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Op-Ed: Fostering a Culture of Collaboration in the U.S. Virgin Islands Agricultural Community

Staff Consortium | November 16, 2022

As the Member of Congress representing the United States Virgin Islands who serves on the House Agriculture Committee and as Chair of the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research, I am deeply invested in the development of our rural communities and providing support to agricultural producers.  My fellow House Agriculture Committee members and I are presently conducting targeted engagement with the agriculture industry to receive their input for the creation of the forthcoming Farm Bill. This engagement included participating in a congressional delegation to Denmark to learn about the Danish approach to agriculture, sustainability, and public-private partnerships. When it comes to innovation in agriculture and biotechnology, Denmark continually produces world-leading discoveries using efficient, sustainable, and economically…

Five Years After Hurricane Maria: A Transformative…

Staff Consortium | September 20, 2022

Like many Virgin Islanders, September 6, 2017, is forever etched in my mind. For what seemed like an…

JAG-VI Earns Jobs for America's Graduates’ Highest…

Staff Consortium | September 20, 2022

Because the economy of the U.S. Virgin Islands is almost entirely dependent on tourism, the multiple…

The History of Brain Drain in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Staff Consortium | September 11, 2022

Frank Crosswaith was born in 1872 in Frederiksted. He immigrated to the United States in his teens.…

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Op-Ed | The Emergent State of Our Territory's Schools

Staff Consortium | April 25, 2022

I recently toured Jane E. Tuitt Elementary School on April 11 with Gov. Albert Bryan and his staff and heard one of the staff members comment, “I went to this school, you know?” The staffer smile...

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