Preparations move into high gear for Caribbean Week of Agriculture in Barbados

first_img Among the topics to be covered in the workshops and seminars are: You may be interested in… World Bank Provides US$8M to Strengthen Agriculture and Food… Oct 7, 2020 13th Annual Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum to be… Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) was conceptualised by the IICA as a facility to place agriculture and rural life on the front burner of regional integration activities. The CWA enables key decision-makers in the public and private sectors to better acknowledge the importance of agriculture and rural life to the economic, social and environmental stability of the region. The event also provides an opportunity for major stakeholders in agriculture and related sectors to dialogue and forge a common vision for the repositioning of agriculture and the enhancement of rural life. The CWA is convened under the aegis of the Alliance for Sustainable Development of Agriculture and the Rural Milieu (`The Alliance’).  From the first inaugural meeting in 1998, the two main collaborating agencies were IICA and the CARICOM Secretariat. A Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) website was launched earlier this week as preparations moved into high gear for the event which will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados, 8-12 October, 2018. The premier agriculture event on the Region’s calendar will be held under the theme ‘Strengthening agriculture for a healthier future in the Region‘. During the week, farmers, policy-makers, youth, experts in the field of agriculture and other stakeholders, will participate in activities aimed at charting the Region’s path in the important sector. The activities include a trade show and exhibition – MarketPlace 2018 – seminars and workshops, field trips and a special meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Agriculture. The CWA 2018 planning session underway on Thursday in Bridgetown, Barbados Aug 10, 2020 Development of the Regional Coconut Industry.Youth Employment and EntrepreneurshipClimate Resilience in the Agriculture and Fisheries SectorsSmall RuminantsThe School Feeding Programme. Preparations for the week-long event last year and in addition to virtual meetings of the organising committee, face-to-face meetings ares currently underway at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security in Bridgetown. The preparations are being led by a broad-based steering committee that comprises representatives from the Government of the Barbados, the CARICOM Secretariat, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the Inter-American Agency for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).center_img Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture Jul 16, 2020 Aug 27, 2020 @ITCnews is pleased to contribute to this #Caribbean dialogue on #agriculture in #Barbados @CARDIcaribbean— Matthew Wilson (@Matthewbarbados) August 17, 2018 High-level Agricultural Authorities in the Americas Working… Scenes from Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018The 15th edition of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) wraps up today in Bridgetown, Barbados. The theme of the week of activities is ‘Strengthening agriculture for a healthier future in the Region’. The CWA, which officially opened on Wednesday evening a the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, featured a number…October 12, 2018In “Agriculture”Media Advisory – Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Week of Agriculture will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados, 8-12 October, 2018, under the theme ‘Strengthening agriculture for a healthier future in the Region’. The CWA will be formally opened on 10 October, 2018 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Please visit the…September 24, 2018In “Barbados”Coconut industry a main topic at Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018The coconut industry is a major item on the agenda of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) which will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados next month. The Region’s mega agriculture event will be held 8-12 October under the theme ‘Strengthening agriculture for a healthier future in the Region’. Coconut is…September 25, 2018In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApp Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img

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Trearddur Bay Aces Sea Trials

first_imgTrearddur Bay wind farm support vessel has completed sea trials in the Solent, achieving 31 knots with 8 tonnes DWT.The vessel, which is BMT Nigel Gee’s latest design for Turbine Transfers, has immediately started working for Dong Energy.Ed Dudson, BMT Nigel Gee’s Technical Director commented: “Trearddur Bay’s successful sea trails demonstrate BMT Nigel Gee’s ability to combine robust, proven hull forms with innovative propulsion systems to new solutions for this fast growing market.”The 21-meter vessel with a beam of 7 meters is the first to be fitted with the Voith Linear Jet propulsor unit. Built by Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) on the Isle of Wight, Trearddur Bay was launched in December 2014.Image: bmtlast_img read more

Belgian Company Objects CHEC’s Contract for Swansea Bay

first_imgThe recent decision by Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay to award China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) a contract to build a six-mile lagoon wall in Swansea Bay has been objected by a Belgian company, which was also shortlisted for the project, according to The Guardian.Allegedly, the unnamed company has brought the $300 million contract in the spotlight because it was awarded improperly. However, the specific issue that led to this has remained unknown.The developer’s lawyers are on the case, and the project’s recently gained planning consent will not be affected by this issue.Offshore WIND Stafflast_img read more

GAIL Seeking to Renew LNG Deal with Iran

first_imgIndia’s gas utility company GAIL is seeking to revive an LNG deal with Iran dating back from 2005 as steps on lifting of sanctions against Iran gain momentum.The agreement relates to a $ 22-billion LNG supply contract signed with National Iranian Gas Export Company (NIGEC) for the purchase of 5 million tonnes a year of LNG at a $3.215 per million British thermal unit.“Dialogue has been initiated with Iranian counterparts to revive the LNG supply longterm SPA,” the Economic Times writes citing GAIL’s business results.As informed, Iran has not yet officially responded to GAIL’s approaches and would need to first complete its LNG terminal under development at Tombak Port, before it moves ahead with the deal.The Bombay Stock Exchange informed today that it has also sought clarification from Gail (India) Ltd with respect to the talks and said it was still waiting a reply.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Carlisle solicitor admits fraud

first_imgA former Carlisle solicitor is awaiting sentence after admitting a £250,000 fraud. Pauline Lesley Butler, who worked as a sole practitioner at her firm Pauline L Butler in Carlisle, pleaded guilty at Carlisle Crown Court last week to charges of fraud and false accounting. Last year, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal struck Butler off the solicitors’ roll and ordered her to pay £22,515 costs after finding she had misappropriated client funds. The SDT heard she had been improperly transferring money from client accounts for at least eight years in an attempt to keep her firm afloat. In one instance, Butler had taken money from the estate of a dead client and altered paperwork to cover her tracks. Her actions came to light after an inspection by the Solicitors Regulation Authority in 2008 and she was suspended from practice that August. Butler’s barrister, Paul Greaney QC, said: ‘This is not a case in which money was taken by the accused to line her own pockets or to fund an extravagant lifestyle. ‘Rather, the money she accepts she misappropriated was used to keep her practice afloat and to maintain the employment of those who worked for her.’ In related news, six fraudsters were jailed recently in Manchesterfor defrauding law firms out of nearly £140,000.last_img read more

Hansa sails into Johor

first_imgThe tugboats were loaded on board HHL Fremantle at the Port of Rotterdam, from where the vessel sailed via the Suez Canal to Johor Bahru, where the tugboats were discharged. HHL Fremantle’s two cranes have a combined lifting capacity of 1,400 tonnes, and they were used for both the loading and discharge operations. “Our experienced team of engineers and cargo superintendents working closely with the team on board managed to load all three units within the planned timeline and safely completed operations,” said Ian Broad, director cargo management, Hansa Heavy Lift.The tugboats were being delivered for Kotug Asia, a leading towage operator that recently started serving the Malaysian market.www.hansaheavylift.comwww.kotug.comlast_img read more

Three Jamaican netballers suspended after locking horns with coach

first_imgJermaine Allison-McCracken…suspends three senior jamaican netballers Three of Jamaica’s senior netball players have been suspended indefinitely from the training squad following repeated confrontations with newly appointed head coach Jermaine Allison-McCracken.The three senior players Nicole Dixon, Shanice Beckford and Khadijah Williams, have been told not to return to training until they appear before a disciplinary committee of Netball Jamaica.Hey were fired as the Jamaica team prepared for an upcoming series against Barbados.The players have been reported opposed to Allison-McCracken’s coaching methods and were disruptive and disrespectful.The coach is said to have the full backing of the board.Richards and Dixon have been members of the national senior programme for several years now.In 2015 they were signed by Team Northumbria in the Vitality Netball Superleague in the United Kingdom.Williams has also represented Jamaica for several years and was a member of Jamaica’s team to the Commonwealth Games in 2014.last_img read more

Cuba freezes new licences for private restaurants in Havana

first_img 92 Views   no discussions Share In this July 11, 2012 photo, Tomas Erasmo Hernandez, center, owner of the private restaurant Mama Ines, chats with his customers in Old Havana, Cuba. Cuba is temporarily freezing new licenses for private restaurants in Havana, announced by acting Vice President Isabel Hamze on state media on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. The city is also starting to impose more limits on private bed-and-breakfasts.(Photo: AP)HAVANA (AP) — Cuba is freezing new licences for private restaurants in Havana as it struggles with the runaway success of one of the most important openings in the State-run economy.The country was once famed for its dire State restaurants and cafeterias, but it’s developed a vibrant dining scene since private restaurants were legalised two decades ago. A sector that began with enterprising Cubans setting up a handful of tables in their backyards has expanded into an industry of hundreds of restaurants with offerings ranging from freshly caught sushi to sophisticated interpretations of classic Cuban dishes.However, the private restaurateurs lack a wholesale market or legal way to import supplies and equipment. So they’ve been emptying the shelves of retail shops and buying other goods on the black market. That has led to rising food prices and shortages of goods for other Cubans.Acting Vice President Isabel Hamze told State media on Wednesday that Havana’s provincial government is temporarily freezing the approval of new licences and is inspecting restaurants to detect violations ranging from prostitution, drug use and excessive noise to illegal importation and purchase of stolen goods.She said one business had been closed because it was operating a bar and nightclub in violation of a licence exclusively meant for restaurants.Hamze’s statements appeared intended to reassure restaurant owners and Havana residents that the measures were not a crackdown on private restaurants but rather an attempt to impose common-sense regulations on issues ranging from closing times and parking spaces.“We recognise the importance that these businesses have for the city, and the government wants them to be successful, but within legal limits,” she said.The city is also starting to impose more limits on private bed-and-breakfasts, another flourishing sector of the new private economy. Draft regulations being circulated among bed-and-breakfast owners and real-estate agents would limit the number of bathrooms and kitchens built in private homes, and the division of high-ceilinged old homes into de facto apartment buildings with the use of concrete intermediate floors.A boom in tourism set off by the declaration of detente with the United States two years has fuelled furious growth in both private restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts. Tweet BusinessNewsRegional Cuba freezes new licences for private restaurants in Havana by: Associated Press – October 21, 2016center_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more