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St. Croix Abattoir Reopens With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony; St. Thomas Facility to Undergo Structural Assessment

Ernice Gilbert | August 15, 2020

ST. CROIX — Suspended since February 14, the St. Croix abattoir reopens for business Monday, allowing livestock owners and private residents to slaughter their animals at the facility for either commercial or personal use. The reopening was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday at the Dept. of Agriculture (D.O.A.) grounds in Estate Lower Love. A number of dignitaries were present for the milestone, among them Governor Albert Bryan and Senator Allison DeGazon, the latter who chairs the Committee on Economic Development, Regulations and Agriculture.  D.O.A. Commissioner Positive Nelson said when announcing the suspension in February, both the St. Thomas and St. Croix abattoirs had received 17 non-regulatory citations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and that the local agriculture department had been working to address the challenges,…

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Staff Consortium | July 16, 2020

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Staff Consortium | July 01, 2020

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday declared a state of emergency as a worsening…

Aquaponics Center on St. Croix Hopes to Revitalize…

Kia Griffith | June 27, 2020

ST. CROIX — At a ground-breaking ceremony late Friday morning in the historic Estate Bethlehem adjacent…

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