Statement By Premier Of The Virgin Islands - Supporting Relief Efforts For Dominica

Thursday, 3 September 2015 - 11:45am

Madam Speaker, as we are aware, Tropical Storm Erika passed through the Caribbean last week and left a path of destruction in its wake. Several islands including the Dominican Republic, Haiti, St. Croix and Dominica were affected by the storm. Thankfully the British Virgin Islands was spared.


Premier Smith Pledges Us$100,000 To Dominica Relief Efforts

Wednesday, 2 September 2015 - 9:45am

Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE has joined the international community in a demonstration of solidarity for the island of Dominica, and has pledged US$100,000.00 towards relief efforts on behalf of the Government of the Virgin Islands. 

Statement On Dominica By The Premier And Minister Of Finance

Friday, 28 August 2015 - 5:45pm

On behalf of the Government and people of the British Virgin Islands, I extend my deep and sincere condolences to the Government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica on the devastation and loss of life caused by the passage of Tropical storm Erika. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 

Free Disaster Recovery Workshop For BVI Business Community

Friday, 28 August 2015 - 4:15pm

The session targets all businesses and professionals in financial services, insurance, commercial, retail, hospitality, as well as the legal and administration sectors. Participants will be exposed to various topics including leadership in action, preparing for the unthinkable and engaging the business community in disaster resiliency.

Message on Tropical Storm Erika

Friday, 28 August 2015 - 1:30pm

Residents of the BVI, once again we have been spared significant impact from a tropical weather system, and we are grateful to God.

Tropical Storm Warning Discontinued For The BVI

Friday, 28 August 2015 - 12:00pm

The Antigua/Barbuda Meteorological Service has discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning for the British Virgin Islands. However, a marine warning remains in place for small craft operators and sea bathers. 

Tropical Storm Erika 8:00 A.M. Update

Friday, 28 August 2015 - 10:45am

At 800 AM, the centre of Tropical Storm Erika was located near latitude 17.7 North, longitude 68.5 West.

National Emergency Operations Centre Gives BVI All Clear

Friday, 28 August 2015 - 8:15am

The National Emergency Operations Centre is advising residents of the British Virgin Islands that the Acting Governor, Mrs. V. Inez Archibald, CBE in consultation with the Director of the National Emergency Operations Centre, Ms. Sharleen DaBreo is satisfied that the immediate threat posed by Tropical Storm Erika to the Territory is over.

Tropical Storm Erika 8:00 p.m. Update

Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 9:00pm

At 8:00 p.m., the centre of Tropical Storm Erika was estimated near latitude 16.7 degrees north, longitude 64.7 degrees west or about 109 miles east of the BVI. Erika is moving toward the west near 12 mph. Erika should resume a west-northwest track with a slight increase in forward speed later tonight. This general motion is expected to continue for the next 48 hours. 

Tropical Storm Erika Nearing The Virgin Islands

Thursday, 27 August 2015 - 8:00pm

At 5:00 p.m., the centre of Tropical Storm Erika was estimated near latitude 16.6 degrees north, longitude 64 degrees west or about 117 miles east-southeast of the BVI. Erika is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph. This general motion is expected to continue for the next 48 hours.