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‘I envision Paraquita Bay to be a mini zoo’ - Bevin S. George

- as part of overall plans for agricultural development in VI
Political activist and co-host of the National Democratic Party (NDP) radio show, NDP Radio, Mr Bevin S. George has proposed radical agricultural development for the Paraquita Bay area and for Agriculture week in the Virgin Islands (VI). Photo: Facebook/File
Mr George was at the time speaking on the Monday, April 4, 2022, edition of the NDP radio show on ZBVI 750am radio. Photo: Facebook
Mr George was at the time speaking on the Monday, April 4, 2022, edition of the NDP radio show on ZBVI 750am radio. Photo: Facebook
BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Political activist and co-host of the National Democratic Party (NDP) radio show, NDP Radio, Mr Bevin S. George has proposed radical agricultural development for the Paraquita Bay area and for Agriculture week in the Virgin Islands (VI).

Mr George, who in February 2022, indicated that he intends to run for a seat in the Seventh District, said that he has always envisioned the Paraquita Bay area to be a full-time agriculture area, that can also work as a zoo.

More for Agriculture Month 

“In my mind, I always think that we can do more in the agriculture fair. I don’t know if we can do it more than just once a year [or] quarterly,” he added.

Mr George was at the time speaking on the Monday, April 4, 2022, edition of the NDP radio show on ZBVI 780 AM.

“I always had a vision of having Paraquita Bay turn into something like a mini zoo… you can create like a farmers market, so it will be like an all-year-round farmers market, farmers come you build a proper structure,” he added.

Mr George said that the facility would encourage agricultural businesses and also attract tourists to see the animals.

“Tourism would be able to come, the cruise ship passengers could go there and maybe you have like different restaurants with local produce from the restaurant,” he added.

Plants more crop varieties - Geroge

George said that is just one way for the VI to do more in the agriculture sector, with more diversification in products that can come through research. 

“Everybody growing the same thing, we can’t get everybody just growing cucumber… everybody at the side of the road selling cucumber, everybody selling Okro. Where is the potato, where is the plantain?” he questioned.

Mr George said like everything, there needs to be more industry planning and structure if the government is serious about the sector.

“They need to really get serious and pump the money,” in the sector he added, rather than playing politics.

25 Responses to “‘I envision Paraquita Bay to be a mini zoo’ - Bevin S. George”

  • Native Senior Citizen of the British Virgin Islands (05/04/2022, 11:29) Like (20) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hi Beven George, I do understand your aspiration to see a mini zoo comes to fruition at Parequita Bay, but hold you horses brother, at this point and time we have in the table many unsolved problems that need to be fix in the short term in the BVI, finances management, violent crimes, noise pollution, sewage inefficiency, teachers underpaid, nurses underpaid, some civil servants underpaid, Political Leaders Overpaid, CoI pending report on mismanagement of our finance, many unsovlved murders, children abused by by both males and females, unnecessary overcharged on salable goods, aledged overblown estimates of government contracts, legal drugs, etc., and the list goes on.
    • Spell check hunny ! (05/04/2022, 12:16) Like (2) Dislike (13) Reply
      Then if we are going to be native Virgin Islanders , at least look in the article to spell the man name properly , and then look up the spelling of Paraquita! Then make the post that best speaks to educated Virgin Islanders .

      In response to you though , I don’t see where the suggestion negates other issues . An idea is just that . If you like it ,say you do , and if you don’t like it say you don’t. Virgin Islanders that are native ,do know how to address the topic up for discussion without wandering off to something else now don’t we ? Or don’t we ?

      Let’s chat !
      • @ Spell check hunny ! (05/04/2022, 14:18) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
        You seem to be bothered by the word "Native"?
      • Petty (06/04/2022, 12:22) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
        It's kinda petty that you choose to see the spelling errors rather than the matter at hand, too shallow minded.
    • purple (05/04/2022, 18:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      That's the zoo he is talking about! It's the state of affairs with the Government of the Virgin Islands. A special holding cell for them at Paraquita Bay. Nuff Said!
    • Motion (06/04/2022, 09:10) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Chupes if u had only sticked to agriculture farming fishing issues i could of understand those issue is what need talking about in this field of dreams. I love the idea and it can be a tourist attraction. Government just need to get it going in this area becaise when them food ships stop coming then what. Keep the dream alive mr goerge. Helo ms. Stephenie lol
  • ok (05/04/2022, 11:54) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    When they give us water in paraquita bay we can grow many different varieties of food !!!
    • LCS (05/04/2022, 13:20) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      There was a documentary of desalination plants in Spain for agriculture operating with solar energy only. Then they treat the water with peroxide, not bleach, to kill bacteria. This is an example that might work here. BVI desalinated water is not conducive for agriculture or human consumption. Why aren't political leaders looking for more viable options with other bigger countries proving other methods work?
    • fact (05/04/2022, 15:36) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Re- drill the wells water free up there
  • Go Siddung (05/04/2022, 11:58) Like (11) Dislike (6) Reply
    and you will be the first chimpanzee on island
    • Kiss yah ass (05/04/2022, 12:09) Like (8) Dislike (4) Reply
      And you would be his long lost brother . Hell, nobody can’t suggest nothing here without the dam foolishness .
  • Hodgie (05/04/2022, 12:09) Like (13) Dislike (4) Reply
    The good thing is. We don't need to import any animals. We have them all here. Take a look inside the political arena.
  • Animal Cruelty (05/04/2022, 13:40) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    A zoo is an animal cruelty.
  • Really (05/04/2022, 14:00) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    In Noah's days everyone was getting married and partying not paying attention to the signs,all these distraction is very sad to see how people are you to fall from the lack of knowledge. People can see the signs as stay blind because they been saying the world was going to end since they was small okay I have to but never have I seen it like I do today. We're living in Sodom and Gomorrah with the COVID-19 vaccine as the mark famine and rumors of war are what we are going through. Abomination of desolation is happening. Wake up people
    • @Really (06/04/2022, 14:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      There were no kangaroos on your mythical ark but there were unicorns. Please explain? From my observation this is a fairy story, like Jack and the Beanstalk or Cinderella.
  • Jones (05/04/2022, 14:33) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cant even control the goats and cows let alone have a whole zoo
  • Vi massive (05/04/2022, 15:28) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    you should be the first animal housed there in the Zoo/.
  • Denton (05/04/2022, 18:02) Like (2) Dislike (13) Reply
    Son, as ive said before, this race is not for you. You see, both Wheatley and Pickering are established men. You son, is a mere clerk at electricity, a fry cook in context to the public service. I still remember the day you were finally weened from mama. We need people of caliber in this position, as talk will only get you this far son. Please leave this race for men and pick something in your league like being grandmaster at your lodge, our running in Mr. BVI.
  • Churb (05/04/2022, 23:11) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    This man does be looking like a real clown when he at work with them XL baggy dress shirt bloused over his pants waist. All he need is the bell bottoms and red shoes.
  • Think again (06/04/2022, 01:31) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    you must have a love for animals but Please think again and bring something more constructive to the table especially in these times.
  • Native Senior Citizen of the British Virgin Islands. (06/04/2022, 03:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr. Bevin George, much respect to you my brother. I mean no personal harm to you.
    At this point and time, we the natives, residents, and others are experiencing tough times, especially economic, due to the covid-19, virus, current we in various countries of this world, and even local Tug-of-wars among ourselves, spiritually, socially, economically, and politically. While I see your suggested idea asa possibility,l in the future, I don't see it as a necessary probability in the short, and even medium term.
    On your intent to contest a seat in the legislative body, I tend to agree with your father, that you are not competent, as Dr. K. Pickering, in a lesser level, the present Representative, Hon. Natalio Sajande Wheatley.
    I too as your Father Mr. Denton George would suggest that you withdraw. Why? Because if you Perdue, you will be greatly embraced. I will not this shame on you, but every man has right to choose his own destiny, only that you chose wisely.
  • water (06/04/2022, 08:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All the farmers sing the same song, they can produce just need water. One lost some awesome tomato plants over last few weeks due to no water. This isn’t a rocket science project the farmers, well, reservoir, piped….
  • Honestly Speaking (06/04/2022, 16:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This dude should not waste his time and money on politics. Dead on arrival. Run along.

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