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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.

November 15th, 2012
Volunteerism: A gateway to career opportunities

By Philomena Robertson

Twelve years ago, fresh out of high school, Cecil Jeffrey embarked on a journey that would ultimately take him along a career path he could not have predicted. Growing up in Purcell Estate on Tortola, Jeffrey dreamed of becoming a chef, cooking delicious, exotic meals and witnessing the delight his innovative cuisine would bring to customers.

November 2nd, 2012
Carrot Bay residents claim of being abandoned during high surf

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Carrot Bay residents are wondering if they were completely forgotten when the recent excessively high surf forced its way past the coastline in their area as well as the shores of Cane Garden Bay.

September 13th, 2012
Tropical storm Nadine in the Atlantic, strengthening expected

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Department of Disaster Management has been monitoring Tropical Storm Nadine located in the North East Atlantic.

August 29th, 2012
UPDATE: Tropical disturbance 42 in the eastern Atlantic

DDM Forecast

Disturbance 42 is along 27W in the eastern Atlantic or approximately 400 miles west south-west of the Cape Verde Islands. It is moving west at about 15 mph.

August 2nd, 2012
4.2Mb Magnitude Earthquake felt in the Virgin Islands

By The Department of Disaster Management

Thursday August 2012 - Preliminary Information according to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 4.2Mb on the Richter scale was felt throughout the Virgin Islands at approximately 1.42pm this afternoon. The report indicated that the epicenter was located near 18.5N and 64.5 West or 10 miles NW of the Valley, Virgin Gorda or 8 miles NNE of East End, Long Look at a depth of at a depth of 23.6 miles.


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