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April 22nd, 2016
$1.5M needed to make Greenhouses operational- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After the former Virgin Islands Party Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE, along with his former Natural Resources and Labour Minister Omar W. Hodge [2007-2011], invested over Five Million dollars in the Greenhouses, the project is still incomplete almost 8 years later.

July 7th, 2015
‘Greenhouses to produce food by year end!’ – Hon Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering said despite the criticisms of the greenhouse project, it is intended that they see the production of food by the end of this year.

April 4th, 2015
PEP’s Lorie A. Rhymer raps VIP on VG hospital, greenhouses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Public Relations Officer of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Lorie A. Rhymer has slammed the former Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration for the greenhouses which he said have not fulfilled their purposes and for doing nothing for Virgin Gorda in terms of a healthcare facility.

March 12th, 2014
VI should use greenhouses for ganja – Doug Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commentator Douglas Wheatley has recommended the Virgin Islands (VI) begin growing marijuana as part of an established industry within the Territory.

May 30th, 2013
Commentator suggests tweaking greenhouse project

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A proposal has been made that the concept behind the greenhouse project at Paraquita Bay be changed in order for the Virgin Islands to benefit from the technology.

April 15th, 2013
‘Outstanding bills’ cause for greenhouse delay – Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Hon. Kedrick D. Pickering has revealed that ‘outstanding bills’ to designers have been responsible for the delay surrounding the greenhouse project located at Paraquita Bay.

February 1st, 2013
Greenhouse project has to be completed- Hon. Pickering [photo display added]

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier Dr the Honourable Kendrick D. Pickering has announced that Government is embarking on a major project to increase the agriculture sector for the Virgin Islands.

October 29th, 2012
No timeline set for use of greenhouses - Brathwaite

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chief Agricultural Officer (CAO) Bevin Brathwaite has revealed that there was no timeline in place for the activation of the greenhouses located at Paraquita Bay.

April 21st, 2012
Green house project to be audited, says PS Smith-Berkeley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Ministry for Natural Resources and Labour (MN&RL) has requested the Internal Audit Department to do an audit of the Greenhouse project before a decision is made on the next step forward.

November 29th, 2011
Don’t tear down greenhouses – Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – Heaps of monies were spent on the greenhouses, and one talk show host is appealing to the new Government to make use of the houses, which are located in Paraquita Bay, in some shape or form.


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