Topic: Disaster Recovery, House of Assembly, Water and Sewerage | Posted By: aphillip
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 - 2:56pm
Madam Speaker, two days after Hurricane Irma struck the British Virgin Islands, the Ministry of Communications and Works engaged its Special Projects Unit to implement emergency protocols for the Water and Sewerage Department.
Topic: Disaster Recovery, Electricity, House of Assembly | Posted By: aphillip
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 - 2:46pm
Madam Speaker, as I present this Statement on The Restoration of Electricity in the Territory, I must begin by highly commending the team at the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation BVIEC, for their efforts so far, which is nothing short of heroic.
Topic: Disaster Recovery, House of Assembly | Posted By: aphillip
Monday, 13 November 2017 - 4:11pm
Madam Speaker, whatever our yardstick, the month of September 2017 will long live in the annals of our history. No person has been untouched by the passages of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. We each remember them in our own way and have prepared and responded to the aftermath as best we could.
Topic: Disaster Recovery, Education, House of Assembly | Posted By: aphillip
Monday, 13 November 2017 - 2:13pm
Madame Speaker, as a Territory we have just experienced the most devastating hurricane ever seen in our region. It has negatively impacted our lives but there are positive things that arise from this situation as well. In the words of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, "you never want a serious crisis to go to waste". This crisis provides an opportunity for us to correct some things and we must seize the opportunities.