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Video: Minister On Bananas & Plant Biosecurity

Video: Minister On Bananas & Plant Biosecurity

Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban held a press conference today where he provided more information about the recent shipment of bananas and also stressed the importance of plant biosecurity. Minister Roban said, “I am pleased today, once again, to announce to Bermuda that yes we have bananas! It is our hope and belief that... Read more of this article

Minister Observes Banana Shipment Inspection

Minister Observes Banana Shipment Inspection

Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban visited the Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] headquarters at the Botanical Gardens to observe the ongoing inspection of the recent banana shipment to Bermuda. “While there, Minister Roban had the opportunity to speak with the importer, Mr. Roland Hill of J&J Produce,... Read more of this article

‘We Are Thrilled To Announce Bananas Are Back’

‘We Are Thrilled To Announce Bananas Are Back’

[Updated] MarketPlace has announced they now have bananas for sale, noting that “depending on supply our hope is to offer regular availability of bananas.” A spokesperson said, “After such a long wait we are thrilled to announce bananas are back. Through our partnership with J&J Produce bananas will be available at all MarketPlace stores,... Read more of this article

Minister: Working To Find Ways To Import Bananas

Minister: Working To Find Ways To Import Bananas

The continued issues with pests being found in imported banana shipments have resulted in a banana shortage, Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said, adding that officials are working to with “local importers to find ways to continue to import bananas while reducing the additional costs importers have incurred.” Speaking in the House... Read more of this article

Possible Banana Shortage Due To Contamination

Possible Banana Shortage Due To Contamination

There “may be a temporary shortage of bananas in the coming weeks due to continued pest contaminations of imported banana shipments,” the Government said today. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] advises the public that there may be a temporary shortage of bananas in the coming... Read more of this article

Banana Price Increase Due To Inspection Cost

Banana Price Increase Due To Inspection Cost

The price of bananas has increased which is “related to the increasing cost of fruit inspection by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources,” Butterfield & Vallis said, with the wholesaler explaining that ”importers are charged $10/case inspection fee on hundreds of cases per month locally plus fees charged by the USDA.”A... Read more of this article

‘Bunch Of Imported Bananas That Were Infested’

‘Bunch Of Imported Bananas That Were Infested’

Yesterday the Plant Protection Section was “alerted to a bunch of imported bananas that were infested with two pests, scale and mealybug,” and the “infested fruit has been removed from the shelves of grocery stores and confiscated as a result of these insect pests.” Following this, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources... Read more of this article

Man Arrested In Connection With Banana Theft

Man Arrested In Connection With Banana Theft

A man has been arrested in connection with stealing banana trees from a Paget residence, and the bananas have been recovered. A post by the police on social media said, “Roads Policing Unit had to stop speed checks for a minute to respond to a man stealing banana trees from a Paget residence. Bananas recovered, man arrested.”  Read More →