BADMC clears air
The Barbados Agricultural Development & Marketing Corporation (BADMC) has admitted that it granted a licence to another entity to import turkeys.
However, says the corporation’s chief executive officer Andrew Skeete, who declined to identify the business or individual that got the approval, a lack of communication between BADMC and the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) was to blame.
He was responding to complaints from BAS president Carlyle Brathwaite that people outside the BADMC had been granted licences to import poultry.
“As far as I know, there has only been one licence which has been granted. Sometime in September, when the outgoing president of the BAS [Wendell Skeete] came out and made it public that there would be a shortage of turkeys for Christmas, we at the BADMC decided that a decision had to be made,” he said in an interview with the DAILY NATION. (RB)
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