Garden

Blooming hard work on display at giant plant show

March 31, 2016

THE Horticultural Society of the Bahamas (HSB) will be showing the results of months of hard work by their members on Saturday afternoon at the Queen's College auditorium when they hold their prestigious bi-annual giant plant show and sale.

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Growing the idea of food security

March 15, 2016

At the Opening Ceremony of The Bahamas Agriculture, Marine Resources and Agri-Business Exposition 2016, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works & Urban Development the Hon. Philip Davis said he was heartened to see the issue of food security being placed front and centre as food security is “a critically important pillar upon which our long-term viability as a developing nation rests.”

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Allergies and asthma

March 07, 2016

As many celebrate the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures, many others are finding themselves miserable once again due to the onset of allergy season. The Bahamas Ministry of Health has designated March as Asthma Month, and it’s no surprise as those persons with allergic asthma (where asthma symptoms/attacks are brought on by allergens) suffer the most during this time. According to WebMD, “Allergic asthma is the most common type of asthma. About 90% of kids with childhood asthma have allergies, compared with about 50% of adults with asthma.” For anyone suffering from allergies or allergic asthma it is important to understand how this respiratory condition works and what can be done to manage it.

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Pioneer farmer Levarity Deveaux to be honoured at Agribusiness Expo 2016

February 22, 2016

Farmer Levarity Deveaux will be honoured as a pioneer of farming in The Bahamas during the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources Agribusiness Expo 2016 to be held at the Expo site on Gladstone Road, March 9-13, 2016 under the theme “Progressing Towards Food Security: Our Food, Our Future, Our Bahamas.”

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Pioneer farmer Levarity Deveaux to be honored at Agribusiness Expo 2016

February 19, 2016

Farmer Levarity Deveaux will be honoured as a pioneer of farming in The Bahamas during the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources Agribusiness Expo 2016 to be held at the Expo site on Gladstone Road, March 9-13, 2016 under the theme “Progressing Towards Food Security: Our Food, Our Future, Our Bahamas.”

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The pumpkin that grew and grew and grew . . .

February 11, 2016

ZELDA Bevans intends to share her mother's latest gift - a 50 pound pumpkin grown on her farm in South Andros - with family and friends.

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Minister Gray promotes local commercial farmer

February 04, 2016

Empowering commercial farmers to participate in feeding the nation has been a long-term endeavour of the Bahamas Government towards sustaining national development.

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Minister Gray promotes local commercial farmer

February 03, 2016

Empowering commercial farmers to participate in feeding the nation has been a long-term endeavour of the Bahamas Government towards sustaining national development.

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Agriculture Ministry signed leases to Bahamians for argicultural land development

January 19, 2016

The Ministry of Agriculture & Marine Resources formally signed leases for use of agricultural land on New Providence, Abaco, Andros, and Grand Bahama with persons interested in developing the land for farming.

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Farmland lease signing ceremony at Ministry of Agriculture
Farmland lease signing ceremony at Ministry of Agriculture

January 18, 2016

Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. V. Alfred Gray held an arable farm land lease signing ceremony on Friday, January 15, 2016 at the Ministry’s offices.

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Elizabeth Estates Children's Home gets fruit and vegetable garden

December 01, 2015

In this month of Thanksgiving and with Christmas right around the corner, 34-plus members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, New Providence branch, put their hands, hearts and shoulders to the wheel in service to their fellowmen as they created a fruit and vegetable orchard, cultivating and planting a large variety of fruit and vegetable plants on the grounds of the Elizabeth Estates Children's Home.

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Minister Griffin officially opens Exuma Women's Backyard Farming Workshop 2015
Minister Griffin officially opens Exuma Women's Backyard Farming Workshop 2015

November 30, 2015

Dozens of Exumians joined the Women’s Bureau of the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development in a Women’s Backyard Farming Workshop on November 27 in the Kettel Centre of the Exuma Foundation in George Town.

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Camperdown Plant Ladies hosting plant sale

November 10, 2015

Just ask the Camperdown Plant Ladies. They know all about how to be patient. Taking a seed or seedling through to its maturity can be an arduous task.

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A sure sign of fall
A sure sign of fall

November 02, 2015

Solomon's Fresh Market kicks off the season with 2nd Annual Harvest Festival.

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Local Government Junior Council Programme Conclave

October 05, 2015

Over 100 of the nation's youth were recognized for their participation in making their communities better places in which to live and study.

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Jamaica Just Planted Its First Legal Marijuana Plant
Jamaica Just Planted Its First Legal Marijuana Plant

April 21, 2015

Jamaica just planted its first-ever legal marijuana plant...

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Re-planting knowledge on native fruits in Exuma

April 06, 2015

Has the papaya leaf been traditionally used by Exumians as a tea? Is "Strongback" the name of a tree that grows wild in Exuma?

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Governor General Dame Marguerite Visits Bimini

March 31, 2015

Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling visited Bimini on Friday, March 27, after a short visit to the Berry Islands...

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Members of the Carver Garden Club

March 17, 2015

Members of the Carver Garden Club paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House, March 13...

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Forestry Week to Highlight Primeval Forest National
Forestry Week to Highlight Primeval Forest National

March 05, 2015

Last weekend the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) participated in an exciting opportunity to highlight forestry in The Bahamas by hosting the Forestry Unit of the Ministry of the Environment and Housing at the BNT Primeval Forest National Park...

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