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April 28th, 2024
Person trapped inside overturned vehicle @ Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- One person was reportedly trapped when the vehicle they were in overturned at Pockwood Pond, Tortola this morning, April 28, 2024.

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.

April 13th, 2024
Frustrated resident calls for end to toxic incinerator smoke

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI - A resident of the West End Community has registered a desperate plea to the Government of the Virgin Islands for an update regarding the Pockwood Pond incinerator and the continuous toxic smoke emanating from the facility.

April 9th, 2024
Burnt-out vehicle @ Pockwood Pond nearly 3 weeks later peeves residents

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- It was on March 20, 2024, that a vehicle was burnt to a shell at Pockwood Pond on Tortola.

March 20th, 2024
Car destroyed by fire near Pockwood Pond

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI- A car was burnt to a shell near Pockwood Pond on Tortola today, March 20, 2024.

February 22nd, 2024
UPDATE: Police Identify deceased in Pockwood Pond incident

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – Police in the Virgin Islands (VI) have revealed the identity of a man who perished on February 17, 2024, in a suspected chemical exposure-related death at Pockwood Pond.

December 31st, 2023
RVIPF reportedly destroys some $500K in illegal drugs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) on December 29, 2023, reportedly destroyed some 250kg of various illegal drugs.

December 13th, 2023
Smoke & fire finally contained @ Pockwood Pond dumpsite

POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, Vi – Information coming into Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) is that the fire and smoke emanating from the Pockwood Pond Dumpsite has finally been contained this afternoon, December 13, 2023.

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.

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.

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