Skilled Labour Needed For Agri-Sector

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The agricultural sector has been the bedrock of Barbados’ development for decades but a top vocational education official has hinted that its future survival is dependent on a workforce that is highly skilled. Executive Director of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council, Henderson Eastmond, made this observation recently while addressing the Inter-American Institute on Agriculture’s (IICA) Youth …

Agricultural Sector Needs More Youth

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo has re-iterated the importance of youth involvement in the future viability of the local agriculture sector. She expressed this view recently while addressing the graduation ceremony of the Youth Farm 2016 held under the aegis of the Inter-American Institute on Cooperation in Agriculture, (IICA) in Building …

Barbadians Need To Look Within

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Andrew Gittens, is urging Barbadians to look inwardly to see how best they can deal with the country’s current economic climate. He made the plea this morning while delivering the feature address at the Ministry’s awards ceremony for its Grow Well! Eat Well! School Gardening and Recipe …

Horticulture Sector Has Great Potential

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has identified the growing horticulture sector as having the potential to earn foreign exchange for Barbados and diversify the agricultural industry at the same time. He made the comments last evening as he addressed the World Association of Floral Artists’ 12th World Flower Show, Flowers in Paradise, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Mr. Stuart said …

Call For Persons Working in Agriculture

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management is seeking dialogue with persons working with youth in agriculture or agribusinesses. Persons or organisations involved in such programmes are therefore asked to contact the Ministry at 535-5142, or by email at agriplanning@gmail.com, by  Friday, March 31. This initiative forms part of the Ministry’s plans to meet and discuss ideas …

Call For Persons Working In Agriculture

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management is seeking dialogue with persons working with youth in agriculture or agribusinesses. Persons or organisations involved in such programmes are therefore asked to contact the Ministry at 535-5142, or by email at agriplanning@gmail.com, by Friday, March 17. This initiative forms part of the Ministry’s plans to meet and discuss ideas …

Pig Farmers To Work In Canada

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

A selection of local workers with experience in pig farming and animal husbandry has satisfied the requirements to work on Cronin Farms in Ontario, Canada. The employment opportunity was highlighted recently, when Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo received farm owners, Mike and Amy Cronin, for a courtesy call at the Ministry of Labour, Warrens Office Complex. During …

Agrofest 2017 Set To Be A Success

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With the 13th annual National Agricultural Exhibition, more commonly known as Agrofest, just days away, Programme Coordinator at the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS), Theodore Fraser, has stated that plans are running smoothly for the island’s largest agricultural exhibition. With an expected turnout of over 60,000 locals and visitors in Queen’s Park from Friday, February 24, to Sunday, February 26, an …

Site Meeting For Agrofest Exhibitors

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Registered exhibitors of Agrofest 2017 are invited to a site meeting this Thursday, February 16, at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed at 2:00 p.m. Persons are asked to make a special effort to attend. See also: READ MORE Skilled Labour Needed For Agri-Sector anemptytextlline READ MORE Agricultural Sector Needs More Youth anemptytextlline READ MORE Barbadians Need To Look Within anemptytextlline …

Barbados & China Sign Agreement

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

China will provide Barbados with aid to the tune of BDS $15 Million (50 million CNY), to fund the Hope Agricultural Training Institute at St. Lucy, and the University of the West Indies’ Cave Hill Centre of Food Security and Entrepreneurship. This was disclosed on Wednesday when Chinese Ambassador, Wang Ke; and Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald …