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Tag Archives: vegetables

  1. 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
  2. BARVEN’s Farmers’ Market (Sat 4th July 2020) Talented Carving July 7, 2020Photo Gallery, SculptureNo comments
  3. Steep price hikes in Santo Domingo for consumer products

    According to the Dominican Republic’s Central Bank, the Consumer Price Index shows an inflation rate of almost zero in the DR. On Sunday, 20 September 2015, however, the director of the governmental consumer protection agency, ProConsumidor, said that the prices of some basic consumer items have gone up by as much as 48-60%. Altagracia Paulino […]

    September 22, 2015Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  4. BARBADOS’ EAST COAST SEES OVER 3,000 PLANTS NETTED IN DRUG ERADICATION OPERATIONS

    On Saturday 19 September 2015, members of the Drug Squad assisted by members of the Tactical Response Unit and the Marine Unit conducted land drug eradication operations. 1. At Coach Hill, St. John, 17 cannabis plants; 2. Welch, St. John, 138 cannabis plants; and 3. Vaughns Land, St. Joseph, 3,135 cannabis plants. No arrests were […]

    September 21, 2015Crime, FeaturedNo comments
  5. REVISED VAT FREE BASKET OF GOODS FROM SEPTEMBER 1

    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. “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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Barbadian Construction Guru provides 12 hampers to Child Care Board

    Christmas is a season of giving, sharing, good cheer and being together with loved ones. The staff of C.O. Williams Construction Ltd. knows this all too well. On Thursday, at their Lears, St. Michael offices the company presented 12 hampers to the Child Care Board (CCB) in what was their 15th consecutive donation to the […]

    December 21, 2014HealthNo comments
  10. Trimart celebrated local farmers & produce this Independence

    Local farmers were highlighted in November at Trimart Supermarkets when the chain launched its first ever Farm Fresh campaign. The campaign is highlighting those farmers who supply the supermarket chain with locally-grown produce as well as providing in-store promotions at its three locations – Rendezvous, Mile-and-a-Quarter, and St. Martin. Trimart’s Marketing Officer, Kelly Arthur said […]

    December 4, 2014BusinessNo comments
  11. ROTARACT CLUB OF BARBADOS WEST & CARLTON A1 SUPERMARKETS PROMOTE HEALTHY EATING IN RECOGNITION OF WORLD DIABETES DAY

    In recognition of World Diabetes Day, the Rotaract Club of Barbados West donated vegetable hampers to the Charleston Senior Citizen Home in St. Stephens Hill, compliments of Carlton A1 Supermarkets in Black Rock, St. Michael. The Club sought to address the serious concerns of non-communicable diseases among Barbadians by promoting awareness of diabetes and its […]

    November 19, 2014HealthNo comments
  12. UNNATURAL DEATH AT CHELSTON GARDENS: FREIGHTER COLLAPSES DURING DELIVERY

    Police are investigating the unnatural death of Anthony Maynard, 56 years of Burke’s Land, Brittons Hill, St. Michael, which occurred about 3:48 pm on Monday 8th September 2014 at Chelston Gardens, Culloden Road, St. Michael. Investigations are continuing and a post mortem result will be conducted to determine the cause of death. David Welch – […]

    September 9, 2014ControversyNo comments
  13. Does the Barbados Government do enough for Pesticides? Health experts want more Warning Signs posted…

    If boxes of cigarettes can have labels screaming at users their danger for consumption, if Barbadians get signs warning them as they drive along if a crew is digging up a roadway – then similar labelling should be mandatory for junk food in stores and better signage for the travelling public when spraying crops can […]

    April 2, 2014HealthNo comments