICIDES CONTROL BOARDS OF THE CARIBBEAN

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security of Barbados and the¬†Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will be hosting and participating in a meeting of regional agricultural chemical management experts next week to highlight advancements and identify priorities in the safe life cycle management of pesticides and toxic chemicals in the Caribbean. […]

    June 10, 2018AgricultureNo comments
  14. RUM PRODUCERS TACKLE COMPETITIVENESS CHALLENGES IN TRINIDAD MEETING

    Regional rum producers, members of the West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers Association, WIRSPA, completed a round of meetings in Trinidad last week. As the region’s largest agro-based export product, industry leaders addressed a range of issues which impact the ability of the sector to achieve international competitiveness. Speaking at a tasting of Authentic Caribbean […]

    May 20, 2018BusinessNo comments
  15. Jamaican Banana/Plantain Farmers Achieve Global G.A.P. Certification

    Fifty-two Jamaican banana and plantain farmers have achieved Global G.A.P. (Good Agricultural Practices) Certification, following a series of capacity building training along with local and international audits. Global G.A.P. is an international pre-farm gate standard certifying food safety, and quality covering the entire production cycle from planting until the produce leaves the farm. Making the […]

    January 8, 2018AgricultureNo comments
  16. Rebuilding Irrigation Systems and Improving Road Access to Farms Top Priorities for Dominica’s Agriculture Sector

    Restoring irrigation systems and road access to farming areas in Dominica are disaster response priorities that are vital to reestablishing the country’s food production destroyed by Hurricane Maria. These priorities were highlighted as part of a meeting in Roseau, Dominica between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Dominica’s Ministry of […]

    December 18, 2017AgricultureNo comments
  17. Barbadians challenged to eat 100% local for one week

    Can you eat only foods grown, caught, or raised in Barbados for one week? Slow Food Barbados is challenging Barbadians to eat 100% local between September 4th – 10th, to raise awareness of the nutritional, economical, environmental and cultural benefits of eating locally sourced foods. The Slow Seven Challenge aims to promote sustainable communities, healthy […]

    September 1, 2017Agriculture, Photo GalleryNo comments
  18. A new investment guide for the Caribbean sweet potato sector

    The Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation are launching an investment guide for the sweet potato sector in the Caribbean. The guide highlights the investment potential in the CARIFORUM region’s growing agribusiness sector, with increasing global demand for tubers, added value of cultivating the crop, and the […]

    July 25, 2017AgricultureNo comments
  19. Prime Minister Unwittingly creates Party seeking to replace the ruling DLP in the next Elections

    Clergy, Youth and Ethnicity are clear bulwarks of candidacy in Solutions Barbados a political party celebrating their 2nd Anniversary. This group is following global trends in France where Emmanuel Macron became an Independent Centrist President with a disenfranchised electorate, and over in the Caymans where 9 Independent candidates made the former premier Alden McLoughlin seek […]

    July 3, 2017Breaking News, PoliticalNo comments
  20. OVER 1,000 CANNABIS PLANTS SEIZED AND 3 MEN ARRESTED

    On Friday the 23rd of June 2017, members of the Drug Squad, assisted by the Tactical Response Unit (TRU), and members of the Barbados Defense Force (BDF) conducted illegal drug eradication operations in several areas. A total of 1076 cannabis plants ranging from 5ft to 7ft height were seized. The areas were: Edgecliff, St. John […]

    June 26, 2017Breaking News, Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  21. CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN ASSISTS VERDUN HOUSE

    Pork has given way to increased poultry production at the micro-business operation at Verdun House, St. John. The Pool, St. John male rehabilitation facility run by the Substance Abuse Foundation Inc. (SAF) provides treatment for persons addicted to illicit drugs and alcohol, recently phased out their flagging pig rearing business and have used the space […]

    February 12, 2017AgricultureNo comments
  22. CARIBBEAN ENTREPRENEUR LAUNCHES REGIONAL FARMING WEBSITE

    St. Lucian start-up “Tri Farm Company Ltd.” launched a new online platform. The new website, ‘trifarmltd.com‘ connects producers and buyers of agricultural products in a novel way. The online portal is built on a predictive model which allows farmers to input crop data, enabling buyers to forecast market conditions months in advance. He continued to […]

    February 1, 2017AgricultureNo comments
  23. “Yelluh Meat” is new subsidiary of Strong Foods, endorsed by BTPA’s CEO

    The Barbados Tourism Product Association has fully endorsed Strong Foods launch of their brand Yelluh Meat, CEO Dr Kerry Hall spoke with Bajan Reporter and says this is completely within the milieu of Cultural Immersion they wish to share with visitors, as this is a local eatery which embraces everything that is a part of […]

    January 23, 2017Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  24. CARDI and CDEMA join regional partnership aimed at building climate resilience

    The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) signed a Letter of Agreement (LoA) recently, to join other regional agencies in a ground-breaking climate partnership being spear-headed by the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH). Through the agreement, CARDI and CDEMA will be able to position […]

    December 19, 2016Featured, NatureNo comments
  25. Agricultural Development in the Caribbean About to Advance

    Alquimi Renewables announced it successfully formalized an exclusive long term licensing agreement with engineering firm Megalo Solutions Inc., of Phoenix Arizona, to supply and construct off-grid hydroponic solar greenhouses throughout the Caribbean and Latin America trade regions. Alquimi has also secured project financing sources who have dedicated US$300m towards the establishment of sixteen planned operations […]

    November 14, 2016Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments