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St. Lucia Resumes Shipping Bananas to UK

CASTRIES, St. Lucia – Less than a year after the St. Lucia government warned that poor quality bananas shipped to the United Kingdom may result in the loss of new contracts in Europe, the island has resumed shipping the fruit and now reporting being able to restore production levels to its contractual obligations of 2000.

Belize Sugar Crop Ends on Solid Footing

BELMOPAN, Belize – The 2021-2022 sugar crop comes to a close on Friday, and while the season got off to a rocky start, the American Sugar Refinery/Belize Sugar Industries (A.S.R./B.S.I.) says it ended on solid footing even as it acknowledged that an estimated 100,000 tons of cane will go to waste in the fields.

Those Sexy “New” Caribbean Dumplings

NEW YORK, NY - Dumplings are a favorite food in Caribbean meals whether boiled, fried or even roasted. In general Caribbean dumplings are bland to the taste, making them versatile to pair with any cooked meats, fish or sauteed vegetables or even with melted butter. Recently I have seen changes to the Caribbean’s boiled and fried dumplings that I find very interesting and welcoming.

Jamaica to Launch Wheat Flour Substitution Program

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica government says with the support of Cuba, it will be launching a wheat flour substitution program to combat the global shortage of the commodity and promote healthier eating among Jamaicans.

Pearnel Charles Jr

Bacchus Wines Introduces T & T to the Cultural Delight of Wine Savoring

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad - Trinidad and Tobago will soon be introduced to a wine culture it’s never been truly exposed to. A local company, Bacchus Wines Limited, masterfully being steered by Risa Balbosa, is primed and ready to deliver red, white and bubbly wines to people across Trinidad and Tobago.

Mondongo: Stewed Tripe With Rice

NEW YORK, NY - Mondongo is very popular Dominican Republic. Elsewhere the dish is called stewed tripe. The tripe is usually from the cow but sometimes pig tripe is used. Stewed tripe is not unique to the Caribbean, as it is also found in European and South American cuisines. It is usually cooked in a tomato sauce and served with white rice but sometimes it is also cooked in curry.

Jamaica Moves to Eliminate Trans Fats from Local Food Products

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica has begun work towards the elimination of trans-fatty acids from its local food supply as part of efforts by the Ministry of Health and Wellness to reduce risk factors for non-communicable diseases which remain prevalent across the island.

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jacqueline Bisasor-McKenzie (JIS Photo)
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