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December 9th, 2023
Magnitude 5.7 earthquake felt in VI

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - This morning at around 10:30 am, persons in the Virgin Islands have reported experiencing tremors from an earthquake on the main island of Tortola and on the sister islands.

October 5th, 2022
Residents encouraged to practise earthquake safety

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) invites all Virgin Islands residents and visitors to improve their earthquake readiness by joining the global ShakeOut earthquake exercise on October 20, 2022, at 10:20 a.m.

April 24th, 2021
Digicel Chairman blasts UK for ‘pitiful donation’ to volcano ravaged SVG

GEORGETOWN, St. Vincent & the Grenadines– Chairman of Digicel Group, Mr Denis O'Brien has called on the United Kingdom (UK) Government to step up and do the right thing for the people of Volcano ravaged St. Vincent and the Grenadines after what he called ‘slap in the face’ ‘pitiful donation’ to the people of the country.

November 30th, 2019
'Rethink procurement rules after natural disasters' - E. Benito Wheatley

WASHINGTON DC, USA - Mr E. Benito Wheatley, the Virgin Islands (VI) Special Envoy for the Government, has called on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and international partners to reexamine approaches to procurement after a natural disaster.

September 1st, 2017
Irma still a category 3 hurricane

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) announced today, September 1, 2017 that the Virgin Islands should ‘intensify preparations’ as Irma is now a category 3 Hurricane and is expected to get stronger as it approaches the territory and other neighbouring islands.

August 12th, 2017
Floods, storms, & very human responses

Dickson Igwe

A tropical wave that dropped over 8 inches of rain on the Virgin Islands left Tortola severely damaged through flooding. The rain damage also exposed human frailty, nastiness, and courage.

October 31st, 2015
Beware monster weed

By Dickson Igwe

Sargassum is destroying Mexico’s tourism economy. Could the monster weed do the same thing in the wider Caribbean? The following narrative is an extract from the Washington Post of October 28, 2015, a story titled, “Mexico deploys its navy to face its latest threat: Monster seaweed.”

November 4th, 2012
VI govt concerned about US-based VIslanders affected by Sandy

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier Dr the Honourable D. Orlando Smith says the Virgin Islands empathises with the United States following a battering from Hurricane Sandy last week and which has claimed many lives and left lots of damage in its wake.

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