Archive for January 2017

Linking Farmers & Tourists to Solve Development Challenges in SIDS

Developing the link between agriculture and tourism could be a significant opportunity for small island developing states. Already an expanding sector in several Pacific and Caribbean islands, agritourism can address a range of development challenges – among them low agricultural productivity, high food imports and loss of tourism revenue, poor public health and youth unemployment.…

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Feeding the Appetite for Sustainable Tourism

For the tourist hoping to experience authentic local cuisine on one of our famous golden beaches, they may be disappointed to know that only a small fraction of food in our hotels is provided by local farmers and fishermen, with the majority being imported from areas outside the Caribbean basin. Unfortunately, inconsistencies in quality and…

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Agricultural economist: Work harder to reduce food imports

Government must work harder to create a policy that will reduce the import bill and give the country food security, says agricultural economist and consultant Omardath Maharaj. “In the current and anticipated economic circumstances facing T&T, we cannot deny the fact that the cost of living and economic hardship is on the rise. It is…

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S.Pellegrino Young Chef Returns

S.Pellegrino announces the next edition of its international competition recognizing rising culinary talent from across the globe, now enriched with a broader scouting range and an extended duration. New Zealand, January 16, 2017 – S.Pellegrino announces the much-anticipated return of S.Pellegrino Young Chef, a global competition recognizing leading young culinary talent from across the world.…

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A Conversation With Chef David Destinoble

Chef David Destinoble is one of the more prominent Haitian chefs in the industry. As one of the founders of the Haitian Culinary Alliance, Destinoble has been influential in bring Haitian cuisine to the forefront of the culinary arts industry. The Johnson and Wales trained chef boasts an impressive resume that includes personal chef to former Haitian…

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St. Lucia Native and ‘Top Chef’ Runner-up Nabs New Orleans’ Restaurant of the Year for 2016

Saint Lucia joyously celebrates with Chef Nina Compton as her restaurant, Compere Lapin, has been named New Orleans’ Restaurant of the Year for 2016 by The Times-Picayune. The Saint Lucia Culinary Ambassador and “Top Chef” runner-up also was the first to be presented the award by renowned Times-Picayune dining critic Brett Anderson. “The fact that…

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Jamaica: Ones To Watch For 2017

The Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is determined to drive tourism numbers through gastronomy. Those responsible for what visitors to our shores eat and, indeed, how they perceive our cuisine must now re-evaluate the offerings of each plate. Thursday Life starts the big reveal at Sandals Resorts where the luxurious setting is rivalled only by…

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Fiji: Retreat promotes local cuisine to visitors

A BUSINESS operating as a retreat situated in the lush tropical highlands of Namosi is working with its neighbouring village communities to promote iTaukei cuisine through the use of traditional and locally grown food. Namosi Eco Retreat, a traditional iTaukei-inspired retreat, has engaged with its nearby local communities to directly buy crops and other items…

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