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September 26th, 2022
Work begins on new Jost van Dyke Primary School

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- Work has commenced on the multi-purpose facility that will house the Jost van Dyke Primary School.

September 14th, 2022
‘Sky High’ lands inaugural Embraer E190 flight @ TB Lettsome Airport

BEEF ISLAND, VI - Dominican Republic-based Sky High Aviation Services today, September 14, 2022, landed its inaugural flight of the Embraer E190 airplane at the Terrance B. Lettsome airport on Beef Island in the [British] Virgin Islands.

August 25th, 2022
Kishann Cupid-Brathwaite is acting Labour Commissioner

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Word reaching our newsroom from sources within the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour is that former Employment Services Manager within the Labour and Workforce Development Department Mrs Kishann Cupid-Braithwaite has been appointed as the Territory’s acting Labour Commissioner.

August 20th, 2022
Climate Change Trust Fund the ‘best hope’ for VI’s protection- Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, under the Government of National Unity, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) said the Virgin Islands’ (VI) Climate Change Trust Fund remains the ‘best hope’ VI’s protection in the future.

August 18th, 2022
‘Great disservice done’ to members of Climate Change Trust Fund Board- Hon Turnbull

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, under the National Unity Government, Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) has acknowledged that the halting of the Climate Change Trust Fund Board was wrong and that moves are now being made to have the board and fund re-established.

July 8th, 2022
Public urged to refrain from visiting conch mounts on Anegada

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) has stated that residents and visitors of the Anegada community should refrain from visiting the conch mounts due to the recent disposal of Shortfin Pilot Whale carcasses that were in the area.

July 6th, 2022
17 whales towed out to sea; more than 30 buried

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- The removal process has begun for the over 50 Shortfin pilot whales that died on the island of Anegada this past weekend.

July 5th, 2022
Some dead whales ‘will be dragged to the ocean’- Hon Turnbull

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands is working to dispose of the more than 50 dead Shortfin pilot whales discovered on the East End of Anegada at the weekend.

July 1st, 2022
‘Illegal fishing is a problem’ in VI- Hon Turnbull tells UN Conference

LISBON, Portugal- Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Hon Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) has told the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal that illegal fishing in the Virgin Islands (VI) is a problem that must be tackled.

June 28th, 2022
Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull attends UN Ocean Conference in Portugal

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull (R2) is in Lisbon, Portugal attending the United Nations (UN) Ocean Conference from June 27 to July 1, 2022.

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