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Chance of cholera outbreak very slight – Premier

Chance of cholera outbreak very slight – Premier

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Days after billionaire Sir Richard Branson expressed concern about possible disease outbreaks such as cholera in the British Virgin Islands, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said he is not overly concerned. Cholera is usually […]

by / on September 20, 2017 at 4:14 PM /
Hurricane watch ends, flash flood warning remains

Hurricane watch ends, flash flood warning remains

PRESS RELEASE: The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has discontinued the hurricane warning for the British Virgin Islands (BVI). However, a flash flood warning remains in effect until 8pm, September 20, 2017. The flash flood warning is in effect due […]

by / on September 20, 2017 at 4:01 PM /
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 /