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February 8th, 2018
Hurricane debris will be shipped out the Territory- Hon Skelton

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- The issue of the tonnes of debris piling up in the Territory was addressed when Minister of Health and Social Development, Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), made his remarks at the Second District consultation meeting on the Recovery and Development Plan, on the evening of Tuesday February 6, 2018 at the Cane Garden Bay Methodist Church.

January 2nd, 2018
USVI holds off on burning hurricane debris

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The Department of Planning and Natural Resources in a release issued Friday December 29, 2017 made known that it had issued the permits for the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to conduct air curtain incineration of debris in the territory.

December 3rd, 2017
USVI lawmakers pass bill to ban large scale burning

VI CONSORTIUM

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI— Lawmakers on Friday December 1, 2017 passed a bill that prohibits large-scale burning of vegetative debris in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), a move that goes against the Kenneth E. Mapp administration and federal government’s plan to incinerate the hundreds of thousands of debris left behind by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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.

September 5th, 2017
Booth owners ordered to remove materials from Festival Grounds

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – In preparation for hurricane Irma, Ministry of Education and Culture warned booth owners to remove all erected booths, dismantle structures and materials from the Festival Grounds in Road Town yesterday, September 4, 2017.

January 7th, 2015
AirAsia QZ8501: Tail of crashed plane found

BBC NEWS

Part of the tail of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been found in the Java Sea, Indonesian searchers say.

March 13th, 2014
China lost plane images 'a mistake'

BBC NEWS

Chinese satellite images that were said to show debris from a missing Malaysian airliner were released by mistake, Malaysia's transport minister says.

August 24th, 2012
"I think we were fortunate to experience the storm without much damage" - Hon. Vanterpool.

WEST END, Tortola, VI – Now that tropical storm Isaac has come, seen and did not conquer, persons around the island are grateful that much damage has not been caused to the infrastructure in place. None may be more grateful however, than residents of West End, in the south western area of Tortola.

January 27th, 2012
2nd District Clean Up Project: A Community Call to Action

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI-The 2nd District United Development Council (UDC) is calling all residents, businesses and stakeholders to action this weekend for their monthly Beautification and Clean Up Project. The event will be held on Saturday, 28 January 2012 at 6:30 a.m starting at the Cane Garden Bay Park.



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