After months of reeling from the impact of the closure of borders related to COVID-19, Export Saint Lucia is happy to report that Saint Lucian farmers and exporters of agricultural produce have recommenced exports to the United Kingdom on Sunday 26 July.
British Airways is operating a 777 cargo only flight to Gatwick to transport produce from thirteen (13) fresh produce exporters to the United Kingdom.
General Manager of Hewanorra Air Cargo Services (HACS) elatedly said that he was pleased to see the return of BA Flights and that he was even more pleased to see activity at the cargo shed which brought relief to the exporters.
Nila Mangal of Mangal Trading, a young lady of Marc, shared her thoughts on Sunday’s shipments. She said “One of the most difficult things during this period was dealing with disappointment three ways. Our UK buyers were disappointed that they could not get our provisions; the farmers were disappointed that yet another sales revenue stream was gone and for me as a young entrepreneur, I was unable to ply my trade for what seemed like forever. I am beyond happy about Sunday and looking forward to future exports”.