Statement By The Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley: Closure Of Gorda Peak

Friday, 10 July 2020 - 2:22pm

Mister Speaker, thank you for allowing me to make a brief statement on one of our National Parks, The Gorda Peak National Park. Gorda Peak was declared a national park in 1974 and is roughly 260 acres.

Statement By Honourable Vincent Wheatley On The Repatriation Of Unemployed Non-Nationals

Friday, 10 July 2020 - 2:15pm

The Virgin Islands is known to be a melting pot of various nationalities, which makes our Territory a truly diverse one.  A large percentage of persons residing in the BVI are natives of other counties, and many have resided in our beautiful islands for several years and made it their home.

Statement by Honourable Vincent Wheatley: Bans on TBTs, Sun Tan Lotions and Sewage Dumping

Friday, 10 July 2020 - 2:04pm

Mr. Speaker, our tourism sector relies on the presence of pristine waters which sustains our ability to recreate and to provide fish, which forms part of our food security framework. Crystal clear waters allow for our reefs to thrive, as countless residents and visitors enjoy the same. However, Mr. Speaker, our coastal waters, more than ever, requires continued attention and focus. The prevalence of various diseases impacting reefs, storm water runoff which may carry large amounts of sediment from the land and the discharge of pollutants into the waters threaten the survivability of reefs and other marine ecosystems that support our livelihoods and lives. Sometimes, individuals may feel helpless in their ability to positively contribute to the protection of our coastal resources.

Labour Department Covid-19 Update- Inspection Certificate

Friday, 10 July 2020 - 12:13pm

The Department of Labour and Workforce Development is advising all businesses that have been given clearance by the Government of the Virgin Islands to operate, of the following:

Gorda Peak National Park Closure

Thursday, 9 July 2020 - 1:34pm

The National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands (NPTVI) is advising the public that the Gorda Peak National Park on Virgin Gorda is closed for maintenance.

Unemployment/Underemployment Benefits Deadline On July 15

Thursday, 9 July 2020 - 11:33am

The public is reminded that Wednesday July 15 is the deadline for submission of applications for COVID-19 unemployment/underemployment benefits.

Contract Signing For Biras Creek Development

Tuesday, 7 July 2020 - 4:54pm

Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent O. Wheatley and Project Manager for Biras Creek Resorts Limited are featured on Friday, July 3 as they signed the contract for the upcoming development of the Biras Creek Resort. 

Territory To Benefit From Turtle Conservation Grants

Tuesday, 30 June 2020 - 3:18pm

The Government of the Virgin Island is partnering with the United Kingdom (UK) charity, the Marine Conservation Society and the University of Exeter who is committed to boosting turtle conservation in Montserrat and the Virgin Islands.

National Parks Trust Of The Virgin Islands Covid-19 Update

Monday, 22 June 2020 - 4:26pm

The National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands is notifying the public of the following:

All Beaches Open Between The Hours Of 5am To 7pm

Friday, 19 June 2020 - 5:03pm

The Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has approved granting the public full access to all beaches in the Territory for the purposes of exercise and therapy between the hours of 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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