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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.

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.

March 27th, 2015
‘We don’t have to produce everything’ – Natalio D. Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) continues to make agriculture one of its biggest campaign issues and its President Natalio D. Wheatley aka Sowande Uhuru said people must move away from thinking that if they cannot produce all their food then it does not make sense producing any of it.

March 24th, 2015
‘Indigenous farmers being run over!’ – Lorie A. Rhymer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Public Relations Officer of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) Lorie A. Rhymer said local farmers are being run over by persons selling imported produce far cheaper than local produce and that this situation must be corrected if agriculture in the territory is to go anywhere.

March 14th, 2015
Vendors urged to make good use of ‘new look’ market

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The new Road Town Market was officially opened yesterday, March 13, 2015 and vendors were urged to make good use of the facilities and the shopping population to give its fullest support.

March 12th, 2015
‘Move me & I’ll sell in the middle of the road!’ – prominent farmer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Trade and Consumer Affairs, in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, is all ready to reopen the Road Town Market Square but this comes with a number of concerns by seasoned local farmers.

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.

February 3rd, 2015
Opposition Leader wants loan scheme for farmers

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – The call by many for assistance for farmers throughout the Territory has finally received a sensible suggestion from a politician as all others have been appealing for persons to show more interest in farming without even giving a suggestion as to how persons can be aided in this process. The suggestion of a loan scheme was forwarded by one of the oldest politicians in the Territory, Leader of the Opposition Honourable Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE (R9).

February 14th, 2014
VG farmer calls for Gov't to address water woes

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - One farmer on the island of Virgin Gorda is calling for Government to do more to help those who till the soil get relief from the high cost of water they have been enduring over the years and enjoy better returns.

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.


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