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September 18th, 2022
Millions without power in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Fiona

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- Hurricane Fiona reportedly knocked out Puerto Rico’s already-fragile electric system Sunday afternoon, September 18, 2022, leaving millions without power as authorities ask people to stay indoors because of catastrophic flooding.

March 8th, 2022
USVI Governor seeks new State of Emergency extension


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI- Governor Albert A. Bryan Jr has made a request to the 34th Legislature seeking another 30-day extension to the current state of emergency declaration which expires on March 11, 2022.

August 18th, 2020
Calls for state of emergency in USVI after 7 homicides in a month


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI— Senator Kurt A. Vialet on Tuesday morning, August 18, 2020, called for a state of emergency to be declared against violence in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), following the shooting incident in Sion Farm last night that left a 16-year-old boy, described by many as holding promise, dead.

April 1st, 2020
Coronavirus effect: 1000 file unemployment claims in STT


CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- The state of emergency and territory-wide stay-at-home order will be extended for another 30 days — until at least April 30, 2020 — Governor of the US Virgin Islands (USVI), Mr Albert A. Bryan Jr said on Monday, March 20, 2020.

March 17th, 2020
I can’t say I’m in favour of a state of emergency ‘right now’ – Hon Penn

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- On the heels of US Virgin Islands (USVI) Governor Albert Bryan Jr declaring a state of emergency to mitigate the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the USVI on Friday, March 13, 2020, Opposition Leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) said he is not in favour of the Virgin Islands (British) doing the same.

November 16th, 2017
As of November 16, 2017 curfew stays the same for next 14 days

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The National Democratic Party Government through its Cabinet agreed on Wednesday November 15, 2017 to keep the three-month old curfew in place for another 14 days.

November 16th, 2017
State of emergency before Irma was necessary- Carvin Malone

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Former President of the Virgin Islands Party and businessman, Carvin Malone has stated that a state of emergency being called before Hurricane Irma struck would have allowed residents of the Virgin Islands to better secure themselves and properties for the monster storm.

November 15th, 2017
'No point in state of emergency before Hurricane Irma' - Premier Smith

WICKHAM'S CAY II, Tortola, VI - The day after category 5 hurricane Irma destroyed the territory, there was widespread looting of many businesses. Then, His Excellency Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert declared a state of emergency where the UK military and the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) officers were called upon to maintain law and order.

October 24th, 2017
New Ltd Partnership Act 2017; Another VI investment tool

DUFF'S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI- The post hurricanes Irma and Maria House of Assembly (HoA) meeting was held on Thursday October 5, 2017 at the home of the Hon Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League gymnasium, the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff's Bottom, Tortola.

October 6th, 2017
Curfew violators could face $1000 fine, 3 months in jail

DUFF’S BOTTOM, Tortola, VI - During the Tenth Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly (HoA) on Thursday October 5, 2017 at the Save the Seed Energy Center in Duff's Bottom, Tortola, the Curfew Act 2017 was passed in order to give the government power to impose a curfew without the governor declaring a State of Emergency.

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