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Don’t tear down greenhouses – Maduro

November 29th, 2011 | Tags: Paraquita Bay Edmund Maduro greenhouses
What's next for the greenhouses is anyone's guess. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Heaps of monies were spent on the greenhouses, and one talk show host is appealing to the new Government to make use of the houses, which are located in Paraquita Bay, in some shape or form.

“I would hate to see the greenhouses torn down,” said Edmund Maduro, host of Speak Your Mind on Saturday, November 26, 2011.

According to Maduro, he would be happy to see the greenhouses utilised “in a way that they will benefit this country.”

The project was a brainchild of former Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Omar Hodge and faced stiff opposition from farmers and several concerned residents, who were of the view that the project would affect the livelihood of farmers.

However, in a previous interview Hodge had pointed out that the Territory’s import bill for food was extremely high and stated that with mass production of several cash crops grown in the VI, fresher produce will be available to the community.

But on August 9, 2011, the then Minister informed this news agency that the greenhouses would not become operational this year because the project was awaiting the arrival and installation of a water tank that was being sourced in Miami but could not give a time line and had said, “It will take some time as money for that project is small”.

Meanwhile, the new Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr. Kedrick Pickering is yet to say what is his policy on the greenhouse project.

7 Responses to “Don’t tear down greenhouses – Maduro”

  • country above self (29/11/2011, 07:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We have them already we must utilise them we cannot afford to waste tax payers money especially in this climate when England is reluctant to allow us to even borrow at this time. I have every confidence in the Newly appointed MIn of Natural Resources and Labour and expect him to come up with an amicable solution to this problem.
    • yes we can (29/11/2011, 11:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      they will use them not to worry boss
      • Virgin Son (29/11/2011, 11:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        With so much people and ministers speaking for the NDP you never know what their polices are!
        • ??? (29/11/2011, 12:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          You don't have a valid point. How many people you see speaking for NDP?? You just trying to look for what isn't there to make a VIP LOYALIST point in 2015. Shut yuh trap
  • billy b (29/11/2011, 08:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Edmond, I agree with you on that. I agree with you on a lot of things. However, you had dozens of callers begging you not to give up the show when you had a tantrum talking bout you leaving the show because people still don't get why you hang up on them. Edmond, I myself wouldn't want you to leave, but I think that you are taking this lawsuit treat for a ride. You use that as an excuse to always hang up on people. I understand that you cannot allow people to defame others on your show (AGREED) however, if I have to call you and tell you, that you need to stop talking to Courtney as though he is your two year old child, you will still hang up on me, just because you don't want to be criticized in any way. If I can to tell you that you have radio presence but no camera presents (you need to stop playing with your cell phone on camera, and getting caught in personal conversations or being unalert that you are actually on-air when you come back from commercial break), there is a lot of improvements you have to make, but rather thatn take this constructive criticism, you would rather hang up on the person claiming you don't want lawsuit. What does anyone giving you constructive advice have to do with lawsuit. You have a good show, but your rude, unprofessional behavior is giving it a bad taste. Consider all the non-belongers and visitors who visit our country and tune into your show and listen to you rhedoric and witness your behavior. Free or no free, yes you are offering your free service, but as a public figure who volunteered to put yourself out there, you need to get someone to help you with conducting yourself on camera and stop always using the "lawsuit" excuse to hang up on people when you don't hear what you want to hear. And as for your caller (we know who she is) who called in to complain about how people using the internet to attack people just because they have something to hind behind, let me remind her that she has a platform for her forwardness. She can get up on campaign platform and insult people with her written compositions. She can public insult island people telling them how and when they were able to see a "one hundred dollar" bill. She ain have no cover for her mouth, and when she let it loose some people get upset and some people think its humourous. All in all, we do not have that luxury. We don't not have the platform to vent our frustration, albeit, many of us need to be a little bit more respectful, the point is, We need a place to come to express our frustration, we are not like you who can insult people in public and get away with it Whether intelligent or not, we alllll are entitled to our opinion.
  • weed (29/11/2011, 10:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Orlando smith used our tax payers money and went on this trip with Hodge and came back and said he supported the green houses..now NDP ah chat pi$$...more of dey same
  • positive vision (29/11/2011, 17:24) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    GREEN HOUSE IS A MUST ,WE NEED IT ACTIONS OF WORK AND SUPLLIES ,LETS MAKE IT HAPPENDED TO WORK .


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