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December 14th, 2023
NEOC building expected to be completed within 4th quarter of 2024

McNAMARA, Tortola, VI- The construction of the new National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) in McNamara, Tortola is progressing, with the concrete roof pour now complete.

November 6th, 2023
High insurance cost continues to be a huge concern in VI– Hon Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour and Trade, Hon Lorna G. Smith (AL), OBE has laid out a plan to tackle the high cost of local insurance, which she says remains a huge concern in the Virgin Islands (VI).

November 5th, 2023
VI Gov’t requesting bids for proposed Home Renovation on Anegada

THE SETTLEMENT, Anegada, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands, led by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7), is continuing its bid to repair homes damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017.

September 6th, 2023
The high cost of insurance: VI @ the crossroads in a high risk region

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) spoke briefly about climate change on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, during the Questions and Answers period at the continuation of the Second Sitting of the First Session of the Fifth House of Assembly (HoA).

December 25th, 2022
'Tis the season to be jolly'- Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA

SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI- Opposition Leader Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) is not sugar coating the fact that the recently passed national budget for 2023 leaves a lot to be desired, including for seniors and infrastructural development, but has said there are still a lot of things to be grateful for this Christmas season.

June 1st, 2022
Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts today, June 1, 2022

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts today, June 1, 2022, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted a 65 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 25 percent chance of a near-normal season and a 10 percent chance of a below-normal season.

June 20th, 2021
Hurricane 2021: Plan evacuations now should storms arrive - DDM

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is urging residents of the Virgin Islands (VI) to start making emergency evacuation plans now, ahead of the arrival of potential storms for the 2021 Hurricane season.

May 25th, 2021
Unity will get us through CoI ‘man-made disaster’ & pandemic– Dr the Hon Wheatley

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI – Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has called on the Virgin Islands to unite against the current challenges facing the territory.

April 11th, 2021
Above average hurricane season predicted for 2021

COLORADO, USA- After the most ferocious hurricane season on record in 2020, top hurricane forecasters on Thursday, April 8, 2021, said we should expect another active, above-normal season again this year.

February 17th, 2021
New state-of-the-art NEOC building will help 'save lives'- Gov Rankin

McNAMARA, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) will soon get a state-of-the-art building that will be able to withstand hurricane-force winds and keep comfortable and secure the people who selflessly work to keep the territory safe during and after disasters.

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