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Abaco holds successful Agribusiness Expo – photos

The last of this year's Family Island Agribusiness Expos took place in Marsh Harbour, Abaco last weekend. See photos of the event here. 

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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012

The last of the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources’ Family Island Agribusiness Expos took place in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, last weekend.

The initiative seeks to bring awareness to the importance of agriculture and fisheries and to increase meaningful participation by consumers and producers.

As well as Abaco, events this year were held in New Providence, Eleuthera, North Andros, Long Island, San Salvador, Grand Bahama, Bimini, South Andros, Mangrove Cay, Exuma and Inagua.

Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister Lawrence ‘Larry’ Cartwright was the featured speaker at the Abaco event’s opening ceremony. (Click photo to enlarge. More photos after the jump)

BAIC executive chairman Edison Key (centre) and his wife Kathy (right)

BAIC executive chairman Edison Key (centre) and his wife Kathy (right) at the Abaco Agribusiness Expo last weekend. (BIS Photo/Gladstone Thurston)

BAIC executive chairman Edison Key and senior executives join community representatives

BAIC executive chairman Edison Key and senior executives join community representatives in breaking ground for the South Abaco Farmers Association’s headquarters. (BIS Photo/Gladstone Thurston)

Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister Lawrence ‘Larry’ Cartwright

Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister Lawrence ‘Larry’ Cartwright (left). (BIS Photo/Gladstone Thurston)

Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister Lawrence “Larry’ Cartwright (left) and BAIC executive chairman Edison Key

Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister Lawrence “Larry’ Cartwright (left) and BAIC executive chairman Edison Key at the Abaco Agribusiness Expo. (BIS Photo/Gladstone Thurston)

The new IICA representative for The Bahamas Manuel Messina

The new IICA representative for The Bahamas Manuel Messina (centre) is introduced to farmers during last weekend’s Abaco Agribusiness Expo. (BIS Photo/Gladstone Thurston)

Bahamas-based aviation law specialist Llewellyn Boyer-Cartwright, a 29-year veteran of the aviation industry and senior associate at Callenders & Co, is among 25 lawyers worldwide to be invited to attend a meeting in Washington, DC, May 22 dealing with aircraft leasing and the growing demand for specialized aircraft financing.

For pilots and those looking to fly to The Bahamas on day trips, Long Island is a good base to clear customs, settle down or continue island hopping, claims a promotional video by www.myoutislands.com. Watch the full video here.

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