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July 17th, 2018
$300,000 set aside in recovery fund for VI fishermen, farmers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – There is $300,000 set aside in a recovery fund for the farmers and fishermen of the Virgin Islands (VI) this year.

June 8th, 2018
Gov't mulls law change to seize ‘abandoned’ marine vessels

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands (VI) government is actively considering amendments to the Disaster Management Act, to legally seize and take possession of marine vessels that are left abandoned across the Territory.

May 6th, 2014
Joseph Smith-Abbott out of NPT; takes up new Ministry Post!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Word just reaching our newsroom is that after over 15 years at the helm of the National Parks Trust (NPT) Mr. Joseph Smith-Abbott has given up the post.

January 8th, 2013
Tempers flare as gov’t officials meet farmers on water concerns

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI – Tempers flared and words were exchanged at various points as government officials met with a group of farmers yesterday, January 7, 2013 at Paraquita Bay to iron out issues concerning the lack of water in the area.

November 8th, 2012
Caribbean Challenge Marine Life Protection Plans Unfold

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A BVI delegation will attend the Second Seniors Officials Meeting (SOM2) of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) in Freeport, Bahamas to present on the readiness of the Territory to host the CCI slated for May 2013.

July 9th, 2012
Stray animals frustrating the daylights out of residents!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – How many of you have left home for work, only to return in the evening to a yard filled with animal droppings? Stray animals have become a thorn in the side of Virgin Islands' residents, and it’s an issue the Agriculture Department has been grappling for years.

May 23rd, 2012
Ronald Smith-Berkeley confirmed as PS for MNR/L

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As was first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online, Ronald Smith-Berkeley was appointed to the post of Permanent Secretary (PS), Ministry of Natural Resources & Labour (MNR/L) for a period of one year with effect from May 2, 2011.


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