Topic: National and Marine Parks | Posted By: aphillip
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.
Topic: Immigration, Work Permits | Posted By: aphillip
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.
Topic: Nature Conservation, Water and Sewerage | Posted By: aphillip
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.
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.
Topic: National and Marine Parks, Nature Conservation | Posted By: aphillip
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.