On Thursday 13th June 2019, the Minister for Commerce, Industry, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, Bradley Felix visited the Caribbean Grains flour mill in Vieux Fort.
He was accompanied by the Deputy PS Mr. Emmanuel Gerald, the Director of Commerce Mr. Guillaume Simon, Mr. Jonathan Allain representing the Small Business Development Unit and Ms. Wendy Frederick, Chief Import Officer. The team took this opportunity to review the overall operations.
The site visit was undertaken during a busy milling day with all the machinery operational. The contingent observed the grains journey from the nearby seaport, to the large silos, onto the dampening chambers, roller-mills, and all the way to packaging.
Minister Felix applauded the progress the milling company has made and had a chance to sit down for a roundtable discussion with key stakeholders in the baking industry, including members of the Bakers Steering Committee, to discuss development.
Member of the Bakers’ Steering Committee, Mr. Cyril Saltibus who was part of the group of local bakers who made the trip to Puratos in Miami for advanced training, and diligently attends training sessions in the Caribbean Grains Bakers’ Academy in Vieux Fort, called the experience so far as ‘magical’.
Caribbean Grains is currently seeking new bakers around the island to join the Bakers’ Training Academy. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss with an agent.