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Friday, March 31, 2006 - Prime Minister Dr Kenny D. Anthony on Thursday afternoon met with a delegation representing the recently-formed St. Lucia Chamber of Agriculture, to discuss a wide range of issues pertaining to the vital agricultural sector.

The Chamber delegation, which was led by its founding President Cuthbert Phillips, brought the Prime Minister up to date on the objectives of the newly established agency and its future plans.

The Prime Minister welcomed the establishment of the Chamber of Agriculture and pledged the support of the Government of Saint Lucia for the Chamber and its objectives.

The Prime Minister also raised with the delegation the problems associated with payments to some farmers for produce sold to the hotels and the meeting explored possible solutions.

A range of incentives offered by the Government of Saint Lucia to the islandís farmers was also discussed at the meeting, which took place at the Office of the Prime Minister on Thursday afternoon.

In this regard, the Prime Minister took the opportunity to review with the Chamber delegation the regime of incentives brought into force last year and indicated they will be published in the form of a booklet to be circulated to farmers.

The Prime Minister said later that it was ďa very useful meeting, coming as it did just a few weeks before presentation of the 2006-2007 Budget.Ē

Prime Minister Dr Kenny D. Anthony on Thursday afternoon met with a delegation representing the recently-formed St. Lucia Chamber of Agriculture, to discuss a wide range of issues pertaining to the vital agricultural sector.

The Chamber delegation, which was led by its founding President Cuthbert Phillips, brought the Prime Minister up to date on the objectives of the newly established agency and its future plans.

The Prime Minister welcomed the establishment of the Chamber of Agriculture and pledged the support of the Government of Saint Lucia for the Chamber and its objectives.

The Prime Minister also raised with the delegation the problems associated with payments to some farmers for produce sold to the hotels and the meeting explored possible solutions.

A range of incentives offered by the Government of Saint Lucia to the islandís farmers was also discussed at the meeting, which took place at the Office of the Prime Minister on Thursday afternoon.

In this regard, the Prime Minister took the opportunity to review with the Chamber delegation the regime of incentives brought into force last year and indicated they will be published in the form of a booklet to be circulated to farmers.

The Prime Minister said later that it was ďa very useful meeting, coming as it did just a few weeks before presentation of the 2006-2007 Budget.Ē

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