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Tag Archives: produce

  1. Joint venture partners to build new distribution centre in St Vincent

    Goddard Enterprises Limited and its joint venture partner Agostini’s Limited are pleased to announce the impending ground- breaking for the construction of a 60,500 square foot, modernized Distribution Centre and Offices for their St Vincent and the Grenadines based company, Coreas Distribution Limited (CDL). CDL is one of seven fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) distribution […]

    October 2, 2020BusinessNo 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  6. VAT YOU: What Sinckler DIDN’T say – Flying Fish and other items now are under Value Added Tax!

    ITEMS TAKEN OUT OF THE VAT FREE BASKET TARIFF    NUMBER TARIFF DESCRIPTION 19.01 Malt extract; food preparations of flour, groats, meal, starch or malt extract, not containing cocoa or containing less than 40% by weight of cocoa calculated on a totally defatted basis, not elsewhere specified or included; food preparations of goods of headings 04.01 […]

    June 16, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  7. 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
  8. Nature Valley returns to St. Martin Book Fair 2015, with arrowroot workshop

    The Nature Valley association of Colombier will coordinate the “how to do” workshop on arrowroot at the 13th annual St. Martin Book Fair, June 4 – 6, 2015, said Shujah Reiph, book fair coordinator. The association is well known for its hands-on exhibitions of traditional culture, agriculture, and nature conservation in Colombier, the St. Martin […]

    May 27, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  9. “THAT SUGAR FILM” – Health Shockumentary

    One man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. Damon Gameau embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy‘. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar […]

    May 7, 2015Cinema, Health, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. 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
  11. TAPA micro businesses launch “Brand Tobago”

    The Tobago Agro-processors Association (TAPA), with support from the Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED) and the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and just launched ‘Brand Tobago’ at the Magdalena Hotel, Tobago. Under the auspices of The Government of Canada, through the High Commission of Canada to Trinidad and Tobago and CARILED, TAPA showcased its […]

    March 27, 2015AgricultureNo comments
  12. Trimart’s ‘fresh’ initiative bearing fruit for farmers, consumers

    Local produce will continue to feature prominently on the shelves and in the freezers of Trimart Supermarkets. As part of its ongoing ‘Farm Fresh’ campaign, the supermarket chain is highlighting farmers who supply locally-grown produce at its three locations – Rendezvous, Mile-And-A-Quarter, and St Martin. “We regularly visit the farms that supply us with their […]

    January 25, 2015EventsNo comments

    Barbadian hit house Monstapiece Entertainment unleashes its biggest hits from this Crop Over season on its new album Monstapiece Presents: Nocturnal, now available worldwide from all major digital retailers (released on 14th October 2014), from FOX FUSE. Recently inking an exclusive worldwide digital distribution deal with FOX FUSE, Monstapiece Entertainment continues the onslaught of its vast […]

    October 26, 2014MusicNo comments
  14. Soca Star Farmer Nappy Launches New Album ‘Big People Party’ in New York City

    Internationally-acclaimed Trinidadian soca star Darryl “Farmer Nappy” Henry officially launched his new album Big People Party to a full-capacity crowd at legendary New York City concert venue Sounds Of Brazil (S.O.B.’s), on April 13, 2014. His third, full-length studio effort Big People Party was released worldwide in stores and online on February 25, 2014 from […]

    April 15, 2014MusicNo comments
  15. FAO partners with UWI the Ministry of Agriculture in Barbados to bring together regional stakeholders

    Against the backdrop of the significant and burdensome cost of imported staples like wheat and maize, a major regional conference on the development of the cassava industry is taking place in Barbados from 10 – 12 February. The conference, which is being held at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill campus, is […]

    February 9, 2014Agriculture, PoliticalNo comments
  16. 17,000 employed at Ministry of Agriculture in DR – 1,500 in Chile

    The Ministry of Agriculture in the Dominican Republic has 17,000 employees on the payroll. In contrast, Chile has 1,500. A report in Hoy quotes criticism by Osmar Benitez, executive director of the Agribusiness Council (JAD) who says that while Chile exports US$10 billion a year in farm products, the Dominican Republic barely exports US$800 million. […]

    June 20, 2012BusinessNo comments