Press Release

Environmental Health
Release Date:
Friday, 4 March 2016 - 6:15pm

Unauthorised operators in Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke are being advised that March 14 is the deadline to clean up the area by removing all grills and tents still in place since Old Year’s celebrations.

Acting Chief Environmental Health Officer, Mrs. Yolanda Penn said the event was temporary and that no one should still be operating their food business unless licensed to do so by the Environmental Health Division. Mrs. Penn said persons must also possess a trade license from the Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs.

The Acting Chief further stated that even if persons are not operating at the site, items must be removed before further action is taken.

Persons operating in the area will be given one week to clean the site and remove all personal property before the division has the items collected and discarded.

The Environmental Health Division is committed to ensuring that all aspects of the environment with the potential to negatively impacting health are managed efficiently to enable all persons in the BVI to attain and maintain optimal health and social well-being.


Natasha Lettsome-Humphrey

Public Health Communications Specialist
Ministry of Health/Social Development
Telephone: 468-2286