Ministry Notes Sargassum Seaweed Environmental Advantages

Friday, 31 July 2015 - 11:15am

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour is confirming that the Sargassum Seaweed that has washed along the Territory’s beaches and shorelines has many benefits and advantages to fisheries in the Virgin Islands. 

BVI Represented At Environmental Meetings In Gibraltar

Monday, 20 July 2015 - 5:00pm

Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering, represented the Territory at the recently  held UK Overseas Territories Ministers of the Environment Meeting in Gibraltar where he joined other attendees from July 13 to 18 to discuss matters including: EU support; environmental management; environmental governance, as well as leadership and meeting outcomes. 

Deputy Premier And Delegation Visit Jost Van Dyke

Monday, 13 July 2015 - 4:30pm

Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering led a delegation to Jost Van Dyke last week to discuss ways the team could continue to collaborate in preserving the island’s natural environment and further strengthen the tourism product.   

Public Invited To Annual Parade For The Planet

Friday, 12 June 2015 - 3:45pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is inviting the public to participate in and or support the annual Parade for the Planet and Green Exhibition.

The Welfare of the Environment is our Mandate

Friday, 5 June 2015 - 1:30pm

It gives me great pleasure to deliver the 2015 World Environment Day Address for this World Environment Day. World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972, and first celebrated in 1973.  Since then it has been hosted each year by different cities and it serves as a period in which several initiatives are introduced and implemented or others may be recognized for their sustainable benefit to our region.  

Construction Work On Carrot Bay Jetty Progressing

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 - 2:00pm

The Ministry of Finance and the Project Support Service Unit are advising residents of the Carrot Bay community and surrounding areas that work on the Carrot Bay Jetty is progressing. 

Carrot Bay Residents Soon To Get New Jetty

Tuesday, 2 June 2015 - 4:15pm

Residents of the Carrot Bay community will soon have access to an improved jetty, as part of a new docking facility when the project is completed later this year.

BVI Is First To Launch Financing Framework For Climate Change Issues

Friday, 27 March 2015 - 4:30pm

The Virgin Islands became the first Caribbean Territory and a leader amongst small island states globally in establishing the policy and financing framework needed to address the causes and impacts of climate change.

Legislation For Sustainable Environmental Management Coming Soon

Friday, 6 March 2015 - 4:45pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour is forging ahead with legislation to enable holistic environmental management, Climate Change adaptation and mitigation plans.

World Wetland’s Day To Focus On Unity

Friday, 30 January 2015 - 4:30pm

Residents of the BVI are encouraged to organise a wetland or near shore clean-up and educate themselves on the importance of wetlands as the Territory prepares to observe World Wetlands Day on Monday February 2.

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