BVI News

Category: Weather/Natural Disaster

CIBC promises to help customers; gives $100K

CIBC promises to help customers; gives $100K

While promising leniency to customers affected by Hurricane Irma, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank recently donated $100,000 to the Virgin Islands’ National Relief Fund. The funds from the bank are to assist in the recovery efforts, following category 5 hurricanes Irma […]

by / on October 7, 2017 at 5:33 AM /
Significantly impacted – dealer loses 131 new vehicles

Significantly impacted – dealer loses 131 new vehicles

A report released yesterday said motor vehicle dealers and operators throughout the territory suffered a major blow during Hurricane Irma, with one dealer reporting that 131 of its new vehicles have been damaged. “All  five  of  the  motor  vehicle  dealers  […]

by / on October 4, 2017 at 10:01 AM /
313 relief workers recorded

313 relief workers recorded

Local authorities have reported that, at the end of September, there were 313 relief workers in the British Virgin Islands rendering assistance  following widespread devastation caused by category 5 hurricane Irma. Those workers are from 19 different regional and international […]

by / on October 4, 2017 at 7:01 AM /
Relief supplies are for expats too, premier notes

Relief supplies are for expats too, premier notes

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has denied claims that expats are being deprived of relief supplies being distributed in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which severely affected persons throughout the British Virgin Islands (BVI). The premier, who also […]

by / on September 27, 2017 at 8:20 AM /
Help residents get solar panels, Skelton urges gov’t

Help residents get solar panels, Skelton urges gov’t

The government has urged residents to invest in solar panels for their homes, but the minister of health and social development is suggesting that Government should help the poorer residents purchase the solar panels. “There are quite a number of […]

by / on September 27, 2017 at 7:26 AM /
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 /
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 /
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 /