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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.

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 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).

March 29th, 2022
‘30% of waste going to Pockwood Pond could be diverted by recycling’- DWM

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Residents of the Virgin Islands are being urged to engage in waste reduction and recycling to reduce the garbage stream at Pockwood Pond in the absence of the incinerator which is offline.

February 4th, 2020
Vehicle registration will be withheld for persons engaged in illegal dumping- Hon Malone

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands will be reforming the laws to give it 'teeth' in order address issues of illegal and improper dumping, according to Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Carvin Malone (AL).

August 13th, 2019
There’s an ‘entity’ that doesn’t care about the people- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Saying the government and people have to fight it, Premier and Minister of Finance of the Virgin Islands Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) told the House of Assembly on July 25, 2019 that there is an entity that appears to be insensitive even to the emergency needs of the people of the territory.

June 25th, 2019
Urgent steps being taken to address landfill fires- Hon Malone

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- Immediate steps are being taken “and envisaged” to ensure the proper functioning of the Pockwood Pond incinerator and reduction of distress to all residents and visitors, according to Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL).

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