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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.

November 29th, 2023
Khalid Lewis wins 2024 Agriculture & Fisheries Exhibition & Market Day Slogan competition

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- The winning slogan for the 2024 Agriculture and Fisheries Exhibition and Market Day Slogan competition is ‘Sow the Seeds of Sustainability: Youth Fueling Food Security’.

September 20th, 2023
Public reminded harvesting of turtle eggs is currently prohibited in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Director of Agriculture and Fisheries Mr Theodore E. James is reminding residents that the harvesting of turtle eggs is currently prohibited in the [British] Virgin Islands.

March 19th, 2023
Integral role of Farmers & Fishers celebrated this week

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Director of Agriculture and Fisheries Theodore E. James has said this year’s Farmers and Fishers’ week celebrates the integral role of farmers and fishers and their involvement in the expansion of a prosperous, thriving and internationally competitive economy.

May 8th, 2021
New public pound opened to address stray animal woes

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - A new public pound created in response to the roaming livestock issue across the Virgin Islands (VI), has been opened in Paraquita Bay, Tortola.

November 14th, 2019
‘I have seen dogs attack joggers, women & children’- Theodore E. James

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following on the heels of increasing complaints by residents about dangerous stray dogs across the territory, a task force has been created to address issues related to stray animals.

July 26th, 2019
Government pledges to move Agriculture forward

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said initiatives including building a market, improving land space usage and providing water to farmers are on the front burner to enable a thriving agriculture industry in the Virgin Islands.

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