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BVI in full preparation mode as it braces for 2019 hurricane season

Governor Jaspert

Governor Augustus Jaspert has been working with the relevant authorities to ensure the territory is well prepared ahead of the upcoming hurricane season.

This was revealed at a media briefing at Government House on Thursday where Governor Jaspert explained some of the measures taken by him and the authorities in the event a hurricane hits the territory.

“That means ensuring we have a network of shelters ready, we’ll be releasing a list of those in time for the start of the season, prepositioning contingency supplies across the territory, making sure that our communications equipment is ready as well so we have extra satellite communications phones in placed across the island as well across the key agencies should we face anything,” the Governor said.

He also said the United Kingdom has also provided support to include extra generators and contingency supplies to help the BVI should the territory need it.

The Governor further said: “We also, through the commissioner of police and other security agencies, have ensured that there is a security pre-deployment plan in place so that if we were faced with anything, storms or disasters, we are able in advance to deploy security across the territory before we get it.”

Governor Jaspert said while the Government will do all in their power to ensure the territory is safe, it is still up to individuals to ensure their possessions are protected.

“Everybody needs to take their own responsibility whether as a business or whether as an individual themselves, their family, making sure that their property is ready, making sure that they help their communities get ready, that will be part of the messaging that will go out as we approach the season,” he said.

The hurricane season officially commences on June 1 and ends on November 30.

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  1. Hmmm says:

    This man is a waste of time of a governor

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    • CW says:

      Please explain your comMent intead of just being your typical negative self. This man does more for BVI than you even begin to consider. You just hate on people BUT HAVE NO PLANS OR ABILITY TO HELP EVEN YOURSELF.

      STRUPE BEHAVIOR GIVES WAY TO STRUPE PROBLEMS

  2. LOL says:

    to take off more roofs?

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  3. 2Grand says:

    REALY? What about us who still have property damage and need help. This housing recovery mockery that suppose to help. What about that garbage and the likes all over the place where is the priority. Word iis. REALLY?

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    • CW says:

      So then nobody should he prepared because BVISLANDERS refuse to help themselves? You lot really are the only ones behind so far in recovery. Every other island impacted by the storms took personal responsibility and cleaned up their mess and it continues to this day.
      BUT YOU MAD SOMEBODY DIDNT DO YOUR WORK FOR YOU SO NOW NOBODY SHOULD BE PREPARED? TYPICAL STRUPE COMMENT. TYPICAL STRUPE THINKING.

      TYPICAL STRUPE

  4. Confused says:

    What is prepared again? Lalá land

  5. DDM Act says:

    Has any one seen the DDM Act going through HOA? it gives DDM director and officer the right at any time to enter any premises without homeowner consent. This is far too broad, why aren’t we all up in arms at this?

  6. Gale says:

    Maybe Governor ready to go home.
    People still in community centres.
    No roofs
    Admin Blds not repaired
    Boats and galvanize all over the place.
    Governor responsible for security may face trial after disaster.

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    • CW says:

      Then do something about it instead of whining and typing online. You think the GOVERNOR isn’t aware of problems? They’re YOUR PROBLEMS TOO. I don’t know which HYPOCRITES you belong with:
      A)The Government needs to do it all for me, boohoo I can’t help myself
      Or
      B) the Government taxes too much boohoo, I can’t help myself

      Your bad attitude and STRUPE entitlement hold back the BVI far more than one man you expect to achieve miracles without resources or your childish assistance (doing nothing and wanting handouts)
      GET OFF YOUR COMPUTER AND PHONE AND DO SOMETHING THAT ACTUALLY MATTERS SINCE YOU CLEARLY THINK YOU THE EXPERT

      SMH STRUPES, SAD

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