The public is reminded that sand mining in the Territory is illegal according to the Beach Protection Ordinance CAP 233.
The cultural and economical impact of fishing to the Virgin Islands will be celebrated on Fisherman’s Day rescheduled for Sunday, July 16.
The Acting Chief Conservation Officer is informing the public that Fisherman’s Day 2017 competition and activities have been postponed due to inclement weather.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering has welcomed the commitment to provide the BVI with technical assistance for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14.
Environment Week ended on Saturday June 10, with a solemn Sunrise Praise and Worship Service at the Queen Elizabeth II Park.
The Environment Week Scavenger Hunt around Road Town concluded with participants, winning ‘eco-appreciative’ prizes on Friday, June 9.
More organisations joined the “Green Pledge” on Thursday, June 8, and were awarded gold stars for “green” habits and successes.
Staff of the Conservation and Fisheries Department took a dive at Long Bay, Beef Island and retrieved several bags of trash that were lodged in the sand under the ocean waves.
The Acting Chief Conservation and Fisheries Officer, Mr. Kelvin Penn and several members of staff and their families are pictured on at the Church of God (Prophecy) in Huntum’s Ghut, Tortola.
The public is invited to ‘Wear Something Green’ on Friday, June 9 in solidarity and observance of Environment Week 2017.