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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.

December 19th, 2017
Hurricanes brought out the best & worst in some- Hon Maduro-Caines

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Known to speak her mind, Sixth District Representative Hon Alvera Maduro-Caines used her opportunity to speak in the House of Assembly on December 13, 2017 to praise the good work some have been doing following hurricanes Irma and Maria but also lamented and condemned the "evil and bad-minded treatment" some have meted out to others.

December 17th, 2017
Some 240 enter Scotiabank 5K Charity Walk/Run

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Persons on the main island of Tortola came out in large numbers on December 16, 2017 to run or walk in support of the BVI Autism Centre, which was damaged by Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017.

December 16th, 2017
UPDATE: TAG car show in full gear @ TPP

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Tortola Auto Group (TAG) car show is off to a rollicking start at the Tortola Pier Park (TPP) today, December 16, 2017.

December 16th, 2017
iSmart set to make 3 persons dreams come through for Christmas

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Hurricane Irma has left many persons without many of the luxuries they are accustomed to while they battle to get their lives back to some semblance of normality. iSmart seeks to ease the load of three lucky persons in their iSmart Make a Dream Come Through Contest.

December 16th, 2017
Jack Trickle Down or Jill bottom up?

Dickson Igwe

The following story highlights the centrality of economics in disaster recovery, post Hurricane Irma, for the Virgin Islands. Hurricanes Irma and Maria, add major floods, devastated the Virgin Islands in September 2017.

December 14th, 2017
Finally a sense of normalcy! Electricity being restored to North Sound

NORTH SOUND, Virgin Gorda, VI – Some residents of North Sound, Virgin Gorda, can now breathe a sigh of relief as electricity has been restored to their homes and businesses.



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