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Dr the Hon Wheatley to spend World Food Day with Farmers & Fishers

- @ Sir Olva Georges Plaza in Road Town on October 16, 2021
To show his deep appreciation for farmers and fishers in the territory, Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), left, will be spending World Food Day with the farmers and fishers at Sir Olva Georges Plaza in Road Town on October 16, 2021. Photo: Facebook/File
Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), right, interacting with farmers at the Farmers' Market at Sir Olva Georges Plaza in Road Town in March 2020. Photo: Facebook
Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), right, interacting with farmers at the Farmers' Market at Sir Olva Georges Plaza in Road Town in March 2020. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Every week, farmers and fishers consistently set up at the plaza to offer local produce for sale. This is the foundation to providing a stable and nutritious food supply. This is what World Food Day celebrates.”

This is according to Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), who said he will be spending World Food Day with the farmers and fishers at Sir Olva Georges Plaza in Road Town.

According to a press release from Government Information Service (GIS) on October 8, 2021, observance of the day will commence with an opening ceremony and presentations by select Government agencies and members from the farming and fishing community.

Farmers and fishers will also be on hand to sell their produce and promote their services.

Community invited

Permanent Secretary Mrs Carolyn E. Stoutt Igwe is inviting the Virgin Islands’ community to attend the event and support the farmers and fishers.

“I am looking forward to this year’s World Food Day activities, and I am inviting the community to come out and participate by supporting our local producers. I salute those who continue to farm and fish in our Territory and encourage others to start taking actions to increase local production so that we can indeed live better lives”.

This year’s observance of World Food Day will be held under the theme, “Our actions are our future - better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life”.

The observation will culminate on Saturday, October 23, 2021, with activities organised by the Ministry of Health and Social Development, focusing on the nutritional aspect of this year’s theme.

World Food Day observed by over 150 countries

World Food Day is observed around the world on October 16 which marked the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in 1945.

The commemoration of this day is celebrated by more than 150 countries including the Virgin Islands.

15 Responses to “Dr the Hon Wheatley to spend World Food Day with Farmers & Fishers”

  • musa (10/10/2021, 12:12) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    Useless news our leader provided lands for the farmers without water and some people who have land don't plant any thing on it ,my advice if the a land have bushes only on it give them a notice 3 time in 2 months and if they need a extra time give them ,when that doesn't work just hand over the land to a next farmer's in that way we will have enough produce on the market and only then you can offer a package for farmers who producing not who don't lift a straw .
  • Vogue/posed (10/10/2021, 13:01) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Photo op again
  • dem gotta b (10/10/2021, 13:37) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    2 stimulus men
  • Memory (10/10/2021, 14:02) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    The produce on that table cost us $13,000. Nice work.
  • WEW (10/10/2021, 14:24) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    The real farmers & fishers or the fake ones that took the money and ran ?
  • Fat Hogs Bay (10/10/2021, 14:42) Like (2) Dislike (19) Reply
    showda is trying his best he a little weak but deserve another 4 years
  • Native Senior Citizen/ Ethnicity black skin (10/10/2021, 15:20) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thousands of years ago before you and I agriculture, farming, and fishing were the three main way that our ancestors used and provided for themselves, and their families.
    Fast forward: when I was a young man our Grand parents, fathers, and mothers were also much involved in the three mentioned occupation. They had to scratch the ground, sail the rough seas, and attended live stock, relinquished modern education in favour of survival.
    Fast forward: In the time of Hin. Chief Minister Hamilton Lavity Stout, Hon. Omar Wallace Hodge, and othe Hon. Ministers, agriculture, farming, fishing, and live stock interested were more sorted after that are sort after nowadays. This should not have been so.
    Base on what I know, as we show greater interest in science, and other way of survival, we have drawn back on the troddle, and heaped praise on what is little more than simbols if hope, being hyped by politicians for their own glory, and their supporters, mainly.
    However, some is better than none, when the some is helpful. But until a much larger sum of money is put to use in our food interest, World's Food Day is no more to us than World's Show Day. You may dislike what I have written, but if you are able to name one Country of this World that we produced, and shipped food to, then it will be right to vote me done with as many dislikes as you please, but if you cannot name me any, then vote LIKE rather than dislike.
    My name is ?????????????
  • FARMERS ? (10/10/2021, 15:45) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    THE CUBAN WAS ONLY A MOUTH CHAMP / AND IT GORNE FROM BAD TO WORSE , ( FARMING ) SHOULD OF BEEN ONE OF OUR TOP PRIORITY BUT LOOK AT WHAT WENT DOWN WITH WAS THOSE WHO SAY THEY HAVE THE COUNTRY AT HEART ❤ THAT FIASCO IS ONLY SHOWS CORRUPTION THAT IS BEING EXPOSED BY THE ( COI )
  • weed (10/10/2021, 16:45) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    IS ALL THEY INTRESTED IN , AND THEN THEY JUMP ON POOR JASPERT BECAUSE HE PREFERED ( VEGETABLES ) INSTEAD / .AND THERE STILL SOME WHO STILL THINK THE MIGHTY WEED IS THE ONLY HOPE FOR US
  • Native Senior Citizen (11/10/2021, 08:04) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Every advanced technology-wise Country use science to help them to further in the development of human survival goods, especially food. They trade with other countries for items that they are short of.
    Here in the British Virgin Islands our political leaders talk agriculture, farming, and fishing. But you notice that they even don't have a farm, a fishing boat, a livestock business? But if by a small change that any of them do, it can't even produce enough to feed themselves and their families, much less others.

    We do need to develop the farming, fishing, and livestock business in the British Virgin Islands. But leave it to our political leaders, you do it, they brag about how we have done this, and that, but where is the leadership from them? Promises by politicians in the British Virgin Islands are generally comfort to fools.
    In the years of 2007-2011 the VIP administration under the leadership of the late Hon. Ralph O'Neal millions of our finances were spent, and larged farm buildings were built. Hon. Omar Wallace Hodge boasted that when finished, we would have been able to shipped food products to others, especially the USVI. We know the end of that storyline, a casualty of hurricane Erma.

    New political hype in the making.
    A good political leader (Premier) is like a train engine that pulls the remainder of the train behind it. Basically speaking, where are we now in our pursue of helping to produce at least 1% of our food to help us survive starvation? For those of you that don't know I will tell you. We are in the title grip of the CoI hand, because of mismanagement of our finances by political leaders and others that supporting their rag to riches mindset.
    Have wha I wrote belittle a good effort by the the 7th district Hon. Minister? No, it doesn't. But understand this fact, the new shift in this agriculture farming, and fishing hype is only because the marijuana initiative ha not been approved. In spite of, agriculture farming, fishing, and livestock business are necessary ones for all people of all Countries.



  • I WILL SAY THIS MUCH (11/10/2021, 09:51) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am a little peeved with SOWANDE but the fisherfolk and farmers list was held back from him. He had no say so in that. Remember when the question was asked what his answer was?
  • farmer (11/10/2021, 09:57) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    It would be preferable for the D7 rep to spend this whole week physically working on one of the farms 12 hrs. a day before he shows up for the photo op on Sat. 16 Oct.
    • Wylie (12/10/2021, 15:35) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      What would happen to the rest of his portfolio then? Empty barrels make so much damn noise.
  • big show (11/10/2021, 12:55) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    I could more than that on that table from my backyard garden and I do not sell I give them away to my family and friends


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