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October 31st, 2017
120 animals rescued since hurricanes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was September 5, 2017, the day before Hurricane Irma struck the Virgin Islands with brute force, when Natasha H. Ruscheinski founder and chairperson of PAW BVI, sent out a desperate Facebook post asking for volunteers to foster animals for the Hurricane.

October 29th, 2017
BVIEC has restored one-third of power throughout territory- Premier Smith

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - "We now have 15 to 20 percent of customers on Tortola with power with 50 percent on Virgin Gorda and 80 percent on Anegada."

October 28th, 2017
'No layoffs in the public service'- Premier Smith

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - During a press conference on Thursday, October 26, 2017 streaming live on the Government of the Virgin Islands YouTube page, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL), Premier and Minister of Finance, reassured civil servants that there will be no layoffs.

October 27th, 2017
'We are not ready to allow public to pay bills'- WSD workers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "I think our focus at this point was supposed to be out in the field trying to replace meters or the pipes that were damaged and then when we get the office up and running we allow the public to come."

October 26th, 2017
'No more fool talk': VG residents blast 9th District Rep @ public meeting

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Attempting to cast blame on Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert for not putting a system in place to prevent price gouging following Hurricane Irma, residents of Virgin Gorda would have none of it and blasted their representative Dr The Honourable Hubert O’Neal (R9) and the National Democratic Party Government, saying they do not have the political will to put consumer protection legislation in place.

October 26th, 2017
Residents fearful of not qualifying for household assistance programme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - In light of the recent hurricanes which destroyed several homes and displaced numerous families across the territory, the government launched a Household Assistance Programme.

October 25th, 2017
Looters damaged what Hurricane Irma spared - Business owners

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The following days after Hurricane Irma caused total destruction to the territory, some persons saw this as an opportunity to loot whatever they could from stores and other places of business.

October 24th, 2017
Bank of Asia (BVI) Limited donates 50 generators in support of VI community

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Bank of Asia (BVI) Limited today, October 24, 2017, announced that it is providing the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) Government with 50 Generators to be distributed in the territory

October 24th, 2017
'Money, manpower & materials will say when power is restored'- Leroy A. E. Abraham

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - While the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has been working tirelessly to restore power throughout the territory following Hurricane Irma, it is unclear when full power will be restored.

October 23rd, 2017
Overseas linemen feeling the VI love & appreciation

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the passage of the monstrous Category 5 Hurricane Irma that left no stone unturned and the territory in a state of total darkness, 44 linemen from seven different countries arrived to assist the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) with power restoration.

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