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October 11th, 2018
VG reduces dependency on landfills through recycling efforts

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - The Department of Waste Management (DWM) has announced the revitalizing of the recycling programme in Virgin Gorda, in an effort to reduce the Territory’s dependency on landfill disposal.

September 7th, 2018
Waste collection concerns addressed at community meeting

WEST END, Tortola, VI - Government officials met with residents living in the western communities of Tortola to discuss concerns on recent fires and waste management plans moving forward, according to a Government Information System (GIS), dated September 6, 2018.

August 16th, 2018
NGOs funding extends cleanup efforts to sister islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) and the Department of Waste Management (DWM) will expand the debris clearance project to Anegada and Virgin Gorda Monday, August 20, 2018—with funding secured from Unite BVI and The Bitter End Yacht Club.

August 2nd, 2018
RDA & DWM begins aggressive debris clearance programme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) and the Department of Waste Management (DWM) has partnered to clean up debris on Tortola and Jost van Dyke left from the passages of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

June 25th, 2018
PAHO donates garbage truck to assist with waste collection

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands’ (VI) Department of Waste Management, has been gifted a garbage truck from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), to assist with its waste collection.

April 12th, 2018
A Coke & a Smile? Cokes seen scattered @ Hannah’s roadside

HANNAH BAY, Tortola, VI - Around 3:00 P.M. today Thursday, April 12, 2018, our roving camera observed some coke in cans scattered alongside the roadway in the area of Hannah’s Bay, on the western side of Tortola.

March 18th, 2018
More double standards by Gov’t; DWM engaged in open burning on JvD

LITTLE HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI - It was just last month February 21, 2018, that the Territory’s Chief Environmental Health Officer, Mr Lionel E. Michael issued a stern warning to the public to “refrain from backyard burning because of the environmental and personal health impact on the community."

February 25th, 2018
Over 600 derelict vehicles collected for recycling

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Over 600 derelict vehicles have been collected by the Department of Waste Management and are now being recycled.

July 24th, 2017
‘Pick up after yourself’- Concerned CGB resident

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable Orlando D. Smith, OBE recently called on residents to stop the improper dumping of garbage and keep the environment clean.

February 3rd, 2017
This Week We Feature Young Professional Marcel T. Caines

Celebrated Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson famously said “Life is a journey, not a destination.” Our young professional is not where he wishes to be but is enjoying his journey, stopping along the way to reflect and show his gratitude.





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