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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.

November 7th, 2017
Cotton tours adopted home after Irma & Maria

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI – United States Virgin Islander Jharel L. Cotton and fellow local baseball stars have visited their adopted home, the US Virgin Islands (USVI), in the wake of the devastating storms that besieged the Territory back in September.

October 22nd, 2017
Holiday?- Really?- When did we all go mad???

Alred C. Frett

Recovery shouldn’t be Good enough for One until it’s Good enough for All

We are still deep in the Aftermath and Dilemma of Irma and Maria and what was once easily survivable is now a challenge to Life and Limb…

October 2nd, 2017
‘We cannot do this alone, we need help'- Kenneth E. Mapp

VI CONSORTIUM

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Governor Kenneth E. Mapp on Saturday, September 30, 2017 issued a statement on the devastation Hurricanes Irma and Maria wreaked upon the US Virgin Islands (USVI), his administration’s efforts — along with that of the Federal Emergency Management Agency — in responding to the storms, and his vision for a USVI that is more prepared to face the ever-growing threat of super storms.

September 27th, 2017
Moving forward after Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Alred C. Frett

Thanks to those who have helped in this time of need and let’s not be overly critical if we receive less than we were promised – That is the game of Politics and we do not know their most recent situation – Maybe they are worse off now or maybe they are Persons whom we discriminated against in the past… What is far more important is whether we help each other and thereby help ourselves.

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