Statement by the Minister of Natural Resources and Labour, Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull - Update On the Stranded Shortfin Pilot Whales at Anegada

Friday, 22 July 2022 - 3:01pm

Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure to provide this Honourable House with an update on the Whale Stranding event within our waters during the first week of July 2022

Statement by the Minister of Natural Resources and Labour, Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull - Attendance at 9th Meeting of Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Council of Ministers

Friday, 22 July 2022 - 2:53pm

The 9th Meeting of the Council of Ministers, Environment Sustainability (COMES) was held in St Vincent and the Grenadines from 31st May to 2nd June 2022 at the Beach Combers Hotel Conference Rooms. Unfortunately, as it was my first month as Minister of Natural Resources & Labour I could not attend in person but had the opportunity to attend virtually and was honored to be present for my first meeting of this extent since receiving this ministerial portfolio.

Public Urged To Refrain From Visiting Conch Mounts On Anegada

Thursday, 7 July 2022 - 4:35pm

Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull has stated that residents and visitors of the Anegada community should refrain from visiting the conch mounts due to the recent disposal of Shortfin Pilot Whale carcasses that were in the area.

Statement by Acting Premier Honourable Kye M. Rymer - Update on The Whale Stranding On Anegada

Wednesday, 6 July 2022 - 9:48am

A pleasant good day to all the people of the Virgin Islands.  It is my pleasure to provide you, the public, with an update on the Whale Stranding event within our waters.

Stranded Whale Removal Process On Anegada Is Ongoing

Tuesday, 5 July 2022 - 4:41pm

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour has confirmed that the removal process has begun for the over 50 Shortfin pilot whales that have died on the island of Anegada.

Public Urged Not To Remove Stranded Whales From Shore

Sunday, 3 July 2022 - 1:29pm

Over 50 Shortfin pilot whales have died on the East End of Anegada and persons are urged not to attempt to move the stranded whales from the shore. The pod of whales was estimated to be some 150 observed in the area.

Final Day Of UN Ocean Conference In Lisbon Portugal

Friday, 1 July 2022 - 2:30pm

Today was the final day of the UN Ocean Conference and it presented the opportunity for the Virgin Islands to join the discussion at the Global Island Partnership (GILSPA) Presentation. The event was titled: "Weathering Governance Uncertainty of Large-Scale Conservation Projects – A Leader Perspective to the Dialogue”.

National Parks Trust Of The VI Seeks Three Board Members

Thursday, 30 June 2022 - 3:14pm

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour, and the National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands are seeking to recruit three (3) new board members for the National Parks Trust Board of Directors.

Virgin Islands Committed To Sustainable Development Goal 14

Thursday, 30 June 2022 - 12:42pm

Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull pledged the commitment of Virgin Islands to do its part and work towards the sustainable development 2030 agenda as he gave his statement at the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal.

Statement By Honourable Turnbull At The UN Ocean Conference In Portugal

Thursday, 30 June 2022 - 11:53am

Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentleman,  The British Virgin Islands is fully committed to implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. We are following through on our obligations through a combination of marine conservation measures and the development of a sustainable blue economy. In this regard, good progress is being made on re-growing our mangrove forests and expanding our coral nurseries.

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