A&B makes good showing at St Croix Agrifest

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An 11-member delegation from Antigua and Barbuda did the twin island proudduring the 49thAnnual Agrifest, which was held in the US Virgin Island of St Croix, under the theme ‘Agriculture: Trendy in 2020’.

In a release, the Ministry of Agriculture said its liaison officer and events coordinator, Marcelle Freeland, who headed the delegation, had described the response to the displays as very encouraging.

“We had a good showing and our colourful and diverse displays of locally produced agricultural products caught the interest of festivalgoers; it was an interesting time for us in St Croix,” Freeland shared.

In the Overseas Booth Produce Competition, Nevis captured first place, St Kitts second, and Twinstod Enterprise, Antigua and Barbuda won third place.

Twin I Payne of Twinstod Enterprise has been participating in the agrifest in St Croix in recent years.Vellma Payne and Shanayah Payne were also part of his team.

The other members of the Antiguan delegation who attended Agrifest were Ryuson Joseph of Agriculture Development Corporation (ADC) and Jeremiah and Joanne Joseph, owners of Crispa Plantain Chips.

Two craft specialists, Alvis Abbott and Dorothy Pelle, also used the event to showcase their products. Farmers Katlin Drew and Roslin Sterling were also a part of the delegation.Other delegations came from other Caribbean islands, including St Lucia, Guyana and Grenada

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