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Andros farmers get boost from BAIC convention – photos

Farmers in North Andros met with wholesalers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, chefs and Ministry of Tourism and Aviation delegates during a weekend convention on the island. 

Monday, December 12, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011

Farmers in North Andros met with wholesalers, hoteliers, restaurateurs, chefs and delegates from the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation during a convention on the island last weekend.

Hosted by Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC), it marked the second time buyers, mainly from New Providence, and farmers met to discuss the way forward in food production.

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Lush winter vegetables grow in North Andros. (BIS Photo/Gladstone Thurston)

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North Andros High School’s agriculture teacher Rai Budhu (left) shows delegates the school’s vegetable production. (BIS Photo/Gladstone Thurston)

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Bahamas Culinary Association president, Michael Adderley (right), and Rosemary Sinclair, chef at Atlantis, inspect cabbages grown at Caleb Evans Farms, North Andros. (BIS Photo/Gladstone Thurston)

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Delegates attending last weekend’s farmers/buyers meeting in Nicholl’s Town see the greenhouse technology offered at BAIC’s North Andros Agri-industrial Park. Pictured from left are Edwin Johnson (Bamboo Shack Group), Michael Adderley (president, Bahamas Culinary Association), Leona Johnson (purchasing manger, Atlantis), Rosemary Sinclair (chef, Atlantis), Deanne Gibson (manager, Culinary Tourism, Ministry of Tourism). (BIS Photo/Gladstone Thurston)

Local tourism organizations are set to partner with the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) to run a seminar entitled “Tourism Opportunity, Awareness and Training," according thebahamasweekly.com. Designed to enhance the Grand Bahama cruise product offering, the seminar is scheduled for early next year.

Indian fuel shipment company Reliance Industries has started using Bahamas' storage tanks for "bulk breaking" to serve nearby markets in North and South America, reports The Economic Times, a division of The Times of India. The strategy offers huge savings in shipping costs.

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