Within weeks of landing in Trinidad and Tobago from Norway, T&T artiste Sheldon Blackman has recorded and released a new single, 'Grow your Food'.
"I started my own garden from the age of 11 and for all of my childhood, growing up with my father, the late Ras Shorty I, we ate primarily from the land," Blackman said.
Blackman said he was inspired to compose 'Grow your Food' by his passion for gardening and his vision of home growing as a solution for sustainable living.
Prices of some types of fresh produce have doubled at the Southern Wholesale Market in Debe following last weekend’s extensive flooding and vendors also believe price hikes and price gouging are keeping customers away.
When a T&T Guardian team visited the market this week, the usual traffic and crowds were non-existent.
Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries Clarence Rambharat is hopeful the recently announced $100,000 agricultural grant will encourage farming of more indigenous crops.
The Minister was speaking at the Santa Rosa First Peoples School Rally at the national racquet centre on Wednesday.
Rambharat said the agriculture incentive grant, one of the measures announced in last Monday's budget, could reignite agricultural activity among the First Peoples community.
After spending $3 million to refurbish the Otaheite Fishing Complex, fishermen say they are forced to sell their catch outside on the car park, braving wind, rain, and sun because the Fisheries Division has locked them out.
Interviewed, president of the Otaheite Fishing Association Clement Charles said its been two years since the facility was closed.
In the meantime, fish vendors are continuing to operate from the car park.