College of the Bahamas eyes Andros for agriculture segment

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December 02, 2011

Cabbages are beginning to pour into the government's North Andros packing house. Pictured from right during Wednesday's tour are BAIC agriculture manager Ayret Lightbourn, COB president Dr Betsy Vogel Boze, professor Daniel Thompson, OAS Bahamas representative Juliet E Mallet Phillip, administrator Maxine Duncombe, and chief councillor Vanda P Rahming. (BIS Photo/Gladstone Thurston) NICHOLL'S TOWN, Andros -- The College of The Bahamas has North Andros in its sight. College president Dr Betsy Vogel Boze said North Andros could be the home of the agriculture side of their small island sustainability programme.   Dr Boze, Organisation of American States (OAS) Bahamas representative Juliet E Mallet Phillip, College of The Bahamas professors Lionel Johnson and Daniel Thompson, and executives of Bahamas Agricultural and Industrial Corporation (BAIC) toured the North Andros farming community on Wednesday.

The BAIC team included general manager Benjamin Rahming, assistant general managers Arnold Dorsett (agriculture) and Judith Thompson (land), and domestic investment manager Alphonso Smith.  "There is a place for Andros in our small island sustainability programme," said Dr Boze. "Right now it's an academic programme but we have funding from Campbell Shipping and the Freedom Foundation to build the bricks and mortar facility.   "I think part of that, probably the agricultural research centre, needs to be located in Andros as that makes a lot more sense than having it in New Providence."

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News date : 12/02/2011    Category : Culture, Education, Bahama Islands Info Stories

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