Press Release

Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour
Release Date:
Thursday, 7 July 2022 - 4:35pm

Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull 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.

Minister Turnbull said, “Due to the scope of works that were recently conducted in the eastern end of Anegada, for the safety of residents and visitors alike, I urge everyone to refrain from the site until Tuesday, 12th July.”

He added, “I have had discussions with experts that assisted the ministry in removing the carcasses, and we agreed that this precautionary measure is needed to ensure the safety of everyone. Further announcements will be made regarding the reopening of the area. I would like to thank the people of the Virgin Islands for their patience and understanding in this matter.”




Photo 1: Official photo of Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Honourable Mitch M. Turnbull (Photo credit: GIS)


Paul Bridgewater

Information Officer I (Ag.)
Department of Information and Public Relations