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January 8th, 2020
'Be ready for the possibility of an earthquake'- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following an onslaught of strong earthquakes hitting neighbouring Puerto Rico and more recently Dominica and surrounding islands, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has warned the people of the Virgin Islands (VI) to be ready for the possibilities of an earthquake hitting the territory.

January 6th, 2020
‘Water & Sewerage a disaster’- Hon Mark H. Vanterpool

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Opposition member Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4) has lamented the massive disparity between the revenue and expenditure of the Water and Sewerage Department (W&SD) and is calling for it to be governed by a statutory body.

July 21st, 2019
DDM trains 72 teens as emergency responders

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Some 72 teens from schools across the Virgin Islands have responded to the call to be trained as emergency responders.

June 1st, 2019
‘We are not as prepared’ – Premier warns as 2019 Hurricane Season starts

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – With the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially beginning today, June 1, 2019, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has reiterated earlier calls from both the Governor of the Virgin Islands (VI) Mr Augustus J. U. Jaspert aka ‘Gus’ and the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) for the people of the territory to get ready and be prepared for the storms.

May 4th, 2019
Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel In! as DDM Info & Education Manager

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former Journalist and Editor of The BVI Welcome, Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel has been appointed Manager of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Information and Education department.

April 1st, 2019
Insurance companies buy insurance too - Kishma A. Baronville

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - General Manager of Colonial Insurances, Ms Kishma A. Baronville has unveiled that insurance companies buy coverage from other insurance companies around the world, and thus, this makes it impossible for there not to be a rise in premiums to policyholders.

May 21st, 2018
Ministry Of Health receives Telecommunications Kit

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Health Disaster Coordinator, Dr Ronald E. Georges received a communications kit today to support efforts towards the re-establishment of the health sector’s emergency telecommunications network.

May 12th, 2018
There is no dream, without learning

Dickson Igwe

What type of learning culture is required to take the Virgin Islands into the next epoch in its history and development?

November 18th, 2017
$3.5 billion & counting: the true cost of Irma

Dickson Igwe

The following story is an ongoing assessment of the economics of disaster. It is a narrative on the economic effects of Hurricane Irma to the Virgin Islands.

October 10th, 2017
Extraordinary communication methods after USVI hurricanes


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its federal and territorial partners are working hard to restore hurricane-battered communications systems on the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), the agency recently announced.


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