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Cannabis Board Selects Agriculture Deputy Commissioner as Executive Director of Office of Cannabis Regulation

Kyle Murphy | September 30, 2021

Hannah Carty was selected as the executive director of the Virgin Islands Office of Cannabis Regulation (OCR) by the Virgin Islands Cannabis Advisory Board in a meeting on Wednesday afternoon. Board member doctor Catherine Kean announced the decision after the board returned from an executive session where they contacted Ms. Carty about the decision. "She was able to give us a definitive yes,” stated Dr. Kean.  Ms. Carty is currently deputy commissioner of the Department of Agriculture.  Dr. Kean said the vote was unanimous and that Ms. Carty’s salary will be $100,000 annually, with other benefits. Later in the meeting, Richard Evangelista, commissioner of the V.I. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs and advisor to the board, explained that it would be the same benefits other government employees get such as health insurance and…

Bont Ticks With Disease Causing Death in Livestock…

Staff Consortium | April 14, 2021

The V.I. Dept. of Agriculture announced Tuesday that a cluster of tropical bont ticks were found in…

Plaskett, Others Introduce Legislation to Expand Farm…

Staff Consortium | March 12, 2021

V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett and House representatives Alma Adams and Jeff Fortenberry…

Latest USVI Food Producers to Receive Financial Support…

Staff Consortium | January 17, 2021

World Central Kitchen (WCK) announced Friday the latest recipients of its second round of grants in…

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