Live To Tell—DDM Marks International Day For Disaster Reduction

Thursday, 13 October 2016 - 3:09pm

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is commemorating the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) with a series of activities aimed at raising awareness about disaster risk reduction while highlighting how the department and the people of the BVI have been reducing disaster risk.

Electricity Linesmen To Provide Restoration Support In Bahamas

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 - 4:55pm

The British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has sent a four member team to provide hurricane restoration support in the Bahamas, as a result of the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. 

Saharan Dust Impedes Hurricane Activity

Friday, 22 July 2016 - 5:07pm

Meteorologists have linked the presence of Saharan Air Layer (SAL) or Saharan Dust across the Atlantic Ocean, to the calm currently being experienced for the Atlantic Hurricane Season. 

DDM Conducts Workshop To Test BVI Cruise Ship Incident Plan

Friday, 22 July 2016 - 4:07pm

Senior representatives from the public and private sectors met on Wednesday, July 20 to test and update the 2013 BVI Cruise Ship Incident Plan.

Disaster Management Council Reviews Disaster Management Targets

Monday, 4 July 2016 - 12:32pm

The National Disaster Management Council (NDMC) held its annual meeting on Tuesday, June 28 to review reports and programme targets concerning the Territory’s disaster management programme.

2016 List Of Marine And Land Emergency Shelters

Monday, 20 June 2016 - 3:30pm

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is encouraging the public to take note of and familiarise themselves with the location of the land based emergency shelters, as well as the list of the marine shelters and the details associated with their use.  

Search And Rescue Team Trained In Water Safety And Swimming

Thursday, 9 June 2016 - 2:30pm

Members of the Territory’s Search and Rescue Team (TSART) have been developing their swimming and water rescue skills through their participation in a ten week training session.

North Sound And West End To Benefit From Risk Reduction Project

Wednesday, 8 June 2016 - 11:00am

The communities of North Sound and West End will benefit from a British Virgin Islands Red Cross (BVIRC) disaster risk reduction project.


29 Government Officers Trained In Emergency Response

Monday, 30 May 2016 - 3:15pm

Twenty nine individuals from several Government departments are now equipped with emergency response skills.

Jost Van Dyke Emergency Response Team Recertified

Thursday, 26 May 2016 - 11:30am

Eight Jost Van Dyke residents have been recertified as Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members.