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August 21st, 2020
Territory’s ports to close from today due to Tropical Storm Laura

PORT PURCELL, Tortola, VI- As the Virgin Islands has been placed under a Tropical Storm Warning due to the approaching Tropical Storm Laura, the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) has announced it will be doing a phased closure of its ports facilities across the Territory today, August 21, 2020.

July 24th, 2020
UPDATE: TS Gonzalo weakens but can create hazardous seas for VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– On the heels of a forecasted move west towards the Southern Windward Islands, Tropical Storm Gonzalo has now weakened but still has the potential to re-intensify.

September 16th, 2019
Disturbance 1 becoming better organised; Could track close to VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Disturbance 1 is located about 1200 miles to the east-southeast of Barbados near 10.5N, 42.0W and could impact the Virgin Islands by Saturday, September 21, 2019, according to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) today, September 16, 2019.

February 2nd, 2018
3.6 magnitude earthquake felt in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An earthquake was reportedly felt in the Virgin Islands (VI) at around 7:00 A.M. this morning, February 2, 2018.

January 10th, 2018
Tsunami advisory briefly issued for VI after strong Honduras quake

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A Tsunami advisory was briefly issued for the Virgin Islands (VI) last night, January 9, 2018 by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) after a magnitude-7.6 earthquake struck 27 miles (43 kilometers) off the coast of Honduras.

September 5th, 2017
UPDATE: Hurricane warning issued for VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service has issued a Hurricane Warning for the [British] Virgin Islands.

November 6th, 2013
UPDATE: LIAT, pilots union to meet today


LIAT says it has held discussions with the pilots’ trade union LIALPA following the industrial action Tueasday which left several passengers stranded throughout the regional network. Only a limited number of flights were able to operate from Antigua, Barbados and Trinidad.

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