Bay oil producers excited about gov’t programs to support industry, says Rep Alfred

Bay oil distillery in Petite Soufriere, photo credit: Theresa Durand

Parliamentary Representative of Castle Bruce Constituency Octavia Alfred has announced that 29 Bay oil producers of Petite Soufriere have sold 1,946.50 pounds of oil to the Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA). According to her, the Bay oil producers of Petite Soufriere are grateful that they could also benefit from the new programs the Government of Dominica put in place to support farmers on the island.

“On Wednesday, 29 Bay oil producers from Petite Soufriere sold a total of 1,946.50 pounds of oil to DEXIA,” she revealed. “The Bay oil producers are very thankful and they are very excited and some people who are new Bay oil producers are very excited…”

Alfred continued, “Young people are getting involved.”

Furthermore, Alfred said Bay oil production is a special kind of farming, “it may not fall under food production which includes the growing of crops and the rearing of animals.”

However, she acknowledged essential oils are becoming increasingly popular as many products such as air freshers, detergents, sanitizers, insect repellants, cosmetics, hair products as well as certain medications utilize natural oils as a substitute for harsh chemical-based products.

Alfred commended the number of young Bay oil producers in Petite Soufriere.

“The number we have there is very encouraging and we are happy for the commitment that the Government of Dominica has made to us as Bay oil producers,” she stated.

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  1. Ask Mel
    November 10, 2023

    Boy all you have jokes wii . Skerrit amputating their hands and legs and when he talks about giving them a wheelchair they get excited as if that’s the best thing that ever happened to them.
    Boy all jokes and politics aside…you know Dom-in-a cans really dummy. Evangelist Peter R and pastor BJ should ask Skerrit to change the country’s name because we really outgrowing our name as seen during the last 3rd of November National Day. I guess we should change it from Dom-in-cans to Money-ni-ca, because the tinted / Devil money of Skerrit seems to have tebbe us and have us behaving like children sukuya peepee on.

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  2. Lin clown
    November 9, 2023

    That is all you criminals worth criticizing every damn thing.$300 monthly for senior citizens you criticize.Free houses for the poor you criticize.NEP you criticize.Yes we care you criticize.You know nothing about the bay leaf industry,you know about the havoc recked upon the bay leaf by various hurricane and storms.Young people are into bay oil production and you criticize.You prefere to see young people shoot each other,and like the other UWP aholes you feel happy.Talking about Frank Baron when Great Britain ruled.Your wicked scumbag.Bernie Grant a member of the British parliament came to Dominica with Rosie Douglas and told use we would lose our banana preferential treatment on the British market,Diversify.Instead scumbags like you and UWP supporters said Rosie was a communist,arsonists and jailbird you refuse to diversify,by the promise of $1 per pound.Today you posting BS as if Dominicans stupid like you.No wonder all you continue to stay in the 🐕 🏠 where you belong.SOT.

  3. Ibo France
    November 9, 2023

    Mrs Octavia Alfred has hardly, if ever, met face to face with her constituents of Castle Bruce to find out how they are faring under these times of unprecedented unemployment, rising inflation and ubiquitous crimes.

    This is typical of the Labour Party’s politricians. They contribute a measly sum of pubic funds to a cause then publicise their ‘grand’ gesture to all the news outlets that are sympathetic to them.

    Again, ask the Castle Bruce residents when was the last time this parasitic hypocrite traverse the constituency to keep in touch with the people who employed her.

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    • November 11, 2023

      Again more political rubbish from this phony intellectual Ibo France. This is an opportunity to get involved and build up the bay oil industry. Sadly all he can do is spew political venom and get angry because some people are making an effort to bring back a once vibrant industry.

  4. Truth Be Told
    November 9, 2023

    What happen, you Labour party fools just woke up? Tell Dominicans how much Bay oil Dominica sold and money made at the peak of our Bay oil exports. “Petite Soufriere sold a total of 1,946.50 pounds of oil to DEXIA,” she revealed. Is this a joke, the excitement! Dominica used to export tons of Bay oil, it’s where Frank Baron made his money exporting Dominica Bay oil to the UK and Europe! We had a Dominica Bay Oil Co-operative, tell Dominicans how Labour destroyed all of that! It is like silly season with you Labour party stars of stupidity!

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