Two young entrepreneur/farmers have shown an interest in turning land in the Bolans area into useful farms.
The two young farmers appealed to the Minister of Public Utilities to assist them with wells that have been dug on the farmland but have been unused for a long time. The Cabinet was told that as many as ten other young males are interested in engaging in farming, except that they will need assistance to plow the land and to ensure that water becomes available.
The Minister of Public Utilities promised to revamp the wells and the Cabinet reminded the entrepreneurs that farmers get a 25% discount on water bills from the APUA. One of the farmers is also a past cricketer of outstanding abilities. He played cricket with Alzarie Joseph, Rakeem Cornwall and others from the West Indies Team. He is of the view that many young, talented cricketers could be brought onto a cricket team sanctioned by the Caribbean Premiere League (CPL). The Cabinet informed that the franchise is costly and prohibits entry by an Antiguan Team at this point. He also proposed the creation of a female team for CPL to which Cabinet will give some thought.