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June 25th, 2015
DDM signs partnership agreement with BVIAA & IABVI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – It was a signature event this morning June 25, 2015 for the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) as it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) and the Insurance Associations of the BVI (IABVI).

March 25th, 2015
Magistrate's Court staff & prisoners left behind in Tsunami drill

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management today March 25, 2015 carried out its National Earthquake/Tsunami Simulation Exercise: Carib Wave/LANTEX 2015 to assess the readiness of the territory in the eventuality of such disasters happening.

October 12th, 2014
UPDATE: Hurricane Watch/TS Warning issued for VI – DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A tropical storm (TS) warning and hurricane watch have been issued for the Virgin Islands by the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services, upgrading from the tropical storm watch issued earlier today October 12, 2014.

August 1st, 2014
UPDATE: TS Bertha strengthens; VI Govt agencies prepared

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) of the Virgin Islands has issued subsequent updates to their Tropical Storm (TS) warning issued early this morning August 1, 2014, saying that Tropical Storm Bertha – said to be headed to the Virgin Islands – has strengthened slightly.

August 28th, 2013
UPDATE: ZBVI Radio experiencing disparities with new tower & old tuner

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – The Management of ZBVI Radio is reporting that its transmission service has not been restored to the level as anticipated with the erecting of its new tower hence its listeners will have to wait a while more as it seeks to rectify the problem.

August 23rd, 2013
Cruise pier study finds suspected ‘dead reef’ very much alive

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Cruise Pier Development project has found that what was initially suspected to be a ‘dead reef’ is very much alive. These were among some of the many disclosures made yesterday, August 22, 2013 by Executive Director of Environmental Systems BVI, Dr Cassander Titley-O’Neal whose company was contracted to conduct the study.

February 25th, 2013
RFA Wave Knight To Visit British Virgin Islands

ROAD TOWN, Tortola,VI - The Naval Support Ship RFA WAVE KNIGHT will arrive in Road Town on the 5th March for the day, before proceeding to anchor to complete her three day visit during her deployment to the region on Atlantic Patrol Tasking North (APT(N)). This is a year round commitment to the region in support of Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) and Counter Narcotics Operations.

January 12th, 2013
DDM runs first ever cruise disaster simulation exercise

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The level of preparedness of the relevant sectors that would have to respond to any incidents involving cruise ships, was put to the test yesterday January 11, 2013, for the first time in the history of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) of the Virgin Islands.

January 7th, 2013
DDM to host 'Operation Tropic Hit' simulation exercise Friday, Jan 11

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is hosting a Simulation Exercise “Operation Tropic Hit” on Friday January 11, 2013 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 12 noon.

January 3rd, 2013
UPDATE: Roles in Disaster Preparedness a major focus for new DDM Deputy Director

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has embarked on a fact finding mission to determine the extent of Disaster preparedness and the extent of the involvement and awareness of persons, as the first phase of developing a work plan for the department in order not to “shoot bullets in the dark” when it comes to dealing with the issue.





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