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November 15th, 2017
'No point in state of emergency before Hurricane Irma' - Premier Smith

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - The day after category 5 hurricane Irma destroyed the territory, there was widespread looting of many businesses. Then, His Excellency Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert declared a state of emergency where the UK military and the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) officers were called upon to maintain law and order.

November 13th, 2017
West End burial ground gets a post-Irma clean-up

WEST END, Tortola, VI - First District resident Mr MacDonald 'Mac' Smith recently had to deal with the sudden death of his wife; however, that did not deter him from assisting with the recovery process in his district.

November 12th, 2017
First District businesses donate to school

WEST END, Tortola, VI - Persons in the First District community are continuing to play their part on the road to recovery following Hurricane Irma that ravaged the territory two months.

November 10th, 2017
Nadia V. Christopher has died; Civil servants, family in mourning

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Ministry of Communications and Works, the Public Works Department and the wider public sector, as well as immediate family and friends, were thrown into a state of shock and heartbreak with the passing yesterday November 9, 2017 of young Virgin Islander, Ms Nadia V. Christopher.

November 9th, 2017
'Some officers lost everything, slept on floors, yet reported for duty'- CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Despite losing everything following the passage of Hurricane Irma two months ago, members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) reported for duty while still trying to secure what was left of their homes.

November 7th, 2017
Fire & Rescue officers applaud post-Irma support session

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue officers are recommending the Project Uplifting group support sessions offered specifically for public officers.

November 7th, 2017
'Not enough support from Gov't for clean up efforts'- First District residents

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI - The first district communities led by Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1), Leader of the Opposition, have bonded together to clean-up their district since the passage of Hurricane Irma one month ago; however, while they did not wait on Government to act they are still disappointed that support has been lacking.

November 6th, 2017
'Hurricane Irma gave me my first step into teaching'- Delight S. A. Bagot

EAST END, Tortola, VI - "I feel kind of bad to say that Irma helped me to get the first step towards what I want to be but that’s how it happened."

November 3rd, 2017
Aubrey M. Levons has died; Businessman & prominent voice of Anegada

SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- The Virgin Islands, and more so the Anegada community and his immediate family, have been in shock with the sudden passing of prominent Virgin Islander and Anegada resident, Mr Aubrey M. Levons.

November 2nd, 2017
Hurricane Irma 'tested me thoroughly'- CoP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "Not many commissioners of police can say that they were in charge of policing when the biggest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic hit a capitol and wiped out the territory and there is no training book for that. But what it did do? It tested me thoroughly. It tested my force thoroughly."

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