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US Virgin Islands Governor Bryan concludes trade mission to St. Vincent and the Grenadines

by | Apr 3, 2024 | United States Virgin Islands | 0 comments

United States Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan Jr. (D) recently completed his trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and visited Barbados as a trade mission. This trip aimed to improve trade relations and explore opportunities for collaboration in various industries between the US Virgin Islands and St. Vincent.

During the visit, Governor Bryan had the opportunity to discuss enhancing trade ties with the Honorable Saboto Caesar, Minister of Agriculture for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. They talked about the potential for increased produce exports from St. Vincent to the Virgin Islands and the emerging opportunities within St. Vincent’s cannabis industry.

Governor Bryan was invited to visit their world-certified cannabis operation by Minister Caesar. The tour showcased the advancements and potential of their medicinal cannabis cultivation, which is already exporting to several European countries. This represents a significant new avenue for St. Vincent to expand its agricultural exports on a global scale.

Governor Bryan and Minister Saboto Caesar. Photo credit: US Virgin Islands Government House
Governor Bryan and Minister Saboto Caesar. Photo credit: US Virgin Islands Government House

In addition to discussions on trade, Governor Bryan and Minister Caesar explored avenues for cooperation in other areas, including the exchange of sand and the facilitation of educational opportunities for students from St. Vincent to further their studies in agriculture and other industries in the US Virgin Islands.

Governor Bryan expressed his optimism about the prospects for increased collaboration between the US Virgin Islands and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He said, “Our visit has reaffirmed the strong bonds between our territories and highlighted exciting opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships. I am confident that by working together, we can harness the potential of our respective economies and create lasting prosperity for our people.”

According to the Bryan administration, this trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados shows the US Virgin Islands’ commitment to fostering regional cooperation and pursuing economic growth and development opportunities.



William-Jose Velez Gonzalez

William-Jose Velez Gonzalez

William-José Vélez González is a native from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, and a graduate from Florida International University in biomedical engineering, engineering management, and international relations. A designer with a strong interest in science, policy, and innovation, he previously served as the national executive vice president of the Puerto Rico Statehood Students Association. William-José lives in Washington, DC, where he works at the Children's National Research Institute and runs Opsin, a nonprofit design studio dedicated to making design more accessible. You can see him on Love is Blind as Lydia's brother. He is the founder and Editor in Chief of Pasquines.


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