Cayman 27 – ARCHIVE

An aging sector blossoms

The agriculture sector of Cayman Brac is blossoming, but Deputy Premier Hon. Moses Kirkconnell believes there is still room for growth.

Hundreds came out to the Annual Sister Islands Agriculture show over weekend, most lured out by the promise of food fun and festivities and they weren’t disappointed.

The show featured huge locally grown cassavas and yams, with music by Hi Tide, the Cayman Cow Boy and even Quincy Brown. The smell of various Cayman style dishes could be scented for miles. The young and old dance their cares way, while family, friends and visitors looked on. For most the day was a chance to reminisce on days of the old when agriculture helped to bring the country through some lean years.

Minister Kirkconnell says there is an undeniable increase in the demand for locally grown produce and livestock.

“If you look at what is actually happening now its a cash crop, and farmers are able to sell anything they grow. The supermarkets are accepting it, the Farmers Markets are extremely successful. The people who are growing here are having success and actually being able to sell their crop,” he said.

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Andrel Harris

Andrel Harris

After completing high school in Cayman, Andrel Harris joined the news team as a Reporter Trainee in 2013. Now he serves as a reporter/producer, as well as the 'Cayman 27 Today' anchor. He also contributes to the talk shows and present weather forecasts. He hails from the district of North Side.

"Working with Cayman 27 has been a rewarding and eye opening experience. Through the power of the media, I've been able to help give a voice to the people living in Cayman." - Andrel Harris

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