News

Press releases, public notices, advisories and other public information from VITEMA.

 

  • Beach Advisory (March 26, 2021)

    Mar 26, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Princess, Protestant Cay, New Fort, Buccaneer, Shoy’s, Chenay, Cramer’s Park, Grapetree Bay, and Halfpenny Beach on St. Croix.
  • Beach Advisory (March 19, 2021)

    Mar 19, 2021
    Samples were not collected at the following beaches: Princess, Protestant Cay, New Fort, Buccaneer, Shoy’s, Chenay Bay, Cramer’s Park, Grapetree Bay, and Halfpenny Beach on St. Croix (due to time constraints). Morningstar on St. Thomas (due to time constraints). Cruz Bay, Oppenheimer, Johnson Bay, Great Cruz Bay, and Frank Bay on St. John (due to vehicle issues).
  • Beach Advisory (March 12, 2021)

    Mar 12, 2021
    The following beaches are not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Grapetree Bay on St. Croix, Lindberg Bay on St. Thomas, and Frank Bay on St. John.
  • Beach Advisory (February 26, 2021)

    Feb 26, 2021
    All beaches are considered safe for swimming or fishing, except for Gentle Winds (St. Croix) and Morningstar (St. Thomas) where samples could not be collected.
  • Beach Advisory (February 19, 2021)

    Feb 19, 2021
    All beaches are considered safe for swimming or fishing, except for St. Croix beaches (water quality untested, unknown quality).
  • Beach Advisory (February 12, 2021)

    Feb 12, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Great Cruz Bay on St. John. Please note: Samples were not collected at the following beaches: All beaches on St. Croix, Honeymoon Beach on Water Island, and Morningstar on St. Thomas. Therefore, the water quality at these beaches is unknown.
  • Beach Advisory (February 5, 2021)

    Feb 5, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Great Cruz Bay on St. John.
  • Beach Advisory (January 29, 2021)

    Jan 29, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Cruz Bay and Frank Bay on St. John. Please note, samples were not collected at the following beaches (water quality unknown): All beaches on St. Croix, Morningstar on St. Thomas, Johnson Bay on St. John.
  • Beach Advisory (January 22, 2021)

    Jan 22, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Stony Ground on St. Croix. Please note: Samples were also not collected at the following beaches: Sprat Hall, Grapetree Bay, and Gentle Winds on St. Croix (due to Sargassum Seaweed).
  • Beach Advisory (January 15, 2021)

    Jan 15, 2021
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Water Bay on St. Thomas.
  • Beach Advisory (December 18, 2020)

    Dec 18, 2020
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Frank Bay on St. John, and Coki Point on St. Thomas.
  • Beach Advisory (December 11, 2020)

    Dec 11, 2020
    All beaches are considered to be safe for swimming or fishing, except for Sprat Hall on St. Croix (water quality unknown).
  • Beach Advisory (December 4, 2020)

    Dec 4, 2020
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Oppenheimer Beach on St. John.
  • Beach Advisory (November 25, 2020)

    Nov 25, 2020
    All 36 beaches sampled, meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing.
  • Beach Advisory (November 20, 2020)

    Nov 20, 2020
    Not considered to be safe for swimming or fishing: Great Cruz Bay and Frank Bay on St. John. Coki Point and Water Bay on St. Thomas. Frederiksted Public Beach on St. Croix.
  • Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment for the University of the Virgin Islands VI Shoreline Protections Project

    Nov 19, 2020
    The purpose of the project is to improve the resiliency of the shorelines of St. Thomas to reduce damages from future storms.
  • Regina Browne Named Deputy Director of Planning and Preparedness

    Nov 16, 2020
    Deputy Director Browne started at VITEMA in 2018 and was instrumental in the success, approval, and implementation of several plans.
  • STORMWATER BEACH ADVISORY

    Nov 13, 2020
    DPNR advises the public to use caution when using the coastal waters and all beaches throughout the Territory until further notification.
  • Beach Advisory (November 6, 2020)

    Nov 6, 2020
    Not considered safe for swimming or fishing: Great Cruz Bay on St. John. Coki Point on St. Thomas. Grapetree, Shoy’s, and Princess (Condo Row) on St. Croix.
  • VITEMA and UVI to Host Hazard Mitigation Workshop

    Nov 4, 2020
    Two-day Hazard Mitigation virtual workshop on November 5, and November 6.

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