In two weeks, teachers and students will returning to the classroom after a long summer break. I wish all teachers and students a productive learning experience as we all work together to transform the lives of our most precious resource - our children.
Topic: Agriculture, Environment, Good Governance | Posted By: lstevens
Friday, 26 August 2022 - 3:39pm
Good morning members of the Press Corps, fellow Virgin Islanders and persons listening via radio and online.
I am happy to once again have press conference to keep the public updated on current matters. This morning I am pleased to be joined by Minister for Natural Resources and Labour Hon. Melvin “Mitch” Turnbull, who will also make a statement. Today we will update on environment, agriculture and other matters.
The Virgin Islands Climate Change Trust Fund was established by The Virgin Islands Climate Change Trust Fund Act, 2015 as an independent entity responsible for raising, managing, and disbursing funds to build our resilience to climate change impacts and to reduce our carbon emissions.
This morning I am pleased to have the opportunity to provide an update since our last joint press conference on the Government of National Unity’s efforts in implementing the COI Recommendations as set out in the Framework for the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) Report and other Reforms. This morning’s update focuses on activities during the month of July.
I’m pleased to join the Premier today to update you on the progress in implementing 48 of the 49 Commission of Inquiry recommendations and other reform commitments made by the Government of National Unity.