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December 19th, 2017
ESHS students out of order; Tent schools not serving purpose entirely- Hon Walwyn

CARROT BAY, Tortola VI - When Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) told the House of Assembly on December 13, 2017 that opening school was done in a rush, the Education Minister Honourable Myron V. Walwyn defended his decision, stating if he had to do it again he would reopen school much earlier.

August 12th, 2017
Flooding was made worse by littering- Rotary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI - Starting very soon with the intention of going to at least the end of the Rotary year (June 2018), the Rotary family of the Virgin Islands will be embarking on a massive education campaign designed to change mind-sets and practices as they relate to cleanliness of one's home, surroundings and territory.

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.

July 13th, 2017
'Littering & careless disposal of trash must stop'- Premier Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Inappropriate dumping and littering have been an issue of major concern recently and Premier Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) voiced his dissatisfaction on the matter in his ‘Mid-Term Report’ on July 10, 2017.

June 28th, 2016
Large amounts of garbage removed from mangroves behind Festival Grounds

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The mangroves behind the Festival Grounds have been the subject of wanton abuse, especially when there are activities at the said venue.

November 3rd, 2015
Outsiders have brought some 'nasty habits'- Hon Archibald C. Christian

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Territorial Member of the House of Assembly Honourable Archibald C. Christian has slammed persons who come to the Virgin Islands and contribute to the destruction of its natural beauty by littering and having utter disregard for the preservation of the environment.

September 30th, 2015
‘Let’s put a value on plastic bottles to curb littering’ – Richard C. de Castro

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Television talk show host Richard C. de Castro said that road side littering seems to be on the increase in the territory and as a tourism destination this must be curbed.

December 25th, 2012
Who is responsible?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The existence of the Virgin Islands greatly hinges on its ability to maintain and develop its tourism sector. It’s a job that is not isolated to the Government and the tourism governing authority but calls for the unconditional input of every citizen, temporary or permanent. It’s the responsibility of every person that sets foot on these islands.

March 9th, 2012
Are Litter Wardens really effective?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A caller to NDP Radio on March 5, 2012 complained about persons still being in the habit of transporting their garbage outside or on top of their vehicles and leaving the garbage on the road if it falls off the vehicle before getting to a dumpster.



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