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Hon Pickering insists that greenhouse project must work

- Government seeking companies & individuals willing to partner with it to take the project forward
Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering spoke of the project in the presence of Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Ninth District Honourable Ralph T. O'Neal OBE under whose administration the project was developed. Photo: VINO
Government is seeking companies and individuals who are going to partner with it to take the project forward. Photo: VINO/File
Government is seeking companies and individuals who are going to partner with it to take the project forward. Photo: VINO/File
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.

This was an initiative that was started by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) while in government previously but many have seen it as fallen from glory as they feel not much has been put into sustaining and maintaining it. However according to the responsible minister of the sector the monies invested thus far on the greenhouse project by Government will not be wasted as he insisted that it has to work.

Underscoring the that greenhouses can be beneficial to the Territory, he added, “The investment that Government has made in greenhouses and greenhouses technology is not going to be wasted and cannot be wasted, there have been some setbacks but I think we have reached to the point where we have overcome those hurdles.”

He further stated that currently the Government is seeking companies and individuals who are willing to partner with the Government and who can provide a business perspective to Government to help with one of those greenhouses.

According to Hon Dr Pickering the engagement of young and other forward thinking individuals should undoubtedly assist in the development of the sector as they seek to become more efficient as a regulatory body especially as it relates to greenhouse productive. At that stage he was targeting the input of youths.

He said while he understands the apprehension of some persons towards this method of agriculture production, the Ministry and Agriculture Department will ensure that proper regulatory measures are put in place to ensure that international standards are maintained.

8 Responses to “Hon Pickering insists that greenhouse project must work”

  • ------------------- (14/02/2014, 08:11) Like (3) Dislike (6) Reply
    This NDP adventure has been a disaster.
    • Eh? (15/02/2014, 16:55) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Eh? I thought this was the brainchild of Omar of the VIP. but we should blame the NDP for not stopping it with their two opposition members against the eleven of the VIP government. Surely they had the power to stop Omar's nonsense. Two against eleven - that's good odds!
  • rasta (14/02/2014, 08:41) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Plant some medical marijuana in them (for export only) in order to jump start the failing economy.
  • Outspoken (16/02/2014, 05:33) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    He asking uncle if he thinks the time is right to quit the Sinking ship (NDP) and start his own party(the new and reconstructed VIP)
  • mvw (16/02/2014, 09:32) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    This is the result of a totally incorrect policy of the last VIP Government.


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