11 awarded at 2014 Portsmouth Market Day with a difference

first_imgLocalNews 11 awarded at 2014 Portsmouth Market Day with a difference by: – November 2, 2014 Share Tweet Share 430 Views   no discussionscenter_img Eleven farmers and vendors have been recognized and awarded as part of Market Day with a Difference 2014 in Portsmouth.Randy Williams, who has been farming since the age of fifteen, copped three awards at the ceremony on Saturday, 1 November 2014 at the Portsmouth Market.Williams, 57, received the awards for biggest fruit, most impressive vendor and most outstanding farmer/vendor.The other awards were presented to the following;Catherine Dubois – Best dressed vendorOlivia Vidal – Most impressive farmer/vendorCarlene Rolle – Best dressed buyerElton Sabin – Most consistent butcherCecille Cognette – Longest serving butcher (59 years serving)Olive George – Biggest root cropHenderson Johnson – Most outstanding fish vendorLeanne Desbonnes – Most consistent & outstanding vendorLeah Laramount – Most impressive young vendorMuriel Lawrence – Longest serving vendor.The awardees were, for the first time, presented with cash in addition to vouchers.Parliamentary representatives for the Cottage and Portsmouth Constituencies; Reginald Austrie and Ian Douglas respectively, Minister for Agriculture Matthew Walter, Minister for Community Development, Social Services and Gender Affairs Gloria Shillingford and Minister for Information Technology and Constituency Empowerment Ambrose George were among government officials represented at the ceremony.Mayor of Portsmouth, Titus Francis said at Saturday’s event that the newly elected council plans to review the operations of the market.– / 20Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring!last_img

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