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April 11th, 2021
LIAT suspends services due to volcanic activity

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – LIAT has suspended all flights in the southern part of its network as of Friday, April 9, 2021, due to the volcanic activity in St Vincent.

April 19th, 2019
Firefighters battle brush blaze late into night @ Mayaba

MAYABA, Tortola, VI- Firefighters of the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services were late into the night and early this morning, April 19, 2019 battling a brush fire that threatened to encroach on nearby homes at Mayaba, on the main island of Tortola.

April 25th, 2018
Some 80% of shelter animals evacuated last month- BVI Humane Society

JOHNSON’S GHUT, Tortola, VI - Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September of 2017 not only interrupted the lives of residents in the Virgin Islands (VI) and caused death and destruction, but both wild and domestic animals and many pets suffered as well.

September 5th, 2017
Some Anegadians standing firm as hurricane Irma approaches

SETTING POINT, Anegada, VI – Hurricane Irma has been described by forecasters as a monster and was today, September 5, 2017 listed as a Category 5 hurricane, which is forecast to hit the Virgin Islands on Wednesday September 6, 2017.

July 16th, 2017
Bomb threat @ airport in St Croix prompts evacuation


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A bomb threat on Delta Airlines on Saturday afternoon, July 15, 2017 forced a temporary evacuation at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport in St Croix, US Virgin Islands (USVI), according to information provided by 911, which was relayed to The Consortium by [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte.

October 2nd, 2016
Residents concerned about VI students in Jamaica

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Several residents are of the opinion that the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) should have moved to evacuate locals studying in Jamaica as Hurricane Matthew threatens.

November 30th, 2015
UPDATE: ‘All clear’ issued @ Road Town Banco Popular

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - After being evacuated from the bank along with others who rent space in the Banco Popular Building, in Road Town, the Virgin Islands Capital City, after 8:00 AM today November 30, 2015 all have been returned to the building.

November 6th, 2015
UPDATE: RVIPF confirm Riteway Pasea bomb threat a hoax

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Police have confirmed that yesterday’s November 5, 2015 bomb threat at Riteway Shopping Centre in Pasea was a hoax and that they are searching for the person who made the call.

March 22nd, 2013
UPDATE: Battery leak source of 'unpleasant' fumes at Commercial Court- McLean

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chief Fire Officer Mr Zebalon McLean has confirmed to Virgin Islands News Online that the source of the fumes that forced the evacuation of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Commercial Division building in Road Town this morning March 22, 2013 was from a damaged back-up battery in the building and not a gas leak as was suspected by some persons.

February 8th, 2013
UPDATE: Valve explosion caused chlorine leak at water plant -MCW Minister

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was a valve that had exploded while it was being opened by an employee that caused the chlorine leak at the Baugher's Bay Desalination Plant on February 6, 2013.

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