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.

Territory’s Stony Corals Under Threat From Bacterial Disease

Monday, 15 June 2020 - 4:52pm

Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Honourable Vincent Wheatley has issued a call for community and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to do their part to fight against the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD).

Statement By Honourable Vincent Wheatley On World Oceans Day 2020– Innovation For A Sustainable Ocean

Monday, 8 June 2020 - 9:14am

The Virgin Islands consists of some 60 islands, cays and rocks that amount to an average land mass/area of 153 square kilometers. By contrast, the Virgin Islands has the rights and responsibilities to approximately over 84,000 square kilometers of ocean space. This amounts to approximately 550 times more ocean real estate than that of the land.

Beach Officers Trained On COVID-19 Procedures

Tuesday, 12 May 2020 - 10:48am

Beach officers who will form part of the Beach Monitoring Task Force were brought up to speed on the new health and safety protocols that will be in effect on beaches across the Territory.

Beaches Will Be Open For Seven Hours Daily

Friday, 8 May 2020 - 3:17pm

The public is notified that beaches will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily, commencing on Sunday, May 10. This announcement was made by Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie on the COVID-19 Update livestream on Friday, May 8.

All Beaches Remain Closed

Saturday, 25 April 2020 - 11:41am

The public is reminded that all the Territory’s beaches will remain closed. 

Statement by Honourable Vincent Wheatley - Protected Areas

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - 11:59am

Mr. Speaker, I had the distinct pleasure to be escorted along the mangroves at Hans Creek, Beef Island earlier this week by a group of enthusiastic conservationists and lovers of the nature in the Virgin Islands.

Youngsters Join Effort To Restore BVI Mangroves

Friday, 7 February 2020 - 4:16pm

The youngsters of the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) received hands-on training in mangrove cultivation last week when they assisted with the planting of seedlings that have been growing at the Jost Van Dyke nursery.

Mangrove Symposium Links BVI To International Experts

Friday, 31 January 2020 - 12:57pm

Mangrove conservationists from across the Virgin Islands met yesterday January 30 with their international counterparts to share strategies and lessons learnt on how to carry forward mangrove restoration works in the Territory.

Mangrove Nursery Grant Signing Available For Viewing

Thursday, 30 January 2020 - 4:48pm

The public is notified that the signing ceremony of the Grant Agreement between the Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration, H. Lavity Stout Community College (HLSCC).....

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