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U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Approves USVI Hemp Plan; Bryan Keeps Pressure on Senators to Legalize Marijuana

Staff Consortium | June 02, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved the Virgin Islands Hemp Plan, which outlines the procedures and requirements for cultivating and producing hemp products in the territory, Government House announced Tuesday. The plan, which is administered by the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture and Industrial Hemp Commission, includes provisions for maintaining information on the land where hemp is produced, testing the level of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), disposing of plants that do not meet the necessary licensing and other requirements and ensuring compliance with all USDA and other federal guidelines, Government House said. "This is very welcomed news for the territory," Governor Albert Bryan said Monday. "Not only will this approval lead to the potential for an increase in our local export manufacturing, but it will also…

Owed Over $26 Million, Waste Haulers Territory-Wide…

Ernice Gilbert | June 01, 2020

The territory's waste haulers have made a decision to stop garbage collection beginning June 8, following…

Bryan to Activate 'Open Doors' Stage of USVI's Move…

Ernice Gilbert | May 28, 2020

Governor Albert Bryan announced Thursday that his administration will move the territory to the Open…

Territory's Food and Beverage Industry Reopens with…

Robert Moore | May 27, 2020

Pre-pandemic sounds of music, laughter and cash registers ringing are back again.  In Red Hook and elsewhere…

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Firstbank Extends Weekday Hours

Staff Consortium | May 11, 2020

FirstBank has announced an additional adjustment in operations by extending weekday hours to better accommodate its clients. Operational hours effective May 11, 2020:  St. Thomas and St. Croix Bran...

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