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August 23rd, 2019
Recommendation made for 'Cultural Centre' to be torn down- Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A recommendation has been made for the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall, which has remained in a state of disrepair since the hurricanes of September 2017, to be torn down, according to Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

August 21st, 2019
The saviour for agriculture could be 'marijuana' - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The demand for marijuana and its medicinal benefits will mean that the government of the Virgin Islands will likely make moves to legalise it, according to the Agriculture Minister Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), as a means of generating additional revenues for his department.

August 19th, 2019
Gov’t to clamp down on illegal use of Crown land

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI- Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said Government will be moving to have greater accountability of how Crown lands are used.

August 19th, 2019
‘We even importing tamarind now!’– Hon Natalio D. Wheatley

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI- Minister responsible for Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley aka 'Sowande Uhuru’ (R7) has said it is imperative to have commercial agriculture and fishing sectors in order to diversify the economy of the Virgin Islands due to the eminent negative impacts of Brexit on the territory, including on the financial services sector.

August 17th, 2019
'Big impression!' as VI shines @ CARIFESTA XIV

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago, WI – “We going to make a big impression on Trinidad and the whole CARIFESTA,” were the words of Minister of Culture Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) as part of the ‘BVI Strong’ delegation currently representing the Territory at the CARIFESTA XIV in Trinidad and Tobago.

August 13th, 2019
Financial performance of August Festivals to be released soon - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The economic performance of the 2019 August emancipation festivals including expenditure will be released as soon as the financial report is available, this is according to Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), speaking to this news website.

August 12th, 2019
‘This year has been a blast!’– Premier Fahie on 65th Emancipation Festival

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- Persons who turned up at the Carrot Bay Festiville for the close off activities of the Virgin Islands (VI) 65th Emancipation Celebrations were reminded of the importance of celebrating at all times with the spirit of gratitude.

August 12th, 2019
No major incidents @ 2019 Festival Week - CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the packed 2019 Emancipation festival week now history in the Virgin Islands (VI), officials are reporting successes on all fronts amidst minor challenges in the execution of this year’s activities.

August 3rd, 2019
Excellent Cultural Food Fair pulled off @ new location!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Steel pan music by the Shooting Stars Steel Orchestra flavoured the atmosphere with a mood of festivity and culture while persons flocked the various booths to view and patronise the variety of items, including delicious food and quenching local drinks on offer at the 2019 Festival Cultural Food Fair in the parking lot of Central Administration Complex on August 2, 2019.

August 1st, 2019
Poor financial records for festival under NDP – Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In his bid to hold the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government accountable, Opposition Leader Marlon A. Penn (R8) has lashed out at Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr The Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), calling him 'irresponsible' for lacking information on spending by the Virgin Islands Festivals and Fairs Committee (VIF&FC) over the years.

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