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February 4th, 2016
UPDATE: Gov't confirms VINO story of Farmers' Week cancellation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As first and accurately reported by this news site on January 14, 2016, Farmers’ Week 2016 has been cancelled.

February 2nd, 2015
Agri Dept heads & Minister blasted for Farmers’ Week failure

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Prominent farmers in the Territory have blasted the Minister responsible for Agriculture and top officials of the Department of Agriculture for what they [farmers] term as the shabby handling of the sector that is being reflected in Farmers’ Week 2015 which has so far been a flop.

July 12th, 2013
Impressive display at 4th Mango Array & Fruit Festival

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The thirty-five different varieties of mango on display at this year’s Mango Array and Tropical Fruit Festival were not surprisingly the star attraction on July 12, 2013 at the Noel Lloyd Positive Action Movement Park.

July 5th, 2013
Educational & economic opportunities at Mango Fest – Forbes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Chief Agricultural Officer Mrs Arona Fahie-Forbes has disclosed that the Department of Agriculture will be promoting economic opportunities with the mango and breadfruit among other tropical fruits at the Fourth Annual Mango Array and Tropical Fruit Festival.

May 10th, 2013
Agriculture one of the most hazardous occupations – Fahie-Forbes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The issue of safety and health is one which is often taken for granted by persons in the workforce, according to a senior agricultural official.

February 5th, 2013
Bee keeping & rabbit production promising in JVD- Fahie-Forbes

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – Apiculture (bee keeping), rabbit production and poultry production have been identified as promising agricultural opportunities that can be promoted among youth at Jost Van Dyke, according to Deputy Chief Agricultural Officer Mrs Arona Fahie-Forbes who was at the time delivering the key address at Farmers’ Week observances on the sister island today February 5, 2013.


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