Tags food security


Basseterre, St. Kitts, (SKNIS): Annual Eat Local Day The Department of Agriculture is hosting its 8th Annual Eat Local Day on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Independence Square from 11 a.m.  Alphonso Clarke, Marketing Officer at the Department of Agriculture, outlined the department’s expectations. “Our hope at the department […]

Eat Local Day Showcases Menu Of Home Grown Produce


  THE SECRETARY-GENERAL MESSAGE ON WORLD FOOD DAY 16 October 2014 Today, and every day, we eat thanks to the labours of family farmers. They run the vast majority of farms in the world. They preserve natural resources and agro-biodiversity. They are the cornerstone of inclusive and sustainable agriculture and […]

Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth”


We met with Dr. Leighton Naraine Vice Principal and Science Lecturer at the college to discuss the innovative research he’s leading at CFBC. As the name suggests, the project makes use of a combination of a hydroponic system – a growing environment where plants are grown in water, and use […]

CFBC Hybrid Hydroponics-Agroponics Pilot Project



By Sir Ronald Sanders By the time this commentary is read, Heads of Government of the 15-nation Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) will have celebrated the 40th anniversary of the inter-governmental organisation.   There is cause for celebration, but there is also reason for lamentation. Heads of Government will have rightly pointed […]

CARICOM at 40: An Alternative Agenda


“Water Is Life-Every Drop Counts” PRESS RELEASE The Water Services Department is hosting a week of activities to celebrate World Water Day, which is held annually on March 22nd as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The […]

Water and Food Security


By Sir Ronald Sanders On February 9th, Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, wrote a robust letter to the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin la Rocque, pointing out the deep malaise in which the regional integration project is mired. His letter was copied to […]

CARICOM: DOING THE DRAGON DANCE?



by Sir Ronald Sanders A recent statement by the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Irwin La Rocque, that the region has been “overly ambitious in its integration targets”, coming from the person who is expected to drive the regional integration process, is cause for disappointment. The Secretary-General said that […]

Ambition Without Action is FAILURE


BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS,(CUOPM) St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas has lauded local farmers, agricultural officials and local, regional and international organizations for the impressive display at the recent Agriculture Fair. In encouraging the small farmers for the wide range of locally produced vegetables, fruits, ornamental […]

PM Douglas Lauds Local Farmers, Agriculture Technocrats


The Ministry of Agriculture launched it’s week of activities to mark World Food Day 2010. Under the theme; St Kitts-Nevis : United Against Hunger & Endeavouring to Feed Itself. The range of activities would emphasize the need to improve agricultural output to ensure better food security, and to continue pressing […]

Ministry of Agriculture Launches Week of Activities for World Food ...