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September 10th, 2018
UPDATE: Tropical Storm ‘Isaac’ upgrades to Hurricane status

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Tropical Storm ‘Isaac’ has been upgraded to ‘Hurricane’ status and continues to pose a threat to the Territory, according to the Virgin Islands’ (VI) Department of Disaster Management (DDM), in an advisory issued on Sunday evening, September 9, 2018.

September 8th, 2018
Hearing impairment to be highlighted in lecture series

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A lecture series titled “Oh Be Careful, Little Ears Can You Hear” that will focus on hearing impairment, diagnostics modalities of treatment and speech development will be launched next week.

September 8th, 2018
Gov Jaspert warns against complacency @ Irma Observance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Government of the Virgin Islands’ (VI) call to prayer, reflection and remembrance of September 6, 2017, was met with a scant attendance and a clarion call to guard against complacency in the Territory’s recovery efforts.

September 8th, 2018
Primary Health Services gets new leadership after 5-year absence

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Local specialist Pediatrician with the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) Dr Natasha D. Frett, has been appointed Director of Primary Healthcare Services (PHS), effective September 1, 2018.

September 8th, 2018
Tropical Storm, possible hurricane bears down on VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Two weather systems that are being closely monitored by the Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Disaster Management (DDM), have been upgraded as they approach the Caribbean with a likelihood of reaching the Territory.

September 7th, 2018
PHOTO of the Day: Someone is now without a ride!

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI – Our roving cameras came across a blazing inferno shortly after noon today, September 7, 2018.

September 7th, 2018
St. Lucian Lenius Lendor is new Ports Authority Boss

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - There is now no hope for Mr Claude O. Skelton Cline, returning as Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, since the National Democratic Party (NDP) Cabinet, has approved the recommendation of the entity’s Board of Directors, to hire St Lucian national, Lenius Lendor, to take up the post.

September 7th, 2018
‘I did not take 1 penny from TPP project’- Hon Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Struggling to explain the Tortola Pier Park (TPP) Development and the $40M costs over run and amidst corruption allegations in the public domain, Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), insists “I can honestly and confidently account to you, that not one penny of your funds has been taken by myself.”

September 7th, 2018
Waste collection concerns addressed at community meeting

WEST END, Tortola, VI - Government officials met with residents living in the western communities of Tortola to discuss concerns on recent fires and waste management plans moving forward, according to a Government Information System (GIS), dated September 6, 2018.

September 7th, 2018
UK is not an open cheque book for VI – Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Amidst calls for the United Kingdom (UK) government to inject more monies into the Virgin Islands (VI), to primarily aid in its recovery—after hurricanes Irma and Maria decimated the islands on September 6, 2017—sitting Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert, made it clear, the UK is not an open cheque book to the Territory.



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