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Tag Archives: plants

  1. Art Afternoon on the Boucan — Asher Mains presents portraits

    On Sunday afternoon at Crayfish Bay in St. Mark’s, a most unusual art exhibition took place. The farmers were the audience gathered there, and a few visitors who were staying at the Crayfish Bay guest house. The literati of art were absent, as were the politicians and TV cameras. No fashonistas stood with wine glasses […]

    December 31, 2014Featured, PaintingNo comments
  2. CDB grant to help FAO to investigate feasibility of cassava cultivation in Suriname, Dominica and Trinidad & Tobago

    With a food import bill of more than USD 4 billion per annum, tapping into the potential of cassava can lead to foreign exchange savings, improved food security and revitalization of farming in the Caribbean. This is the aim of a collaboration between the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of […]

    December 26, 2014AgricultureNo comments
  3. “Cinderella: Live Action” (2015) – Helena Bonham Carter, Lily James Disney Movie HD December 11, 2014Books, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  4. 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
  5. FAO INVESTS IN DEVELOPING CARIBBEAN CASSAVA INDUSTRY

    Addressing agricultural revitalization and the high food import bill are two of the major challenges facing the countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Over the past 10 years, the food import bill has doubled to almost US$4 billion, with 11% being spent on just two commodities – corn and wheat. At the same time, land […]

    December 1, 2014AgricultureNo comments
  6. Governments, farmers’ organizations and private sector move towards concrete actions for family farming

    How can governments, farmers’ organizations and the private sector seize current global momentum and galvanize concrete action in support of family farmers beyond 2014? This is the central question at the two-day Global Dialogue on Family Farming (GDFF), opened at FAO headquarters… In his opening remarks, FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva addressed farmers […]

    November 10, 2014Agriculture, PoliticalNo comments
  7. “Art and Cocoa: A Social Experiment” by Christina Cornier

    Asher Mains is a representational, figurative painter from Grenada, West Indies. He has been making and exhibiting his work extensively throughout Grenada and Barbados for over 20 years. Drawing from references in art history, West Indian traditions, and urban street art, Mains often incorporates found objects and symbolic materials into his paintings to tell a […]

    November 10, 2014Painting, ReviewNo comments
  8. World’s Hottest Peppers produced & sold by CARDI… as its Revenue Generating Unit focusses on hot pepper seed production

    CARDI has been supplying Caribbean farmers with quality hot pepper seeds for the past twenty years. Currently, four main varieties are produced by CARDI and supplied through its distributor, Caribbean Chemicals and Agencies Ltd, to agro retail outlets from Belize in Central America; Cayman Islands and Jamaica in the North-Caribbean through the Windward and Leeward […]

    November 2, 2014AgricultureNo comments
  9. “Guyana against widespread use of antibiotics in agriculture” By Kenton X. Chance

    Guyana’s Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy says he opposes the widespread use of antibiotics in agriculture, saying this has serious implications for human health. Ramsammy, a physician and former health minister in Guyana, said the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) should take the lead in trying to secure an international framework to govern the use of […]

    October 22, 2014AgricultureNo comments
  10. Agricultural cooperation between Caribbean & Pacific regions advances during 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture

    Inter-regional cooperation for agricultural and rural development has moved a step closer with the announcement that the Pacific region is planning to hold a regional week of agriculture in 2015. The event has been inspired by the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA), whose 13th edition just concluded in Paramaribo, Suriname, according to the minister of agriculture […]

    October 16, 2014AgricultureNo comments
  11. New Mangrove Restoration Project for Jamaica

    This week, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation launches a year-­long project to restore mangroves in Jamaica called the Jamaica Awareness of Mangroves In Nature (J.A.M.I.N.) project. Mangrove forests are made of several species of trees and shrubs that grow in the inter-tidal zone. They provide important habitat for young fish and sea creatures, […]

    October 14, 2014NatureNo comments
  12. CWA2014: Engaging youth in agriculture – young professionals star in video contest at the 13th Caribbean Week of Agriculture

    As the Caribbean grapples with the problem of an ageing agricultural population, CTA and partners are taking steps to drive youth interest in the rural sector. The 2nd Caribbean Science and Agriculture Film and Video Competition, with the theme of adding value to local foods, has highlighted the value of local products and the strong […]

    October 13, 2014AgricultureNo comments
  13. “CWA2014: CARDI head to quit by year-end” By Kenton X. Chance

    Executive Director of the Caribbean Agricultural Research Institute (CARDI), Dr. Arlington Chesney has confirmed that he will leave the institute by the end of this year. “I think I should leave. When I joined CARDI, I said I would come for three years, and it (has been) seven years. As most of you know, I have […]

    October 11, 2014AgricultureNo comments
  14. “FAO official says praedial larceny should be taken as seriously as climate change” By Kenton X. Chance

    Praedial larceny should be taken as seriously as climate change, as the theft of agricultural produce can have a deleterious impact on the regional economy and the health of its citizens. Reuben Robertson, Food and Agriculture Organisation technical advisor to the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean Sates (OECS) told reporters at Caribbean Week of Agriculture that […]

    October 9, 2014NatureNo comments
  15. Protected Agriculture “the way of the future” declares a farmer

    As part of CARDI’s ongoing efforts to assist with the development of the Protected Agriculture (PA) industry in Trinidad and Tobago, the CARDI Country Office in collaboration with the University of the West Indies (UWI) hosted a series of training workshops, entitled “Techniques to Improve Protected Agriculture Productivity in Trinidad and Tobago“, targeting producers and […]

    October 3, 2014NatureNo comments
  16. ‘Think about the Coconut Tree industry’ says CARDI’s Executive Director

    Thursday 24th September, 2014 brought the curtains down on the 2-day Regional Value Chain Workshop hosted at the Carlton Savannah, St Ann’s, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. In a brief Closing Ceremony, Dr. Arlington Chesney, CARDI’s Executive Director (at right) said ‘The discussions have been constructive, from a learning perspective’ and challenged participants to […]

    September 29, 2014Agriculture, FeaturedNo comments
  17. (UPDATED) TEEN SHOT BY POLICE AT DRUG ERADICATION OPERATION, NOW IN REMAND

    Police arrested and charged Shaquille Xavier Haynes 19 years of Colleton Land, St. John, for the offences of: On Saturday August 30th, 2014, about 5:30 am, members of the Drug Squad supported by members of the Special Services Unit conducted a drug eradication operation in the Cliff Cottage and Colleton communities in the parish of […]

    August 31, 2014CrimeNo comments
  18. CARDI creates Revenue Generating Unit: Corn Seed sold to Grenada

    With a focus on increasing crop and small ruminant productivity by equipping the Region’s agribusiness sector to deal with the challenges of climate change, increasing incidence of invasive pests, low productivity and increasing costs of inputs, CARDI has established a Revenue Generating Unit. The Unit, established in 2013 to supplement the Institute’s operating cost, has […]

    August 30, 2014BusinessNo comments
  19. ERADICATION OPERATIONS: POLICE SEIZE 8,144 PLANTS OF GANJA CROP – 12 FEET TALL FARMING WHICH GOV’T COULD MAKE FOREIGN EXCHANGE WITH?

    On Thursday August 27th, members of the Marine Unit and Special Services Unit conducted illegal drug eradication operations in the parish of St. John, and 4072 cannabis plants were found under cultivation and seized. David Welch – Insp. Public Relations Officer

    August 29, 2014Crime, Photo GalleryNo comments
  20. FOUR MEN HELD ON NINE POUNDS: IF BARBADOS COULD TAX GANJA, WOULD POLICE RESOURCES BE IMPROVED?

    Police have arrested and charged the following persons arising out of a seizure by the Customs Enforcement Department: 1. Andre Antonio Crichlow, 32 years of 1st Avenue, Alkins land, eagle Hall, St. Michael; 2. John Grazettes, 48 years of 2nd Avenue, Peterkins Land, Bank Hall, St. Michael; 3. Jason Travolta Calderon, 33 years of Block […]

    August 29, 2014Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  21. ALMOST 2,000 PLANTS HELD: DRUG ERADICATION OPERATIONS – IF SOLD TO CANADA OR COLORADO, HOW MUCH?

    1. On Thursday August 21st, 2014, members of the Drug Squad, supported by members of Special Services Unit and the Barbados Defence Force conducted a drug eradication exercise at Congo Bay, St Philip. 2. On Thursday August 21st, 2014, Police Officer from the Belleplaine Station conducted an exercise in Turners Hall, St. Andrew, where 550 […]

    August 22, 2014CrimeNo comments
  22. Drug Seizures and arrests: Over 30 Lbs. of Ganja, plus almost 150 plants

    DRUG SEIZURES 1. Members of the Drug Squad arrested and formally charged Peter Johnson Cox 30 years of Montrose, Christ Church and Paul Antonio Romero 32 years of Silver Hill, Christ Church each with the offences of: 1. Possession of 30.5 lbs of Cannabis; 2. Possession with intent to supply; 3. Trafficking; and 4. Importation. […]

    July 29, 2014CrimeNo comments
  23. 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
  24. How much ForEx did Government lose by not decriminalising these Drugs Seizures? Could it not reduce the deficit?

    1. Members of the Drug Squad on Saturday 19th July 2014 executed a search warrant at the residence of Clint Hurley, 38 years of Mission Gap, Brittons Cross Road, St. Michael and 104 cannabis plants were discovered under cultivation in his enclosed yard. He was arrested and charged for: 1. Possession of Cannabis 2. Possession […]

    July 20, 2014CrimeNo comments
  25. TAIWANESE DISBURSE FUNDS FOR KITTITIAN CROP IMPROVEMENT

    Vegetable, fruit and upland crops in St. Kitts & Nevis are receiving several components designed to improve quality and safety thanks to the first disbursement of just over US $324,000.00 from the Government of the Republic of China (ROC) – Taiwan. In addition to the training of technicians and farmers the funds will also ensure the construction […]

    July 15, 2014Agriculture, PoliticalNo comments