Statement By Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull On The University Of Southampton Deepens Partnership With The BVI Government

Thursday, 17 November 2022 - 3:17pm

The advocacy continues at COP27 in Sharm El-Sheik, Egypt.

As Minister, I continue to seek to solidify the BVI’s partnerships across various sectors.

BVI Launches Comprehensive Soil Study

Wednesday, 9 November 2022 - 4:00pm

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) will be carrying out a study of soils throughout the Territory as part of a Darwin Plus-funded research project launched this week.

Permit Required For Endangered Species Of Flora And Fauna

Thursday, 3 November 2022 - 12:00pm

Permits are now required to enter or leave the Territory with endangered species of wild fauna and flora and their by-products.

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. 

Removal Of Sand From Territory’s Beaches Is An Offence

Friday, 21 October 2022 - 4:47pm

Residents of the Virgin Islands are reminded that in accordance with the Beach Protection Ordinance CAP 233. 1985, it is illegal to carry out sand mining activities at the Territory’s beaches.

Upcoming Meetings On Long Bay Beach Management Plan

Monday, 10 October 2022 - 5:04pm

The public is notified that the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour will be hosting two meetings this week to further discuss the Long Bay, Beef Island Beach Management Plan.

Public Officers Learn About Drone Policies In Sargussum Workshop

Tuesday, 27 September 2022 - 12:54pm

Officers from across the Public Service are attending a workshop on commercial drone policies this week as part of a UK Government funded Darwin Plus Project titled, “Sustainable Sargassum Management”.

Statement by the Minister of Natural Resources and Labour, Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull - Update On the Stranded Shortfin Pilot Whales at Anegada

Friday, 22 July 2022 - 3:01pm

Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure to provide this Honourable House with an update on the Whale Stranding event within our waters during the first week of July 2022

Statement by the Minister of Natural Resources and Labour, Honourable Melvin M. Turnbull - Attendance at 9th Meeting of Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Council of Ministers

Friday, 22 July 2022 - 2:53pm

The 9th Meeting of the Council of Ministers, Environment Sustainability (COMES) was held in St Vincent and the Grenadines from 31st May to 2nd June 2022 at the Beach Combers Hotel Conference Rooms. Unfortunately, as it was my first month as Minister of Natural Resources & Labour I could not attend in person but had the opportunity to attend virtually and was honored to be present for my first meeting of this extent since receiving this ministerial portfolio.