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Agriculture proposed to close gap between Anegada, wider territory

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Residents are being told they can expect a reduced food importation bill as well as greater inclusion of Anegada with the rest of the territory under a Progressives United government.

Party leader Julian Fraser plans to accomplish this by revamping the local agricultural sector.

“We will introduce greenhouse technology for the production of salad fruits and vegetables on the scale that is adequate to eliminate importation. This will save the BVI millions on imports,” Fraser said.

He explained that the proposed operation would be placed on Anegada primarily to capitalise on the transportation it will create between the main island of Tortola and the sister islands while, at the same time, significantly improving commerce and creating jobs.

“If you can imagine the same barge that brings down fruits and vegetables will be taking back badly-needed building materials at a far more economical rate than the current prohibitive rate that obtains,” he said.

“The goal is to eliminate the cost of living gap between Tortola and Anegada, Fraser added.

Plans to revitalise the agricultural sector has been one of the main areas of focus for all political parties on the campaign trail in the lead up to the 2019 General Elections.

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  1. TurtleDove says:

    As long as there are strict restrictions to keep the chemicals out the sea or this can backfire.

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  2. lawyer says:

    Make sure your production is solid before you start imposing import restrictions. Scarcity will cause prices to rise, and we will have a local supply that is to expensive.

  3. old school says:

    Did he not go to Europe already for some fishing boats. Where are they.

  4. CW says:

    The BVI is perfect for Freight Farms. Google them. Feed your own and save a ton. You could even reach a point where you export certain foods to usvi

  5. Farmer Joe says:

    About all they can grow on Anegada are sand flies.

    • Brad Boynes says:

      And the cows eat conch shells and still produce milk. An old man from St.Kitts told me this when I was in New York a few years ago.????

  6. Rubber Duck says:

    Is the penguin farm still in plan?

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