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November 18th, 2017
National Emergency Operations Centre to be deactivated Nov 20

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has announced that the National Emergency Operations Centre, which was put in place following Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, will be deactivated on Monday November 20, 2017.

November 17th, 2017
‘Seriously governor? Singing & dancing for the Prince?’- Cromwell Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert has been criticised for including ‘singing and dancing’ in the programme for the visit of Prince of Wales, Charles P. A. George.

November 13th, 2017
Premier scoffs & labels ‘Fake News’ report that Gov Jaspert is a hero

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) today November 13, 2017 in the House of Assembly, while responding to a question from Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3), called reports written in the international media that Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert was hailed as a hero, Fake News.

October 20th, 2017
Curfew hours now 11:00 PM to 6:00 AM- Governor Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - His Excellency the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert announced today, Friday October 20, 2017 that the ongoing curfew will be further relaxed.

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 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 5th, 2017
State of Emergency ends midnight, curfew to continue

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The State of Emergency called by Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert a day after Hurricane Irma devastated the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017 will end at midnight, however, the curfew will remain in place until Government sees it necessary to lift.

September 28th, 2017
21 inmates from VI transferred to prison in St Lucia

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some news outlets have inaccurately reported that all prisoners from Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) in Balsam Ghut, Tortola have been sent packing to St Lucia.

September 26th, 2017
'Time to lift curfew Mr Governor'- Julian Willock

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Mr. Julian Willock, a former Permanent Secretary with the Virgin Islands Government, businessman and an astute writer and speaker on local, regional and international politics, has called on the United Kingdom (UK) appointed Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka 'Gus' to lift the curfew immediately.

September 25th, 2017
HoA to meet soon to consider removal of State of Emergency

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Almost three weeks after Hurricane Irma devastated the Virgin Islands (VI), leaving death, homelessness, chaos, looting and confusion, with no one clear as to who is in charge, the House of Assembly (HoA) is to meet.

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