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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 Environmental Health, Health Services Authority and the local representative for the Caribbean […]

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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 Bothwell and Kent “Biggie” Rankin. The other four stamps […]

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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 available from the farmers’ market.

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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 Minister Kurt Tibbetts, in a message on the CWA website, […]

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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 for four months, was recognised as the top […]

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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 the retirement of the previous operator who was replaced this […]

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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 drugs to guns, at all entry points into the […]

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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 Jeffers and Permanent Secretary Eric Evelyn from St Kitts were […]

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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 everything that was for sale.

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