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August 16th, 2023
Waste Management seeking cleaning company for Long Bush facility

LONG BUSH, Tortola, VI- With almost every single need for services by Government having go to public tender, following the controversial Commission of Inquiry (CoI) sponsored by the United Kingdom (UK) during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Waste Management is inviting tenders for a company to provide cleaning services to their Long Bush facility located in Boynes Warehouse.

May 3rd, 2023
Hon Vincent O. Wheatley visits Pockwood Pond incinerator & landfill site

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Emphasising that waste management is a top priority for Government, Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) visited the incinerator and landfill site at Pockwood Pond on his second official day in office, May 2, 2023.

April 21st, 2023
Mini incinerators for waste management are 'nonsense'- Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A proposed plan by former Health Minister Hon Carvin Malone (AL) for mini incinerators to tackle the current waste management issues being experienced in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) was recently shut down by Minister for Health Hon Marlon Penn (R8).

August 22nd, 2021
$404K contract for UK firm to provide feasibility study for modern landfill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands has signed a contract for a feasibility study aimed at developing a sustainable and modern landfill that contributes to a responsible and circular management of waste within the Virgin Islands.

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.

June 26th, 2019
Legislation coming to ban Styrofoam & single-use plastics- Hon Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Legislation to ban polystyrene foam (PSF), which is commonly known as Styrofoam, and single-use plastics in the Virgin Islands will soon be brought to the House of Assembly (HoA).

May 14th, 2014
Final waste report recommends cost recovery

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A final report on solid waste in the VI has recommended the creation of a new Solid Waste Management Authority to oversee the development of waste facilities and to improve collection, storage and disposal of waste through cost recovery methods.

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