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February 24th, 2015
‘Agriculture Department wants to stifle us’ – Farmers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Farmers continue to cry out for the opportunity to grow more food locally but say government is refusing to work with small farmers in a holistic way. “We need land for farming, we need marketplace to sell our produce,” said one farmer.

September 2nd, 2012
Residents outraged at rampant cattle in Sea Cows Bay

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Residents of the Sea Cows Bay area have complained about the frustration and nuisance caused by cows running amok in their neighborhood which pose a great danger to children and the elderly and destroy property.

July 13th, 2012
Mangoes galore at Mango Festival!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “People eat so many mangoes, that at a point in their life they get tired”, was the cry of one vendor today at the 3rd Annual Mango Array and Tropical Fruit Festival.

July 10th, 2012
Farmer should be compensated, Braithwaite should apologise – CC report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Complaints Commission (CC) found that the Agriculture Department is responsible for the losses a farmer incurred in 2010, and recommended that the Ministry for Natural Resources and Labour (MNRL) “proceed with all deliberate speed to remedy that failure”.

July 9th, 2012
Stray animals frustrating the daylights out of residents!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – How many of you have left home for work, only to return in the evening to a yard filled with animal droppings? Stray animals have become a thorn in the side of Virgin Islands' residents, and it’s an issue the Agriculture Department has been grappling for years.

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