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AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard.

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‘Don’t let conch go to waste’

AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources MP Michael Pintard wants conch vendors to be allowed to operate curbside services.

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Govt eyes SPV for agriculture funding

The government is eyeing the creation of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) that will raise and channel financing towards agriculture, a Cabinet minister said yesterday. Michael Pintard, minister for agriculture and marine resources, told Tribune Busin

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Pintard: We're aware of fishermen's concerns

Minister of Marine Resources and Agriculture Michael Pintard says the government is aware of the concerns of local fishermen in Grand Bahama regarding the reopening of fish markets to sell to the public and is seeking to address the issue. However,

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Pintard: Purchasers don't foresee scarcity of food in short term

AGRICULTURE Minister Michael Pintard told the Prime Minister that there was no anticipation of a scarcity of food in the short term despite reported fears in the US of a meat shortage – although he did urge Bahamians to look for more locally produced goods.

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Pintard: Food supplies are adequate in short-term

AGRICULTURE and Fisheries Minister Michael Pintard said The Bahamas must closely monitor its food supplies during the COVID-19 crisis as major agricultural producers around the world are considering reducing their exports or locking down.

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Pintard: Beware scam artists using my name

A FRAUDULENT Instagram account claiming to belong to Marco City MP Michael Pintard has secured the personal information, including bank details, of some unsuspecting residents, Mr Pintard said yesterday.He said he told police about the problem two we

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Andros eviction threat for 1,800

RESIDENTS living in structures illegally erected on government land in North Andros have been issued eviction notices, a move that could possibly displace an estimated 1,800 people.

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Pintard: We need greater urgency

MARCO City MP Michael Pintard joined his Free National Movement colleagues in praising Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis during Wednesday’s confidence motion debate in the House of Assembly but differed from them in expressing notes of caution to his t

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Dorian cause huge water damage in Marco City

MORE than 2,500 homes in the Marco City constituency sustained water damage as a result of flooding during Hurricane Dorian, according to area MP Michael Pintard. He has organised the Marco City Coalition which is assisting families with restoration

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Pintard 'puts aid before politics' for restoration

MARCO City MP Michael Pintard has pledged to assist all his constituents in the restoration of their homes regardless of their politics.While in Grand Bahama on Thursday, Mr Pintard hosted senior citizens of his constituency to a Thanksgiving luncheo

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Boats used by poachers to be given to local fishermen

BOATS seized from Dominican poachers will this week start to be distributed by the government to Bahamian fishermen affected by Hurricane Dorian. Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard told The Tribune yesterday that distributi

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Dorian's $80m hit to farms, fisheries 'quite staggering'

Hurricane Dorian has inflicted “quite staggering” $80m-plus damages on the Bahamian agricultural and fisheries industries, a Cabinet minister revealed yesterday.Michael Pintard, minister of agriculture and fisheries, said the government was now deter

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Poachers threat to economy

MINISTER of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard expects to meet with officials in the Dominican Republic in a matter of weeks to address the serious issue of illegal poaching by Dominicans in Bahamian waters.

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44 enrolled in Agriculture and Marine Resources' first diving programme

AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard said 44 Bahamians are enrolled in the department’s first diving training programme.

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Fishermen reject closed season

GRAND Bahama fishermen and vendors yesterday rejected arguments for a closed conch season, telling The Tribune such a move would seriously impact their livelihood.

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Govt to carry out survey on views about closed conch season

AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard said a national survey is being conducted among stakeholders about a closed conch season which would protect stocks. Speaking to reporters yesterday at the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Pintard

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Crawfish season opens with warning on rules

AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard has warned stakeholders to comply with Fisheries Regulations as crawfish season opens today. The legal size limit for a crawfish tail is five and a half inches, while the limit for whole craw

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Shark feeding faces total ban

AGRICULTURE and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard yesterday said he believes The Bahamas will get to the point of “completely banning chumming in Bahamian waters”.

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Pintard: I won't talk private strategy with FNMs working against the party

MARCO City MP Michael Pintard has drawn a clear line in the sand over his willingness to work with detractors, telling parliamentarians on Wednesday he won’t talk private strategy with a parliamentarian who was not committed to his party’s mission.

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