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NORRIS DEONARINE HONOURED

posted 14 Nov 2011 17:48 by Gerry Kangalee   [ updated 14 Nov 2011 17:59 ]
NORRIS DEONARINE HONOURED
 
On Saturday 12th November 2011, it was announced that the Macoya Wholesale Market was renamed in honour of Norris Deonarine.

The announcement was made by Minister of Agriculture, Vasant Bharat at the 37th anniversary celebration of the National Foodcrop Farmers' Association (NFFA) held at the then Macoya Market.

Norris, who was the Education Officer of the NFFA and the leading spokesperson for small farmers, died in February aged 52.

Now if we could seriously embark on a programme of building food security with small farmers at the centre, that would be the ultimate honour.
 
Painting of Norris by Rafiki
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