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January 4th, 2018
VI has over 150 derelict vessels post hurricanes Irma & Maria, Remove or else!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- For years we have been hearing about derelict vehicles all over the Virgin Islands (VI). However, the Territory now faces a new problem following hurricanes Irma and Maria that destroyed the islands in September 2017.

January 2nd, 2018
‘I cry for you my people as I see your misery’- Hon Fraser RA

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Noting that no one can ever recall having an entire August Festivity canceled as was the case last year, and neither is there record of a single category 5 Hurricane, let alone two, Opposition Member Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has stated that he has shed tears, had sleepless nights and has even allowed himself to go hungry as he seeks to play his part in helping persons, especially in his constituency, recover following the devastating effects of the hurricanes in September 2017.

January 2nd, 2018
VI still found time to ring in the New Year in party mode

NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI- Despite the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, many in the Virgin Islands were still able to ring in the New Year, 2018, in a festive way.

December 30th, 2017
Help people in 'a meaningful way' to get back in a place to live- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Member of the Opposition and former Minister of Government Honourable Julian Fraser RA (R3) has urged the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government to do more to reach out to home owners and families that would require direct government intervention in order to sustain themselves.

December 30th, 2017
Many persons abandoned @ Peebles Hospital since hurricanes- Source

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Across the territory a number of facilities made accessible as shelters for persons displaced by hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017 are yet to be returned to their initial purpose as they are still housing displaced persons.

December 30th, 2017
The road from Boom to Bust- part A

Dickson Igwe

The following story highlights the centrality of economics in offering direction for disaster recovery. Hurricanes Irma and Maria, add major floods, devastated the Virgin Islands in September 2017. The country is under threat of a long economic recession owing to the September disasters. The correct and appropriate application of economics- scarce resource management- holds the key to a full recovery.

December 27th, 2017
Government releases draft hurricane recovery plans! Done deal?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) has no history of practicing participatory democratic principles. So many were caught by surprise when a few days ago they posted on the Government official website a draft of the post hurricanes Irma and Maria recovery plans, along with the floods of August 2017, claiming that they wanted the public's input into the plan.

December 27th, 2017
Willy T floating restaurant & bar boat destroyed by Hurricane Irma

NORMAN ISLAND, VI- Willy T, one of the Territory's premiere tourist attractions- a floating boat that is also a bar and restaurant moored for years close to The Bight near Norman Island- in the Virgin Islands, was beached by Hurricane Irma in September 2017.

December 23rd, 2017
Hurricane Irma & the dearth of national planning

Dickson Igwe

The economics of disaster stresses the importance of strategic planning for a country.

December 20th, 2017
Night operations resume @ T.B. Lettsome International Airport

BEEF ISLAND, VI- The BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) is pleased to announce the resumption of its night operations.

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