Statement by the Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull - Violation of Beach Access Legislation

Thursday, 9 March 2023 - 1:25pm

Madam Speaker, I am urged today to remind persons and especially property owners territory-wide, that all B.V.I. beaches are public. 

Statement by the Honourable Turnbull on the Unauthorised Use of Beaches in the Territory

Thursday, 26 January 2023 - 5:34pm

Madam Speaker, I rise to address the important and concerning issue of a significant increase in the unauthorised use of beaches in the Territory. Beaches are arguably BVI’s most important asset, contributing significantly to our quality of life as residents and to our economy.

Statement by the Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull - Development of the Beach Management Plan for Long Bay, Beef Island

Friday, 28 October 2022 - 4:23pm

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to provide the House of Assembly with an update on the development of the Beach Management Plan for Long Bay, Beef Island, being led by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour.  Since the first round of public consultations in March when the Conceptual Plan was presented for feedback, the Ministry has been working towards drafting the Detailed Beach Management Plan, taking into consideration feedback received during the consultations.

National Parks Trust Seeks Seven (7) Board Directors

Friday, 28 October 2022 - 4:17pm

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour in collaboration with the National Parks Trust of the VI, is seeking to recruit new board members to fill several positions.

Statement by the Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull - Removal of Sand from Beaches

Friday, 28 October 2022 - 2:50pm

Madam Speaker, we live in a geographic location that grants us certain privileges which others must travel or relocate to experience.  Our 60 islands and cays, to which we have ample access, are all surrounded by beautiful white sand.  I also recognise that because sand is so readily available, persons may not just use it for their enjoyment, but also for other purposes and that is what I need to urgently address in this sitting. 

Statement by Acting Premier Honourable Kye M. Rymer - Update on The Whale Stranding On Anegada

Wednesday, 6 July 2022 - 9:48am

A pleasant good day to all the people of the Virgin Islands.  It is my pleasure to provide you, the public, with an update on the Whale Stranding event within our waters.

Stranded Whale Removal Process On Anegada Is Ongoing

Tuesday, 5 July 2022 - 4:41pm

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour has confirmed that the removal process has begun for the over 50 Shortfin pilot whales that have died on the island of Anegada.

Marine Estate Administration Policy Published

Monday, 25 October 2021 - 12:45pm

The new Marine Estate Administration Policy has now been updated and published.

Statement By The Honourable Vincent Wheatley Minister For Natural Resources, Labour & Immigration Ninth Sitting Of The Third Session Of The Fourth House Of Assembly

Monday, 16 August 2021 - 11:44am

Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands, for achieving their most recent milestone, of reaching their 60th anniversary.