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June 16th, 2016
Hon Pickering attends shark symposium in St Maarten

THE DAILY HERALD

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten - Sint Maarten (SXM) and the Cayman Islands confirmed that commercial shark fishing is prohibited in their territories, while Curaçao and Grenada announced they are in the process of implementing legislation this year to protect sharks.

May 27th, 2016
Dr Pickering has lost his way - Mandinka M. Crabbe

EAST END, Tortola, VI - Businessman and contractor Mandinka M. Crabbe has said that Seventh District Representative, Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering needs to stand up for the people who have elected him consistently since 1999.

May 9th, 2016
Loans for fishermen 'being looked at'- Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) told a group of fishermen that the future for the territory is so bright that they may have to protect their eyes with “shades.”

April 29th, 2016
We are doing the decent thing with Little Dix Bay workers - Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said the closure of Rosewood Little Dix Bay and Biras Creek on the sister island of Virgin Gorda has created exceptional circumstances which necessitate a departure from the norm in preferring VIslanders and Belongers over non-Belongers.

December 24th, 2015
‘I made no promises of gifts nor was I offered any’ - Hugh E. Darley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Project Developer of the Cruise Pier Development Project Hugh E. Darley denied that he made or received any promise of gifts in exchange for approval for his company to develop the project and said that his benefitting from the project would have come over time through the equity that he had.

November 2nd, 2015
Advisory Committee recommends minimum wage moved to $6.00 per hour

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Committee appointed to review the territory’s minimum wage has recommended an increase in the minimum wage by 50 percent from $4.00 per hour to $6.00 per hour.

October 18th, 2015
‘Influx of foreign workers will ride against us’ – warns Hon Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering has warned that the influx of foreign migrant workers will continue to be a disadvantage to locals if they fail to take the opportunities presented to them and work hard to achieve their dreams over time.

October 6th, 2015
‘No link between over-supply of fish & dead fish!' – Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Natural Resources and the Environment Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said while the sargassum seaweed might be responsible for larger numbers of spawned fish, there is no link between the larger fish numbers being brought in by fishermen and the dead fish that have been turning up sporadically.

October 5th, 2015
'Get used to the seaweed' - Hon Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) said citizens and residents of the territory might as well get used to the sargassum seaweed washing up on beaches as it is not going away anytime soon.

August 27th, 2015
Hon Fahie meets with Hon Pickering as meetings with Gov't continue

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – First District Representative Honourable Andrew A. Fahie has again engaged with a Minister of the National Democratic Party Government, this time with Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering, to discuss issues affecting the district.





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