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July 10th, 2019
12 companies submit bids for removal of derelict boats across VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Sunken vessels in waters and damaged and abandoned boats on land throughout the Virgin Islands are grim reminders of the destruction of Hurricane Irma that hit the territory on September 6, 2019. They also give the impression the territory has been struggling in its recovery efforts.

July 5th, 2019
We have forgotten Irma & returned to our evil ways- Jennie N. Wheatley

EAST END, Tortola, VI-It was said by many that when Hurricane Irma ravaged the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017, it brought about a relationship among many that was never seen before, as persons united to not only relate their experience but to also begin the arduous clean-up work.

June 27th, 2019
Local author launches 'captivating' book: Irma Brings Love

EAST END, Tortola, VI - September 6, 2017 is a day marked in the minds of many with destruction and devastation, and rightly so. However, one local author is trying to change that view, to get persons to look at all the positives of Irma instead of focusing on the negatives.

June 14th, 2019
JvD holds remnants of NDP neglect & hurricanes Irma & Maria

GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI- While many residents have praised the now ruling Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government and have expressed hope they will do a good job, the sister island of Jost van Dyke (JvD) is still not fully out of the woods.

June 8th, 2019
Cows graze freely @ East End Police Station

EAST END, Tortola, VI - "Irma is no excuse," remarked resident Neil Nicholson when directing a Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) Reporter to a Facebook post where no less than ten cows were photographed recently in and around the compound of the East End Police Station.

May 24th, 2019
Security plan set for 2019 hurricane season - Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As preparations continue for the upcoming 2019 hurricane season in the Virgin Islands (VI), Governor Augustus J. U Jaspert aka ‘Gus’ has indicated that a security plan is already in place in the event of a hurricane hitting the territory, which could result in things getting out of hand.

May 11th, 2019
‘Ready yourselves for 2019 hurricane season’ – Skelton-Cline

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Social Commentator and ZBVI 780am ‘Honestly Speaking’ radio host, Claud O. Skelton-Cline has issued a clarion call to both the Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka ‘Gus’ in addition to Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) to ensure that the Virgin Islands (VI) is well prepared ahead of the upcoming 2019 hurricane season.

May 10th, 2019
‘Not a lot of positive things said about RVIPF since Irma’- CoP Matthews

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) now has a book that encapsulates the “Irma experiences” of its officers.

April 12th, 2019
180 derelict vehicles cleared from VG

VIRGIN GORDA, VI – On April 5 to April 7, 2019, 180 derelict vehicles were collected and transported off Virgin Gorda (VG) in a continued effort to clean up the Virgin Islands (VI) after Hurricane Irma and Maria of 2017 wreaked havoc on the territory.

March 20th, 2019
Hurricane 2019: Lower probability of the heavy storms predicted

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert urging citizens be ready for the 2019 hurricane season, the Sun Sentinel storm watcher website has predicted that it is anticipating a lower probability of the heavy storm activity that characterized the past three years.

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