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October 14th, 2017
Hurricane Irma, destruction & loss

Dickson Igwe

The following story is part of a series on Hurricane Irma: A STORY OF DISASTER: HURRICANE IRMA AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS. Hurricane Irma, a monster Hurricane, struck the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. Irma was the strongest hurricane to have visited the Caribbean in recorded history. Its impact to the Virgin Islands meant the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. Irma was the Virgin Islands 911.

October 13th, 2017
VI Fire & Rescue is 'flying blind'- Zebalon A. McLean

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Like many departments throughout the territory that were destroyed by category 5 Hurricane Irma, Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue took a severe hit that completely left them blind in the midst of a devastating time.

October 12th, 2017
Education Centers up & running for 3-8 year olds

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Tents are being pitched throughout the territory as Education Centres for children between the ages of three to eight.

October 10th, 2017
Classes for ESHS students begin in Pasea Estate

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI - The Old Clarence Thomas building located in Pasea Estate is the new home for the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS), which began operations yesterday October 9, 2017 for grades 10-12 students.

October 9th, 2017
Roads strewn with rocks following heavy rainfall

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With the mountain sides still partially stripped of vegetation following the passage of Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, heavy rains associated with a tropical wave caused heaps of rocks to come tumbling down on roadways across Tortola, the main island of the Virgin Islands (UK) last night into this morning, October 9, 2017.

October 8th, 2017
UK military recognised for service to VI

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - During a joint press conference with His Excellency the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert and Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) on Thursday October 5, 2017, the UK military was recognised for their service in the territory with a VI Badge of Honour.

October 8th, 2017
Digicel donates generator to Mighty Scatliffe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the passing of hurricane Irma, Althea Scatliffe Primary School (ASPS) was one among many schools damaged. As a result, this delayed the new semester and many parents were left with unanswered questions.

October 7th, 2017
Hurricane Irma destroyed statues of our local heroes

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Category 5 Hurricane Irma that hit the Virgin Islands (VI) on September 6, 2017, which caused much destruction, homelessness, death and panic in the streets for food and gasoline, has not left anything untouched.

October 7th, 2017
'I'm pleased you were the Governor @ this time'- Hon Walwyn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Government officials, residents and religious leaders gathered at the Queen Elizabeth II Park yesterday, Friday October 6, 2017 to commemorate the one month anniversary of the passage of Hurricane Irma, the Category 5 hurricane that ripped through the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017 leaving a path of destruction, homelessness and despair.

October 6th, 2017
Curfew violators could face $1000 fine, 3 months in jail

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - During the Tenth Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) on Thursday October 5, 2017 at the Save the Seed Energy Center in Duff's Bottom, Tortola, the Curfew Act 2017 was passed in order to give the government power to impose a curfew without the governor declaring a State of Emergency.

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