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Latest USVI Food Producers to Receive Financial Support From World Central Kitchen Announced

Staff Consortium | January 17, 2021

World Central Kitchen (WCK) announced Friday the latest recipients of its second round of grants in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Through its Food Producer Network (formerly known as Plow to Plate), the organization offers direct financial support to small farmers, fishers, and agribusinesses to support the revitalization and regeneration of the production, distribution, and sale of locally sourced foods, with the goal of lowering the high rate of food imports in the USVI.  The newest members of WCK’s Food Producer Network (FPN) are ARTFarm, Badeau Farm, GLG Plants and Produce, Strictly Roots, VI Wildflower Honey and Syotos Fishing on St Croix, as well as We Grow Food, Inc. and Captain CC’s Fresh Catch on St. Thomas, according to the release. The release states that FPN grants are used to fund extraordinary capital investments, such as in tractors,…

Roadside Lighting in Time Square on St. Croix Adds…

Staff Consortium | December 22, 2020

ST. CROIX — Time Square in Christiansted is once again well-illuminated with lights aglow just in time…

Want Carnival in August? Get Vaccinated, Governor…

Ernice Gilbert | December 22, 2020

Last week, Governor Albert Bryan told the Consortium that there would be no carnival in St. Thomas next…

AgriFest 2021 Planned for Memorial Day Weekend

Ernice Gilbert | November 14, 2020

The Board of Directors of the V.I. Agriculture and Food Fair announced Friday that due to the Covid-19…

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UVI Board Approves Creation of School of Agriculture

Staff Consortium | June 22, 2020

In the regular session of its quarterly meeting on June 20, via teleconference, the University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees unanimously approved the creation of a School of Agriculture, the...

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