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DoA holds course on handling pesticides

DoA holds course on handling pesticides

| 07/10/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Department of Agriculture (DoA) recently held a six-day workshop on safe handling of pesticides which 22 people from relevant industries completed. The “Safe Use and Handling of Pesticide Products” course  comprised presentations by officials from the DoA, Department of En [...]

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Limits on importing frozen meat for personal use

Limits on importing frozen meat for personal use

| 03/07/2018 | 8 Comments
I have lived on the Brac for over 30 years and when I return from the US I always bring in frozen meat that complies with the regulations of the Agricultural Department. The last time I came in I claimed all my frozen meat but the customs officer who checked my things was, obviously, out […] [...]

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Ag stamp set cultivates a following

Ag stamp set cultivates a following

| 02/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The latest set of Cayman Islands’ postage stamps, highlighting local agriculture, has been attracting interest both locally and overseas since the release at the end of March. Three of the seven stamps are dedicated to the memories and contributions of Mercherito Chantilope, John [...]

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Christmas fair celebrates Cayman

Christmas fair celebrates Cayman

| 09/12/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The first Cayman Christmas bazaar at the Market at the Cricket Grounds will be taking place Saturday, 10 December. A celebration of all things local, from Cayman-style cooking to Christmas gifts and music, the event will also shine a spotlight on the abundant fresh produce availabl [...]

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Cayman hosts regional agriculture conference

Cayman hosts regional agriculture conference

| 26/10/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s natural bounty was on display at the opening of the 14th annual Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) Monday, 24 October. The Cayman Islands government is hosting the CWA, themed “Investing in Food and Agriculture” and running through Friday, 28 October. Agriculture Mi [...]

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DoA runs course on handling pesticides

DoA runs course on handling pesticides

| 19/10/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): Department of Agriculture (DoA) officials recently held a closing ceremony to recognise 18 participants in their one-week course on the safe use and handling of pesticides. At the event, on Monday, 10 October, Randy Ebanks, who has only been working at pest-control company Pestkil [...]

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DoA bulldozer ready to plough ahead

DoA bulldozer ready to plough ahead

| 30/09/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Department of Agriculture’s (DoA) bulldozer for land clearing and preparation has resumed work and is available to all registered farmers, or organisations involved in agriculture. This service had been offered for more than two decades, but was suspended last year following [...]

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K-9 units impress young students at school fair

K-9 units impress young students at school fair

| 25/05/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Sniffer dogs from the departments of customs and agriculture put on a show along with their handlers at the Prospect Primary School Careers Fair held Friday, 20 May 2016. Customs K-9 unit’s Labrador retriever, Nugget, and Belgian Malinois, Bolt, demonstrated how they detect contraband, from [...]

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St Kitts agriculture officials tour Cayman farms

St Kitts agriculture officials tour Cayman farms

| 29/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Agriculture Minister Kurt Tibbetts took visiting officials from St Kitts and Nevis on a tour of five farms on Grand Cayman, as Government maintains its focus on this sector following January’s Heroes Day event and this month’s Agriculture Show. Joining Minister of Agriculture Alexis Jeffe [...]

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Brac plants seeds for growing farmers market

Brac plants seeds for growing farmers market

| 11/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The first Backyard Farmers Market was held Saturday, 6 February, on Cayman Brac, which organisers declared a success despite the relatively few vendors that came out to sell their products.  In the end, the mix of residents and tourists who comprised the customers at the market purchased eve [...]

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Dr Roy named Cayman’s new national hero

Dr Roy named Cayman’s new national hero

| 27/01/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands has a new national hero, Dr Roy Edison McTaggart, who joins the ranks of eight previous honourees, including the only living recipient, Sybil McLaughlin. The posthumous award was announced Monday, 25 January, as part of the annual National Heroes Day celebrations, which foc [...]

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Government to name new national hero

Government to name new national hero

| 20/01/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): A new national hero is expected to be named as part of National Heroes Day celebrations honouring pioneers of agriculture, set for Monday, 25 January. In all, more than 320 awards will be presented in the categories of early pioneer, pioneer, emerging pioneer, memorial scroll and long servi [...]

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Heroes Day insignia pays homage to agriculture

Heroes Day insignia pays homage to agriculture

| 14/01/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Protocol Office has unveiled the design for the 2016 National Heroes Day commemorative insignia, which this year symbolises the significance of agriculture to the Cayman Islands. Each year a new insignia is created to reflect the changing theme of the event, which takes place Monday, 25 [...]

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Agriculture sector targeted for Heroes Day honours

Agriculture sector targeted for Heroes Day honours

| 07/09/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The government is focusing on boosting growth in agriculture, highlighted by next year’s National Heroes Day when farmers will be recognised for their contributions to the industry. Nominations will be open through the end of September to honour both early pioneers and current leaders [...]

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Heroes Day will focus on agriculture

Heroes Day will focus on agriculture

| 26/06/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): A committee comprising public and private sector representatives is in the early stages of planning the search for recipients of next year’s National Heroes Day (NHD) awards, which will honour contributions to the development of local farming. [...]

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