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Archive for September, 2017

Survey identifies most needy

Survey identifies most needy

The Government now has a better idea of the persons who are most in need of aid, Director of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Sharleen DaBreo has revealed. Addressing a media briefing on Monday, she said this was due […]

by / on September 20, 2017 at 2:40 PM /
$4 billion to rebuild the BVI – Branson estimates

$4 billion to rebuild the BVI – Branson estimates

Richard Branson is estimating that it will cost the British Virgin Islands government around four billion dollars to rebuild the territory after the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma. Branson quoted the figure in an interview with CNN where he lamented […]

by / on September 20, 2017 at 12:26 PM /
Gov’t gives all-clear signal to emergency workers only

Gov’t gives all-clear signal to emergency workers only

Governor Augustus Jaspert has given an all-clear signal for essential and emergency workers to resume operations following the passage of Hurricane Maria close to the territory between last night and this morning. He urges everyone else to stay indoors, adding […]

by / on September 20, 2017 at 12:20 PM /
Expats share experience after fleeing BVI

Expats share experience after fleeing BVI

Over 50 Jamaicans who were evacuated from the territory by the Jamaican Government landed in their country Monday, with some sharing their survival stories following the passage of Hurricane Irma. “I am so happy to be here, we barely manage […]

by / on September 20, 2017 at 11:49 AM /
UPDATE: Maria downgraded to category 3 hurricane

UPDATE: Maria downgraded to category 3 hurricane

At 2:00 p.m., the center of category 3 Hurricane Maria, was located just offshore of the north-western coast of Puerto Rico near latitude 18.5 North, longitude 66.9 West or 15 miles west Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Maria is moving toward the […]

by / on September 20, 2017 at 9:56 AM /
You are in my prayers – Queen Elizabeth to residents

You are in my prayers – Queen Elizabeth to residents

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II said she has been intently watching the situation in the territory as it relates to the hurricane, and will be praying for the Islands as Hurricane Maria approaches. The message from the Queen was delivered […]

by / on September 19, 2017 at 1:31 PM /
Premier begs residents not to take Maria lightly

Premier begs residents not to take Maria lightly

Mere hours before Hurricane Maria begins to affect the territory, Premier Dr. D Orlando Smith is urging residents not to underestimate the destructive force of the hurricane. “For all residents of the Virgin Islands, I am urging you not to […]

by / on September 19, 2017 at 12:06 PM /
Discussions underway to reward helpful prisoners

Discussions underway to reward helpful prisoners

Inmates who chose to stay behind to repair a section of Her Majesty’s Prison that suffered damage due to the passage of Hurricane Irma, as well as, assisted with recovery efforts in communities could be rewarded for their philanthropy. Governor Augustus Jaspert […]

by / on September 19, 2017 at 9:02 AM /
Governor assures prison will hold up during Hurricane Maria

Governor assures prison will hold up during Hurricane Maria

Following the escape of over 100 inmates from Her Majesty’s Prison during the recent hurricane, Governor Augustus Jaspert has given the assurance that the facility will hold up when Hurricane Maria passes over the territory within the next few hours. […]

by / on September 19, 2017 at 8:13 AM /
Sports Complex announced as shelter; others checked

Sports Complex announced as shelter; others checked

The Multi-purpose Sports Complex in Road Town. While announcing that the Multi-purpose Sports Complex in Road Town will be added as a shelter for Hurricane Maria, members of the National Emergency Operations Committee (NEOC) said they will today examine the […]

by / on September 18, 2017 at 5:26 PM /