PM, Agriculture Minister In London For Meetings On New Market

Press Release:– The Government of Saint Lucia recognizes that a successful agriculture industry is critical to the sustainable development of Saint Lucia.

Hence, the Government continues to enhance and source markets for the island’s new and emerging crops as well as current crops such as bananas.

In that regard, Prime Minister Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives Honourable Ezechiel Joseph, are currently in London for meetings with Winfresh at Stansted and various suppliers including Sainsbury, the third largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom and Waitrose & Partners, a chain of British supermarkets.

The Government also continues to explore new avenues with the French market, with testing of Saint Lucia’s product in that market expected to begin later this year.

During the Prime Minister’s absence, Minister for Equity, Social Justice, Local Government and Empowerment, Honourable Lenard Montoute, will serve as Acting Prime Minister.

6 COMMENTS

  1. It’s about time we wake and realize that tourism alone will not cut it and we must incorporate Agriculture and for that reason, we need to revitalize the nurseries that were once at Union, Beausejour, and Bath to regrow and replant the crops that have gone extinct. We may have to order from foreign countries. The land is fertile and I think what we should do is to cut down those tall and old coconut trees and plant anew. There are coconut species in Indonesia that bears at ground level, we might need to look into importing some into this country.

  2. Bible in a Year
    May 15
    New Testament Verse of the Day:
    And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit.
    –1 Corinthians 2:4

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