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St Lucia launches ambitious agribusiness project

St Lucia has launched a multi-million dollar project aimed at strengthening agribusiness operations within the context of climate change according to CMC. The US$1.8 million Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) funded Sustainable Agribusiness for Laborie and Environs (SABLE) project is intended…

COMMENTARY: A revolution in roofing

While others continue their love affair with galvanized and concrete, let me bring to your attention a revolutionary roof covering that has been around since the 3rd millennium BC. The picture that illustrates this commentary is of a clay roof…

UWP proposes measures for shaking off Maria-imposed shackles on the Agricultural Sector

The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) is proposing “short-term” measures it is urging the government to implement, measures the party says will help boost restoration of the Hurricane Maria ravaged agricultural sector. The proposed measures speak to “a package of…

Farmers receive checks under Agricultural Emergency Response facility

The Ministry of Agriculture, in collaboration with the AID Bank, has begun distributing checks to farmers and fisherfolks who were affected by the passage of Hurricane Maria. This is being done under an Agricultural Emergency Response Grant funded by the…

USVI launches 150-day marketing plan after major hurricanes

Following the impact of two Category 5 hurricanes in September, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has developed a 150-day rolling marketing plan to share with industry stakeholders. “This new plan has been developed to establish priorities and a…

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