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October 22nd, 2023
Tammy, the hurricane that never was!

Virgin Islands News Online editorial

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Virgin Islands (VI) was on high alert. A category 1 hurricane named Tammy was on its way to the Territory.

September 11th, 2022
Damages by Irma a 'misrepresentation' of VI’s building standards- Hon Fraser

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following extensive damages to homes by Category 5 Hurricane Irma on September 6, 2017, the Virgin Islands government at the time almost immediately stated the territory’s building codes were going to be reviewed.

September 5th, 2022
VI Project Planning, Programming & Progress

Edgar Leonard

The following familiar motto is attributable to Benjamin Franklin, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Another familiar slogan for the British Army is, “preparation prevents piss poor performance.” The US Army equivalent is, “prior planning prevents piss poor performance.”

June 9th, 2022
We need to be 'more conscious of what we eat'- Health Minister

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Health and Social Development Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) is encouraging everyone working in the food industry to handle and prepare food responsibly so that it is safe and suitable for consumption.

June 1st, 2021
Today, June 1 is official start of 2021 Atlantic hurricane season

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially began today, June 1, 2021, and, fortunately, there are no storms in sight for at least the next five days, the National Hurricane Center has said.

August 31st, 2020
VI residents 'stock up' for possible 2-week complete lockdown

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Many across the Territory have taken the advice of Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A Fahie (R1) seriously and from the break of day, August 31, 2020, began flocking to supermarkets and even hardware stores to stock up on supplies and other essentials in the event Cabinet decides on a 14-day complete lockdown.

July 30th, 2020
Remain vigilant in face of global pandemic & active hurricane season- Premier Fahie

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Although no major damages were reported in the Virgin Islands following the passage of Potential Tropical Cyclone 9 late July 29, 2020, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has urged the Territory to remain vigilant in the face of a global pandemic and an already active Atlantic Hurricane Season.

June 10th, 2020
BVICCHA encourages proactive action in preparing for 2020 Hurricane Season

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- In light of the significant impact of COVID-19 on our businesses, human resource and economy, coupled with the potential impact of the 2020 Hurricane Season, the British Virgin Islands Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) strongly urges the Private Sector and the Public Sector to take proactive measures in safeguarding all human resource, other resources and operations due to the threat of the highly active predicted 2020 Hurricane Season.

June 2nd, 2020
Ghut clearing & shelter inspection continue as ‘active hurricane season' begins

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- “Now, there is another challenge brewing—an active hurricane season—to test the indomitable spirit of the Virgin Islands people,” remarked Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) as he assured the Territory Government is continuing to do its part to ‘Be Ready’ for the Atlantic Hurricane Season which officially began on June 1, 2020, and ends November 30, 2020.

January 21st, 2020
DDM continues to ‘closely’ monitor seismic activity in region

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- With daily earthquakes in the Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands region, some of which have been felt in the [British] Virgin Islands, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has been monitoring the situation closely while urging the public to have their emergency plans in place, including in the event of a tsunami.

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