Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Caesar, speaking at the rally on Sunday. (Photo: Anthony Fonz Dennie/Facebook).

Minister of Agriculture, Saboto Caesar, says St. Vincent and the Grenadines is reaping “the fruits of Labour” and that the party’s 25th anniversary celebration on Sunday was “a moment for celebration, for reflection and for preparation”.

Thousands of persons turned out to the rally at the decommissioned ET Joshua Airport in Arnos Vale, where Jamaican artiste Busy Signal was the featured act.  

Caesar, who is into his second five-year term as Member of Parliament for South Central Windward, said the ULP is a united team standing ready to continue the fight for progress for the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

He said that in South Central Windward, by 2020, there will be an average of “one home-grown medical doctor” per village.

“These are the advancements in our healthcare that I cherish most,” the agriculture minister said, adding that parents are proud of the successes of their children, all taking place under Labour.

Over the last decade, SVG has positioned itself as the breadbasket of the southern Caribbean,” Caesar said.

“That is good news. The good news that is that cocoa expansion continues in this country. We now produce one of the best chocolates in the entire world.  Soon, we will be seeing further investments in spices. The good news is that we continue to export cattle and recently there is a demand for other livestock to be exported.

“We are not stopping there. We are currently exploring a multimillion dollar livestock market in Trinidad and Tobago,” Caesar said.

He said that Jude Jack, of Grenada, comes to SVG to buy livestock because he has confidence in the agriculture in the country.

“We have started the conversation to build our own abattoir, so that butchers can become more competitive, Caesar said.

“The good news is that we are still a root crop superpower in CARICOM, maintaining our trade to Trinidad and Tobago, to Barbados and the British Virgin Islands. There are investors right now on the ground addressing the possibilities of value addition to root crops.”

Caesar said the government is working on establishing a modern medical industry, of which cannabis will play a very important part.

“We are not leaving behind the other hundreds of plants we have with medicinal properties. We begin with cannabis in a major way; we promise you that we will provide the best law to protect our traditional cultivators and we have put it in place.”

8 replies on “SVG reaping ‘the fruits of Labour’”

  1. The liberal-Left agenda is never far from the surface with the political Left and the so-called socialist.

    Ex-jailbird and former president Lula of Brazil sports a rainbow flag as he begins his comeback moves since his release from Prison for his part in the “Carwash scandal”. There is always a crocked socialist hero to be found telling the poor how the better-offs are to blame for their poverty.
    https://www.globalwitness.org/ru/press-releases/global-witness-reveals-brazils-car-wash-corruption-scandal-may-have-cost-country-eight-times-more-14-billion-stolen/

    It is the usual grubby trick played upon the masses and fringe groups by the political Left and the so-called socialist who rush to join the fringe and at the same time peddle to the mass the idea that there is a large pot of gold awaiting the dispossessed, once the liberal Left takes up Political Office.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7698881/Brazils-former-president-Lula-given-raucous-reception-rally-prison-release.html

    The gullible Vincentians who first put Ralph Gonsalves in Political Office, are yet to receive their promised pot of Gold after near on twenty years although the Gonsalves family and their cronies does not appear to have done too badly during that time.

    Like Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the game is on for the rainbow flag, as Ralph Gonsalves quite predictably, “call on churches to join buggery case” hoping that whatever the outcome, he will emerge nevertheless smelling of sweet roses!

    But some in Church circles are already beginning to smell a rat! They sense that they are being set up for a nasty fall! Jomo thought that by distancing himself from the Party and represent one of the “Rainbow flag claimant” it would bring him some credits, only to be rudely insulted by his Papa!
    https://www.iwnsvg.com/2019/11/17/pms-call-on-churches-to-join-buggery-case-unfortunate-jomo/

    Poor Jomo! At least he was not the butt of the Ralph Gonsalves “night time-George Bush, white-teeth-grin joke! Not only was he told in no uncertain terms that any hope of a continued political career was now over but that if he had anything in his craw to get it out and be confronted man to man. https://www.iwnsvg.com/2019/11/18/anyone-quitting-ulp-is-dead-politically-gonsalves/

    Again poor Jomo! He thought he was doing the right thing by jumping ship. However the poor man had forgotten that despite his leaving the party his Papa (for all intents and purpose) continues to own both him and the country.

    Ralph Gonsalves just like his counterparts in Cuba, Evo Morales of Bolivia (former President), Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela, and Hugo Chávez before him, President of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega and his family, these all love to speak of Democracy but in truth, are the least democratic of individuals. Indeed Ralph Gonsalves is the least democratic Prime Minister SVG has ever experienced.

    Jomo should consider himself rather profoundly lucky, as under the Stalinist purge, “The Great Purge or the Great Terror, a campaign of political repression in the Soviet Union which occurred from 1936 to 1938, a bullet to the back of the head was the likely outcome for such a one.

    Such are the ways of the Stalinist! Deaths were estimated at approx 681,692–1,200,000; (higher estimates overlap with at least 136,520 deaths in the Gulag system that started in 1936) This Stalinist however, does not have to be that drastic here, he knows that all he needs do is to supply the simple Vincentians with Rum and Dance Music, just as the old Slave Masters did to their forbears. In Africa the tribal Chiefs would supply Palm wine and the Dance Music via the Base Drums.

    The question for concerned Vincentians is where next with this Stalinist at the helm of the country, and with no viable proposal for our economic development in sight other than his self-grandiosity and international begging!

    “Saboto Caesar, says St. Vincent and the Grenadines is reaping “the fruits of Labour” that is with over 40% of the Vincentian workforce out of work if we are to take the word of JOMO.

    “South Central Windward, by 2020, there will be an average of “one home-grown medical doctor” per village”. https://www.iwnsvg.com/2019/10/28/clinic-at-heart-of-most-frequent-parliamentary-question-still-dilapidated/ He could tell that to the people in Campden Park they know differently! “Clinic at heart of most frequent Parliamentary question still dilapidated”

    “Over the last decade, SVG has positioned itself as the breadbasket of the southern Caribbean,” Now this is a new definition of the term BREAD BASKET, SVG! Sure laughable. Sell a few cattle and hey we are an export hub for livestock!

    I suppose if one is thoroughly deluded, and repeat a statement often enough to one’s self, one will have difficulty in seeing the woods for the trees! Sometimes too, it could also depend upon how good is the stuff that one had been smoking!

  2. B Sc. Sociology with a minor in International Relations says:

    really Sabby???that is what you went to Law School to do??? I did not read in your rhetoric about zero hunger and targeting poverty stricken vincentians….You sound like you do not have a plan at all! when you export everything, what policies you have in place to ensure zero hunger and no poverty for vincentians …Sustainable development goals 1 and 2…..and root crop superpower??? you are really good with words…vincentians do not even know the meaning of the word…it just sounds nice to them…

  3. B Sc. Sociology with a minor in International Relations says:

    ooooooohhh and I love chocolate! but can chocolate provide a balanced meal? is chocolate food? Our lives depend on Soil based organisms and balanced meals that we can afford! You obviously do not have a plan! A lot of our kids come to school hungry and most of the school feeding programs do not provide nutritional meals….they do not even sell fruits in the schools! As a result, cannot realize their true potential because they have health issues….come on! The Early childhood daycares cannot even afford to provide proper meals or have a proper meal plan for children who are continuously growing….corn gruel wont cut it! Reason with the people Saboto!

  4. MR minister you sound like your political farther. You would have sound better if you had sound like your biological father. Because he loves God and the truth is in him. But your political farther love the farther of lies. And so to you. I will not waste any more time with you because farming is dead and so is you politically. And there is no redemption politically. For you.

  5. This is the dude that went from going to church and practicing ‘High Science”. Power is such a big deal, I wonder how the witchcraft bath going

  6. We are doomed! This guy can’t talk for his breakfast. Compare the soaring rhetoric of Camillo to this poor ,”bayside” attempt at an inspiring speech and you will see what I mean.
    Never mind he was for many years the agriculture Minister who presided over the demise of agriculture in SVG.
    So, it is the Gonsalves dynasty for the next 5 to 100 years.
    What a Hairouna! 10 “ina” row unless we learn to think.

  7. Rotten fruits: witchcraft, nepotism, political tribalism, victimisation, toughest economic times, less intelligent population, locked minds, surge of sexual immorality ….

  8. I have often wondered what is it with the colour red in attire, coupled with large red flags and jump-up music, added to the words Socialism.

    There are many very relevant questions that Vincentians ought to be asking their politicians but they do not. The reason being, that far too many Vincentians are so poorly educated, that politicians take total advantage of their utter profound ignorance.

    ‘What power have you got? Where did you get it from? In whose interests do you use it? To whom are you accountable? And finally, how do we get rid of you?’

    We see indeed that “The trade in Caribbean diplomatic passports has become a magnet for wealthy foreigners, corrupt businessmen and criminals from around the world”. Something the world community needs to get a handle on as it allows Caribbean politicians to stay in office well past their sell by date.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1Yba1-ijh4

    The exploitive abuse to which these Caribbean politicians are known to exert upon our political systems because of our population’s gross ignorance, is rather quite alarming, especially when they resort to handing out the free flow of Beers, Rum and the playing of dance music to thoroughly ignorant masses.

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