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February 4th, 2016
UPDATE: Gov't confirms VINO story of Farmers' Week cancellation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As first and accurately reported by this news site on January 14, 2016, Farmers’ Week 2016 has been cancelled.

July 7th, 2015
VI bans importing live birds due to Bird Flu scare

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was brought to the attention of this news site yesterday, July 6, 2015 by a prominent poultry and cash crop farmer that because of the dangerous strain of Avian Influenza, which has hit certain states in the United States of America, the Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) was going to take a position to ban the importation of live chickens and other birds.

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.

January 8th, 2013
Tempers flare as gov’t officials meet farmers on water concerns

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Tempers flared and words were exchanged at various points as government officials met with a group of farmers yesterday, January 7, 2013 at Paraquita Bay to iron out issues concerning the lack of water in the area.

January 2nd, 2013
Water woes: Farmers without reliable water for over 4 months

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – The President of the Farmers on the Move group, Mr Khoy Smith, has disclosed that farmers at Paraquita Bay have been without a reliable source of water for over four months.

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.

October 26th, 2012
Eslyn Richiez Centre gets commemoration luncheon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre staged a commemoration luncheon today October 26, 2012 to bring the curtain down on the second annual Mango Array & Tropical Fruit Festival Poetry Competition.

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 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.

October 19th, 2011
VI encouraged to buy more local produce

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the strategies proposed to combat the rising cost of living and the Consumer Price Index in the Virgin Islands (VI) is for persons to buy more locally produced items.

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