CONSULTANTS TO DISCUSS REPORTS FROM NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL FORUM

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One month after key agricultural stakeholders sat down for talks, aimed at propelling the sector and providing the framework for a proposed Agricultural Sustainability Bill, consultants are ready with the final reports. A team from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) along with high-level agricultural officials are expected to discuss the reports coming out of last month’s national forum themed: …

NCSA CAMP AUG. 23

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The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) will host a one-week live-in camp, Project SOFT (Safe Guarding Our Future Today) from August 23, at Youth with A Mission, Thicketts Plantation, St. Philip. “Only children who sat the Common Entrance Examination this year are eligible to attend the camp,” said NCSA. Activities include tours, drama and presentations on conflict resolution, self-esteem …

AMBASSADORS HEADING TO LONDON NEXT WEEK

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Come Monday, June 16, the most outstanding Ambassadors for 2007 will be wending their way to the United Kingdom to spread the community independence message there. Eighteen year old Justin Greaves and 20 year old Tracia Collymore will be in Britain for one week to meet and greet members of the Barbadian and West Indian communities living there and sensitise …

FARMERS TOLD MAKE APPLICATIONS FOR IMPORTATION OF PESTICIDES

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Farmers have been encouraged to make applications to the Pesticide Control Board if they are genuinely interested in bringing chemicals into the island. Speaking against the backdrop of complaints by some farmers that they should be able to import their own pesticides, Entomologist, Brett Taylor, and Agricultural Officer (Plant Pathology), Michael James, recently threw out a challenge to farmers to …

PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON COST OF LIVING TUESDAY

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Government is moving to involve as many interest groups and the wider society in its ongoing efforts to address the matter of the cost of living. To this end, come Tuesday, June 17, the Cabinet will be hosting a one-day Consultation on the Cost of Living at the Sherbourne Conference Centre. Several public and private sector entities, the social partnership, …