Beach At St. Thomas Bay Now Reopened To The Public

Friday, 23 October 2020 - 4:00pm

Residents and visitors on Virgin Gorda can now use the beach at St. Thomas Bay in Valley, following water quality test results which show that conditions are now suitable.

St. Thomas Bay Beach Reopened For Recreational Use

Thursday, 22 October 2020 - 5:41pm

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.

Turtle Conservation Project Presentation

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 - 3:33pm

The public is invited to the Virtual Project Presentation of the Sustaining Turtles Environment Economy and Livelihoods (STEEL) project on Monday, October 26 at 5:00 p.m. 

Beach At St. Thomas Bay Temporarily Closed To Recreational Use

Friday, 16 October 2020 - 8:02pm

The beach at St. Thomas Bay in Valley, Virgin Gorda extending from Fort Point to Collision Point is closed to recreational use due to results of water quality testing.

First Transfer Of Mangrove Seedlings Tomorrow

Friday, 2 October 2020 - 5:21pm

The Mangrove Nursery established by the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) will begin the first transfer of mangrove seedlings tomorrow Saturday, October 3.

Natural Resources Serving The Public By Appointments Only

Friday, 25 September 2020 - 4:21pm

The public is reminded that appointments must be made before conducting business with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration. 

Darwin Plus Supports Environmental Projects In The Territory

Friday, 4 September 2020 - 6:09pm

Environmental organisations in the British Virgin Islands are invited to submit bids for the Darwin Plus Funding scheme.

Follow The Social Distancing Guidelines On Beaches

Wednesday, 26 August 2020 - 11:46am

The public is notified that beaches are open from 5:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m effective today, August 26 due to the Imposition of Curfew Order (No. 28), 2020.

Government To Introduce Legislation To Protect Environment

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.

Statement by Honourable Vincent Wheatley: Bans on TBTs, Sun Tan Lotions and Sewage Dumping

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.

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