Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 08, 2018 (SKNIS): Following an exciting four-round challenge of the Second Annual Primary School Quiz Competition organized by the Ministries of Co-operatives and Education along with the National Co-operative League Ltd, the Sandy Point Primary School was announced as first place winner.
The Wednesday, November 07 competition saw schools such as the Sandy Point Primary, Cayon Primary, Joshua Obadiah Primary, Dieppe Bay Primary, Beach Allen Primary and Tucker Clarke Primary vying for the number one spot.
Second place was awarded to the Cayon Primary and third place to the Joshua Obadiah Primary.
Minister of Co-operatives, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, congratulated the students on a successful quiz and commended them for their Read More
Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 16, 2018 (SKNIS): Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, in his address to the nation for World Food Day 2018 on October 16, said that the importance of this occasion is to focus on the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal #2 on Zero Hunger.
“We use the occasion to advocate for the prioritization of selected operations in national development agendas; and we further use the occasion to promote the critical role social protection plays in reinforcing key development outcomes and ensuring the inclusion of all groups of society in development as a means to combat inequality, vulnerability and poverty,” he stated.
Minister Hamilton noted Read More
On this thirty-eighth anniversary of World Food Day we give honour to the highest for his goodness towards humanity.
While every day of our lives we work towards food security, special focus has been brought today by the United Nations on hunger, and on the millennium goal that promises to achieve zero hunger by 2030.Embedded in that promise, is the challenge to ensure food availability, affordability and access.
We therefore use this occasion to create awareness about the global objective.
We use the occasion to advocate for the prioritization of selected operations in national development agendas; and we further use the occasion to promote the critical role social protection plays in Read More
Basseterre, St. Kitts, October 16, 2018 (SKNIS): Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, will address the nation on World Food Day 2018, which is celebrated every year on October 16 in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
The day is celebrated widely by many other organizations concerned with food security, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. On this day, people from around the world come together Read More
The Ministries of Agriculture and Environment forge forward with the implementation of the FAO funded project “Assisting Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to Integrate the Agricultural Sectors into Climate Change Priorities and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)”.
This project will comprise two outputs, mainly
1. Strengthening Technical capacities for innovations in climate adaptation and mitigation in the agricultural sector and
2. Integrating the Agricultural sector and food security priorities into national climate change strategies, action plans and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
Presently, the FAO funded Climate change Project is seeking small scale Replicable or creative/innovative projects that could minimize the adverse impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector. Impact from intense storms or hurricanes which could give rise to strong winds and/or flooding, increase in temperatures and changes in our rainfall patterns are just a few potential Read More
Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 26, 2018 (SKNIS): While speaking on Pesticide Awareness Week 2018, which runs from September 23 – 28, an official from the Ministry of Agriculture, a representative from the Department of Environment, and a visiting Regional Agronomist at Caribbean Chemicals, educated the public on measures that can be taken to ensure food safety and mitigate risks to human health, the environment and other life forms by reducing dependency on pesticide use.
Agronomist Kennedy Paul said that farmers, suppliers and users of pesticides, should read warning labels carefully to educate themselves on the harmful or adverse effects that pesticides may have and also the necessary safety precautions that should Read More
Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 24, 2018 (SKNIS): Pesticide Awareness Week, which is being celebrated in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis from September 23rd to 28th under the theme “Increase Food Safety, Reduce Dependency on Pesticides-Adapt Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” will highlight the efforts of increasing food safety measures in the Federation.In addressing the nation to commemorate the launch of Pesticide Awareness Week 2018, Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton, said that the safety and well-being of the consumer is the government’s utmost responsibility and goal.
“In our quest to achieve food and nutrition security, one area of concern that is often raised around the world is the use and presence Read More
Food safety covers the handling, preparation, and storage of food, in ways that prevent food-borne illness. This includes a number of routines that should be followed to avoid potential health hazards.
In this way, food safety often overlaps with food defence, to prevent harm to consumers.
The safety and well-being of the consumer is Governments uttermost responsibility and goal, in our quest to achieve food and nutrition security. One area of concern, often raised around the world, is the use and presence of pesticides along the food value chain.
The first production of pesticides has been traced to India in 1952 near Calcutta. The term pesticide covers a wide range of compounds Read More
Basseterre, St. Kitts, September 04, 2018 (SKNIS): The management and staff of the St. Kitts Eco-Park also known as the Agro-Tourism Demonstration Farm Co-Op hosted a training workshop, which commenced on September 04 aimed at further enhancing the experience of potential visitors and patrons to the facility.At a brief opening ceremony to start the workshop, Farm Manager, Mr. Kenney Manning, said that he anticipates that the workshop will help to improve the skills of his staff and increase the marketability of the facility. He noted that the Eco-Park is poised to contribute greatly to the overall development of the nation, particularly in the areas of tourism, culture, agriculture and social values.
“This workshop Read More
Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 27, 2018 (SKNIS): St. Kitts Department of Agriculture’s Fisheries Section received a welcomed donation of EC$10,752.80 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) for its aquaculture project, which will kick off over the coming year.
Speaking at a Handing-Over Ceremony on March 27, Director in the Marine Resources Department, Mark Williams, said that the introduction of aquaculture in the federation is an important initiative that will help to limit the importing of seafood by better meeting the demand of the local market.
“We can help to alleviate some of our food import bills and have a healthier population overall. This is where we are today, but we Read More