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December 4th, 2017
Fishing & Farming relief not top priority for NDP Gov't post Irma!

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) was not the bearer of much good news for some residents of the First District when he answered the initiative of Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to meet with those residents.

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.”

June 19th, 2015
Edmund G. Maduro blasts new gun law

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Radio talk show host Edmund G. Maduro said illiteracy is running the country since laws are being passed with no proper guidance as to the overreach effects that they may have.

May 30th, 2015
‘We are not liars’- VG fishermen to Hon Pickering

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Following claims by Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering that there are no reports of fishermen being chased from fishing grounds at Virgin Gorda, several fishermen flooded this news site with calls admonishing him to “wake up”.

July 15th, 2014
‘We’re not giving up land or sea’ – Anegada Fishermen

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Determined to put up a strong fight to secure their livelihood fishermen on Anegada have come together as a group to protest attempts by the Government which would see them ceasing fishing activities in certain locations.

May 2nd, 2013
Senior fishermen honoured as part of Senior Citizens' Month

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The ceremony to mark the official launch of Senior Citizens’ Month in the Virgin Islands was held last evening May 1, 2013 at the Moorings Mariner Inn with a special treat for senior citizens and the honouring and recognition of elderly men who made their mark in the fishing industry during their time.

March 2nd, 2013
Local fishermen urged to preserve environment

PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI - A phase that by now has become a favourite of Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering might be like a recurring decimal in the ears of persons assembled at various forums that he addresses.

March 1st, 2013
Resident appeals for fisherman's dock at Carrot Bay

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI – One resident is calling on the government to assist the residents of Carrot Bay with a dock for the fishermen in the area.

February 18th, 2013
Popular VG fisherman wants more done for fishing industy

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Fishermen at Virgin Gorda are crying shame on the Government of the day who they claim are not doing enough to support local fishermen since they are allowing the importation of most of the fishes that they have been catching on a large scale.

September 7th, 2012
Financial Constraints affect fishing complex & fishermen

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – According to a report that was laid at the first sitting of the second session of the second House of Assembly, management of the BVI Fishing Complex disclosed the difficulties faced by the complex for the year 2011, in fulfilling their aim and overall strategic objective due to low funds and financial constraints, that also affected the supply of fish from fishermen.

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