As the UK continues to strengthen its partnership with Antigua and Barbuda, the British High Commission works with many local government and community-based organizations to support education, increase climate action response, diversify the economy, reinforce border control and share resources to improve the lives of Antiguans and Barbudans.
Yesterday the Resident British Commissioner to Antigua and Barbuda, Ms Lindsy Thompson, donated equipment to the value of over thirty thousand Eastern Caribbean Dollars to the Barbuda Council to strengthen its local agricultural programme. Barbuda in the past was known for its ability to produce high-grade quality peanuts. However, due to infrastructural damage caused by Hurricane Irma, the island has not been able to resume planting of this crop. The equipment that was donated will mitigate the hindrances and provide another revenue channel to the island.
During the handover that was held at the Community Centre in Barbuda, Ms Thompson noted “I’m delighted we are able to support the people of Barbuda with their ageicultural objectives and hope this project puts the island back on the map for excellent local produce”.
On hand to receive the donation from the British High Commissioner was Chairman of the council Mr Mackenzie Frank and the recently appointed Chairman of agriculture Mr Fabian Jones. The Chairman of Council thanked Ms Lindsy Thompson for the generous donation of the British government to the people of Barbuda. He also said, “I hope this will be the beginning of a very constructive relationship as we step into the future”.
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