Plan to boost chocolate production
THE UNIVERSITY OF the West Indies today signed a memorandum of understanding which is expected to boost chocolate production in the Caribbean.
The UWI’s pro-vice chancellor and principal Sir Hilary Beckles and Eric Reid, CEO of Maryland, United States chocolate-maker SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier signed the MOU at the university’s Cave Hill Campus this morning.
The MOU paves the way for training of chocolate-makers from the Caribbean and elsewhere and for the establishment of a chocolate-making factory in Barbados.
The project falls under the umbrella of the university’s Centre for Food Security and Entrepreneurship. (TY)