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March 16th, 2024
Farmers sensitised on ‘regenerative agriculture’ for productive farming

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the agriculture and Fisheries market 2024 gets on the way, farmers have come together to discuss agriculture methods in the Virgin Islands and learn of new methods of farming in territory.

March 2nd, 2024
VI Agriculture Exhibition & Market Day 2024 kicks off on VG

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Agricultural and Fisheries 2024 Exhibition and Market Day kicked off this morning Saturday, March 2, 2024, on the island of Virgin Gorda.

January 29th, 2024
Water could be coming to farmers @ Paraquita Bay- Smith-Berkeley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The vexing issue of water for farming continues to be a challenge for farmers who use the Paraquita Bay lands on Tortola to plant and rear livestock. However, according to information from the House of Assembly Standing Finance Committee (SFC) Report, this is expected to be addressed.

August 28th, 2022
Gov’t taking steps to issue land leases to farmers @ Paraquita Bay- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that the Virgin Islands (VI) must produce as much food for itself as it as it can, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), who has responsibility for agriculture, said his National Unity Government is taking some important steps in this regard.

December 19th, 2021
Local poultry farm doubles capacity with VIP Gov’t support

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – The KNK Poultry Farm located in Paraquita Bay, Tortola, in the Virgin Islands (VI) has reportedly doubled its chicken capacity from 20,000 to 40,000 birds through the Fahie Government support to foster greater food security in the VI.

May 31st, 2021
Stimulus recipients urged to submit statements on use of funds

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Beneficiaries of economic stimulus financing in the Virgin Islands (VI) are being asked to submit without delay statements on how the funding provided was utilised.

May 19th, 2021
D7 Community Garden Programme to teach basics of farming & entrepreneurship

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- In an effort to foster food security and promote agriculture in the Seventh District, an entrepreneurship initiative dubbed the D7 Community Garden Programme has been formed.

April 24th, 2021
‘Farmers & Fishers week’ 2021 to honour local industry players - Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – 'Farmers & Fishers’ Week 2021 will be centred around honouring local fishers and farmers according to the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

March 2nd, 2021
‘Cannabis cannot replace food’- Bishop John I. Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Pastor of the New Life Baptist Church in Duff's Bottom, Tortola, Mr John I. Cline is urging the Andrew A. Fahie Government to not ignore the cash crop industry in pursuit of the medical marijuana industry.

August 21st, 2020
This Week We Feature Young Professional Buney H. Chinnery

By Ron O. D'Avilar

Young Professional Buney H. Chinnery was immediately put on the breadline as a result of COVID-19, having lost his job as a chef due to the tourism sector coming to a halt. For this entrepreneurial youth; however, that wasn’t the end. He took some money from his savings to start a landscaping business called ‘pretty plants’.

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