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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
‘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.

July 26th, 2019
Government pledges to move Agriculture forward

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said initiatives including building a market, improving land space usage and providing water to farmers are on the front burner to enable a thriving agriculture industry in the Virgin Islands.

February 21st, 2019
Agriculture and fishing can boost VI economy – Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chairman of Progressives United (PU), Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) says that under a PU government in to Virgin Islands (VI) the group will aggressively peruse agriculture as a means of lowering import bills and creating new revenue streams for the territory, which is badly needed at this time.

March 9th, 2018
Is Dr Pickering to take blame for food shortages post hurricanes 2017? - Hon Fahie asks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, Opposition Leader and First District Representative, grilled Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resource and Labour, on whether he feels it was his fault that the territory experienced food shortages following the hurricanes of September 2017.

January 27th, 2018
Local food is better than ‘garbage’ from USA- VG Resident

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A contributor to the dialogue between the National Democratic Party (NDP) government and the people of the territory via a series of on-going community meetings has sounded the call for government to do more for local farmers and farming in the territory amidst the constant cries of rising prices for imported produce.

November 3rd, 2016
Agriculture dying since NDP took office- Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Natalio D. ‘Sowande Uhuru’ Wheatley has accused the National Democratic Party (NDP) of causing the agricultural leg of the country to be stagnant and on its death bed.

June 13th, 2016
'NDP has killed off agriculture' - Edmund G. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Controversial television talk show host Edmund G. Maduro has declared that the National Democratic Party (NDP) government has killed off agriculture in the territory and that soon commercial fishing will also be gone, leaving only sport fishing that tourists engage in.

May 26th, 2015
Local fishermen’s rights being violated @ North Sound- Rosan-Bunbury

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – The challenges facing local fishermen, from reportedly being denied access to fishing grounds to inadequate market, were recently highlighted by Virgin Islands Party (VIP) At-Large candidate Mrs Charmaine R. Rosan-Bunbury who said the agriculture and fishing industries have much potential for economic development.

May 16th, 2015
‘Healthcare, jobs priorities for JVD’ – Rajah A. Smith

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI – Virgin Islands Party candidate for the Second District, Rajah A. Smith is determined to hit the ground running following the elections of June 8, 2015 as he said if he is elected he would immediately begin to tackle issues such as healthcare and employment as priority areas on the island.

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