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January 20th, 2020
Warehouse found in PR filled with emergency supplies since Sept 2017

VI CONSORTIUM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced fired the heads of Puerto Rico’s housing and family departments Sunday, January 19, 2020 in the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency supplies dating from Hurricane Maria.

October 19th, 2019
Study: Hurricanes Irma & Maria resulted in hundreds of deaths

VI CONSORTIUM

ST. THOMAS, USVI- A new study published by the American Journal of Public Health has drastically increased the death toll resulting from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the territory as reported by the United States Virgin Islands Government, which, as of today, still stands at 5.

August 28th, 2019
Police ready to combat looters this hurricane season

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Commissioner of Police Mr Michael B. Matthews has assured that the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is primed and ready for any type of crime or looting that may occur should a catastrophe hit the territory this hurricane season.

May 24th, 2019
Security plan set for 2019 hurricane season - Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As preparations continue for the upcoming 2019 hurricane season in the Virgin Islands (VI), Governor Augustus J. U Jaspert aka ‘Gus’ has indicated that a security plan is already in place in the event of a hurricane hitting the territory, which could result in things getting out of hand.

March 20th, 2019
Hurricane 2019: Lower probability of the heavy storms predicted

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With Governor of the Virgin Islands, His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert urging citizens be ready for the 2019 hurricane season, the Sun Sentinel storm watcher website has predicted that it is anticipating a lower probability of the heavy storm activity that characterized the past three years.

March 18th, 2019
Be in “Ready Mode” for 2019 hurricane season – Gov Jaspert

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - With the 2019 hurricane season just three months away, Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) His Excellency Augustus J. U. Jaspert is urging residents to take the necessary measures to be prepared while the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) do their parts.

November 1st, 2018
VI may soon qualify for UK Development Assistance

PARIS, France: British overseas territories hit by natural disasters could get access to foreign aid under plans agreed to by the richest nations according to reports from the BBC.

April 17th, 2018
Tales from Tortola Pt 2

Thomas C. Famous

If one were feeling adventurous they would jump into the water on south shore Bermuda, point their compass due south and head out to open sea.

March 30th, 2018
Trinidad blanks support for Dominica at OAS meeting

WASHINGTON, United States— Trinidad and Tobago has blanked support for hurricane-ravaged Dominica that was seeking to get a waiver on its assessed quota contribution to the Organization of American States (OAS) for the 2018-2019 period.

November 30th, 2017
Hurricane season ends today; Irma, Maria to be retired!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season ends today, November 30, 2017, however, it will definitely go down in the Virgin Islands and other areas ravaged by hurricanes as one of the most unforgettable.

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