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June 10th, 2019
Only 2 lifeguards on duty in VI- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The issue of having sufficient lifeguards at beaches across the territory continues to be a challenge as it was revealed during the Deliberations for Standing Finance Committee (SFC) to examine the Draft Estimates for 2019 in April that only two lifeguards are on duty in the Virgin Islands.

March 3rd, 2016
Washrooms at The Baths closed off due to water shortage

THE BATHS, Virgin Gorda, VI – Residents of the sister island of Virgin Gorda called our newsroom today March 3, 2016 to bitterly complain about the lack of water at the washroom facility at the The Baths and slammed Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), accusing him of not being prepared for the influx of passengers to that island.

February 23rd, 2016
Clearing of mangroves underway in VG!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The clearing of mangroves and the filling of a pond in Valley, Virgin Gorda have commenced despite concerns raised by some residents of the sister island over the destruction of the environment in the name of development.

February 5th, 2016
VG residents protest filling in of pond & clearing of mangroves

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A number of Virgin Gorda residents are very serious about preventing what they consider the destruction of the environment in the name of development that they are willing to put themselves in harm’s way to protect the clearing of mangroves and filling in of a pond in the Spanish Town area.

September 25th, 2015
‘Nanny Cay Development Project back on track’ – GM Miles Sutherland-Pilch

SEA COW’S BAY, Tortola, VI – Following the project being halted two months ago because of environmental concerns, the planned development at the coast of Nanny Cay is forging ahead, according to General Manager Miles Sutherland-Pilch.

August 23rd, 2013
VG residents claim Oil Nut Bay Resort restricting access to bay

OIL NUT BAY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Several persons have recently been complaining that they are being forced to put up with a number of restrictions when it came to the accessing and usage of the sea area that forms part of Oil Nut Bay, especially when it came to swimming and accessing certain sections by boats.

January 31st, 2013
Territory Celebrates Wetlands During Farmers’ Week

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The importance of water management and better environmental practices will be one of the highlights during the Farmers’ Week exhibitions.

October 17th, 2012
Fmr CFD chief Bertrand Lettsome hailed as visionary leader- CFD 2011 Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former Chief Conservation and Fisheries Officer Mr Bertrand ‘Washasha X’ Lettsome has been hailed as a leader who brought vision, growth and direction to the Conservation and Fisheries Department (CFD) over the many years and that the CFD was sadden to see him go into retirement.

September 22nd, 2012
Differing views on way forward for BVIFC

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It is well known that the current building identified as the BVI Fishing Complex (BVIFC) rests on Port Authority land and that at some point the facility will have to be relocated; however, what seems to lack clear direction is what role the BVI Fishing Complex should take in the fishing industry.

June 14th, 2012
54 pledges for a greener VI! [Photoslide Included]

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – This year’s Parade of the Planet took on a different twist, rather than walking down the streets of Road Town chanting slogans and calling for changes, many businesses, schools and organisations, took the bold step by making pledges to take action for a greener Virgin Islands (VI).

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