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May 23rd, 2018
DDM pleads for approximately $200K

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – While addressing the 2018 Standing Finance Committee, Sharleen S. Dabreo, Director of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), pleaded for additional funding to rebuild numerous emergency systems that were destroyed during hurricane Irma and to re-establish programmes within DDM.

April 25th, 2018
Some 80% of shelter animals evacuated last month- BVI Humane Society

JOHNSON’S GHUT, Tortola, VI - Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September of 2017 not only interrupted the lives of residents in the Virgin Islands (VI) and caused death and destruction, but both wild and domestic animals and many pets suffered as well.

April 23rd, 2018
8 mths later: Not even 1 CCTV camera installed; Crime fighting a joke?

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Even before Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria in September of 2017 not even one of the CCTV cameras installed in Road Town was operational. Then came the two category 5 hurricanes that toppled the poles and smashed the cameras on Tortola and Virgin Gorda.

April 19th, 2018
Gov’t settled for mere $11.4M on Admin Complex insurance

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Not even the Government of Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Honourable D. Orlando Smith (AL) can stand up to the giant insurance companies in the Territory.

April 10th, 2018
Standing Finance Committee continues at HoA Chambers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The House of Assembly’s Standing Finance Committee continues at the Chambers in Road Town, Tortola which began last week. It is also the continuation of the Second Sitting of the Third Session of the Third House of Assembly.

January 29th, 2018
RVIPF gets £1.2M from UK

PASEA ESTATE, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has received direct funding from the United Kingdom to assist in its operations, which were hampered following the hurricanes of September 2017.

January 18th, 2018
DDM under fire for no ‘sirens warning system’ during Tsunami alert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- It was on January 10, 2018 that the Government run Department of Disaster Management (DDM) issued via social media and a press release a Tsunami warning for the Territory, following a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that occurred north of Honduras.

November 1st, 2017
Willock warns against borrowing from IMF & World Bank

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party (NDP) Government has been warned against approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank for funding to aid the Territory in its recovery efforts following the devastation of Category 5 Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017.

October 13th, 2017
VI Fire & Rescue is 'flying blind'- Zebalon A. McLean

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Like many departments throughout the territory that were destroyed by category 5 Hurricane Irma, Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue took a severe hit that completely left them blind in the midst of a devastating time.

July 11th, 2017
Step up efforts to solve open criminal cases- Premier Smith to RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Recently, there has been a series of armed robberies and fatal shootings in the territory with hardly anyone being brought to justice.





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