Newport traders could sell to Nato summit delegates at Celtic Manor

SUMMIT: The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

SUMMIT: The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport

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BARACK Obama could be sampling Nato themed sausages from Newport's indoor market with a plan for local traders to sell food at the Celtic Manor during September’s summit.

Summit organisers have asked for applications for between eight and ten places to sell Welsh produce on September 4 and 5.

Traders from the market are preparing to make bids, but must be willing to undergo strict vetting procedures and undergo airport style security searches before coming and going.

Organisers want to see traditional Welsh fayre such as laverbread, cheese and welsh cakes sold alongside produce such as local fish and chips, sausages, honey, coffee and chocolate, particularly things that could be packed and taken home by delegates.

Jon Powell, who runs the kiosk newsagents, said he would be making a bid and encouraging other market traders to do the same.

He said: “I’m going to be putting in a tender for a stall to sell Sidoli's ice cream (made in Ebbw Vale) and the South Wales Argus.

“Hopefully Needham’s Fish Monger will put in a bid as well and a couple of other stalls from the market.

It would of course be fantastic to sell an ice cream to Mr Obama. I don’t know if he even likes ice cream but my recommendation to him would be coconut, crème caramel and fudge which is my personal favourite.

“As far as people in the market are concerned, I will be geeing people into having a go. I’d like to see the Nato burgers and sausages available. I’m mega excited.”

Chris Evans, councillor for Rogerstone, said it was an opportunity to “showcase our traders to the world.”

He said: “There has been a bit of negativity over the last two or three days. This is a great opportunity for Newport traders and I’m sure our traders will do all they can to make it happen.”

The deadline to apply is August 18.

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6:36pm Thu 14 Aug 14

VoiceOfDaPort says...

Obama may try the food, but US Presidents tend to use tasters, especially on trips, so it will depend on the food arrangements that have been made for him.
Obama may try the food, but US Presidents tend to use tasters, especially on trips, so it will depend on the food arrangements that have been made for him. VoiceOfDaPort
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6:53pm Thu 14 Aug 14

33daverave says...

I can't think what local traders they would be interested in apart from EADS/Cassidian.
I can't think what local traders they would be interested in apart from EADS/Cassidian. 33daverave
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7:57pm Thu 14 Aug 14

b3talover says...

VoiceOfDaPort wrote:
Obama may try the food, but US Presidents tend to use tasters, especially on trips, so it will depend on the food arrangements that have been made for him.
Like medieval tasters?
[quote][p][bold]VoiceOfDaPort[/bold] wrote: Obama may try the food, but US Presidents tend to use tasters, especially on trips, so it will depend on the food arrangements that have been made for him.[/p][/quote]Like medieval tasters? b3talover
  • Score: -3

8:23pm Thu 14 Aug 14

KarloMarko says...

Sounds like the perfect job for David Cameron. Anything of Obama's should taste just fine by now.
Sounds like the perfect job for David Cameron. Anything of Obama's should taste just fine by now. KarloMarko
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11:27pm Thu 14 Aug 14

plugger says...

Thats a bloody good giggle, cameron swallowing for the americans. Blair should've drowned by now from what he was fed and went off to his highly paid new job. As much as I hate politics I know we haven't been dragged into shoulder barging and trying to force our way to the top table with our current government and America's ideas of going into situations excepting us to blindly follow are now over thank god (nothing religious intended) .
Thats a bloody good giggle, cameron swallowing for the americans. Blair should've drowned by now from what he was fed and went off to his highly paid new job. As much as I hate politics I know we haven't been dragged into shoulder barging and trying to force our way to the top table with our current government and America's ideas of going into situations excepting us to blindly follow are now over thank god (nothing religious intended) . plugger
  • Score: 1

7:06am Fri 15 Aug 14

jimmysmith says...

keep him at the manor ,because if any one takes him ( downtown ) as they say state side hes going to be very disappointed as they say and think hes in the bronx and i doubt very much if he would find anything appetizing in the market thats for sure .
keep him at the manor ,because if any one takes him ( downtown ) as they say state side hes going to be very disappointed as they say and think hes in the bronx and i doubt very much if he would find anything appetizing in the market thats for sure . jimmysmith
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8:56am Fri 15 Aug 14

displayed says...

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949. The organization constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party.

What sort of sausage is that!
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949. The organization constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party. What sort of sausage is that! displayed
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10:38am Fri 15 Aug 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

In gratitude to his trans-friendly policies, during his stay here President Obama is very welcome to come to my house and sample a sausage for free;)
In gratitude to his trans-friendly policies, during his stay here President Obama is very welcome to come to my house and sample a sausage for free;) Katie Re-Registered
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12:27pm Fri 15 Aug 14

DaiiWatkins says...

KarloMarko wrote:
Sounds like the perfect job for David Cameron. Anything of Obama's should taste just fine by now.
lol
[quote][p][bold]KarloMarko[/bold] wrote: Sounds like the perfect job for David Cameron. Anything of Obama's should taste just fine by now.[/p][/quote]lol DaiiWatkins
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4:52pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Dai Rear says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
In gratitude to his trans-friendly policies, during his stay here President Obama is very welcome to come to my house and sample a sausage for free;)
Who did he transfer his friendship to? I don't think he likes us very much because of what he perceives we did to his poppa in the 50's. Are you saying he's transferred his friendship to us now? From whom? And it was disappointing that you'd nothing to say about "Toni" Hamilton - Smith's son Jay getting life.
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: In gratitude to his trans-friendly policies, during his stay here President Obama is very welcome to come to my house and sample a sausage for free;)[/p][/quote]Who did he transfer his friendship to? I don't think he likes us very much because of what he perceives we did to his poppa in the 50's. Are you saying he's transferred his friendship to us now? From whom? And it was disappointing that you'd nothing to say about "Toni" Hamilton - Smith's son Jay getting life. Dai Rear
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10:13pm Fri 15 Aug 14

sword of truth says...

Dai Rear says...


Katie Re-Registered wrote:
In gratitude to his trans-friendly policies, during his stay here President Obama is very welcome to come to my house and sample a sausage for free;)
Who did he transfer his friendship to? I don't think he likes us very much because of what he perceives we did to his poppa in the 50's. Are you saying he's transferred his friendship to us now? From whom? And it was disappointing that you'd nothing to say about "Toni" Hamilton - Smith's son Jay getting life.


What rambling, nonsensical, comments. Do you need help?
Dai Rear says... Katie Re-Registered wrote: In gratitude to his trans-friendly policies, during his stay here President Obama is very welcome to come to my house and sample a sausage for free;) Who did he transfer his friendship to? I don't think he likes us very much because of what he perceives we did to his poppa in the 50's. Are you saying he's transferred his friendship to us now? From whom? And it was disappointing that you'd nothing to say about "Toni" Hamilton - Smith's son Jay getting life. What rambling, nonsensical, comments. Do you need help? sword of truth
  • Score: -1

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