Legislation Underway For Environmentally Sensitive Species

Tuesday, 4 May 2021 - 12:21pm

Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley has stated that he plans to introduce legislation for certain species in the BVI to receive a higher degree of protection.

Statement By The Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley Minister For Natural Resources, Labour & Immigration - Mangroves Replanting Efforts Throughout the Territory

Monday, 3 May 2021 - 10:43am

Mister Speaker, I thank you for the opportunity to update this Honourable House on the progress made to date on the national mangrove replanting efforts to restore their extent throughout the Territory. 

Statement by Honourable Wheatley - Update on the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

Thursday, 15 April 2021 - 6:03pm

Our corals provide vital ecosystem services in the form of food, shoreline protection against wave action, which would erode our beaches and shores and are main attractions to residents and tourists alike. 

Honourable Wheatley To Hold Office Hours On Virgin Gorda

Wednesday, 7 April 2021 - 12:31pm

The public is notified that the Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent Wheatley will be holding office hours.......

Message From Minister Of Natural Resources, Labour And Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley On The Passing Of Mr. Petr Kellner

Tuesday, 30 March 2021 - 9:48am

Good day everyone.

I am extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Petr Kellner. Mr. Kellner was a very private individual but his love for these Virgin Islands, especially Virgin Gorda, was well known. This love shown was manifested following the devastating hurricanes of 2017 when he jumpstarted recovery efforts by making funds available to start the clean-up process.

Government To Meet With Business Owners On Virgin Gorda

Thursday, 18 March 2021 - 7:03pm

Virgin Gorda business owners are invited to a public meeting today, March 18 at the Village Café at 6:00 p.m. to discuss matters concerning their community.

‘Strike Team’ Formed To Tackle Coral Disease In The Virgin Islands

Thursday, 14 January 2021 - 12:03pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is working diligently on tackling the Stoney Coral Tissue Loss Disease in the Territory. 

National Parks Trust Launches First Environmental Atlas

Friday, 11 December 2020 - 3:17pm

The National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands (NPTVI) launched its first Environmental Atlas which is expected to bring greater awareness of the Territory’s natural landscape and biodiversity.

Illegal Sea Turtle Harvesting Is Strictly Prohibited

Monday, 7 December 2020 - 8:04pm

Director of Agriculture and Fisheries, Mr. Theodore E. James has said that his department was made aware of a video in circulation regarding the illegal capture of seven Green sea turtles which have since been rescued and released.

Argel Horton Featured For Black In Marine Science Week

Friday, 4 December 2020 - 1:23pm

Marine Biologist in the Environment and Climate Change Unit Ms. Argel Horton is being featured by the Marine Conservation Society along with two (2) other prominent Caribbean Scientists and marine conservationists as they celebrate Black in Marine Science Week 2020, from November 29 to December 5.

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