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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 26th, 2024
Man reportedly passed out from smoke inhalation @ NHI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A man who visited the National Health Insurance (NHI) at Joshua J. Smith Building today, February 26, 2024, had to be taken to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital after he passed out from allegedly inhaling smoke.

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 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.

May 24th, 2022
Hon Penn to make 'comprehensive statement' on situation @ Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola VI– Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI), especially those directly affected by the frequent landfill fires at Pockwood Pond, continue to complain about the situation.

May 4th, 2021
Vehicle bursts into flames on Soldier's Hill

SOLDIER'S HILL, Tortola, VI- A woman narrowly escaped serious injuries when her vehicle burst into flames on Soldier's Hill, Tortola, yesterday afternoon, May 3, 2021.

October 5th, 2020
USVI police searching for men who forced cat to smoke marijuana


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— The [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) is seeking the community's assistance to identify and locate two men who were seen on video forcing a cat to smoke marijuana, according to police spokesman Toby Derima.

February 17th, 2020
Dumpster fire affects school children & residents of Baughers Bay

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services (VIF&RS) had to be called in today, February 17, 2020 as smoke from a dumpster fire in the vicinity of the Virgin Islands Technical School (VISTS) was allegedly affecting students and teachers as well as nearby residents.

June 3rd, 2018
Almost 1 month later smoke still active @ Cox Heath dump site!

COX HEATH, Tortola, VI - Residents are concerned that a fire that erupted on May 9, 2018 - almost a month ago - at a temporary dumpsite in Cox Heath, on the western side of Tortola is still burning. There has been mixed information coming from Government Officials as to when the fire and smoke will be put out.

May 27th, 2018
Fire & smoke still active @ Cox Heath dump site 3 weeks later

COX HEATH, Tortola, VI - Residents and Government are getting concerned that a fire that erupted on May 9, 2018, almost three weeks ago, at a temporary dump site in Cox Heath, on the western side of Tortola is still burning.

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