Final Round of Training For Fisherfolk

Fish handlers operating at fish markets and other landing sites across the island will receive additional tips and guidelines on improving their skills later this month, when the annual training programme held by the Fisheries and Markets Divisions of the Ministry of Agriculture, in conjunction with the Barbados National Union of Fisherfolk Organisations, comes to an end.

Training sessions will be held on Tuesday, January 28 and Wednesday, January 29 at the Fisheries Division, Princess Alice Highway, Bridgetown, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fish handlers from the markets at Paynes Bay, Millie Ifill (formerly Weston), Speightstown, Consett Bay, Skeetes Bay, Tent Bay, Pile Bay and Six Men???s are expected to attend the sessions.

The training will highlight a number of areas, including on-board practices, onshore handling, offloading, processing, storage and distribution of fish.

Reminders For Exhibitors of This Year???s Agrofest

The Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) is reminding exhibitors taking part in this year’s Agrofest, that they must pay their final fees and submit their electrical requirements by Friday, January 31.

Meanwhile, livestock exhibitors are reminded that they should attend a workshop on the handling, grooming and feeding of show animals, on Saturday, January 25 at the BAS, the Grotto, Beckles Road, St. Michael, from 10:00 a.m.

St. Andrew DEO Biennial General Meeting

All residents of St. Andrew are invited to attend the biennial General Meeting of the St. Andrew District Emergency Organisation.

It will take place on Tuesday, February 4, at the A. DaCosta Edwards Primary School, Bellplaine, St. Andrew, beginning at 8:00 p.m.

During that meeting, officers will be elected to the working committee to serve for the years 2014 to 2015.

Graydon Sealy Prize Giving Ceremony Postponed

The annual prize giving ceremony of the Graydon Sealy Secondary School, (formerly Garrison Secondary School), which was scheduled to take place on Friday, January 24, has been postponed until further notice.

The Board of Management of the school has apologised for any inconvenience the postponement may cause.

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