Statement By The Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley Minister For Natural Resources, Labour & Immigration On BVI Environment Atlas

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 - 5:33pm

Mister Speaker, thank you for the opportunity to inform this Honourable House of the publication of the BVI Environmental Atlas.

Message from Governor Jaspert Regarding the End of the Atlantic Hurricane Season

Tuesday, 1 December 2020 - 4:24pm

Many of us may be breathing a little easier now that the Atlantic Hurricane Season has officially ended.

Message from Honourable Andrew A. Fahie Regarding the End of the Atlantic Hurricane Season

Tuesday, 1 December 2020 - 3:48pm

We are indeed blessed today as we can say that we have come through yet another Atlantic Hurricane Season safely and with very few effects on our shores. I think the entire Virgin Islands can feel immensely grateful that storms or hurricanes did not place any additional burdens upon us during what has already been a burdensome year.

Beach At St. Thomas Bay Temporarily Closed To Recreational Use

Friday, 16 October 2020 - 8:02pm

The beach at St. Thomas Bay in Valley, Virgin Gorda extending from Fort Point to Collision Point is closed to recreational use due to results of water quality testing.

BVI Vector Teams To Begin Fogging Operations On Tortola

Tuesday, 6 October 2020 - 12:00pm

The Environmental Health Division’s Vector Teams will begin fogging operations this week to address the high level of mosquito infestation and increase in dengue cases reported in the British Virgin Islands.

Statement by Honourable Vincent Wheatley On Vulnerability Assessment For Virgin Gorda

Friday, 12 June 2020 - 9:06am

Mr. Speaker, the Caribbean Region is about to enter another hurricane season and I would encourage everyone to accelerate their preparations as we anticipate an active season. I certainly recognise the challenges that emerge in our preparations as we continue to grapple with the pandemic and its social and economic impacts.  We must always remain vigilant and prepared. 

Statement by Honourable Vincent Wheatley on Environment

Friday, 12 June 2020 - 9:02am

Mister Speaker, I thank you for the opportunity to address this Honourable House with a very important issue in our environment which is critical for the protection of our Territory in more ways than one; that of the protection of our coral reefs.

Statement by Honourable Vincent Wheatley - International Observance of World Environment Day 2020

Friday, 5 June 2020 - 3:38pm

The Virgin Islands joins with many countries throughout the world in the observance of World Environment Day.  Started in 1974, World Environment Day represents a call to action to conserve the natural, precious assets that comprise the animals, plants and other species which share this earth with humans.

Fogging Begins On Eastern End Of Tortola

Tuesday, 28 April 2020 - 10:47am

The Environmental Health Division will begin fogging operations in the East End, Long Look and Greenland areas of Tortola on April 28.

Satellite Imagery To Guide Conservation And Development

Friday, 21 February 2020 - 2:54pm

The Territory’s ability to track the health of plants, the presence of invasive species and other key environmental indicators will be improved as a result of a partnership between the Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration and the UK firm Environment Systems Ltd.

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