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December 12th, 2023
We have to 'reduce' the amount of garbage going to incinerator- Hon Vincent O. Wheatley

FAT HOGS BAY, Tortola, VI- Ninth District Representative and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Vincent O. Wheatley, who has responsibility for waste management, says the challenges at the local incinerator can ultimately be solved with the reduction of garbage going into the facility.

November 24th, 2023
Waste Management receives parts to repair Incinerator @ Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Director of Waste Management, Mr Marcus E. Solomon has said his department has received the incinerator’s transfer arms as it makes steady strides in bringing the facility at Pockwood Pond back online.

September 26th, 2023
Efforts being made to get incinerator back online by yearend- DWM Director

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Director of the Department of Waste Management (DWM) Mr Marcus E. Solomon has said efforts are underway to get the incinerator at Pockwood Pond back online after more than a year of inactivity.

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).

April 17th, 2023
‘I apologise to the people of the First District’- Hon Penn on landfill fires

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After a handful of residents of the First District decided to turn up at the House of Assembly (HoA) this morning, April 17, 2023, to protest the frequent open burning at Pockwood Pond, Minister for Health and Social Development Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) responded with an apology and a promise to resolve the issues promptly.

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.

June 20th, 2022
People falling victims to diseases ‘environmental in nature’- Hon Fraser

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader and Third District Representative Hon Julian Fraser, RA has suggested that persons in the Virgin Islands are coming down with deadly diseases that can be traced to the environment.

May 26th, 2022
'Blowtorches' being used to retrieve metals @ Pockwood Pond dumpsite– Hon Penn

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI– Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) says authorities have uncovered a metal extraction operation at the Pockwood Pond dumpsite on Tortola, which could be responsible for some of the fires there.

May 24th, 2022
Hon Penn to make 'comprehensive statement' on situation @ Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola VI– Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI), especially those directly affected by the frequent landfill fires at Pockwood Pond, continue to complain about the situation.

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