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March 16th, 2012
VI invests in “quality” breeding stock!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the demand for quality meat in the Virgin Islands on the rise, the Agriculture Department is optimistic that with its new breeding initiative, it will become the foundation for an effective breeding programme to suffice the market demands and provide quality meat to consumers.

February 19th, 2012
Restaurants & supermarkets asked to support local farmers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Territory’s leader is making an appeal to restaurateurs to support local farmers and highlight on their menus the word ‘fresh’ and ‘local’ to assist with boosting the Virgin Islands’ (VI) tourism product.

December 20th, 2011
Greenhouses to be developed next year

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – When the greenhouses, located at Paraquita Bay, are developed in the New Year it would take between 20 to 24 individuals to man them, revealed Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. Kedrick Pickering at the December 19, 2011 Second House of Assembly sitting.

November 21st, 2011
Chicken processing plant a viable option for Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Hosts of the radio show Umoja, Cromwell Smith, Natalio Wheatley and Khoy Smith are of the view that investing in the existing chicken processing plant in the Virgin Islands could be a very feasible one for Government as it would ensure that other businesses are created around it and that less money leaves the country as the importation of chicken would be minimised.


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