Environmental Profile Of Tortola Will Be Launched Tomorrow

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 - 3:00pm

A document that will serve as an ideal reference for current and historical information on the Territory’s environment will be launched on Wednesday, November 11, at 7:00 p.m. at the J. R. O’Neal Botanic Gardens. 

Over One Thousand Bags Of Sargassum Seaweed Collected

Wednesday, 4 November 2015 - 11:30am

Over one thousand bags of Sargassum seaweed were collected from priority areas of the Territory’s shoreline during last month’s clean-up by members of the community. 

Government Takes Action Concerning Sargassum

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 - 4:30pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is working on the development of a comprehensive policy and implementation strategy to address the current influx and potential future influxes of Sargassum. 

Sargassum Seaweed Phenomenon

Monday, 2 November 2015 - 1:00pm

Madame Speaker, the issue of the influx of Sargassum seaweed being experienced throughout the Territory is a timely and important subject and one that the Government has been paying careful attention to. 

“Virgin Expressions” Talent Showcase Date Changed To October 24

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 - 4:00pm

The Conservation and Fisheries Department is informing the public that the date for its Virgin Expressions Talent Showcase has been changed from Saturday, October 17 to Saturday, October 24. 

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.  

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