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The 2013 Mango Festival Season continues this weekend with events in :

 Kona, Hawaii....Wimauma, Florida and Erickson Farm in South Florida ....

"Trees are here." 

"Even a new big tent for the mango sample tasting."

 "See you Sunday!"

Sample Sunday

Mark your calendars for Sunday July 21, 2013. 

Join us to sample some of the less common Florida mango varieties, pick up trees of the ones you like, take a farm tour, and eat yourself silly, and have a relaxing day on the farm! Rain or shine!!


Educational Seminar at 12 noon (tent in back area)

Farm Tours hourly from 11am to 5pm

Ongoing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Mango tasting - up to 10 different varieties while supplies last!
Mango tree sale

Fruit stand open

Food and drinks

Mango gift shipping

Bring your sunscreen, bug spray, and if you plan to stay a while you may want your lawn chairs or a blanket.

Kids are always welcome; make it a family event. Service animals only please.

Mango Tasting 

Come sample the best Florid…

Perú: Fruits Valley estima que la próxima temporada de mango sea mejor

La temporada peruana de mango que comenzó en 2012 se ha caracterizado por un gran aumento de la producción y precios no muy halagadores, pues en algunas semanas fue de apenas 3 dólares la caja para los exportadores/productores en Piura, y en algunos casos, incluso menos. 

Esto llevó a una parte de los productores a la huelga a finales de diciembre. 

Los productores de la zona de San Lorenzo, donde se cosecha el mango, protestaron para que la fruta no saliese del valle hacia el puerto de Paita y el aeropuerto de Lima, bloqueando el paso de los camiones.

La próxima temporada se esperaba mejor para los agricultores en el sentido monetario, pero el desarrollo de la floración en la planta indica que habrá una gran producción como la del año pasado y por consiguiente se tendrán precios bajos para los agricultores. 

En este momento y durante los próximos meses, Fruits Valley S.A.C., una empresa exportadora peruana, está realizando las coordinaciones para la próxima campaña que llegará en octubre…


Argument for a National Haitian Rail Line

Posted by Michael Scarmack on March 12, 2010 at 9:39pm
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In my last post I proposed national rail system that came out of BIMStorm, an open planning project. 

BIMStorms allow emergency responders, planners, architects, government agencies and citizens to view city and building data on the internet in real-time and think creatively about new solutions.

One of the proposals that emerged from our session was the Inception Railway line. It is configured yellow in the image below. It is proposed to be a mile long train line, as an inception to the rebirth of Haiti. 

Before arriving at this physical concept line we actually started by looking forward fifty years. 

What is it we might see?

We would want to see a country with a unified, strong, simple complete rail system. 

Rail could provide a life line to give opportunity to all its inhabitants, both urban and rural, north and south, east and west, top and bottom ?

What will it look like in the year …

Haiti - Agriculture : Haiti inspired by the Mexican producers and exporters of mangoes

19/07/2013 11:01:02

Recently, the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR), in collaboration with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the National Institute of Forestry, Agricultural, and Livestock Research (INIFAP) of Mexico, organized a technical visit in mango producing region of the state of Nayarit [Mexico], in order to adapt the successful experiences of Mexican producers and exporters in Haiti.

The Haitian delegation, composed of 16 people from the public and private sectors, as well as the technical cooperation in Haiti, visited the Mexican facilities and have been in contact with producers, exporters, processors of fruits and researchers of the INIFAP.

The inter-American organization explained that investments in the mango sector is important and the impacts in the region are obvious, such as the development of clusters in the articulation of small businesses.

Recall that mango exports in Haiti, especially the va…

MEXICO MANGO MAFIA : What Follows Zetas Leader's Takedown in Mexico

Written by Dudley Althaus

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Zetas leader Miguel Angel Treviño

The takedown by Mexican marines of Zetas uber-thug Miguel Angel Treviño offers crime fighters on both sides of the border encouraging signs that Mexico can still hope to bring its vicious and avaricious gangsters to heel.

Treviño's capture suggests that President Enrique Peña Nieto remains willing to work closely with US agencies in waging the anti-gang war. It indicates that the most violent gangsters may be given highest priority. 

It confirms that, for all the talk about dialing back the military's role in the fight, troops will stay in the front trenches.

Monday's pre-dawn arrest, made as Treviño traveled with just two henchmen on a dirt back road about 20 miles from the South Texas border, underscores the key role still played by Mexican Navy special forces, who have been nurtured and favored by Washington.

But Treviño's sunset brings these hard truths as well: there are plenty more where h…

NYC to LA in 45 minutes? Tesla Motors CEO says 'Hyperloop' could do it.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is throwing his weight behind a 'Hyperloop' network of pneumatic tubes that could transport travelers at high speeds along a magnetic-levitation track. 

The 'Hyperloop' could take someone from New York to Los Angeles in 45 minutes and New York to Beijing in just 2 hours, according to the Tesla CEO.

By Charles Kennedy, Guest blogger / July 17, 2013

Elon Musk, Chief Executive of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, speaks during the Reuters Global Technology Summit in San Francisco last month. Musk is eying a 'Hyperloop' system that could theoretically take travelers from New York to Los Angeles in 45 minutes.

Stephen Lam/Reuters/File

Having recorded a huge success with Tesla, Elon Musk is now turning his entrepreneurial eye on revolutionising long distance transportation.

When researching California’s new high speed rail project, and realising that it will be the slowest, and yet most expensive, high speed rail system in the world, he decide…

Nicolás Maduro, luna de miel trabajando para los pobres pero viviendo como un rico


Día 19/07/2013 - 09.44h

La pareja presidencial venezolana pasó unos días en casa del millonario Antonio Lecuna en la isla Margarita. 

El banquete nupcial contó, entre otras manjares, con erizos al horno, caracoles al limón y cava

Vista aérea de la mansión en la que pasaron la noche nupcial Maduro y su esposa, en la bahía Juan Griego, isla Margarita


El lugar escogido por Nicolás Maduro y su esposa para pasar la luna de miel, en otra imagen

Del joven Nicolás Maduro enviado a Cuba a estudiar teoría comunista con los hemanos Castro quedan apenas unas cuantas fotos tomando cervezas y mojitos con sus amigos y un fiero discurso antiimperialista. 

En sus gustos y costumbres, Maduro se ha convertido en un burguesito amante de la buena mesa, las casas de lujo y las playas paradisiacas.

Su flamante esposa y vieja compañera, Cilia Flores, diez años mayor que él, nombrada por Hugo Chávez procuradora general de la Nación, y ahora primera dama, no le va a …



Mango Festival Chef Competition

Food & Drink

Friday, 19 July 2013 03:30

By Press release

Antigua St. John's - Antigua gears this Saturday and Sunday for its 8th annual Mango Festival at Christian Valley Agricultural Station in Jennings.

Mango festival has become an event to look forward to every year; It is a unique and fun event that's not to be missed. 

There are many different varieties of this exotic local fruit and its versatility is well demonstrated at this special festival.

With an open day on Saturday, which will feature professional and armature Domino and Warri enthusiast battle It out, in an exciting competition.

One especially delectable event is the 'Mango Pineapple Culinary Competition'. This is where some of the island’s most talented chefs, pastry chefs and bartenders from major resorts, restaurants and bars compete.

Their dishes and beverages must have local mangoes and pineapples as the main ingredients, events such as these encouraging the hotels and re…