Resuscitation of pineapple farm could be a public-private venture, Simon says, and recommends Old Road resident to lead it

Former St. Mary’s South MP Kelvin “Shugy” Simon is suggesting that
a public-private partnership be pursued in order to resuscitate the
Cades Bay Pineapple Farm.

The farm – once known for producing the country’s national fruit –
the Antigua Black, considered one of the sweetest pineapples in the
world – has been virtually abandoned and has not grown these for
several years now.

There are whispers that the farm has been sold, and Simon says he
has been hearing them; however, he has been unable to determine
the truth.

If the rumours are true, however, it would confirm that the Browne
Administration is devoid of ideas and is unable to resuscitate the
once viable farm, an economic earner for the country.

Since it does not appear that the Administration has the will to get
the farm going, Simon is suggesting that it partner with a private
entity or citizen – and he recommends a resident of Old Road – to
take on the task.

Meanwhile, commenting on the recent change of venue for the Pi-
Ango Fest’s second day of activity – from the South side to the

grounds of the T.N. Kirnon Primary – Simon says there were other
areas in the constituency where the event could have been staged. 
While the first day had been held in St. Mary’s South, inclement
weather had forced the rescheduling of day two. However, the new
location came as a surprise to many.

Simon says the Browne Administration is reactive and lacks vision –
which is evidenced by the state in which the country now finds