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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.

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.

May 13th, 2018
Cox Heath fire down to smoke that is still affecting residents

COX HEATH, Tortola, VI - It was on May 9, 2018 around 5:30 P.M. that a fire blaze erupted at a make shift dump site in Cox Heath on the western end 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.

January 16th, 2018
Landfill fire @ Pockwood Pond annoys USVI residents

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- A large landfill fire at Pockwood Pond, on the main island of Tortola, this evening, January 16, 2018 is causing much discomfort for persons in the area and as far as St Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

September 30th, 2016
More than 40 honoured @ Public Service Excellence Award Ceremony

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- More than forty (40) persons who stood out in a number of areas such as Heroism, Volunteering, Organisational Development, Scientific/Engineering and Technological Achievements, Service to clients, Administrative Support, Leadership, Personal and Professional Excellence, were recognised at the 2nd annual Public Service Excellence Award (PSEA).

May 5th, 2016
Hon Skelton not in favour of the ‘big green bins’ on the roadside!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A few Legislators of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) Administration, including the Minister who has the portfolio for Health and Social Development Hon Ronnie W. Skelton Minister, are not in favour of the big green bins on the roadside to collect garbage.

April 28th, 2016
Concerns raised due to non-functioning incinerator @ Pockwood Pond

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A member of the public who asked not to be identified yesterday April 27, 2016 complained about the current condition of the waste management facility at Pockwood Pond which the person said is an ideal situation for the spreading of disease, but is also concerned about sensitive materials taken to the incinerator by trust companies to be destroyed.

September 23rd, 2015
Derelict vehicles dumped on SCB road due to lack of funds

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Manager of the Waste Management Department Greg R. Massicote said that a short term solution may be elusive without an injection of Government funds to deal with the longstanding issue of derelict vehicles on the roads and parapets in the territory.



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