Turtle conservation in the Virgin Islands will receive support through the launch of a film and an online survey by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in conjunction with the Marine Conservation Society.
Junior Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Honourable Dr. Karl Dawson meets with members of his team at the Department of Agriculture and, Fisheries, as they strategise to deliver on the Government’s plans to forge ahead on the mission of self-sufficiency and sustainability for the people of the Virgin Islands.
Junior Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Honourable Dr. Karl Dawson is pictured with the Government of St. Lucia’s Minister for Commerce, Manufacturing, Business Development, Cooperatives and Consumer Affairs, Honourable Emma Hippolyte.
Topic: Agriculture, Public Works, Training, Water and Sewerage | Posted By: lstevens
Tuesday, 28 March 2023 - 10:15am
Forty-five (45) persons have been trained for the Registration Apprenticeship Training Employment and Development (RATED) programme designed to foster competitiveness in the labour market and to promote career development.
Displays from the exhibition and market days held on March 19 and March 20 are featured from this year’s Farmers and Fishers’ Week on the Farm Grounds in Paraquita Bay. In addition, a panel discussion featuring stakeholders in the agricultural and fisheries sectors was organised to promote capacity building in these areas.
Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley has said that it is critical to increasing sustainable access to water and coordinated initiatives toward financing the management of the resource are essential for the overall development of the Virgin Islands.
Director of Agriculture and Fisheries, Theodore James, has said this year’s Farmers and Fishers’ week celebrates the integral role of farmers and fishers and their involvement in the expansion of a prosperous, thriving and internationally competitive economy.