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May 19th, 2020
Farming the old fashion way: VIslander Aragorn Dick-Read remains true to the land

COOPER BAY, Tortola, VI - Nestled in Cooper Bay, Turnbull Estate, Tortola in the Virgin Islands, for the past 10 years, ‘Good Moon Farm’ has been churning out hundreds of pounds of fresh produce every month, in a land where the majority of its food is imported.

March 21st, 2020
'We must become more self-sufficient' - Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says in the wake of the global Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, government, more than ever, recognises the need for food security in the Virgin Islands (VI).

February 18th, 2020
‘We are chasing’ after $$ while agriculture suffers- Hon Turnbull

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Member of the Opposition Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) is questioning whether the ruling government is serious about agriculture in the Virgin Islands since residents are reportedly building concrete apartments on farm lands at Paraquita Bay, Tortola.

January 14th, 2020
Gov't wants 100 VIslanders planting marijuana by May 2020

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Initially set with a target of 40 farmers for 40 acres of land, the now developing medical marijuana industry in the Virgin Islands (VI) will now target 100 Virgin Islanders with 50 acres of land to get them planting cannabis by May 2020.

August 21st, 2019
The saviour for agriculture could be 'marijuana' - Hon Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The demand for marijuana and its medicinal benefits will mean that the government of the Virgin Islands will likely make moves to legalise it, according to the Agriculture Minister Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), as a means of generating additional revenues for his department.

January 27th, 2018
Local food is better than ‘garbage’ from USA- VG Resident

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A contributor to the dialogue between the National Democratic Party (NDP) government and the people of the territory via a series of on-going community meetings has sounded the call for government to do more for local farmers and farming in the territory amidst the constant cries of rising prices for imported produce.

December 28th, 2017
Tribute on passing of Mr Omar W. Hodge by Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Below is a tribute on the passing of former Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Mr Omar W. Hodge by Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7).

February 19th, 2017
“Can’t live off beautiful ladies & beaches”- Radio caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the heightened talk of a possible World War III, particularly with the controversial policies of US President Donald J. Trump, at least three callers of the 3-D Show on ZBVI 780 AM on Friday February 17, 2017 called on the Government of the Virgin Islands (UK) to do more where food sustainability is concerned.

January 18th, 2014
Virgin Imports and the dependency on the US farmer

By Dickson Igwe

This story is part of a series of articles on the Virgin Islands economy. It is an attempt to look at the Virgin Islands economy through the lens of the global economy. The series is also a type of economics lesson 101 for both the writer and Joe Public.

December 3rd, 2013
Gov’t selling out VG farmland to outsiders – E. Maduro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “There is a piece of land in Virgin Gorda, beautiful piece of land called Long Bay, and I understand that the government just sold 28 acres or something like that … a good piece of the land to an outsider. Why are they burying our own people alive?” alleged Mr Edmund Maduro on his talk show EDM on November 28, 2013.

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