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2008-03-26 12:00:00

A recent study by the Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES) showed that the fishing industry here was worth more than 52 million BDS dollars (26 million US dollars). "We have found a landed value (the cost value of fish caught) of 14.5 million dollars (7.25 million US dollars) and this is just a preliminary assessment," Director of the CERMES, Robin Mahon said. He added that once factors such as shops and hotels were taken into consideration, the value...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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