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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.

January 1st, 2016
2016 is here! The good, the bad & the ugly of last year

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands, like other parts of the world, brought in the New Year 2016 with drinking, parties, eating and of course most attended church.

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.

February 14th, 2014
Hon Pickering insists that greenhouse project must work

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – “I have to admit publicly that we have had some setbacks, but the Government is committed to bringing the greenhouse programme to fruition as it holds great potential to supply significant portion of food supply,” stated Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering emphatically as he declared the week-long activities for Farmers’ Week Officially opened on Friday February 7, 2014.

February 13th, 2014
UPDATE: ‘We need to see our representative more often’ – Anegada Residents

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – While leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE has been showered with praises for his presence at the Farmers’ Week activities at Anegada on Monday February 10, 2014, others have come forward claiming that his presence is needed on a more regular basis.

February 12th, 2014
Anegada farmers can increase supply of eggs to Tortola – Hon R. T. O’Neal

WEST END, Anegada, VI – Considering the extent of the growth of the populations at Anegada, Tortola and the other islands of the Territory, Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal OBE challenged Anegada farmers to market their eggs more.

April 26th, 2013
UPDATE: ‘I had enough!’ Edmund Maduro walks out on farmers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Even with his consultancy contract with Government still not finalised, outspoken and controversial talk show host Edmund Maduro has called it quits as according to him, the disunity and “ignorance” of local farmers have finally ploughed through his skin.

January 31st, 2013
Territory Celebrates Wetlands During Farmers’ Week

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The importance of water management and better environmental practices will be one of the highlights during the Farmers’ Week exhibitions.

February 16th, 2012
Residents support Farmer's Week activities on Sister Islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Farmers’ Week celebrations are in full swing as residents continue to support the activities throughout the week on the sister islands.

February 16th, 2012
Farmers’ unity crucial to agriculture success –Chief Agricultural Officer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “Farmer unity and consistent functional cooperation; not only within the farming community, but also with the Department of Agriculture is the only way that we can overcome the difficulties facing agriculture,” stated Chief Agricultural Officer Bevin Braithwaite at the opening of Farmers’ Week on February 10, 2012 at Paraquita Bay.





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