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April 23rd, 2023
Petition against open burning @ Pockwood Pond nears 600 signatures

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- A petition initiated by residents of the First District to demand a speedy solution to the almost daily landfill fires at Pockwood Pond has garnered close to 600 signatures.

April 18th, 2023
BVI Cancer Society joins struggle against open burning @ Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Noting that individuals are fearing for their health, the BVI Cancer Society has joined the struggle to pressure the government to fix the issues of garbage and landfill fires at Pockwood Pond.

April 17th, 2023
D1 residents plan protest outside HoA today over open burning @ Pockwood Pond

WEST END, Tortola, VI- Word just reaching our newsroom is that residents of the First District have had enough of being affected by the almost daily landfill fires at Pockwood Pond and are planning to stage a peaceful protest outside of the House of Assembly in Road Town this morning, April 17, 2023.

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.

January 13th, 2020
Incinerator will be ‘fully operational’ in 2 weeks- Premier Fahie

CAPPOONS BAY, Tortola, VI- Many persons who showed up at the Cappoons Bay Recreation Grounds on Saturday, January 11, 2020 to hear what Premier and Minister of Finance and First District Representative, Hon Andrew A. Fahie had to say about progress and plans in his constituency were no doubt eager to hear when they would be lifted from their discomfort arising from the incinerator at Pockwood Pond being down for more than a year.

February 24th, 2018
‘Stop backyard burning’- CEHO- Lionel E. Michael

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It seems like conflicting information is coming out from Government authorities on the issue of open burning. Weeks following the destructive hurricanes, Irma and Maria, on September 6 and 21, 2017 respectively, government though the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) had told residents that if they must burn their hurricane debris they should do so at community designated burning locations.

February 12th, 2015
VG residents frustrated with open waste burning problems

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI – “This government can find millions of dollars to put in the hands of contractors for projects that can cost much less and for things that are not as serious as safeguarding the health of its people. The government needs to be obligated to get an incinerator here on Virgin Gorda,” said a resident of the sister island of Virgin Gorda.

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