Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Saboto Caesar said there is “an atmosphere of hope, optimism and confidence” in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and farming and fishing communities are feeling it.
“Very soon, we will reach over 1,000 acres of cacao. And we are not only exporting beans. We are expecting chocolate too. We are in touching distance of 50 acres of coffee,” he told the Unity Labour Party’s 17th anniversary rally in Calliaqua on Sunday
“We continue to export cattle from this country four and five times a year and container loads of root crops continue to come from the hard work and toil of our people to go to Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America and other markets,” said Caesar, who is also parliamentary representative for South Central Windward, an agricultural district.
He said that the ULP administration has placed the management of the fisheries centres “in the hands of persons ready to invest.
“And because you have an Argyle International Airport now, we can now ship live lobsters from St. Vincent and the Grenadines to Miami, on to Hong Kong and they get to Hong Kong alive. Let us remember these things when we continue to support our party.”
He said there would always be changes.
“We are not living in a perfect world. But we must never give up. We must press on and as we prepared, we must prepare well. Our God is a way maker; our god is a miracle worker and he is the light in any darkness. I want to encourage all of us.”
Caesar said that because of the hard work and dedication of the ULP over the last 17 years in SVG, “we have the hardware, we have the artillery, we have the infrastructure for us to invest and to make ourselves better.
“Let us continue to support this great party, the Unity Labour Party for everyone. Let our workers come forward and let us continue to build.”