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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.

February 18th, 2019
Walwyn promises Civil Servant increments if NDP is elected

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - Civil Servants can look forward to receiving their long overdue increment monies no later than March 15, 2019, an assurance given by the National Democratic Party (NDP) leader Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL).

December 9th, 2018
New equipment for Fire Service amidst challenges

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), has signed a purchase agreement for five Rapid Response appliances to be used by the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services (VIFRS).

December 7th, 2018
SHAME! Hon Vanterpool regrets condition at Fire Station Building

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With news of some 30 Fire and Rescue Officers working in unsanitary conditions at the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service Building, Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) — in an attempt to damage control the situation — hastily called a press conference late Thursday afternoon, December 6, 2018.

November 20th, 2018
Restroom drama @ Anegada

SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI - Prior to Hurricane Irma of 2017, residents of Anegada, in the Virgin Islands (VI) frequently complained about the tiny, single restroom facility, that was erected at the Ferry Dock, at Setting Point, Anegada.

November 1st, 2018
VI may soon qualify for UK Development Assistance

PARIS, France: British overseas territories hit by natural disasters could get access to foreign aid under plans agreed to by the richest nations according to reports from the BBC.

October 20th, 2018
VI moving on derelict vessels in West End

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI: The removal of abandoned or derelict vessels in the Territory will commence soon in the West End according to a release from the Government Information Service dated October 19th 2018.

September 10th, 2018
Many still roofless as Hurricane approaches

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Many families in the Territory may have to utilise shelters or seek cover with families, friends or neighbours in the likelihood of a severe storm during this hurricane season as one year after their homes were destroyed by Hurricane Irma , they are yet to be fixed.

September 8th, 2018
Gov Jaspert warns against complacency @ Irma Observance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Government of the Virgin Islands’ (VI) call to prayer, reflection and remembrance of September 6, 2017, was met with a scant attendance and a clarion call to guard against complacency in the Territory’s recovery efforts.

September 6th, 2018
One year later the VI is still struggling to recover from Irma

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - One year later, today, September 6, 2018, after Hurricane Irma—a killer category five storm—ripped apart the Virgin Islands (VI), many of the infrastructure remains the same.

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