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FISHERS DISPUTE CLAIMS OF DIALOGUE AHEAD OF LUCIAN BLUE OCEAN CLOSURE

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National fishers are disputing what they describe as spurious claims of dialogue being established with “fisher partners” before the closure of the establishment. In a December 15th report, MBC Prime outlined concerns expressed by members of the fishing community, at the sudden end to operation at the San Souci location of the establishment. According to a December 17th press release, the suspension of service is only “ temporary”

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BANANA QUALITY RECEIVED FAILING GRADE

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Saint Lucia’s agricultural industry is facing yet another challenge – maintaining existing purchasers notably un satisfied with the quality of product being produced. A recent mission to the UK by the islands Agriculture minister received dire welcome, news of the unsatisfactory quality of product received. According to Agriculture Minister Albert Prospere, a review of the function of banana production is required.

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SUPPLY CHAIN BACKLOG, RISING COMMODITIES COSTS RENEWS FOOD SECURITY CONCERNS

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Global supply chain issues in recent months have magnified Saint Lucia’s economic vulnerabilities triggering a domino effect on home goods and grocery items. As local retailers pass on the additional costs to consumers Agriculture Minister Alfred Prospere believes finding sustainable ways to ramp up food production will put food security objectives within reach and help reduce Saint Lucia’s perennially exorbitant food import bill.

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Local breaks ground with International Ambassadorship

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One young Saint Lucian is leading the charge regionally in reframing the role of female involvement within agriculture, and earning international recognition for her efforts. Keithlin Caroo is an impassioned young woman with roots in fond a Assau Babonneau, and one calculated risk has yielded impressive results.

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