A new team has been elected to manage the affairs of this country’s lone agribusiness/agro processing cluster, Vincyklus, for the next three years.
A recent general meeting of the cluster saw the Simeon Bacchus of the Standards Bureau being elected President, with Desrie Lewis of the Ministry of Agriculture being returned as Vice-President.
Nisha Glasgow of the Centre for Enterprise Inc. (CED) remained as Co-ordinator/General Secretary, with Madanna Douglas as Assistant Secretary.
Elizabeth Cyrus of Cyrus Chips elected Treasurer, with Shonette Gurley as Assistant Treasurer. Keisha Phillips returned as Public Relations Officer (PRO), and Alita Garraway of Aurora’s as Assistant PRO.
VincyKlus was founded on September 16, 2012, under a special initiative of the Centre for Enterprise Development Inc. (CED), through its EU-funded Business Gateway Project. It was officially launched on November 10, 2012.
Its main objective is to increase and strengthen the capability of Individual producers through export development training, marketing and promotions, and information support, in order to enhance and develop the export capacity of firms to take full advantage of market access opportunities. Its membership comprises persons, enterprises, institutions and agencies that constitute the value chain for agri-business development in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.