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April 23rd, 2019
Gov’t looking to re-establish Litter Warden Programme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Following his Earth Day, April 22, 2019, announcement to lead the charge for a comprehensive clean-up of the Virgin Islands (VI), Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) says legislation is on the way to protect the environment with plans for the re-establishment of the Litter Warden Programme.

December 19th, 2018
PHOTO of Day: The new way of garbage disposal in Purcell Estate

PURCELL ESTATE, Tortola, VI - These garbage disposal photos have been sent around by the Six District representative, Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines. The unsightly garbage is in her district and it is reported that the bins were removed from the location to facilitate a new business.

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.

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.

May 22nd, 2016
‘Openly gay couple’ allege being treated ‘like garbage’ by UK expat in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two men, including a Virgin Islander, have alleged on the BVI Community Board on Facebook that they were treated like “garbage” as an “openly gay couple” by an expat from the United Kingdom while they were in the Virgin Islands recently.

January 28th, 2016
Jr Minister portfolio will not affect focus on 'fixing' 8th District- Hon Marlon A. Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Junior Minister for Trade and Investment and Representative for the Eighth District Honourable Marlon A. Penn is confident that his constituents have nothing to be afraid of in terms of his being able to fully represent the district now that he has ministerial responsibilities.

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.

September 17th, 2014
‘Govt. must get serious & fine people for littering!’ – caller

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – “I find that Tortola people don’t have pride in their country,” said a caller into the Speak Out BVI radio talk show hosted by Doug Wheatley on ZBVI 780 AM last evening September 16, 2014.

May 21st, 2014
Easter Festival Garbage still on VG Recreation Ground

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – Weeks after the staging of what was described as one of the most successful Easter Festivals in recent time on the Island of Virgin Gorda, residents are concerned about piles of garbage that still linger.

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