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Suriname identified as an affordable fruit supplier

May 20, 2024

Suriname has been identified as an affordable supplier of fresh fruit for Barbados.

The possibility was raised by Suriname’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation, Albert Ramdin.

He was a guest on CBC TV8’s Current Affairs Programme The People’s Business last evening.

The focus was on providing an update on the Suriname/Barbados Agreement, signed two years ago.

Mr. Ramdin says the potential exists for Suriname to provide agricultural products, while Barbados can supply manufactured goods.

Barbados Special Envoy to Guyana and Suriname, Alphea Wiggins, says before this can be done, the necessary steps must be taken to minimise the transmission of pests and diseases.

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