Published 8 November 2023
Buckie Got It, St Kitts Nevis News Source
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE ONE STEP CLOSER TO INTRODUCING ONLINE SERVICES AT BASSETERRE PUBLIC MARKET
(MOA Basseterre, St. Kitts, November 6 2023);
On Thursday 2nd November 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Marine Resources and
Cooperatives partnered with officials from 869ToGo to provide E-Service training to staff of the
Basseterre Public Market.
This training comes weeks after ongoing discussions to introduce online ordering services at the
The staff eagerly participated in the training and acknowledged the importance of implementing
innovative strategies that can increase customer traffic and improve accessibility to healthy and
The Public Market’s online platform provides customers with the option to purchase organic
products including local fruits, vegetables, and meat products from the comfort of their homes.
Market vendors who ply their trade at the facility on a weekly basis will also benefit significantly
from this new initiative as the use of technology will help to expand their reach, boost sales, and
improve services offered.
While commenting on the new initiative, Deputy Director at the Department of Agriculture,
Alphonso Shawn Clarke said, “This is indeed a proud and historic moment because traditionally
persons would have to physically be at the Public Market to purchase their products, so now this
will be done from their homes. We are extremely excited about the launch of this online service.”
He added that the Ministry of Agriculture led by Permanent Secretary Miguel Flemming is “on a
mission to significantly impact the agricultural landscape in an unprecedented way by delivering
tangible benefits to key stakeholders which would include farmers, producers, vendors, and