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November 11th, 2019
Fire breaks out @ Pockwood Pond landfill

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Residents in the West End area and its environs were again left to ponder ‘How long more?’ after a fire broke out at the landfill at Pockwood Pond on the main island of Tortola last evening, November 10, 2019.

July 5th, 2019
Reduced access @ Incinerator to control indiscriminate dumping

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Assistant Manager at the Department of Waste Management, Mr Neville Allen has said that access to the Pockwood Pond incinerator will be limited to 4:00 pm daily in an effort to control the practice of indiscriminate dumping.

July 3rd, 2019
Residents fume as another landfill fire breaks out @ Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Another fire has broken out at the landfill at Pockwood Pond, on the main island of Tortola, forcing many to take to social media to complain about the long standing issue.

June 25th, 2019
Urgent steps being taken to address landfill fires- Hon Malone

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Immediate steps are being taken “and envisaged” to ensure the proper functioning of the Pockwood Pond incinerator and reduction of distress to all residents and visitors, according to Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL).

November 26th, 2018
Fire @ Pockwood Pond incinerator

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – The ‘troublesome’ garbage incinerator at Pockwood Pond, today November 26, 2018, burst into flames, when a fire broke out uncontrollably at the facility.

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.

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.

February 12th, 2015
VG residents frustrated with open waste burning problems

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – “This government can find millions of dollars to put in the hands of contractors for projects that can cost much less and for things that are not as serious as safeguarding the health of its people. The government needs to be obligated to get an incinerator here on Virgin Gorda,” said a resident of the sister island of Virgin Gorda.

May 1st, 2013
Resident wants Pockwood Pond plants removed

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Citing a rise in diseases and the area where she lives as being a growing community, a resident has called for the removal of some industrial activities in the Pockwood Pond area.

December 21st, 2012
RVIPF carries out drug destruction

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In carrying out its final drug destruction for the year 2012, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force destroyed 114 kilos of cocaine at the Government’s Incinerator Plant at Pockwood Pond this morning.

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