Public Asked To Reduce Mosquito Breeding Following Rainfall

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 - 2:00pm

Residents are being encouraged to make every effort to inspect their residential and business premises and empty any containers holding water to remove mosquito breeding sites in and around their property.

Supermarket Personnel Reminded Of Food Hygiene Regulations

Friday, 16 October 2015 - 2:30pm

The Environmental Health Division is reminding grocery store and supermarket owners and managers of their need to adhere to the Public Health (Food Hygiene) Regulations.

TV Programme Encourages Parents To Support Healthy Schools

Friday, 16 October 2015 - 8:45am

The Ministries of Education and Culture and Health and Social Development are inviting the public to tune in to CBN Channel 51 to learn more about the Healthy Lifestyle School Intervention Programme being implemented in public schools and how parents can make it a success.

Chief Health Officer To Hold Office Hours On Virgin Gorda

Wednesday, 7 October 2015 - 12:30pm

Owners of food establishments on Virgin Gorda are informed that Acting Chief Environmental Health Officer, Mrs. Yolanda Penn will hold office hours at the Environmental Health Division office on Thursday, October 15 from 10:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. 

 

Food Establishments Without Water Should Temporarily Close

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 - 1:15pm

The Environmental Health Division is issuing a notice to food establishments on Virgin Gorda that do not have a backup water supply that they should temporarily close until water service is restored.

Territory To Observe Pesticides Awareness Week

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 - 5:00pm

Residents of the Virgin Islands will benefit from information on how to properly utilise pesticides, and manage and dispose of these products after they are expired, through activities in observance of Pesticides Awareness Week. 

Cleanup Scheduled For Jost Van Dyke From July 4 To 6

Thursday, 2 July 2015 - 3:00pm

The Department of Waste Management will be spearheading a cleanup campaign on Jost Van Dyke from July 4 to 6 in an effort to mitigate vector borne diseases like Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue Fever. 

Community Asked To Redouble Efforts To Reduce Mosquito Breeding

Friday, 12 June 2015 - 4:00pm

The Virgin Islands community is being urged to continue their efforts to reduce mosquito breeding to prevent outbreaks of Dengue Fever, Chikungunya Virus and the new Zika Virus, which are all spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Territory Celebrates 25 Years Of Environment Month

Monday, 1 June 2015 - 12:45pm

Awareness activities and events will be held throughout this month and will continue until the end of this year, as the Territory marks the 25th anniversary of Environment Month.

Service Animals Allowed At Food Establishments

Friday, 29 May 2015 - 2:00pm

The Environmental Health Division is notifying the public that service dogs are now allowed at food establishments.

Chief Environmental Health Officer, Mr. Carnel Smith said a review was done on a decision taken by the department, to restrict the harboring of pets in all food establishments. He said the division has since made the decision to allow service dogs to accompany the disabled master to restaurants in the Territory.

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