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June 10th, 2024
Fixing incinerator by 3rd quarter of 2024 a 'top priority' for Gov't– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On the road to building a more green and sustainable [British] Virgin Islands, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says fixing the incinerator at Pockwood Pond remains a top priority for his government.

April 21st, 2024
Storeroom destroyed by fire @ Ellis Thomas Downs

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our news centre is that sometime between 5:00 AM and 6:00 AM today, Sunday, April 21, 2024, there was a small fire reported close to the quarantine stables at Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay.

April 13th, 2024
Frustrated resident calls for end to toxic incinerator smoke

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI - A resident of the West End Community has registered a desperate plea to the Government of the Virgin Islands for an update regarding the Pockwood Pond incinerator and the continuous toxic smoke emanating from the facility.

February 11th, 2024
2 boats destroyed by fire @ Anegada

SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI- Two tour boats belonging to Kelly’s Land and Sea Tours were destroyed by fire sometime around 1:00 AM this morning, February 11, 2024, on Anegada.

January 13th, 2024
Car catches afire in heart of Road Town

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Quick action by the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue team has averted what could have been a major disaster after a vehicle caught fire last evening in Road Town, Tortola.

January 2nd, 2024
Elderly woman perishes in fire @ Kingston

KINGSTON, Tortola, VI- Our newsroom can now confirm that an elderly woman perished in a fire that engulfed a home in Kingston, Tortola last evening, January 1, 2024.

January 1st, 2024
House reportedly on fire @ Kingston

KINGSTON, Tortola, VI - Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that a house reportedly caught on fire tonight January 1, 2024, sometime around 8:00 pm at Kingston on Tortola.

December 25th, 2023
Car catches afire @ Cappoon’s Bay

CAPPOON’S BAY, Tortola, VI- It is known at this time whether anyone was hurt when a vehicle caught afire at Cappoon’s Bay last night.

December 13th, 2023
Smoke & fire finally contained @ Pockwood Pond dumpsite

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, Vi – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the fire and smoke emanating from the Pockwood Pond Dumpsite has finally been contained this afternoon, December 13, 2023.

December 12th, 2023
We have to 'reduce' the amount of garbage going to incinerator- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI- Ninth District Representative and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley, who has responsibility for waste management, says the challenges at the local incinerator can ultimately be solved with the reduction of garbage going into the facility.

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