Bahamas National Agri-Bahamas Expo set for May 9 -11

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas National Agri-Bahamas Expo is set for May 9 – 11, 2019 at the Gladstone Road Agricultural site. Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard, announced at a press conference held earlier this week on Tuesday that this year’s theme is “Embracing change, improving lives through agriculture.” Pintard said this […]

BAMSI hosts trip to North Andros agricultural facility

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) on Tuesday made a major step toward revamping its business operations and securing a stable economic model for the Institute when it welcomed more than a half dozen potential partners and industry stakeholders to its North Andros agricultural facility. Given the task of rightsizing the Institute […]

Four years after fire, BAMSI to get new dorms this Fall

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Four years after an act of arson devastated the dormitories at the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) in North Andros, the compound is expected to rise from the ashes with the introduction of its newly-built dormitories in Fall 2019, according to Dr. Rovenia Hanna Executive Director of BAMSI. Dr. Hanna […]

Govt. to increase credit funding access for agriculture stakeholders

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – As a “matter of urgency” the government will increase access to credit funding for farmers and those in the agricultural sector, according to Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis. The prime minister made the announcement during a national address last night, the first of three planned installments. He also said the government will […]

BAIC generates $14,000 plus in one-day at opening of Gladstone Road Pop-Up market

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation, in just one day, generated revenue of $14,270.75 at the opening of its 2019 Pop-Up Farmers Market on Gladstone road last Saturday, January 19. This number is a record by several thousand when compared to any Pop-Up held in 2018, according to a statement released Monday […]

Bamsi adopts new business model in bid to gain financial stability

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – In a bid to streamline operational costs and increase the economic sustainability of the Institute, The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) is redefining its business model and will focus solely on the wholesale sector, a move which is expected to translate into increased revenue by tens of thousands of dollars, […]

Super Value pulls romaine lettuce from shelves

FDA says California is likely the source   Super Value food stores across The Bahamas pulled all varieties of romaine lettuce from their shelves on Friday, following an E. coli outbreak in the United States. In an interview with Eyewitness News, Super Value President Rupert Roberts said while the outbreak has been sourced to California […]

Sponging project moves into final phase as spongers ready to revitalize industry nationwide

The IDB-sponsored and BAIC-executed project to revitalize the sponging industry in the Bahamas now moves into the full implementation phase with spongers throughout the country energized to rejuvenate the lucrative industry. “We have planted seeds in most of the islands where sponging happens and equipped spongers with the expertise to bring this industry back,” said […]

BAMSI stands as ‘saving grace’ of industry

Gov’t. support drives growth, development of agriculture sector The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI), along with similar agencies, will stand as the ‘saving grace’ of an agriculture sector in desperate need of capacity building, a senior executive from BAMSI said earlier this week. A critical review and analysis of the sector’s historical position […]