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December 1st, 2023
2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season ends with 20 named storms

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI — The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ended on Thursday, November 30, 2023, has been one of above-normal activity, marked by several impactful storms and unique weather patterns.

October 22nd, 2023
UPDATE: Tammy passes but VI told to monitor 'feeder bands'

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The centre of Hurricane Tammy has moved past the [British] Virgin Islands and Tropical Storm Warnings have been discontinued; however, the territory has been asked to monitor the system’s long tail of shower activity.

October 20th, 2023
Honourable Rymer & team assess drainage in RT ahead of tropical storm

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Kye M. Rymer (R5) has led a delegation through several areas of Road Town to assess the drainage situation ahead of Tropical Storm Tammy, which is expected to bring heavy rains at the weekend.

October 9th, 2023
‘Brewers Bay, the forgotten city’- Residents

BREWERS BAY, Tortola, VI: Following Topical Storm Philippe, which brought heavy rainfalls to the Virgin Islands on October 4, 2023, residents of Brewers Bay have been calling our news centre to complain about the cleanup efforts.

October 7th, 2023
TS Phillipe a reminder of VI vulnerability to climate change – Premier Dr Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgin Islands Premier Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says the passage of Tropical Storm Philippe on Tuesday night October 3, 2023, into Wednesday morning, is another indicator of the need for the VI to adopt changes to mitigate the effects of climate change.

October 5th, 2023
TS Philippe left ‘a lot of damage to properties’- Hon Luce D. Hodge-Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Assessing the aftermath of Tropical Storm Philippe on the Virgin Islands (VI), Fourth District representative Hon Luce D. Hodge-Smith said the tropical storm has left a lot of damage to properties in the VI, specifically the Road Town area.

October 5th, 2023
USVI: 12 rescued as vessel runs aground off STT during TS Philippe


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The US Coast Guard on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, executed a swift rescue operation on Wednesday morning, saving 12 individuals from the M/V Bonnie G, a vessel that ran aground and began taking on water just south of the St Thomas airport.

October 5th, 2023
ESHS & Ivan Dawson Primary students to return to school on Friday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Public and private schools, with the exception of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) and the Ivan Dawson Primary School, will resume normal classes today, Thursday, October 5, 2023.

October 4th, 2023
Gov’t offices to ‘resume normal operations’ tomorrow Oct 5

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Asked to stay home today due to the impact of Tropical Storm Philippe, public officers have been told they must return to work tomorrow, Thursday, October 5, 2023.

October 4th, 2023
Governor issues ‘all-clear’ for territory following TS Philippe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- At 1:00 PM, on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, Governor John J. Rankin, CMG issues an all-clear for the [British] Virgin Islands, following the passing of Tropical Storm Philippe.

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