The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA) alongside The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries collaborated on a tree planting exercise under the theme “Feed the Future “at Green Bay Primary School . The objective of this exercise is to encourage young people to plant trees but more specifically fruit trees, as it will aid in becoming self- sustaining and improve their health.
Mrs. Vashti Ramsey–Casimir, Senior Tourism Officer responsible for Sustainable Tourism Development within the Ministry of Tourism and Investment in her remarks reminded us that we depend on nature for our health and wellness and that we all have a role to play in maintaining a healthy environment and preserving our heritage and culture.
Canada’s Director of Tourism Ag. Tameka Wharton and leader of the ABTA Wellness Strategic team said this activity “reinforces the importance of maintaining a sustainable Tourism offering, which reaches into the community whilst promoting the destination. Visiting travel advisors, who arrived on Saturday’s first flight back with Air Canada and its tour operator of Air Canada Vacations, assisted with planting the trees in the presence of the school’s principal, teachers and students. Principal of Green Bay Primary School, Ms. Temeka Christian, welcomed the initiative with open arms. The ABTA will continue to engage schools, community centres, and others to plant trees and raise awareness about the environment.