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March 29th, 2022
‘30% of waste going to Pockwood Pond could be diverted by recycling’- DWM

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Residents of the Virgin Islands are being urged to engage in waste reduction and recycling to reduce the garbage stream at Pockwood Pond in the absence of the incinerator which is offline.

August 19th, 2021
$280K contract approved for New Horizon Ferry to barge waste from JvD to Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government moving ahead with its mandate to tackle solid waste buildup across the territory, the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has approved recommendations from the Central Tenders Board (CTB) for New Horizon Ferry Service to barge waste from Jost van Dyke to Tortola for the next 3 years.

April 30th, 2021
‘Elusive scrubber must & will be installed’- Hon Malone

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The incinerator at Pockwood Pond is back in operation after some six weeks of being non-functional and this is expected to reduce the frequent open fires and heavy air pollution.

February 4th, 2020
Vehicle registration will be withheld for persons engaged in illegal dumping- Hon Malone

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands will be reforming the laws to give it 'teeth' in order address issues of illegal and improper dumping, according to Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL).

February 2nd, 2020
Incinerator scubber to be mounted during 1st quarter of 2020- Hon Malone

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has said the long awaited scrubber is expected to be mounted at the Pockwood Pond incinerator in the first quarter of this year.

January 27th, 2020
Finally! Pockwood Pond Incinerator up & running

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – Following statements from Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) that the garbage and fire woes at the Pockwood pond facility in the Virgin Islands (VI) will soon be over, Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL), has indicated that the facility is now up and running at its optimum.

January 13th, 2020
Incinerator will be ‘fully operational’ in 2 weeks- Premier Fahie

CAPPOONS BAY, Tortola, VI- Many persons who showed up at the Cappoons Bay Recreation Grounds on Saturday, January 11, 2020 to hear what Premier and Minister of Finance and First District Representative, Hon Andrew A. Fahie had to say about progress and plans in his constituency were no doubt eager to hear when they would be lifted from their discomfort arising from the incinerator at Pockwood Pond being down for more than a year.

November 11th, 2019
Fire breaks out @ Pockwood Pond landfill

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Residents in the West End area and its environs were again left to ponder ‘How long more?’ after a fire broke out at the landfill at Pockwood Pond on the main island of Tortola last evening, November 10, 2019.

July 5th, 2019
Reduced access @ Incinerator to control indiscriminate dumping

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Assistant Manager at the Department of Waste Management, Mr Neville Allen has said that access to the Pockwood Pond incinerator will be limited to 4:00 pm daily in an effort to control the practice of indiscriminate dumping.

July 3rd, 2019
Residents fume as another landfill fire breaks out @ Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Another fire has broken out at the landfill at Pockwood Pond, on the main island of Tortola, forcing many to take to social media to complain about the long standing issue.

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