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November 30th, 2019
'Rethink procurement rules after natural disasters' - E. Benito Wheatley

WASHINGTON DC, USA - Mr E. Benito Wheatley, the Virgin Islands (VI) Special Envoy for the Government, has called on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and international partners to reexamine approaches to procurement after a natural disaster.

September 1st, 2017
Irma still a category 3 hurricane

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) announced today, September 1, 2017 that the Virgin Islands should ‘intensify preparations’ as Irma is now a category 3 Hurricane and is expected to get stronger as it approaches the territory and other neighbouring islands.

August 12th, 2017
Floods, storms, & very human responses

Dickson Igwe

A tropical wave that dropped over 8 inches of rain on the Virgin Islands left Tortola severely damaged through flooding. The rain damage also exposed human frailty, nastiness, and courage.

October 31st, 2015
Beware monster weed

By Dickson Igwe

Sargassum is destroying Mexico’s tourism economy. Could the monster weed do the same thing in the wider Caribbean? The following narrative is an extract from the Washington Post of October 28, 2015, a story titled, “Mexico deploys its navy to face its latest threat: Monster seaweed.”

November 4th, 2012
VI govt concerned about US-based VIslanders affected by Sandy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith says the Virgin Islands empathises with the United States following a battering from Hurricane Sandy last week and which has claimed many lives and left lots of damage in its wake.

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