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Bill Would Direct Agriculture and UVI to Develop Program Preserving Seeds Against Climate Change, Natural…

Linda Straker | November 16, 2021

Days after the 2021 United Nations Climate Change otherwise called COP26 concluded, lawmakers in the Virgin Islands have approved legislation that would result in a community seed banking program to preserve seeds against climate change and natural disasters. Sponsored by Senators Samuel Carrion and Marvin Blyden, the Act is requiring the Department of Agriculture and the University of the Virgin Islands to create a plan to develop a community seed banking program to store and preserve seeds for preservation against climate change, natural disasters and other situations that could lead to the total annihilation of crops, plants, and other fauna and flora.  The Act was among several bills deliberated during a Monday Senate hearing in the Committee on Rules and Judiciary. Mr. Carrion told committee members that the bill is important because…

USVI Awarded $5.6 Million by Biden Administration…

Staff Consortium | September 28, 2021

The U.S. Virgin Islands is set to receive just over $5.6 million of the $3 billion recently approved…

NOAA Expects No Impact to USVI From St. Vincent Volcano…

Ernice Gilbert | April 10, 2021

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Friday that it does not expect impact…

Weather System Projected to Bring Rain to USVI, Puerto…

Staff Consortium | October 14, 2020

The National Hurricane Center in a 2:00 a.m. forecast projected that a broad area of low pressure located…