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February 3rd, 2015
Opposition Leader wants loan scheme for farmers

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – The call by many for assistance for farmers throughout the Territory has finally received a sensible suggestion from a politician as all others have been appealing for persons to show more interest in farming without even giving a suggestion as to how persons can be aided in this process. The suggestion of a loan scheme was forwarded by one of the oldest politicians in the Territory, Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE (R9).

February 14th, 2014
VG farmer calls for Gov't to address water woes

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - One farmer on the island of Virgin Gorda is calling for Government to do more to help those who till the soil get relief from the high cost of water they have been enduring over the years and enjoy better returns.

February 12th, 2014
Anegada farmers can increase supply of eggs to Tortola – Hon R. T. O’Neal

WEST END, Anegada, VI – Considering the extent of the growth of the populations at Anegada, Tortola and the other islands of the Territory, Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE challenged Anegada farmers to market their eggs more.

April 8th, 2013
VI farmers continuously hindered by water constraints

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I grow everything… breadfruit, lettuce, tomatoes, bananas – a mixture – I grow everything,” said Moviene Fahie.

March 27th, 2013
Territory’s Farmers To Receive Training In Agri-Business

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Virgin Islands’ farmers can expect to receive beneficial agribusiness information, and hear from experts in the fields of finance, business and growth, food production as well as distribution at the upcoming Agribusiness Training seminar.

January 30th, 2013
Farmers discouraged ahead of Farmers’ Week 2013

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – While many might be eagerly anticipating the upcoming annual Farmers’ Week, some farmers have asserted that they may not even be inclined to participate and have described the event as a ‘vendors’ exhibition’.

January 8th, 2013
Tempers flare as gov’t officials meet farmers on water concerns

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Tempers flared and words were exchanged at various points as government officials met with a group of farmers yesterday, January 7, 2013 at Paraquita Bay to iron out issues concerning the lack of water in the area.

January 2nd, 2013
Water woes: Farmers without reliable water for over 4 months

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – The President of the Farmers on the Move group, Mr Khoy Smith, has disclosed that farmers at Paraquita Bay have been without a reliable source of water for over four months.

July 9th, 2012
Stray animals frustrating the daylights out of residents!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – How many of you have left home for work, only to return in the evening to a yard filled with animal droppings? Stray animals have become a thorn in the side of Virgin Islands' residents, and it’s an issue the Agriculture Department has been grappling for years.

March 28th, 2012
Bevin Brathwaite: Only BVIslander farmers can get gov’t assistance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Appearing before the 2012 Standing Finance Committee (SFC) to defend his Department’s Budget proposal Chief Agricultural Officer (CAO) Bevin Brathwaite sought to clarify which famer could and could not receive Government assistance through the farmer’s assistance programme.

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