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December 11th, 2023
‘Stop putting hazardous & flammable materials into waste stream’- DWM Director

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- The Department of Waste Management says it is working on waste management strategies to improve the way waste in the [British] Virgin Islands is processed, but it still needs assistance from the community to help avert future incidents such as the fire that broke out at the tipping area of the Pockwood Pond dumpsite on Saturday morning, December 9, 2023.

December 9th, 2023
Fire engulfs Pockwood Pond dumpsite this morning Dec 9, 2023

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI - Waste Management Director Mr. Marcus E. Solomon has told our newsroom that at around 4:00 am, this morning Saturday, December 9, 2023, the Pockwood Pond dumpsite garbage tipping area located on the main island of Tortola, caught on fire.

July 30th, 2023
Massive early morning fire broke out @ VG landfill

SPANISH TOWN, Virgin Gorda, VI- Some residents of Virgin Gorda took to social media, particularly Facebook, to complain about what they described as a massive fire at the Virgin Gorda landfill this morning, Sunday, July 30, 2023.

July 25th, 2023
Police reportedly continue to make arrests in relation to latest drug bust

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Information reaching our newsroom is that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is continuing to make arrests as the investigation progresses into the seizure of cocaine and firearm and the detention of two vessels at East End on July 19, 2023.

July 22nd, 2023
UPDATE: Power boat fire deliberately set to destroy evidence- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As first and accurately reported by Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) police today have confirmed that a confiscated vessel in a recent cocaine seizure operation was deliberately set ablaze in an evidence-destroying mission.

July 8th, 2023
Fire ravages W&SD container office in Baughers Bay

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that sometime around 11:25 AM today Saturday, July 8, 2023, the Fire and Rescue Department received a call about a fire at the Water and Sewerage Department (W&SD) headquarters in Baughers Bay on the main Island of Tortola.

June 12th, 2023
‘Be responsible regarding starting fires around your property’- Hon Penn

RED BAY, Tortola, VI- Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA), Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has called on members of the public to be responsible when starting fires around their property.

June 11th, 2023
Fire guts residential building in Red Bay

RED BAY, Tortola, VI- Just after 8:00 PM tonight, June 11, 2023, a fire gutted a home in Red Bay on the eastern end of Tortola.

June 1st, 2023
Fire destroys house @ Carrot Bay

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- A man is now homeless after a fire completely destroyed his dwelling place at Carrot Bay yesterday, May 31, 2023.

May 25th, 2023
Education Minister ‘saddened’ by school dorm fire in Guyana

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL) says she is saddened by the news of the recent fire in Guyana that claimed the lives of 19 children.

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