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Paul grateful for relief

The Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) and the Barbados Association of Retired Persons are both giving kudos to Cabinet for granting relief to some members from the Municipal Solid Waste Tax. Yesterday, Cabinet agreed to ease pensioners, whose land carries an improved value of $190,000 or less and slash the tax rate in half for owners of […]

Paul’s warning

The Freundel Stuart administration is facing more pressure within its ranks over the Municipal Solid Waste Tax. The latest official to speak out against its implementation is Government legislator James Paul, who has suggested that the tax could cause the prices of produce to rise. Paul, the chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society, […]

Good news for BADMC

A University of the West Indies study has cleared the state-run Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) of importing poultry to the detriment of the local industry. The study, conducted by Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics, Dr Winston Moore and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Dr Justin Robinson, examined the […]

Skerrit still looking to supply Barbados with fruits

Unreliable transportation is hindering agricultural trade between Barbados and Dominica. However, the Prime Minister of that Eastern Caribbean country already has a plan in the works to turn the situation around. Roosevelt Skerrit said today that his Government, which held discussions with the now late Barbadian leader David Thompson back in 2008 on increased trade, […]

In jeopardy?

Next year’s cane crop may be in trouble if the rain does not come soon. Management of the Barbados Farms Limited is hoping for showers of blessing after fire burnt acres of young cane at one of its fields in St Philip this afternoon. Up to nightfall, workers from Farms Limited were sprinkling water on […]


Poultry farmers raise fresh concern about imported chicken wings.

Rain dance

The intense dry season, that is causing an abnormal breakout of fires across Barbados, is wreaking even greater havoc on the agriculture sector. Produce such as sweet potatoes, beans and cristophene are now scarce, according to farmers; and they say Barbadians will soon have to pay more for their produce if the dry spell affecting […]

System launched to reduce food import bill

A Market Information System (MIS) has been launched in a bid to reduce Barbados’ multi-million dollar food import bill. The system, valued at $1 million, allows the Ministry of Agriculture to monitor food produce trends and other developments on the local market. Speaking during this morning’s launch at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, Permanent Secretary in […]

Predial larceny on large scale

Crop stealing in Barbados is big business, and equally big persons in our society are either doing it or encouraging others to illegally take what farmers sowed.  That’s the conclusion of veteran farmer and agro-processor David Armstrong, who thinks that the size of crops being repeatedly stolen in Barbados with no one being caught or […]

Private sector block

The Barbados private sector is an obstacle in the thrust for increased food production; agriculture deserves attention similar to tourism; and there is no town and country in this little island. Member of Parliament James Paul thinks recognition of these factors is essential for success in the drive towards Barbados’ feeding itself in more food […]

Sugar deal on the horizon

There could be some light at the end of the tunnel in the ongoing sugar workers’ strike.  Talks between the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) and the Barbados Agricultural Management Company (BAMC) adjourned this evening with an announcement from union boss Sir Roy Trotman that there was now a statement being brokered by Minister of Labour […]