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March 18th, 2019
Be in “Ready Mode” for 2019 hurricane season – Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the 2019 hurricane season just three months away, Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert is urging residents to take the necessary measures to be prepared while the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) do their parts.

August 2nd, 2018
RDA & DWM begins aggressive debris clearance programme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) and the Department of Waste Management (DWM) has partnered to clean up debris on Tortola and Jost van Dyke left from the passages of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

June 13th, 2018
Hon Pickering discuss VI & UK relations in wake of ‘public registers’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr the Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7) and United Kingdom (UK) Overseas Territories (OT) Minister, Lord Ahmad, on June 12, 2018, held bilateral talks over the ‘public registers' of beneficial ownership, preparations for the 2018 hurricane season, and the recovery of the Virgin Islands (VI).

May 19th, 2018
‘Cabinet comfortable VI will be ready for hurricane season’ – Dr Kedrick D. Pickering

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Acting Premier, Dr The Honourable Kedrick D. Pickering (R7), stated that the Virgin Islands (VI) will be prepared for the peak of the 2018 hurricane season which is said to be above average, while adding that Cabinet is “comfortable” based on the information they have received from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

May 6th, 2018
Where will the 2018 Tortola festival be held?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A few weeks ago the Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn (AL) told a local radio station that the 2018 August Festival on Tortola will happen.

May 3rd, 2018
DDM hopes to install emergency warning systems by July

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During a press conference on Wednesday May 2, 2018 at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) conference room located at the Simms Mini Mall, Sharleen S. Dabreo, Director of DDM stated that her department is aiming to install a majority of the emergency warning systems by July, when the peak of the hurricane season begins.

February 15th, 2018
Residents fearful about upcoming hurricane season

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Residents of the territory are expressing they are fearful that their homes might not be ready for the upcoming hurricane season which is said to likely be very active.

February 14th, 2018
'Commence disaster preparations early'- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands has initiated a plan to prepare for what may be another active season, according to the preliminary predictions released in December 2017.

August 12th, 2017
Another tropical wave approaching as VI reels from flash floods

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Territory still reeling from a tropical wave on August 7, 2017 that saw flash floods wreaking havoc especially on Tortola, another tropical wave is heading our way and is expected to impact the Virgin Islands around Monday, August 14, 2017.

May 31st, 2013
NDP Playing games; Fears high for hurricane season – Hon. Fahie

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI - A number of persons have expressed the fear that their homes and communities are at serious risk of destruction from the expected very active hurricane season which starts tomorrow June 1, 2013.

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