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January 16th, 2023
Excursion boat captain alleges he was asked to leave Oil Nut Bay area

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A boat captain that provides excursions mainly in the Virgin Gorda area was allegedly asked to leave the Oil Nut Bay area. The matter, after being raised on Facebook by Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development Hon Shereen D. Flax-Charles, was reportedly subsequently ‘settled’ favourably for the parties involved.

October 21st, 2022
Removal of sand from Territory’s beaches is an offence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Residents of the Virgin Islands are reminded that in accordance with the Beach Protection Ordinance CAP 233. 1985, it is illegal to carry out sand mining activities at the Territory’s beaches.

May 8th, 2020
Beaches reopen from Sunday for exercise & therapy only!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Beaches in the Virgin Islands will reopen from Sunday, May 10, 2020, from 6:01 am to 1:00 pm daily but not for recreational use.

April 7th, 2020
USVI’s 1st COVID-19 death was 85-yr-old STT man

CHRISTIANSTED, St Croix, USVI- The [US] Virgin Islands (USVI) Department of Health (DOH) has released more information regarding the first person in the USVI to succumb to COVID-19 disease.

January 12th, 2020
Residents urged to exercise caution @ beaches

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A High Surf, Small Craft Warning and Wind Advisory has been issued for the Virgin Islands effective today, Sunday, January 12, 2020.

July 9th, 2019
UPDATE: Powerboats infringing in swim area @ CGB to be remedied by August

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- With concerns raised recently about power boats and other vessels infringing in swim areas and dropping anchor close to the shoreline at Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) said the situation will be resolved next month after Swim Area and No Anchoring markers are installed.

June 10th, 2019
Only 2 lifeguards on duty in VI- SFC Report

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The issue of having sufficient lifeguards at beaches across the territory continues to be a challenge as it was revealed during the Deliberations for Standing Finance Committee (SFC) to examine the Draft Estimates for 2019 in April that only two lifeguards are on duty in the Virgin Islands.

November 28th, 2015
USVI residents warned by Govt Dept to stay away from all beaches there


CHRISTIANSTED, ST. CROIX — The Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources, citing heavy rainfall this week, has warned residents through a press release issued this afternoon to stay all from all the territory’s waters until further notice.

May 30th, 2013
Baths makes World's 100 best beaches - CNN

(CNN) -- Is it possible to rank the world's best beaches?

May 27th, 2013
UPDATE: Smuggler's Cove update likely in 2 months - Hon Fahie

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- Representative for the First District Honourable Andrew A. Fahie said it is anticipated that his constituents should be having another feedback on plans for the Smuggler's Cove development project within two months.

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