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April 3rd, 2024
Sister Islands Programme Unit seeking emergency response volunteers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Sister Islands Programme Unit is seeking Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers from Anegada, Virgin Gorda and Jost van Dyke for disaster response.

September 16th, 2022
Jasen H. Penn confirmed as Director of DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Mr Jason H. Penn, the brother of Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8) has been confirmed as Director for the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), having acted in the position since January 1, 2021.

January 7th, 2021
Opposition Leader has ‘no objections’ to VI’s Disaster Management under local Gov’t

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Legislators on both sides of the aisle in the House of Assembly (HoA) have been united and firm on the position that the portfolio of disaster management should be the responsibility of local government and that there should be a limiting of the Governor's powers as the Virgin Islands moves forward to achieve more autonomy from the United Kingdom (UK).

January 7th, 2021
‘We have to make a national plan for disaster’- Hon Smith

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – While supporting the move to have disaster management placed under the purview of Local Government, Deputy Speaker of the Virgin Islands House of Assembly (HoA) and At-Large representative, Hon Neville A. Smith has called for the formulation of a national disaster plan.

January 6th, 2021
Inexperienced Governor was calling the shots after Irma- Hon Fraser

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – Senior Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly, Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) says an inexperienced Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert, mere days after arrival in the territory under the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, was ‘calling the shots’ in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria of 2017.

January 5th, 2021
Local Gov't should have oversight of Disaster Management- Premier Fahie

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – In a lengthy presentation to kick off the 2021 legislative year, Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has focused on the need for the Virgin Islands to continue on the path to self-determination and for local government to have oversight of disaster management under the proposed Disaster Management Act, 2019, rather than the Governor.

May 25th, 2012
HLSCC to Offer Disaster Management Course Online

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- An online course in disaster management, targeting local and regional students, will be offered at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College from the upcoming Fall Semester.

February 17th, 2012
VI represented at CDEMA Sub-Regional Meeting

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Two public officers from the Virgin Islands attended the
second annual consultation among senior government officials of the eastern subregion of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency(CDEMA) system which was held in Antigua and Barbuda and hosted by the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS).

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