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February 29th, 2024
Any crown lands encroachments will be demolished or removed

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands will be addressing illegal development on the Territory’s Crown lands as well as removal of derelict vehicles, boats and heavy equipment machinery on these lands.

January 29th, 2024
Water could be coming to farmers @ Paraquita Bay- Smith-Berkeley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The vexing issue of water for farming continues to be a challenge for farmers who use the Paraquita Bay lands on Tortola to plant and rear livestock. However, according to information from the House of Assembly Standing Finance Committee (SFC) Report, this is expected to be addressed.

September 22nd, 2023
Gov’t ‘hopeful’ Anegadians 'will be able to get deeds' for lands by yearend

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change Mr Ronald F. Smith-Berkeley, led an eight-member team to Anegada last week to finalise matters regarding the distribution of lands to qualified persons.

May 3rd, 2023
Permanent Secretaries shake-ups as new Ministry emerges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- High-level senior sources familiar with the information in the non-elected portion of Government have told our news centre about the recent Permanent Secretaries (PS) shake-ups, as Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) starts his new term (2023-2027).

October 7th, 2022
Bush cutting delayed territory-wide due to policy revision- PS Smith-Berkeley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, Mr Ronald F. Smith-Berkeley has stated that the Ministry has experienced some administrative delays in attending to bush cutting throughout the Territory.

January 25th, 2022
W&SD trying to collect some $6M owed by customers- PS Smith-Berkeley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation, Works and Utilities Mr Ronald F. Smith-Berkeley said if the leaks in the water network in the Virgin Islands are sealed, it would reduce the haemorrhaging of money that currently exists in the Water and Sewerage Department (W&SD).

April 22nd, 2016
$1.5M needed to make Greenhouses operational- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After the former Virgin Islands Party Government of Premier and Minister of Finance Hon Ralph T. O’Neal OBE, along with his former Natural Resources and Labour Minister Omar W. Hodge [2007-2011], invested over Five Million dollars in the Greenhouses, the project is still incomplete almost 8 years later.

November 19th, 2015
New expat workers urged to 'try to assimilate to lessen the culture shock’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola VI – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour together with the Labour Department today November 19, 2015 recommenced its orientation training for new work permit employees as a means of ensuring that these workers are fully knowledgeable of all that is required of them.

July 15th, 2014
‘We’re not giving up land or sea’ – Anegada Fishermen

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI – Determined to put up a strong fight to secure their livelihood fishermen on Anegada have come together as a group to protest attempts by the Government which would see them ceasing fishing activities in certain locations.

January 23rd, 2014
UPDATE: EE/LL sewage woes dominate coral reef meeting

EAST END/LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI – “We have had lots of talks about sewage in all the groups here tonight, issues of sewage seems to really be a big thing,” said Ms. Sarah Young, team leader of a group of marine and social scientists conducting research in the Virgin Islands (VI) from the Newcastle University, United Kingdom.

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