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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…

Emancipation Day: USVI Celebrates 173 Years of Freedom

Kia Griffith | July 03, 2021

Saturday marked 173 years since the Emancipation Proclamation was declared in Frederiksted on July 3,…

Love City Food Fair is First in Virgin Islands Since…

Kyle Murphy | July 04, 2021

ST. JOHN — The Division of Festivals on Saturday hosted the “Love City Food Fair” on St. John, the first…

St. John Festival This Year to Feature Food Fair and…

Staff Consortium | June 24, 2021

The V.I. Department of Tourism announced Wednesday night that its Division of Festivals will feature…

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Want Carnival in August? Get Vaccinated, Governor Says

Ernice Gilbert | December 22, 2020

Last week, Governor Albert Bryan told the Consortium that there would be no carnival in St. Thomas next year, as the event traditionally happens in April, a time Mr. Bryan believes the territory will ...

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 pandemic and its impact on community health and wellbeing,  the 2021 Agriculture and Food Fair (...

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