The Coronavirus and Food and Nutrition Security in the Caribbean

By Dr Lystra Fletcher-Paul As the COVID 19 pandemic rapidly unfolds around the world and particularly the Caribbean, people are now awakening to the new...

Forests and Biodiversity: Too precious to lose

By Claus Eckelmann In a time where we are faced with the Corona Virus it is hard to think of anything else other than the...

How Grenada is reviving its coconut industry

Grenada's Ministry of Agriculture, under the Coconut Rehabilitation Project, distributed new varieties of coconut plants to selected farmers in 2017, and a recent follow-up...

IICA donates safety equipment to abattoir in Grenada

The staff at the Mirabeau Abattoir are safer in their workplace thanks to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), first aid materials, disinfectants and sanitizers donated...

New regional project promoting national blue economy priorities

A new US$46 million initiative to promote Blue Economic priorities in the Caribbean, in support of the sustainable use and conservation of the region’s...

Barbados to increase number of seasonal workers in Canada

More than 170 Barbadians were employed last year, under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Program (SAWP) in Canada, and two new employers joined the program,...

Caribbean could become poorest region in the world by 2050, CDB director warns

By Adelle Roopchand PORT-OF-SPAIN, Feb 5 2020 (CNS) – Doing business in the Caribbean is becoming more and more difficult compared to other regions, Dr....

Sugar workers in Guyana stage demonstration in support of salary increases

Sugar workers staged a peaceful protest, today, outside the Ministry of the Presidency, in support of salary increases. The Guyana Agriculture and General Workers Union...

Grenada’s thrust towards eradicating the coconut beetle

Grenada's  coconut industry continues to suffer as a result of a pest that has been affecting coconut production for many years. The Ministry of Agriculture...

The role of fisheries in Barbados’ agro-tourism industry

By Adelle Roopchand BRIDGETOWN, Jan 30 2020 (CNS) – Seafood is part of Barbados’ unique agro-tourism experience, but maintaining it could become a costly feat...