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Minister of Agriculture, Marine Resources and Family Affairs Clay Sweeting.

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Gov’t targets $15m egg self-sufficiency

The Government has not cut food security funding by 50 percent but is instead reallocating financing to a $15m project designed to make The Bahamas self-sufficient in egg production, a Cabinet minister has revealed.

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m/v Legacy freed, now docked at Arawak Cay

SUNDAY UPDATE: The m/v Legacy has been freed after it ran aground in waters near Egg Island off Spanish Wells last week and is now docked at Arawak Cay. The vessel reportedly managed to avoid taking on water during the incident.

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Sweeting speaks out over Eleuthera water problems

Member of Parliament for Central and South Eleuthera Clay Sweeting said the disruption of water supply on the island is “unacceptable and extremely frustrating” - and that he has expressed his “disappointment” to colleagues.

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Regattas may return this summer

MARINE Resources and Family Island Affairs Minister Clay Sweeting says he expects several Family Island regattas and festivals will be held this summer once COVID-19 cases remain low in the country.

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Sweeting: We need a national food strategy

MARINE Resources and Family Island Affairs Minister Clay Sweeting says there is a need for the country to develop a national food security strategy especially now with rising inflation coupled with the threat of climate change.

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Minister suggests using Family Islands for cannabis industry

MARINE Resources and Family Island Affairs Minister Clay Sweeting thinks the Family Islands would be ideal to support a cannabis industry.

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Minister talks climate change on Brazilian TV

A BAHAMAS government minister recently appeared on TV in Brazil to talk about climate change and the farming industry.

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January 27 for local elections

LOCAL government elections are expected to be held on January 27, Family Island Affairs Minister Clay Sweeting said yesterday, as he urged people with a heart for their communities to offer themselves for office.


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