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NEOC activated as Dorian approaches BVI later today

NEOC activated as Dorian approaches BVI later today

The National Emergency Operating Centre (NEOC) has been activated as the territory braces for the projected impact of Tropical Storm Dorian later today, August 28. Governor Augustus Jaspert said he decided to activate the NEOC ‘considering the current state of […]

by / on August 28, 2019 at 11:51 AM /
UPDATE: Hurricane warning in effect for BVI

UPDATE: Hurricane warning in effect for BVI

A hurricane warning has now been issued for the British Virgin Islands as Tropical Storm Dorian, which is expected to become a hurricane later today, passes south of the territory. The warning effectively means that hurricane conditions are expected. These conditions are accompanied by […]

by / on August 28, 2019 at 8:16 AM /
Another bank victim to fraudulent emails being sent under their name

Another bank victim to fraudulent emails being sent under their name

Another bank is reporting a case of fraudulent emails being sent under their name. The state-owned National Bank of the Virgin Islands issued the warning on Monday, August 26, following reports of clients receiving suspicious emails. “We have been informed […]

by / on August 28, 2019 at 6:21 AM /
No planned outages for Dorian, BVIEC has resources on hand for any storm-related issues

No planned outages for Dorian, BVIEC has resources on hand for any storm-related issues

The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has said it is adequately equipped with the resources and manpower to repair any part of if its electricity infrastructure that could be impacted by Tropical Storm Dorian. General Manager for the BVIEC, Leroy Abraham, […]

by / on August 27, 2019 at 3:12 PM /
Water Department prepares for Dorian, closing pipelines to fill, conserve reservoirs

Water Department prepares for Dorian, closing pipelines to fill, conserve reservoirs

As the BVI braces for Tropical Dorian which is expected to start affecting the BVI on Tuesday, August 27, preparations are well underway at the Water & Sewerage Department for the eventuality of any weather system that may affect the […]

by / on August 27, 2019 at 1:18 PM /
All cargo shipped to BVI via airlift now subject to new gov’t taxes

All cargo shipped to BVI via airlift now subject to new gov’t taxes

All cargo entering the British Virgin Islands via airlift will now be subject to new fees starting next month. A number of local cargo shipping companies have already begun notifying their customers of the new change, which they said will […]

by / on August 27, 2019 at 7:40 AM /
BVI not clear yet, outer bands of Dorian could still affect us, residents advised

BVI not clear yet, outer bands of Dorian could still affect us, residents advised

Governor Augustus Jaspert is advising residents to remain on alert and brace for stormy weather because Tropical Storm Dorian is still expected to affect the BVI even though forecasters said the weather system will pass south of the territory. “It […]

by / on August 27, 2019 at 7:24 AM /
New mall being constructed on Virgin Gorda

New mall being constructed on Virgin Gorda

A new shopping mall is being constructed on Virgin Gorda. Virgin Gorda native, Franklin Walters said he pursued the development because he saw an opportunity to provide entrepreneurs with a much-needed commercial space in The Valley on Virgin Gorda. “My […]

by / on August 27, 2019 at 6:03 AM /
Skills Profile Survey being conducted to determine, harness public officers’ talents

Skills Profile Survey being conducted to determine, harness public officers’ talents

An assessment is being conducted on public officers to determine their individual skills and talents so these abilities can be properly harnessed. Director of the Department of Human Resources Michelle Donovan-Stevens said the initiative, which is being referred to as […]

by / on August 27, 2019 at 5:32 AM /
Disney Fantasy cancels call to BVI due to Tropical Storm Dorian

Disney Fantasy cancels call to BVI due to Tropical Storm Dorian

Disney Fantasy cruise ship has cancelled its August 27 call to the territory because of Tropical Storm Dorian. Assistant Operations Manager of the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) Joel Jones made the announcement on Monday, stating that the cruise vessel was […]

by / on August 26, 2019 at 1:07 PM /