NEOC Meets To Strategise Coronavirus Response

Tuesday, 3 March 2020 - 6:29pm

His Excellency the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert convened a meeting this morning to discuss the Territory’s strategic response to the ongoing global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Message From Governor Augustus Jaspert Regarding Covid-19

Tuesday, 3 March 2020 - 1:01pm

Good afternoon to all those living and visiting the Virgin Islands.  A meeting was convened earlier today with the Premier, Deputy Premier, Minister of Health and Social Development and representatives of key response agencies across the public service to discuss the current global outbreak of COVID-19. I

Premier Fahie: Government of the Virgin Islands and the Department of Disaster Management Monitoring Seismic Activity

Tuesday, 7 January 2020 - 5:40pm

A pleasant Good Day and God’s Blessings to all the people of the British Virgin Islands. Today, I thank God for His continued favour and for His gratitude towards us as a people and as a Territory.

Statement By His Excellency The Governor On Earthquakes In Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands Region

Tuesday, 7 January 2020 - 2:13pm

Good day to all.  Many of you would have already been following – and possibly feeling – the increase in seismic activity that has been occurring in our region since the earthquake swarm south of Puerto Rico in December last year.  Seismic activity continued this morning with a magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 4:24 am. This event was followed by several aftershocks, and taken together, these seismic events have caused damage in Southwestern Puerto Rico in areas like Guanica and Ponce.

De-activation of the National Emergency Operations Centre

Thursday, 29 August 2019 - 7:26pm

The Department of Disaster Management is advising the Virgin Islands community that Governor Augustus Jaspert, after consultation with the Premier and the Director of the National Emergency Operations Centre, is satisfied that the current weather conditions are no longer a threat to the Territory. He is therefore de-activating the NEOC.

The public is advised that while Hurricane Dorian has passed, the region is still in the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Residents and visitors should maintain a high level of awareness of approaching systems and remain prepared.

First Responders Complete VHF Radio Course

Friday, 2 August 2019 - 11:25am

Eighteen persons have now completed the first in a series of VHF Radio Courses planned for 2019.

HAM Operators Receive Equipment To Boost Their System

Friday, 2 August 2019 - 9:18am

The BVI Amateur Radio League recently received new radio equipment to boost its operations and the service it provides to the Territory in the event of an emergency.

Youths Age 12-17 Encouraged To Join Teen Cert Training

Friday, 14 June 2019 - 5:05pm

Students aged 12-17 have the opportunity to learn the basics of how to respond to various emergencies during a three-day Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.

DDM Conducts Monthly Emergency Broadcast Test

Friday, 24 May 2019 - 9:21am

The public is notified that the Department of Disaster Management will be testing its National Siren System and National Emergency Broadcast System today Friday, May 24 at 2:00 p.m.

DDM Conducts Monthly Emergency Broadcast Test

Friday, 24 May 2019 - 8:58am

The Department of Disaster Management will be testing its National Siren System and National Emergency Broadcast System today Friday, May 24 at 2:00 p.m.

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