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Nonprofit Announces its First Round of Grants to Support Sustainable Farming and Fishing in USVI

Staff Consortium | July 16, 2020

World Central Kitchen (WCK) has announced its first round of grant awards in the U.S. Virgin Islands through Plow to Plate, the organization’s food security and resilience program that offers direct financial support to small farmers, fishers, and agribusinesses. According to the release, in the short term, the grants awarded will help food-related small businesses, who saw their operations paralyzed by Hurricanes Irma and María, to revitalize and regenerate their long-term capacity for the production, distribution, and sale of food. In the long-term, Plow to Plate aims to the decrease the high rate of food imports in the USVI by supporting local food production. The first round of Plow to Plate grantees include: My Neighbor’s Garden, New Breed Farm, Ridge to Reef Farm, Sejah Farm of the Virgin Islands, St. George Village Botanical Garden,…

State of Emergency Declared in Puerto Rico as Drought…

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…

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…

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Watch: Foreday Morning Tramp in Frederiksted

Staff Consortium | December 22, 2019

ST. CROIX — Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights took to the streets in the wee hours of Saturday morning ending in Frederiksted for the annual Crucian Christmas Foreday Morning Tramp, presented by...