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Government to purchase ice machine for market

Government has moved to secure more than half a million dollars for the purchase of an ice-machine for the Bridgetown Fisheries complex.

Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy Kirk Humphrey made the announcement while speaking on a resolution to grant a supplemental in the sum of five hundred and forty-four thousand dollars from the consolidated fund for this purpose.

He has promised that money for the purchase of a machine for the other major markets at Oistins and Speightstown will be included in the estimates for this financial year.

Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey

Mr. Humphrey says his Ministry will be undertaking a comprehensive review of the entire fishing legislation before the end of the year.

He also revealed that by March, government will be correcting a major issue affecting fishermen.

Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey

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