The public is notified that the St. Thomas Bay beach on Virgin Gorda is now reopened for recreational use, as the results of the ongoing water quality testing show that it is now at suitable standards for bathing.
Topic: House of Assembly, Law, Nature Conservation | Posted By: lstevens
Monday, 13 July 2020 - 4:26pm
Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent Wheatley has stated that his ministry is working diligently to create and implement the framework necessary for key aspects of the Territory’s resources to be protected and sustainably managed.
Topic: Nature Conservation, Water and Sewerage | Posted By: aphillip
Friday, 10 July 2020 - 2:04pm
Mr. Speaker, our tourism sector relies on the presence of pristine waters which sustains our ability to recreate and to provide fish, which forms part of our food security framework. Crystal clear waters allow for our reefs to thrive, as countless residents and visitors enjoy the same. However, Mr. Speaker, our coastal waters, more than ever, requires continued attention and focus. The prevalence of various diseases impacting reefs, storm water runoff which may carry large amounts of sediment from the land and the discharge of pollutants into the waters threaten the survivability of reefs and other marine ecosystems that support our livelihoods and lives. Sometimes, individuals may feel helpless in their ability to positively contribute to the protection of our coastal resources.