The Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) believes it can “greatly decrease” the cost of food in the British Virgin Islands.
At-Large candidate Curnal Fahie, the man the PVIM has presented to champion the undertaking, proposes to cut food costs through subsidies.
“We have plans to help to subsidize farmers to produce fast-growing animals like sheep and goat and pigs and poultry as well as fast-growing crops like cucumber, pepper and lettuce,” Fahie said.
This strategy, he said, will help to reduce the millions worth of food that is imported into the BVI annually.
Fahie said the PVIM also has plans to offer low-interest loans to fisherfolk.
He said these loans are for “fishermen to buy boats so they can go out further and fish and, again, provide more food for the territory”.
Fahie was speaking at a PVIM rally in the Third District community of Sea Cows Bay on Saturday.
The PVIM does not have a candidate to contest that constituency. The Ronnie Skelton-led party is fielding nine of the total 41 candidates contesting the 2019 General Elections.
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