Ena Harvey is a picture of happiness.
Rosemary Parkinson, Contributor
First, I apologise to all concerned re my review last week. Loretto Duffy-Mayers is Almond Casuarina Hotel and not the other one mentioned!
Through this column, I wish to thank the Barbados Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) office for allowing me a spot to work throughout this cricket series I have been involved in. Ena Harvey, IICA representative (Barbados) and I, along with Jamaican Maurison Randall, built a funky IICA Caribbean Village for CHIC in Miami last year. My visits with Harvey always turn into lengthy discussions about agri-tourism. I have spent a lifetime 'adopting' visitors, showing them our real Caribbean - the markets, farms, sugar factories, rumshops - encouraging tastes from the bounty of our lands. I have documented stories about food. I have now learned that this lifestyle of mine is termed agri-tourism.
Now I'm no fool. I grabbed the opportunity during these calls to IICA to 'peep through the keyhole' as they say, because I have never seen an office where everybody's so pleasantly committed to their work, like IICA belongs to them personally.
This is definitely a big happy family. Oneday I heard Harvey tell IICA's website consultants that both clerical assistant, Marcia Husbands and driver/messenger, Andrew Gill, would love to compile all the folders from the main office computer containing IICA's information, disseminating same to make the website designer's life easy. Well, I never, ever hear anything so. As the Lord is my witness, I have not come across too many people loving to do anything that is not their designated job description and neither of them has 'website information disseminator', next to their names!
Marcia's garden salads are so special.
Bajan smoked herring and Trini bake. - PHOTOS BY Rosemary Parkinson