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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.

June 15th, 2016
Delta Petroleum hosts oil spill workshop in Anguilla

THE VALLEY, Anguilla- Several employees of Delta Petroleum (Caribbean) Limited and SOL are now in a better position to respond to an oil spill, thanks to an Oil Spill Response (OSR) workshop in Anguilla on June 7 and 8, 2016.

February 23rd, 2016
Clearing of mangroves underway in VG!

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- The clearing of mangroves and the filling of a pond in Valley, Virgin Gorda have commenced despite concerns raised by some residents of the sister island over the destruction of the environment in the name of development.

February 5th, 2016
VG residents protest filling in of pond & clearing of mangroves

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- A number of Virgin Gorda residents are very serious about preventing what they consider the destruction of the environment in the name of development that they are willing to put themselves in harm’s way to protect the clearing of mangroves and filling in of a pond in the Spanish Town area.

June 3rd, 2015
Hon Pickering reveals EE housing scheme plans

EAST END, Tortola, VI – Denouncing naysayers that he is selling out the country, Deputy Premier and Seventh District candidate with the National Democratic Party (NDP) Dr The Hon Kedrick D. Pickering has vowed to continue fighting to protect the environment “down to the last breath” and also revealed plans for a housing scheme and a park for senior citizens in his district.

April 30th, 2014
Concerns raised on lack of project bids from Third District

SEA COWS' BAY, Tortola, VI – Project Coordinator Dr Drexel M. Glasgow has expressed concern over the apparent lack of bids coming from contractors in the Third District and has made an appeal for bids to be sent in on new projects being tendered.

December 16th, 2013
J. R. O’Neal Botanic Garden expansion must go forward– Hon. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering has insisted that the expansion of the J. R. O’Neal Botanic Garden must go forward despite the fact that sources of funding and a definite plan of action has not yet taken shape.



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