Statement by His Excellency the Governor Augustus Jaspert : COVID-19 and Emergencies

Wednesday, 6 May 2020 - 1:29pm

Good day to all in the Virgin Islands.

Many of us would have seen the reports of the recent earthquake in Puerto Rico.  Our thoughts are with those affected by any damage.   With seismic activity continuing in the region and the Atlantic Hurricane Season just around the corner, it is timely that many are wondering what they might do differently when it comes to emergencies in the context of the Coronavirus COVID-19.  

RFA Argus To Visit Territory Tomorrow

Thursday, 16 April 2020 - 7:23pm

RFA Argus, part of the Royal Navy’s Atlantic patrol Tasking (North) deployed to the Caribbean, will be in the Territory on April 17 to conduct a series of overflights of the British Virgin Islands.

Proposals Invited For Earthquake Catastrophe Insurance For The British Virgin Islands

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 - 6:50pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is inviting proposals for the provision of Earthquake Catastrophe Insurance for the British Virgin Islands.

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DDM To Test Russell Hill Siren

Monday, 23 March 2020 - 5:38pm

The Department of Disaster Management is advising the public that it will be testing the audio component of the Russell Hill Siren.........

Government Takes Stringent Measures To Mitigate Against Covid-19

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 - 4:17pm

Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable, Andrew A. Fahie has outlined comprehensive measures approved by the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands to protect the Territory against the deadly COVID-19 disease.

Statement By Deputy Governor On Caribe Wave Exercise

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 - 12:41pm

Public Officers of the Virgin Islands, Many of you would be making final preparations within your departments and agencies to participate in the Caribe Wave exercise on March 19. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak around the world, we have decided that the exercise will no longer include an evacuation component.

Public Officers Attend Disaster Resilience Workshop

Friday, 13 March 2020 - 5:43pm

Deputy Chief Planner currently on rotation in the Deputy Governor’s Office Mr. Dylan Penn and Director of Culture, Dr. Katherine Smith have participated in a workshop to better understand the importance of the impact of climate change on the cultural sector.

DDM Officers Join Regional Communications Exercise

Friday, 21 February 2020 - 6:08pm

Officers from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) joined their counterparts around the Caribbean for Region Rap 2020, an annual telecommunications exercise.

Caribe Wave Exercise Slated For March 19

Thursday, 6 February 2020 - 3:03pm

With seismic activity continuing in the region, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is encouraging the public to prepare early to participate in the annual Caribe Wave regional tsunami exercise on March 19.

UK To Provide Search & Rescue Training And Equipment

Thursday, 30 January 2020 - 2:11pm

The United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office will provide specialised training and equipment to the Virgin Islands Territorial Search and Rescue Team (TSART) through a Memorandum of Understanding signed yesterday at Government House.

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