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Scenes from Virgin Gorda

Scenes from Virgin Gorda

A scene on Virgin Gorda following the passage of Hurricane Irma. (Photo credit: Twitter user @xhaii). Images of devastation continue to emerge on social media detailing the trail of destruction across the territory caused by Hurricane Irma. Here are a […]

by / on September 7, 2017 at 5:06 PM /
UK sending help to the BVI; other Overseas Territories

UK sending help to the BVI; other Overseas Territories

  The United Kingdom (UK) has begun to send help to several of its Overseas Territories ravaged by Hurricane Irma, including the British Virgin Islands. A BBC report says hundreds of military personnel are öbeing sent to the region while […]

by / on September 7, 2017 at 2:27 PM /
Help Us! Cries for assistance after Irma leaves widespread devastation

Help Us! Cries for assistance after Irma leaves widespread devastation

Residents in the British Virgin Islands woke up to scenes of utter devastation this morning after Hurricane Irma unleashed its fury on the islands. Images have emerged of homes being flattened, government buildings in ruins, and other structures such as […]

by / on September 7, 2017 at 12:23 PM /
Stay indoors – Hurricane won’t weaken for BVI

Stay indoors – Hurricane won’t weaken for BVI

While stating that the coordinates a few hours before midnight on Tuesday had been taking the centre of Hurricane Irma between the islands of Tortola and Virgin Gorda, Governor Augustus Jaspert made an appeal for residents to stay indoors. The […]

by / on September 6, 2017 at 12:39 AM /
56 people in 9 shelters up to Tuesday night

56 people in 9 shelters up to Tuesday night

Governor Augustus Jaspert has announced that 56 people checked into nine emergency shelters across the British Virgin Islands (BVI) up to nightfall on Tuesday, September 5. He added that there is still space to accommodate more persons as the approaching […]

by / on September 5, 2017 at 10:57 PM /
Half of Anegada left behind; residents speak out

Half of Anegada left behind; residents speak out

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Journalist Highly placed sources that helped to evacuate residents from the island of Anegada aboard Speedy’s ferry this afternoon said 106 residents boarded the vessel as part of efforts to escape the potentially devastating […]

by / on September 5, 2017 at 4:43 PM /
New storm forms, may turn hurricane by Friday

New storm forms, may turn hurricane by Friday

Tropical Storm Jose, the 10th tropical storm of the season, has developed near latitude 12.3 degrees north and longitude 39.1 degrees west. The National Hurricane Centre in the United States, in its 11 o’ clock advisory this morning, stated that […]

by / on September 5, 2017 at 3:03 PM /
REMAIN CALM, leaders urge as hurricane roars

REMAIN CALM, leaders urge as hurricane roars

The leadership of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is this afternoon appealing for residents to remain calm amid what it said is potentially the strongest hurricane to hit the territory in recent memory. “We are extremely concerned about the hurricane’s […]

by / on September 5, 2017 at 1:34 PM /
Hospital scales down service; will remain open

Hospital scales down service; will remain open

While announcing that elective surgeries have been postponed, community clinics will be closed today, and persons will no longer be allowed to visit patients at hospital, the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) said operations will continue at Peebles Hospital during […]

by / on September 5, 2017 at 1:30 PM /
RELOCATE, residents in all vulnerable areas told

RELOCATE, residents in all vulnerable areas told

Governor Augustus Jaspert and Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said persons who fail to heed an advice for them to ‘consider’ leaving Anegada will be left at severe risk without immediately available help, adding that residents of other vulnerable areas […]

by / on September 5, 2017 at 12:36 PM /