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Prime Minister of St Lucia Phillip J Pierre


August 18, 2022 | By Colin O Jarrett |

The St Lucia government has resumed shipping bananas to the United Kingdom.

The government is reporting that the move enables it to restore production levels to its contractual obligations in 2000.

Prior to the resumption, less than a year after the St Lucia government warned that poor quality bananas were shipped to the UK which resulted in minimal new contracts to Europe.

Last December, Agriculture Minister Alfred Prospere, said that the poor quality of bananas exported to the European country has prompted a warning that supermarkets and other buyers may not renew their contracts next year unless there is improvement.

In a statement issued by the government which quoted the Minister of Agriculture as saying that the fortunes of St Lucia’s banana industry were changing for the better.

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