Statement By Minister For Health And Social Development Honourable Marlon Penn On The Fire At Pockwood Pond Incinerator

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 3:28pm

Residents of the Virgin Islands, on Monday, 26th November after 3:00p.m., a fire broke out at the incinerator located in Pockwood Pond, Tortola. The Fire and Rescue Department arrived promptly on the scene where the fire was contained and extinguished. Although the cause is still under investigation, I can say that eye witness accounts are alleging that a possible gas tank explosion travelled inside the area setting the building and contents on fire. I am grateful to report that no one was injured.

Fire Under Control At Pockwood Pond

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 2:20pm

Chief Fire Officer Mr. Zebalon McLean has said that communities on the western end of the Territory are not in any danger with the fire at the incinerator at Pock Wood Pond.

Barge Departs Virgin Islands With Metal And Derelict Vehicles

Thursday, 11 October 2018 - 4:34pm

Tons of scrap metal and crushed derelicts are photographed leaving the Virgin Islands on a 5,000 ton barge. 

Recycling Efforts Revitalised In Virgin Gorda

Tuesday, 9 October 2018 - 5:31pm

The Department of Waste Management (DWM) announces the revitalizing of the recycling programme in Virgin Gorda in an effort to reduce the Territory’s dependency on landfill disposal.

Tons Of Metal And Derelicts Leave The BVI

Monday, 8 October 2018 - 3:50pm

Tons of scrap metal and derelict vehicles collected as the first barge leaves the Virgin Islands.

Remove Vehicles Parked On Premises Of Community Centres

Thursday, 4 October 2018 - 3:20pm

Owners of vehicles parked on the premises of Government-owned community centres are asked to have them removed by October 12. 

BVI Waste Department Calls For Removal Of Derelict Vehicles

Wednesday, 3 October 2018 - 11:37am

Do you own derelict vehicle and wish to have it disposed of?

First Barge Prepares To Transport Metal And Derelict Cars Out Of BVI

Friday, 28 September 2018 - 4:40pm

The first of several barges prepares to transport scraps of metal and crushed derelict cars from Pockwood Pond and Cox Heath out of the Territory. 

Government Moves Ahead With Plans To Ban Plastic Straws And Styrofoam

Friday, 7 September 2018 - 3:31pm

Minister for Health and Social Development, Honourable Ronnie W. Skelton has announced plans to curb the importation of single-use plastics in the Virgin Islands.

Waste Collection Concerns Addressed At Community Meeting

Thursday, 6 September 2018 - 4:52pm

Government officials met with residents living in the western communities of Tortola to discuss concerns on recent fires and waste management plans moving forward.

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