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June 4th, 2019
Forecasters now predict 'approximately average' Hurricane Season

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The latest forecast for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season warns the region to expect for an “approximately average" season.

April 5th, 2019
Two major hurricanes likely this season - DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Residents of the Virgin Islands (VI), visitors and the public are urged to remain in a state of readiness as the 2019 Hurricane season approaches.

March 28th, 2019
Gov’t develops policy to regularize public transport

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The government of the Virgin Islands (VI) is gearing to regularize its public transportation with discussions underway for the development of a Territorial Transportation Policy and Emergency Response Plan.

November 26th, 2018
Sharleen S. Dabreo to receive MBE at Government House

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Director of the Department of Disaster Management, Ms Sharleen S. DaBreo will be honoured at an investiture ceremony at Government House. She will be awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) Badge.

August 2nd, 2018
VI Gov’t wins compensation claims over 2006 ‘Oil Spill’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) was awarded the sum of $221,935.86 for clean-up costs, as a result of an oil spill that occurred in the VI waters in 2006.

July 27th, 2018
Digicel, DDM turn to technology to protect VI residents

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Following the devastating hurricanes of 2017 in the Virgin Islands (VI), a new ‘Disaster Emergency Notification App’ developed exclusively for the Territory, was launched today June 27, 2018.

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.

May 3rd, 2018
DDM hopes to install emergency warning systems by July

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - During a press conference on Wednesday May 2, 2018 at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) conference room located at the Simms Mini Mall, Sharleen S. Dabreo, Director of DDM stated that her department is aiming to install a majority of the emergency warning systems by July, when the peak of the hurricane season begins.

April 11th, 2018
Another active 2018 hurricane season on the way!

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Some thirty percent of residents and businesses in the Virgin Islands (VI) have not recovered from the ravages of the two powerful category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria of last year.

February 14th, 2018
'Commence disaster preparations early'- DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands has initiated a plan to prepare for what may be another active season, according to the preliminary predictions released in December 2017.

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