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November 8th, 2023
ESHS cuts classes to half day today due to water shortage

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The largest public school in the (British) Virgin Islands, Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) has made a decision to cancel school for this afternoon, November 8, 2023, due to water shortage affecting the school.

March 22nd, 2023
St Croix farmers severely impacted by 'extreme' drought


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Drought on St Croix is a growing concern for farmers on the island and for the [US] VI Department of Agriculture (DoA), according to department officials, DoA Commissioner Positive Nelson said during a St Croix Coastal Zone Management (CZM) committee meeting Tuesday evening, March 21, 2023.

March 21st, 2023
Pumps procured to ease water woes faced by Paraquita Bay farmers- Premier

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Government has moved a step closer to resolving the persistent water challenges faced by farmers at Paraquita Bay, as water pumps to be assigned to the wells in the community have now been procured.

August 28th, 2022
Gov’t taking steps to issue land leases to farmers @ Paraquita Bay- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Noting that the Virgin Islands (VI) must produce as much food for itself as it as it can, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), who has responsibility for agriculture, said his National Unity Government is taking some important steps in this regard.

October 21st, 2016
Water shortage is a ‘weapon to punish’ Third District- Hon Fraser RA

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- As was expected the prolonged issue of water shortage in the Third District took front and centre stage at the Public Meeting called by its representative Hon Julian Fraser RA at Valerie O. Thomas Community Centre on October 20, 2016.

July 13th, 2016
Anegada hit by water & fuel shortages

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Without a reservoir, heavy rainfall or otherwise storage of water, residents of the sister island of Anegada say that they are in deep water woes as the government supply system is said to be down.

January 10th, 2016
UPDATE: Hon Fraser says Hon Vanterpool assured 3rd District will get water!

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Leader of the Opposition and Representative for the Third District Honourable Julian Fraser RA said he is keeping his “fingers crossed” as he has heard from Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) on water relief for the people of the Third District.

January 6th, 2016
Flock of sheep reports to EE Police Station!

EAST END, Tortola, VI- It seems the East End Police Station on the island of Tortola is now the centre for animals to make reports as following a story we did in November 2015 about a horse photographed visiting the station one night, a flock of sheep has since visited the facility.

December 21st, 2015
‘We can’t even take a bath!’ No water on Fort Hill for 2 weeks

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “If I had the tools I would have gone and fixed that pipe myself,” stated a frustrated resident of Fort Hill on the main island of Tortola who said the area has been out of potable water for some two weeks due to a damaged pipe.

June 25th, 2015
Water supply returns to JVD after two weeks

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – After struggling with a water shortage for some two weeks, the lifesaving commodity has been restored on the sister island of Jost Van Dyke but residents insist it took the relevant authorities much too long to deal with the situation.

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