Statement by Honourable Vincent Wheatley On Vulnerability Assessment For Virgin Gorda

Friday, 12 June 2020 - 9:06am

Mr. Speaker, the Caribbean Region is about to enter another hurricane season and I would encourage everyone to accelerate their preparations as we anticipate an active season. I certainly recognise the challenges that emerge in our preparations as we continue to grapple with the pandemic and its social and economic impacts.  We must always remain vigilant and prepared. 

Statement by Honourable Vincent Wheatley on Environment

Friday, 12 June 2020 - 9:02am

Mister Speaker, I thank you for the opportunity to address this Honourable House with a very important issue in our environment which is critical for the protection of our Territory in more ways than one; that of the protection of our coral reefs.

Statement by Honourable Vincent Wheatley - International Observance of World Environment Day 2020

Friday, 5 June 2020 - 3:38pm

The Virgin Islands joins with many countries throughout the world in the observance of World Environment Day.  Started in 1974, World Environment Day represents a call to action to conserve the natural, precious assets that comprise the animals, plants and other species which share this earth with humans.

Fogging Begins On Eastern End Of Tortola

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 - 10:47am

The Environmental Health Division will begin fogging operations in the East End, Long Look and Greenland areas of Tortola on April 28.

Satellite Imagery To Guide Conservation And Development

Friday, 21 February 2020 - 2:54pm

The Territory’s ability to track the health of plants, the presence of invasive species and other key environmental indicators will be improved as a result of a partnership between the Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration and the UK firm Environment Systems Ltd.

Regional Cooperation Needed To Address Sargussum Seaweed

Tuesday, 5 November 2019 - 11:02am

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Dr. Marcia Potter has said that the time has come for the region to agree to cooperate to address the most recent threat of the Sargassum Seaweed.

Beach Use Policy Meeting On Anegada Postponed

Monday, 30 September 2019 - 11:19am

The public is notified that the Beach Use Policy Community Meeting that was scheduled to be held on Anegada today at 1:00 p.m. has been postponed. Information on the new date for the meeting will be forthcoming in the near future.

Community Meetings Begin On The Beach Use Policy

Friday, 6 September 2019 - 4:07pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands will be holding a series of community meetings as it seeks the public’s feedback on the recently drafted Beach Use Policy.

Cabinet Approves Green Paper On Environmental Management

Tuesday, 16 July 2019 - 5:17pm

The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has approved the Green Paper on the Proposed Environmental Management and Climate Adaptation Bill and is now available to the public for perusal.

Food Handler Session On June 13 Pre- Buju Banton Festivities

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 - 4:35pm

Food vendors participating in the Buju Banton Weekend festivities are being urged to attend a Food Handlers Session on Thursday, June 13 on Tortola at the Ward’s Building at 9:00 a.m.

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