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Members of the Nova Scotian agri-food mission to the Caribbean
continue to be encouraged as they begin the second leg of their
trade initiative.

Nova Scotia agri-business people, educators and government
representatives spent three days meeting with business and
government officials in Barbados. Over 70 people attended a
reception just before the group embarked for Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad, the second largest Caribbean island, has a strong and
growing economy driven by oil and gas revenues and compares to
Nova Scotia in terms of population. It is an important 
participant in trade blocs in the region and offers not only
local trade opportunities for Nova Scotians, but also access to
larger Latin American markets.

The Nova Scotia group was met by members of the Trinidad business
community at a reception hosted by the Bank of Nova Scotia.
Members of the mission are meeting with potential buyers and
joint venture partners as well as organizations such as the
Inter-American Development Bank, the Canada Caribbean Business
Co-operation Office and the Trinidad Manufacturers Association.


Contact: Linda MacDonald  902-893-6380

trp                        Nov. 15, 1996 - 9:25 a.m.