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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 8th, 2017
Flash flood watch in effect for VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorologist Service announced today, Wednesday November 8, 2017, the the virgin Islands is under a flash flood watch.

September 1st, 2017
Irma still a category 3 hurricane

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) announced today, September 1, 2017 that the Virgin Islands should ‘intensify preparations’ as Irma is now a category 3 Hurricane and is expected to get stronger as it approaches the territory and other neighbouring islands.

August 30th, 2017
Tropical Storm Irma strengthens as it approaches the VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) announced today, August 30, 2017 that Tropical storm Irma is forming in the western Atlantic and as a result it may affect the Virgin Islands (VI) as it continues to strengthen.

August 28th, 2017
Another tropical wave approaching the VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Virgin Islands is expected to experience more showers as another tropical wave will affect the territory from today, Monday August 28, 2017.

August 18th, 2017
TS Harvey poses no threat to territory

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Tropical Storm Harvey will affect other Caribbean countries, however, the Virgin Islands can breathe a sigh of relief as Tropical Storm Harvey will pass to the south of the territory during the next 24 hours.

August 12th, 2017
Another tropical wave approaching as VI reels from flash floods

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the Territory still reeling from a tropical wave on August 7, 2017 that saw flash floods wreaking havoc especially on Tortola, another tropical wave is heading our way and is expected to impact the Virgin Islands around Monday, August 14, 2017.

August 10th, 2017
Government offices & most businesses open today August 10, 2017

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the Virgin Islands (VI) is recouping from the August 7, 2017 flash flood that caused severe losses and damages to infrastructure and property especially on the main Island of Tortola, all Government services and some businesses have now been opened today August 10, 2017.

June 1st, 2016
2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season starts today June 1

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts today June 1, 2016 and ends on November 30, 2016.

December 15th, 2015
'Insurance is not just a bank loan requirement’ – Evan T. Inniss-Springer

WICKHAM’S CAY II, Tortola, VI – Deputy Director of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Evan T. Inniss-Springer is of the view that many persons have a wrong perception as to what insurance is and the faster they get it right the better.

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