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October 7th, 2019
'Where is the passion?' - Bishop John I. Cline on environment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Outspoken pastor of the New Life Baptist Church in Duffs Bottom, Tortola, Mr John I. Cline has accused stakeholders of lacking passion regarding environmental conservation, which ties into tourism and other sectors like fishing.

October 3rd, 2019
CGB Beach 'should never be closed'- Bishop John I. Cline

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - The Cane Garden Bay Beach has been closed due to the presence of 'dangerous bacteria' in the water; however, outspoken Bishop of the New Life Baptist Church in Duffs Bottom, Tortola, Mr John I. Cline says the government should not have allowed news of the closure of the popular beach to be plastered in news headlines, since according to him, it sends the wrong message regarding the territory's ability to preserve its natural environment.

July 17th, 2019
400 air filter masks procured for landfill smoke affected residents – Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Smoke and fume affected residents in West End and in proximity to the Pockwood Pond Incinerator will be given masks in the interim, as works on key components to make the incinerator operable is likely to be completed by mid-September 2019.

July 10th, 2019
93 bags of garbage collected in successful Sister Islands Clean-Up Campaign

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Sister Islands Coordinator, Ms Sasha D. A. Flax has said the clean-up activities on Anegada, Jost van Dyke and Virgin Gorda were successful ventures.

May 20th, 2019
VI residents urged to utilise 'dreaded' Sargassum seaweed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) are being urged to utilise the Sargassum seaweed that washes up along the Territory’s shorelines, given its many environmental benefits.

April 13th, 2019
Students lead beach cleanup efforts

BRANDYWINE BAY, Tortola, VI - Today, Saturday, April 13, 2019, a group of seven students from the St. George’s Secondary School (SGSS) along with their biology teacher, Ms Makeba Joseph, came together to show some care for the environment as part of an initiative under their school’s environmental programme.

December 8th, 2017
‘Save the Mangroves’ – Natural Resources Minister Dr Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- One of the realities of killer storm Irma was that on the morning after the hurricane there was virtually not one leaf left on the trees or on the land anywhere in the Virgin Islands.

November 25th, 2017
Cleaning up after Irma

By Dickson Igwe

The following story is on the economics of disaster. Hurricane Irma, a monster Hurricane, struck the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. Irma was the strongest hurricane to have visited the Caribbean in recorded history. Its impact on the Virgin Islands meant the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. Irma was the Virgin Islands 911.

July 7th, 2017
‘Some of the noise makers will catch it later’- Ayana S. Hull

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- “Your portfolio sir is not flashy, it is not sexy, it does not attract a lot of media attention but the work your ministry does will speak for generations after the cameras have found new things to magnify.”

October 19th, 2016
Should the VI impose a ban on styrofoam use in restaurants?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Several residents in the Virgin Islands (British) have been expressing concern about the possible growing health risk of styrofoam containers used in almost all restaurants across the territory.

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