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Minister of Agriculture  and Marine Resources,  Michael Pintard will visit the North Andros operations of the Bahamas Agriculture & Marine Science Institute, BAMSI, today in his  first visit to the BAMSI as its Minister. 

Accompanying Minister Pintard will be senior Ministry officials as well as the executive management team of BAMSI and members of BAMSI’s Board of Directors.  Minister Pintard will address the approximately 140 staff members. “Over the next four years our Ministry in conjunction with our stakeholders in Agriculture and Marine Resources will increase our level of production and reduce our food and non-food import bill. This administration is determined to complete a strategic plan for BAMSI, complete the construction of the facilities and fully integrate it into the Ministry’s plan of action in order to achieve food security and import substitution on a range of items. This trip is another step in that direction,” according to Minister Pintard. 

He will tour the school’s campus inclusive of the demonstration farm and various structures that make up the campus. The visit will also give the Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister the opportunity to meet the faculty ahead of the new school year. 

While on Andros, Minister Pintard will also meet with farmers in BAMSI’s Associated Farmers Program as well as tour several private farms in the North Andros area. This visit is an ongoing part of Minister Pintard’s familiarization with all of the entities that all under his portfolio.  Visits to other family islands will be announced soon. 

Written by Jones Bahamas

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