Statement By Honourable Rymer On The Flashfloods, May 7

Wednesday, 8 May 2024 - 7:23am

The Ministry of Communications and Works is fully aware of the unexpected and severe flooding that has occurred across the Virgin Islands territory today. Heavy rainfall has led to widespread flash flooding in various parts of the islands, causing significant disruptions to traffic and infrastructure, as well as impacting homes and businesses.

Construction Of National Emergency Operations Centre Progressing

Wednesday, 13 December 2023 - 9:27am

The construction of the new National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) in McNamara, Tortola is progressing, with the concrete roof pour now complete.

Public Encouraged To Assist Public Works In Cleanup Efforts

Thursday, 2 November 2023 - 4:04pm

The Virgin Islands community is urged to assist the Public Works Department (PWD) in its cleanup campaign following the damage caused by Tropical Storm Phillipe.

Statement By Honourable Rymer On Tropical Storm Philippe Recovery

Wednesday, 1 November 2023 - 10:17am

Madam Speaker, I wish to inform you and the public that Tropical Storm Philippe caused significant damage to the Beautiful Virgin Islands when it made landfall on October 3rd, 2023. The storm brought approximately eight (8) inches of rain, resulting in overwhelming amounts of mud and debris in our ghuts and our waterways. Fallen trees, boulders, and mud have also blocked roads and drains across the territory.

VI Receives Payout For Tropical Storm Philippe Damage

Monday, 23 October 2023 - 12:45pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands has received US$552,297 from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) to assist in recovery efforts following the passage of Tropical Storm Philippe on October 4.

Hurricane Tammy Emergency Operations Centre De-Activation

Monday, 23 October 2023 - 9:27am

The public is advised that as of 8:00 a.m.,October 23, the National Emergency Operations Centre has been de-activated.

Honourable Rymer And Team Assess Drainage In Road Town

Thursday, 19 October 2023 - 4:52pm

Minister for Communications and Works Honourable Kye Rymer led a delegation through several areas of Road Town to assess the drainage situation ahead of Tropical Storm Tammy.

Statement by Premier Wheatley - Update on Various Matters

Monday, 9 October 2023 - 10:33am

Good afternoon to all the people of the Virgin Islands. I especially welcome those persons present with us and those joining on the airwaves and via the Internet, and members of the media.

Ivan Dawson Primary School Reopened Today For Classes

Monday, 9 October 2023 - 7:35am

The public is notified that the Ivan Dawson Primary School campus has reopened and students are to report for normal in-person classes today Monday, 9th October. 

Rehabilitation And Clean-Up Efforts Continue Post Tropical Storm Philippe

Saturday, 7 October 2023 - 2:57pm

The Ministry of Communications and Works is continuing its clean-up and rehabilitation efforts of the road and ghut network through the Public Works Department (PWD).