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Premier: No reported loss of life, significant property damage from Dorian

Premier: No reported loss of life, significant property damage from Dorian

Premier Andrew Fahie has said there is no reported loss of life or significant property damage as a result of Hurricane Dorian that passed the territory Wednesday, August 28. In an address following the disaster passing the territory, Premier Fahie […]

by / on August 29, 2019 at 8:30 AM /
Dorian blows thick blanket of sargassum along Anegada

Dorian blows thick blanket of sargassum along Anegada

A thick blanket of sargassum seaweed is currently resting along the shore of Anegada. The seaweed washed up during Hurricane Dorian brought no major reported damage to the sister island. Based on video footage sent to our news centre Thursday […]

by / on August 29, 2019 at 8:28 AM /
Preliminary assessment: Sister Islands fared well during Dorian

Preliminary assessment: Sister Islands fared well during Dorian

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Initial assessments of Anegada, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke indicate that all those sister islands fared well during the passage of Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday, August 28. Junior Tourism Minister and Virgin Gorda […]

by / on August 29, 2019 at 8:03 AM /
Hurricane Warning lifted for BVI, Dorian has passed

Hurricane Warning lifted for BVI, Dorian has passed

The hurricane warning on the British Virgin Islands has been lifted. Governor Augustus Jaspert officially lifted the warning 8 pm on Wednesday, August 28. “[Hurricane] Dorian’s centre is now about 60 miles north-northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. What lingers […]

by / on August 29, 2019 at 12:04 AM /
Malone wins gold again! McMaster hurdles to third in European event

Malone wins gold again! McMaster hurdles to third in European event

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff Claiming a top-three spot in their respective events in Europe on Saturday and Monday, two British Virgin Islands Athletes have been hailed as true contenders for a medal at the IAAF World Athletics Championships […]

by / on August 28, 2019 at 8:10 PM /
BVI can experience storm-force winds up to Thursday morning — DDM

BVI can experience storm-force winds up to Thursday morning — DDM

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has said the British Virgin Islands ‘can’ experience storm-force winds through to Thursday morning, August 28. At 5 pm local time, the eye of Hurricane Dorian had long passed but its outer bands were […]

by / on August 28, 2019 at 8:07 PM /
BVI under curfew till 6am Thursday, centre of Dorian now passed

BVI under curfew till 6am Thursday, centre of Dorian now passed

The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) has placed the British Virgin Islands under curfew until 6 am Thursday, August 29. “The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is prepared to fully enforce the law as necessary,” the Department of Disaster Management […]

by / on August 28, 2019 at 4:56 PM /
Dorian upgrades to hurricane

Dorian upgrades to hurricane

Tropical Storm Dorian has upgraded to a hurricane. A 2 pm advisory from the National Hurricane Center and the Central Pacific Hurricane Centre said Dorian became a hurricane near St Thomas in the neighbouring US Virgin Islands. At the aforesaid […]

by / on August 28, 2019 at 2:47 PM /
All local ports of entry closed

All local ports of entry closed

Due to the inclement weather being experienced because of Tropical Storm Dorian, all local ports of entry have been rendered closed until further notice. The BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) confirmed via a media release on Wednesday, August 28 that it […]

by / on August 28, 2019 at 1:44 PM /
Hospital, some clinics open for emergencies only, others closed for Dorian

Hospital, some clinics open for emergencies only, others closed for Dorian

The Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital and a few clinics on the sister islands will remain open for emergencies only as Tropical Storm Dorian approaches the British Virgin Islands today, August 28. This is according to a message from the […]

by / on August 28, 2019 at 12:12 PM /