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June 30th, 2023
UK Minister for Overseas Territories Lord Goldsmith resigns

LONDON, United Kingdom- Mr Frank Zacharias Robin Goldsmith has sensationally quit as a government minister and blasted United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s record – a day after he was criticised by a parliamentary watchdog for attacking its work on Partygate.

May 16th, 2023
Ministry of Climate Change & Environment established

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – What was previously the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour, will now be the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment as a new standalone ministry under the remit of the Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7).

April 28th, 2022
Hon Vincent O. Wheatley meeting with climate change experts in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas- Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley (R9) is in the Bahamas attending high-level meetings on a Carbon Credit Legislative and Regulatory Framework and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation.

December 18th, 2021
VI publishes first ‘Ecosystem Accounts’ for environmental accountability

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands has published the 2019 ecosystem accounts that would provide evidence to support environmental and economic management for the Territory.

August 14th, 2021
NPTVI & HLSCC collaborated to host environmental training exercise

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI - The National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands (NPTVI) in collaboration with H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) have completed an education and training exercise with students from HLSCC and Connecticut College.

May 11th, 2021
New Rotary club makes mangrove restoration a mission

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- As part of their overall thrust of pursuing projects that offer protection and restoration of the environment, the newly formed Rotary Club of Central Tortola has embarked on a mission to partner with local agencies to replant hundreds of mangroves lost to the 2017 hurricanes.

December 6th, 2020
Argel Horton featured for Black in Marine Science Week

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Marine Biologist in the Environment and Climate Change Unit Ms Argel Horton was featured by the Marine Conservation Society along with two (2) other prominent Caribbean Scientists and marine conservationists as they celebrated Black in Marine Science Week 2020, from November 29 to December 5, 2020.

November 19th, 2020
New garbage incinerator earmarked for Tortola – Premier Fahie

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has announced that a new incinerator will be procured for the main island of Tortola, one that is more environmentally friendly than the current Pockwood Pond operation.

November 18th, 2019
New 'Beach Use Policy' on the horizon

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Subject to challenges such as sewage overflows and the presence of dangerous bacteria in the waters, the world-renowned Cane Garden Bay Beach on Tortola has faced a number of issues, which were heightened by the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017.

October 7th, 2019
'Where is the passion?' - Bishop John I. Cline on environment

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Outspoken pastor of the New Life Baptist Church in Duffs Bottom, Tortola, Mr John I. Cline has accused stakeholders of lacking passion regarding environmental conservation, which ties into tourism and other sectors like fishing.

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