BVI News

Category: Weather/Natural Disaster

‘We are in this thing together’

‘We are in this thing together’

Leader of the Opposition Andrew Fahie has urged persons throughout the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to prepare for Hurricane Irma, adding that togetherness is also needed at this time. He gave the advice as the BVI, as well as several […]

by / on September 5, 2017 at 8:11 AM /
7 emergency shelters opening Tuesday

7 emergency shelters opening Tuesday

The government said seven emergency shelters will open at noon today (September 5) as a result of the threat being posed by Hurricane Irma. It said the shelters to be opened are: 1. The Methodist Church, North Sound, Virgin Gorda […]

by / on September 5, 2017 at 7:22 AM /
BVI told electricity, piped water may be disconnected

BVI told electricity, piped water may be disconnected

As the British Virgin Islands (BVI) braces for effects of the ‘extremely dangerous’ category 5 Hurricane Irma, the territory’s government has told residents to note that utility services are likely to be disconnected. Those services are being provided by the […]

by / on September 5, 2017 at 7:10 AM /
Seaborne: Hurricane to affect flights

Seaborne: Hurricane to affect flights

PRESS RELEASE Due to the impending passage of Hurricane Irma, travel throughout the islands will be affected over the next several days. Safety of our passengers and crews is our top priority. Please see the following updates: 9- 5-17 TUESDAY […]

by / on September 4, 2017 at 7:11 AM /
Vanterpool: Stock up on medicine, food

Vanterpool: Stock up on medicine, food

While urging residents to ensure their homes have non-perishable food items and medical supplies, Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool said the government is working to heighten its level of preparedness for hurricanes such as Irma. He noted that […]

by / on September 4, 2017 at 6:06 AM /
Submit documents for pay, flood workers told

Submit documents for pay, flood workers told

The government said persons who were employed to clean up after the recent flood should submit the relevant documents to facilitate timely payment. Financial Secretary Glenroy Forbes said the onus is on persons to ensure the proper documentation with accurate […]

by / on September 2, 2017 at 9:31 AM /
UPDATE: Category 3 hurricane still strengthening

UPDATE: Category 3 hurricane still strengthening

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is urging residents in the British Virgin Islands to ‘intensify preparations’ further now that Irma has elevated to a Category 3 hurricane that is expected to strengthen and become a ‘major hurricane’ within the next few days. While […]

by / on September 1, 2017 at 11:05 AM /
Labour urges patience, still recovering from flood

Labour urges patience, still recovering from flood

While noting that the Labour Department is yet to fully recover from the recent flood, Minister of Natural Resources and Labour Dr Kedrick Pickering said the August 7 tropical wave that caused flooding and landslides across Tortola should be used […]

by / on September 1, 2017 at 8:04 AM /
Storm forms, may affect BVI

Storm forms, may affect BVI

Tropical Storm Irma has formed in the eastern Atlantic, and may affect the British Virgin Islands. “Residents are urged to monitor the tropical storm as it has the potential to affect the British Virgin Islands in the coming days,” said […]

by / on August 30, 2017 at 12:04 PM /
Mosquito nuisance bites at airport

Mosquito nuisance bites at airport

Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health Dr Ronald Georges said the authorities have received a number of complaints about a mosquito nuisance around Terrence B Lettsome International Airport, adding that steps are being taken to address the matter. […]

by / on August 29, 2017 at 2:41 PM /