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November 18th, 2019
New 'Beach Use Policy' on the horizon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Subject to challenges such as sewage overflows and the presence of dangerous bacteria in the waters, the world-renowned Cane Garden Bay Beach on Tortola has faced a number of issues, which were heightened by the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

October 21st, 2019
‘If you give me $1M I can fix’ CGB beach issue – John I. Cline

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Claiming to have no knowledge of what is being done to fix the issue of the Cane Garden Bay Beach being contaminated, especially due to sewerage overflows and after heavy downpours, outspoken citizen and clergyman John I. Cline aka ‘Bishop’ has challenged government to give him $1M to have the issue permanently resolved.

October 3rd, 2019
UPDATE: Cane Garden Bay Beach reopens to public

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) has announced that the Cane Garden Bay Beach is free of contaminants and is ready for use by the public.

February 2nd, 2018
Cane Garden Bay beach finally reopens for recreational use

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Today, Friday February 2, 2018, Acting Chief Conservation and Fisheries Officer Mr Kelvin Penn confirmed that following the results of a completed study the Cane Garden Bay beach is re-opened for swimming and related recreational activities.

January 26th, 2018
Meeting today to discuss CGB beach reopening ‘once & for all’ – Hon Turnbull

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Some four days after this news site had reported, on January 18, 2018 that follow up tests, according to Second District Representative Hon Melvin M. Turnbull, had cleared the way for the reopening of the world renowned Cane Garden Bay Beach for recreational use, the Department of Information issued a press release stating that the beach had been reopened, but was subsequently pulled from the Government website.

January 18th, 2018
New tests have cleared CGB beach to be reopened- Hon Turnbull

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- Many persons have been calling this news site to find out when the popular Cane Garden Bay beach on Tortola will be reopened to the public.

December 27th, 2017
Long Bay Beach on Beef Island the new hot spot for tourists

BEEF ISLAND, VI- Prior to the tropical wave of August and hurricanes Irma and Maria in September, the preferred beaches for especially cruise ship tourists on Tortola were Cane Garden Bay and Brewers Bay. A new beach has since been drawing the tourists- the unspoiled Long Bay Beach on Beef Island- another of nature's little secret.

December 8th, 2017
NDP Gov’t behaving just like pre-Irma- Hon Andrew A. Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Already having his fair share of being shunned and ignored, Leader of the Opposition Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has said the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has not budged even with the passage of Category 5 Hurricane Irma, as it continues to operate in isolation, ignoring the people who put them in office.

September 2nd, 2017
Turnbull blasts Gov’t for state of CGB beach

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Businessman and brother of Second District Representative Hon Melvin M. Turnbull, Michael A. Turnbull, has expressed frustration at the state of the Cane Garden Bay, located in his district, saying government seems to want to see the beach die a natural death.

July 7th, 2016
VI rated No.1 for Caribbean destinations by US News & World Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The [British] Virgin Islands has made the world’s top 25 list and been ranked as the leading Caribbean tourist destination by US News and World Report.

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