B. P. 0.-419
November 20, 13.3.
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.??.3ID *CY OF THE VI23,11 ISANI SDS, 3. ". I.
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TIT TTED 3:AT3S DEPABRT.,E\TT OF AGRICULTUTLE
Bureau of Entomolooy and Plant Quarantine
Washington, D. C.
UYTITED STAT-S DEPARTI:1:T OF AGICULTURF
bureau of Entomolo& y and Plant Quarantine
..77 -c r.:.ton, D. C.
:ovember 20, 1936.
PLAI:r-TnJA:ATIH- I::o- T":,cP TREI
pr7.__ID I.CY OF TH.T V "7. I.
This sumaiar of the -olant-nuarantine irmnort restrictions of
the P'esice.ic of the Virgin Islands >, been prepared for the infor-
mation ot nurserymen, plant-qu,-.ra:ti-ie officials, and others inte-ested
in the ox- ortation of plants and plant productss to those islands.
It was ore-,nred by H, rry 3. Shaw, Plant Quarantine Insoector
in Charge, F:orei., Information Service, Division of Foreirn Planx
Quarantines, from the rigi1. l texts of the Plants Protection
OrdiLance 187, ond the Proclmnation of December 27, 1935, and revieijed
by the A.ricultural Authority of the Presidency.
The information contained in this circular is believed to
be correct ar-d complete up to the time of cre aration, but it is not
intended to .e used independently of, nor :is a substitute for, t-'ic
original te: -ts, and it is not to be interpreted as legally authorita-
Chief, 3'ara'1 of Zntomology and C 1 uarantine.
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PLA. T-QUrA.AlYTI 1 7E PORT RESTRICTI D:.S
PPESIDENCY OF THE VIRGI:- ISLAiDS, B. T. I.
The Plants Protection Ordinance, Yo. 3 of June 10, 1897.
This Ordinance authorizes the G-overnor and Le.islptive Co"ncil
to irnoose restrictions or prohibitions on the inmoortation into the
Presidency of th0i Virgin Islands of plants and plant products in the
following i terms:
Section 1. The- Ordinance mny be cited as "The Plants Protection
Ordinance 1837." i
Sec. 2. Prohibits the introduction of coffee plants and uncured
berries (Coffea she.) from Ceylon, ::auritius, Reunion, 7iji, Souther n
India, Smu.atr Java, and Natal, to revent the introduction of the
coffee berry borer (Ste- hanoderes (cf. e) h-,,%,i -:-.edorn) and other
injurious insects and diseases.
Sec. o. (1) The Governor may, by )rocl.; -:tion, -orohibit either
absolutely or co-ditio-ially the i.. -rtatioa into the Presidency of any
plants, seeds, berries, earth, soil, or other article or thing p7c-ed
there'.ith, or r" goods, DUc'-,.-es, covering or other articles or thi...
whichh there shall be reason to believe to be affected with disease, or
which :, have come either directly or indirectly from any country or
place : ? in such nroclarmation, or which in his jud 'It, may be like ly
to com-municate disease to plants.
(2) Any proclamation under this Ordinance may be varied o- revoked
by the like authority.
Sec. 4. Any person contravenin-- Section 2 of this Ordinance or
any proclan:tion published thereunder s -11 be liable on summary con-
viction to a penalty not exceeain r 20 pounds.
Sec. 5. Every article or th>.:.= imported into the Presidency in
contravention of this Ordinance or of any procl-mTation thereunder ...
be seized by any Trcasury or Revenue Officer or by any member of the
Leeward Islands Police Force and shall be forfeited, and m.:y be de-
stroyed or otherwise dealt with as the Governor may direct.
PROCLA,,iATIC:' OF DrCEvBnR 27, 19"5
PROHIBITINIG THE I:PORTATION OF CERTAIN PLAIIT- Z.YTD PLAIT PRODUCTS
This nroclnm.ation prohibits -bsolutely the imnortation into the
Presidency of the Virgin Isl-nds of the articles mentioned in the First
SchedIle, and orc itits conditionally the entry of those named in the
Im-oortetion Absolutely Prohibited
BA1AKA j-UITS (1usa s;n.): Importation -prohibited from all countries
exceeot 3"rocbdos and the other islands of the Leeward Islands
Colony (Antailla, Antigua, Barbuda, Dominica, Y'ontserrat,
Tevis, Redonda, and St. Kitts), to prevent the introduction of
te Peanma& wilt disease (Fusarium cubense E.F.Sm.).
LI.:-s Fj=ITS (Citrus aurantifolia Svingle): Importation prohibited
from o.nans, 3err.uda, fritish Guiana, St. Lucia, Trinidad,
,i all other countries exceDt the other islands of the British
rTht Indies not mentioned in this oar-arac'h, to -orevent the
introduction of w:ither-tip disease (Colletotrich .: gloeosoorioiCdes
ALL OCUih'FRUITS except plantains, nuts, dried, canned, candied or
other processed fruits: Im-ortation prohibited from Bahamas,
?erm, ida, British Guiana,, .*nd all otner countries except the
-ritish Isl-s, Canada, the British West Indies, -nd Virgin
Islands, U.S.A., -rnd the United Strees of America, to prevent the
introduction of the Mediterranean fruit fly (Ceratitis c-a.-'.it-t
ALL VZ' 7T.-BL`3 except onions, Iris-h otatoes, canned or processed
v e t r bl c s: Impon-rtation prohibited from .ahamas, Bermuda,
British C-uizna, and :11 other countries except the British
Iles, Cannada, and the British 7k'est Indies, to prevent the
introduction of the WIcditerranean fruit fly (Cer:titi3 ca itnta
'nied. ) .
SOIL: Iriortation prohibited from the se. sources as in the preceding*
)oa!rc ira'h, to prevent the introduction of injurious soil fmni
SECO'-D SC. DULE
Importation Conditionally Prohibited
SUqiARCAI'E, sug-.rcane seedlin--s, and plants and all Darts of the sugarcane
(Saccharum officinalis LT.): I:.rortation prohibited from all
countries except under license granted by the Governor, to prevent
the introduction of mosaic or yellow mottling disease.
B.-TA:i.A PLATS and parts thereof (Tiusa spp.): Imr.ortation prohibited
exce-t under license granted by the Governor, from Bahamas,
Bermuda, British Guiana, Central America, Dutch Guiana, and
any island or place in the West Indies except Barbados and the
other islands of the Leeward Islands Colony, to prevent the
introduction of Panama wilt disease (F- Triu. cubense F.Sm.).
CITTJS PLA"TS, ROC'TED: In.-::ortation -orohibited from Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica,
Dominican Republic, and the United States of A*rerica, unless under
license granted oy the Governor, and also unless accompanied by a
certificate signed by a responsible inspecting officer stating
t?."t the district from which such plants ori-'inrite has not been
affected by, or has been free for the preceding two years from
citrus canker (BateriuTi citri (Hasse)Doidge).
LI.,g PiAi3TS and parts thereof (Citrus aurantifolia Swi:-ile): Importation
prohibited from British Guiana, Dominica, St. Kitts, St. Lucia
and Trinidad, unless under license .;rii',ted by the Governor, to
prevent the introduction of wither-tip (Colletotrichum gloeosoo-
LIME FRUJJITS: Importation prohibit.-,.i from Dominica and St. Kitts, except
under license granted by the Governor, to prevent the introduction
of wither-tip (Col letotrichu,. gloeosoori,-ides '..).
COTTOI.:SE3D, COTTO1- LDTT, ANID 3SIED COTTOnT, and all p:n-kiges, coverings,
bags, or other articles or things which have been used as pack-
ag;es, coverings, or bags for cottonseed, cotton lint, and seed
cotton: L-.portation -orohibited from all countries unless under
licc:,se frar.ted by the Governor, to Drevent the introduction of
the pink bollworn (pectino-hora y os '.".i-llia Saund.).
SPROUTED COCONUTS (Cocos nucifera L.): Im.ortation prohibited from
Gren cda, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent, to prevent the introduc-
tion of the red ring disease (Aohelenchoides cocophilus (Cobb)
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