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    Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has identified agriculture and health care as areas in which she would like Barbados to “do some serious work” with New Zealand. Prime Minister Mottley expressed this desire when High Commissioner of New Zealand, Jan Henderson, paid her a farewell visit, at Government Headquarters. The Prime Minister said New Zealand […]

    July 23, 2018Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Agribusiness development for small island states moves forward at 1st Caribbean & Pacific Agri-Food Forum

    A major event aimed at developing a business approach for the agri-food sector in Caribbean and other small island states (SIDS) in African Caribbean and Pacific regions (ACP) commenced in Bridgetown. The Caribbean and Pacific Agri-Food Forum is being organised from November 2 to 6 by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), […]

    November 4, 2015Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  3. FAO working to reduce post-harvest food loss in CARICOM

    Reducing food loss and wastage is critical to improving global food security. Yet, thousands of dollars in food are wasted every year in the Caribbean due to poor practices or inadequate facilities for storage or packaging, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Furthermore, the Caribbean region also suffers from […]

    September 16, 2015AgricultureNo comments

    The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs has moved ahead with Government’s policy as announced in the June 2015 Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals for a revised list of basic food items to reflect a more affordable, healthy and better targeted VAT free Basket of Goods. Mr. Sinckler stressed that the VAT free basket has […]

    September 1, 2015BusinessNo comments
  5. Minister of Tourism calls on fellow Nevisians to stop disposing domestic waste at tourism site

    Nevis’ Ministry of Tourism is voicing concern with a recent occurrence at their Bath Stream grounds. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Carl Williams told the Department of Information that bins placed at the prime tourism site were being used by some members of the public to dispose of domestic waste. He said the ministry is […]

    August 24, 2015Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Goat & sheep production in the Caribbean to rise, thanks to FAO artificial insemination workshops

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is playing an active role by ensuring stiff¬†productivity with¬†livestock development in the Caribbean through the provision of practical training workshops on small ruminant breeding technologies, with a focus on artificial insemination (AI) in goats. The FAO is also lending support to the work of the […]

    August 3, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  7. Forty Thousand BBD purse at stake 20th June: Pinnacle Feeds Midsummer Creole Classic

    Barbados Turf Club will be hosting nine races next Saturday and the pinnacle of these events will be the Midsummer’s Creole Classic, only horses born in the Caribbean can compete. Managing Director of Pinnacle Feeds, Jason Sambrano, addresses the media and gives his appreciation for highlighting what is a popular sport now reviving to its […]

    June 12, 2015Featured, SportsNo comments
  8. Latin America and the Caribbean is the world’s first region to reach both international hunger goals

    Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has made a huge step towards the total eradication of hunger by reducing both the percentage and total number of undernourished people to less than half, according to FAO’s latest report, the Panorama of Food Insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean 2015, released today. According to the report, […]

    June 4, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  9. Shaun the Sheep – Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes & Omid Djalili When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely […]

    May 28, 2015Cartoons, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. U.S. Embassy highlights environment-related professional exchanges in celebration of Earth Day

    In celebration of Earth Day, the U.S. Embassy highlights two of its environment-related professional exchanges that have been funded by the U.S. government to develop sustainable partnerships in areas of mutual interest with specialists from Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. These exchanges help the U.S. Embassy continue an important dialogue about sustainable economic growth, as […]

    April 22, 2015UncategorizedNo comments
  11. CARDI hosts Small Ruminants Regional Workshop

    Small ruminants have been identified by CARICOM Member States as important for the maintenance of acceptable levels of food and nutrition security. CARDI serves as the lead in developing this commodity as a contribution to improved food security. Presently, most of the demand for small ruminant meat is met by imports, which account for approximately […]

    March 30, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  12. CARDI celebrates 40 years of ‘improving lives through agricultural research’ in the Region

    CARDI celebrates 40 years on December 5th, 2014. The Institute was established on December 5, 1974, with the signatures of Ministers with responsibility for agriculture of the then twelve (12) existing members of CARICOM. It replaced the Regional Research Centre which was located within the Imperial College of Tropical Agriculture and, subsequently, the University of […]

    December 7, 2014AgricultureNo comments
  13. St. Gabriel’s School Fair: Fun on the Farm with FLOW Zone!

    FLOW wants you to come and bring the whole family to the St. Gabriel’s School Fair themed “Fun on the Farm” this Saturday, October 11th, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the St. Gabriel’s School, Henry Lane, Collymore Rock, St. Michael. Plus, visit their Flow Zone where Video and Broadband Services will be on […]

    October 9, 2014Games, Photo GalleryNo comments
  14. “Experts highlight impact of climate change on fish and small ruminants” By Kenton X. Chance

    Two regional experts have warned of the impact of climate change on fish and small ruminants, two important protein sources in the Caribbean. “This is referring specifically to the large fish that are very mobile, and some of them are warm water species, so the sea surface temperature provides a natural boundary to their range […]

    October 7, 2014NatureNo comments
  15. Winner of the Shell V Power Ferrari Tour in Maranello: Something to Crow about?

    This feathered friend was clearly cock of the walk as he strutted through the petrol station just before the winner was revealed…

    September 28, 2014Oddity, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Police have arrested and formerly charged Adrian Ricardo Sealy, 38 years of Windsor Tenantry, St. George with the Offence of Theft relating to an investigation where two cows were stolen. Adrian Sealy is expected to appear at the Magistrates Court on Friday September 12th, 2014 David Welch – Insp. Public Relations Officer

    September 12, 2014Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  17. JFPA extends Regret over the Death Of Jamaica’s Agriculture Minister

    The Jamaica Pig Farmers’ Association (JPFA) expresses its regret and deep sadness at the passing of the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries – Roger Clarke. President of the JPFA Delroy Manya, remembers Minister Clarke for his strong record of support for the Association and the pig/pork industry overall, in both his official and personal capacities. […]

    August 29, 2014Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  18. Trinidadian farmers receive training in improving small ruminant productivity

    As the implementing agency for the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) Project titled ‘Diversification of the Caribbean Livestock Sector through the production of small ruminants’, the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) hosted a series of training workshop over the past six months, on ‘key elements for improving small ruminant productivity in Trinidad and […]

    August 7, 2014Agriculture, EducationNo comments
  19. CARDI’s National Consultations aim at developing ‘harmonious relationships’ with stakeholder organisations

    As part of the process of developing its Medium Term Plan (MTP) 2014-2016, the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) hosted a series of National Consultations in its member countries during the period of 15-18 July 2014. Grenada’s Consultation held on 17 July at the Produce Chemist Lab, St George’s; whilst the Trinidad and […]

    July 22, 2014BusinessNo comments
  20. Agriculture Policy Programme (APP) launched: Euro 8.6 million for Regional agriculture

    The Agriculture Policy Programme, touted as ‘More than a Project, but more of an Opportunity to build partnerships for development of agriculture in CARIFORUM‘ was officially launched in Trinidad and Tobago on Monday 19th May, 2014. This followed the hosting of the first formal meeting of the members of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) and […]

    May 28, 2014PoliticalNo comments