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April 24th, 2024
‘We are not where we used to be’ with Pockwood Pond dumpsite– Hon Wheatley

CAPPOON'S BAY, Tortola, VI - Described as a vexing issue that has been in existence for years, Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) says significant progress has still been made to the dumpsite at Pockwood Pond and how it was received by the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government.

December 11th, 2023
‘Stop putting hazardous & flammable materials into waste stream’- DWM Director

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- The Department of Waste Management says it is working on waste management strategies to improve the way waste in the [British] Virgin Islands is processed, but it still needs assistance from the community to help avert future incidents such as the fire that broke out at the tipping area of the Pockwood Pond dumpsite on Saturday morning, December 9, 2023.

May 20th, 2018
12 days later: Fire & smoke persist @ Cox Heath

COX HEATH, Tortola, VI- It was on May 9, 2018, almost two weeks ago, that a fire erupted at a makeshift dumpsite in Cox Heath, on the western side of Tortola.

May 10th, 2018
UPDATE: Cox Heath fire flames contained, smoke continues

COX HEATH, Tortola, VI - Teams of local water trucks, and a fire tender from as far as the Terence B. Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island, along with help from the Public Works Department and the Ministry of Communications and Works were on site to help contain the wildfire that erupted last evening May 9, 2018, at the Cox Heath dump site on Tortola.

February 8th, 2018
Hurricane debris will be shipped out the Territory- Hon Skelton

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- The issue of the tonnes of debris piling up in the Territory was addressed when Minister of Health and Social Development, Hon Ronnie W. Skelton (AL), made his remarks at the Second District consultation meeting on the Recovery and Development Plan, on the evening of Tuesday February 6, 2018 at the Cane Garden Bay Methodist Church.

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