Premier Wheatley To Attend Climate Change Conference In Dubai

Wednesday, 29 November 2023 - 6:58pm

Premier Honourable Dr. Natalio Wheatley will be attending 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) from November 30 to December 6 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Statement By Honourable Smith On Insurance And The Effects Of Climate Change

Thursday, 2 November 2023 - 11:18am

Madam Speaker, please permit me a few moments to address the very complex issue of the high cost of insurance which our country is facing. The rising costs of homeowner insurance policies is a multifaceted challenge influenced by a combination of local and global factors. It is important to recognise that this issue is not isolated to the British Virgin Islands but is part of a broader global challenge.

Premier Wheatley- “Nations Must Meet Climate Change Targets”

Wednesday, 27 September 2023 - 11:29am

Premier and Minister responsible for Climate Change, Honourable Dr. Natalio Wheatley has called for nations which are contributing heavily to greenhouse gas emissions to be as ambitious as possible in meeting targets to reverse the ill effects of climate change.

VI Community Urged To Be Sensitised About Sargassum Seaweed

Tuesday, 15 August 2023 - 8:29am

The influx of the sargassum seaweed is once again causing concern for members of the Virgin Islands community, namely those working in the tourism industry, fisherfolks and the frequent beach visitors.

Ministry Of Health Finalises Social Protection Policy

Tuesday, 27 June 2023 - 3:12pm

The Ministry of Health and Social Development’s Social Protection Policy and Action Plan for the Virgin Islands has been finalised following a workshop with key stakeholders.

‘Sea Salps Are Harmless’- Public Concerns Addressed

Monday, 26 June 2023 - 3:46pm

Officials from the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Climate Change are addressing the public’s concerns about the presence of some marine creatures resembling jellyfish within the Territory’s waters.

Government Officials Trained In Underwater Survey Processes

Thursday, 15 June 2023 - 5:35pm

Government officials from several departments were trained in a two day workshop to preview the underwater survey processes that were used to create the updated Coastal Resources Atlas.

Address By Governor Rankin At Opening Of Ukot Biodiversity Workshop

Thursday, 15 June 2023 - 3:47pm

The Joint Ministerial Council Meeting in London in May addressed a number of issues of key importance for both the Overseas Territories and the United Kingdom Government. 

Remarks By Premier Wheatley At The Overseas Territories Biodiversity Strategy Workshop

Wednesday, 14 June 2023 - 3:45pm

I extend a warm Virgin Islands welcome to the visiting teams from the United Kingdom (UK), including the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC).

Climate Change Trust Fund Board Reinstated

Friday, 9 June 2023 - 3:56pm

Premier and Minister of Finance, Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change, Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley has pledged his support to the members of the re-established Virgin Islands Climate Change Trust Fund Board.