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BpTT hooked on Trinity College fish farm

Students of Trinity College in Moka applaud energy company bpTT‘s donation of $100,000 to assist in the start-up of a fish farm at the school.

Energy company bpTT has lived up once again to its credo of ‘investing beyond petroleum’ by its support of an ambitious fish farming project at Trinity College in Moka, Maraval.

The college was presented with a cheque for $100,000 to help meet expenses for the project by bpTT‘s corporate responsibility manager Ronda Francis at a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Trinity College Principal Alison Baisden told a packed college hall of staff, students, parents and guests that bpTT‘s assistance for the fish farm supported initiatives ‘to take the education offered here at Trinity in an exciting new direction.’

Four special concrete ponds have already been built to accommodate tilapia fingerlings to be supplied by the Sugarcane Feeds Centre, with the project expected to be ‘up and running’ within the next few weeks.

The aquaculture project has been a long-standing dream of former principal Llewelyn MacIntosh, who noted that there were reservations in the beginning but the idea began to take root a few years ago with the recruitment of staff with the necessary qualifications.

This article was published in the Online Guardian on 25 Mar 2009

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