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Causes for bad crop


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WELL, the 2013 sugar crop came to an end last week with a total 17 500 tons of sugar, well short of the target.
There were many reasons why this year’s crop fell short. Some of the canes did not get any fertilizer and some of our better fields in St John and St George are now growing wild grass. Many small sugar farmers are no longer planting canes because it is unprofitable.
How can the farmer be paid under $50 for a ton of canes when he pays out more than that? I am sure next year’s crop will be worse.
Government has to do something now. We cannot afford to allow agriculture to die in Barbados.
I am sure that come September, some plantations will not be planting for the 2015 crop. What a pity!
Anniversary service
The Barbados Mothers’ Union will celebrate 100 years of work and witness this year with a week of activities commencing June 23. You are invited to worship with them at their anniversary service on Sunday, June 23, 4 p.m. at St Michael and All Angels Cathedral. The annniversary fanfare will feature the Royal Barbados Police Force Band with the procession of banners.
Father’s Day luncheon
St Philip-The-Less Anglican Church, Boscobel, St Peter, will hold its annual Father’s Day luncheon on Sunday at Coleridge and Parry School, Ashton Hall, St Peter, from 12:30 p.m.
Tickets are available from church members or at the door.
St Luke’s Church will also hold a Father’s Day luncheon on Sunday at the church grounds from 12:30 p.m. The public is invited.
Mount Tabor Moravian Church, Mount Tabor, St John, invites the public to its annual Father’s Day luncheon and Chinese auction on Sunday from 1 p.m.  Host pastor is Reverend Dr Cicely Athill-Horsford.
St George’s Parish Church Men’s Fellowship will hold its Father’s Day luncheon Sunday from 12:30 p.m. at St George Secondary School, Constant, St George. Tickets available from any Men’s Fellowship member.
Supper
St Clement’s Anglican Church will hold its annual supper on Saturday, June 22, 7:30 p.m. at Ignatius Byer Primary School, Lowlands, St Lucy. Proceeds in aid of church funds.
Lecture
Fulnec Moravian Church Men’s Fellowship, Watts Village, St George, invites the public to its lecture discussion on Calling Men To Action Thursday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Michael Goddard, leader of the Men’s Ministry of the People’s Cathedral. Host pastor is Rev. Andrew Roberts.
Patronal festival
St Alban’s Church will celebrate its Week Of Mission from Sunday to June 22 with the theme Wholeness Within The Family. . . . Male and female He created them, and He blessed them and named them ‘Humankind’ when they were created. – Genesis 5:3.
The preacher for the week is Rev. Rosalyn Harper-Johnson. Sunday after Pentecost – Father’s Day at 7 a.m. Procession and Sung Eucharist, St Alban’s with PCC induction and new chalice assistants. At 6 p.m.  Solemn evensong, sermon and procession, ushers in attendance.
Monday to Friday there will be nightly service at 7:30 p.m.
On Saturday, June 22, Feast of St Alban’s at 7 a.m. Said mass and prayer breakfast. Rev. Desmond Ward and Rev. Stephanie Ann Wedderburn will officiate on their anniversary to the priesthood.
Sunday, June 23, at 7 a.m. Holy Eucharist and sermon.
Health fair
St Catherine’s Anglican Church will hold its health fair on Saturday, June 22, on the church grounds, St?Philip, from 9 a.m. The public is invited.
Concert
A Midsummer Night’s Concert will be held at St Peter’s Parish Church on Saturday, June 22, from 7 p.m. featuring the choir of the Cathedral of St Michael and All Angels; Dorian Worrell, baritone, New York; Ann-Marie Willet, soprano, Ontario.   
Festival
 St Barnabas’ Church festival celebrations continue with a picnic on the grounds of St Barnabas’ Chapel, Codrington College, St John.
Sunday at 8 a.m. Sung Eucharist – preacher: Rev. Erma Ambrose. At 6 p.m. Choral Evening and Solemn Te Deum. Preacher: Rev. Canon Henderson Guy.

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