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May 21st, 2019
500 plus food handlers’ certificates issued for 2019

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A total of 596 food handlers’ certificates have been issued so far 2019, as the Environmental Health Division continues to assist food businesses in achieving required food safety standards.

January 13th, 2019
Dengue alert issued in Caribbean Region

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI –Residents of the Virgin Islands are being urged to take all necessary measures to protect themselves and eliminate all breeding places for mosquitoes from around their homes.

December 22nd, 2018
Del Monte corn recall no threat to VI – Chief Health Officer

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Chief Environmental Health Officer of the Virgin Islands (VI), Mr Lionel E. Michael through a Government Information Service (GIS) press release has indicated that thorough inspection and investigation reveals that the Del Monte Fiesta Corn recall poses no health risk to the VI.

August 25th, 2018
VI builds capacity to combat mosquito viruses

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Vector control surveillance in the Territory was further strengthened with the hosting of a training workshop for the staff at the Environmental Health Division.

August 7th, 2018
“Do Not Eat Dead Fish In Josiah Bay” Residents Warned

JOSIAH BAY, Tortola, VI - Residents and visitors are being warned against eating ‘double dead’ fish following a major fish kill in Josiah Bay, Tortola.

May 7th, 2018
Government is even celebrating Mosquito Awareness Week!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It seems like there is a new trend in the Territory where every issue is getting its own week or even a month. The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has announced that it is celebrating Mosquito Awareness Week.

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."

December 2nd, 2017
‘Cistern & tank water not safe, needs treating’- CEHO Lionel E. Michael

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The new Government Chief Environmental Health Officer (CEHO) Mr Lionel E. Michael has warned the Virgin Islands’ public that their drinking water supply should be safe for all uses, which include domestic and personal.

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