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June 27th, 2024
VI to host OECS 11th Council of Ministers Meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands will be hosting the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Eleventh Council of Ministers: Environmental Sustainability (COM:ES 11) from July 2 to 4, 2024.

June 12th, 2024
UN told about VI landslides; Climate Change vulnerabilities

NEW YORK, NY, USA– Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has petitioned the UN C-24 Committee for what he called "climate justice" for countries that remain vulnerable to Climate Change, using heavy rains and landslides in the VI as an example.

June 6th, 2024
VI urges UN climate chief on support as active hurricane season gets underway

ST JOHN’S Antigua- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has urged the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Mr Simon E.K. Stiell on support to the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) to help in the response to the negative impacts of climate change as the islands face stronger and more frequent storms, heavier rains, flash flooding and sea level rise.

May 21st, 2024
VI & UN positioning Eastern Caribbean SIDS for climate & development finance

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados- In response to the high costs faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to adapt to the negative effects of climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) and United Nations (UN) are collaborating to help position several Eastern Caribbean governments to gain better access to development finance for sustainable development and climate resilience.

March 16th, 2024
Farmers sensitised on ‘regenerative agriculture’ for productive farming

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the agriculture and Fisheries market 2024 gets on the way, farmers have come together to discuss agriculture methods in the Virgin Islands and learn of new methods of farming in territory.

March 2nd, 2024
EPA awards $500K to USVI for climate pollution reduction planning


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- The U.S Environmental Protection Agency is taking more steps toward supporting the U.S. Virgin Islands' efforts to combat climate change through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

January 24th, 2024
VI's Smart Schools being fortified against challenges of Climate Change- DDM Director

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands continues making strides to strengthen schools against the unpredictable impacts of disasters and climate change under the BVI SMART Schools initiative, Director of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Jasen H. Penn said the initiative is preparing the wider community for greater resilience, which ultimately means a more prepared Virgin Islands.

December 26th, 2023
Risk of vector-borne diseases will increase with climate change– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the Virgin Islands prepares for the new year 2024, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natlaio D. Wheatly (R7) has reminded that Climate change is the single greatest threat to the survival and development of the territory as a small island.

December 3rd, 2023
PHOTO of the Day: Premier Wheatley & Minister Wheatley with Barbados’ Mottley in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates- While the Virgin Islands' four-member delegation is busy at work in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) looking after the Territory’s climate change interests, both Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) and Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) took some time out to network with both regional and international leaders.

November 30th, 2023
COP28: We will promote the VI’s 'readiness to receive funding & investment'- Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said the [British] Virgin Islands’ presence at the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) presents an excellent opportunity to advocate in an international forum for the needs of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) that are especially vulnerable to ill-effects of climate change.

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