Public Invited To Records Mayday Open House This Friday

Thursday, 30 April 2015 - 4:30pm

The public is invited to learn practical steps to preserve and safeguard their records for Records MayDay on Friday May 1.


Premier Smith Applauds Territory’s International Accreditation

Thursday, 30 April 2015 - 10:30am

Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE is extending congratulations to the Department of Disaster Management for leading the BVI on the journey to become the first Territory in the Caribbean to be granted international accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Programme (EMAP). 

International Accreditation For Disaster Management In BVI

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 - 3:45pm

The British Virgin Islands has become the first territory outside of the United States and Canada to be granted international accreditation for its disaster management programme.

Increased Private Sector Interest In This Year’s Tsunami Exercise

Thursday, 26 March 2015 - 5:00pm

Over 4,200 persons from the public and private sector participated in this year’s national tsunami exercise, Caribe Wave Lantex 15.

This year’s scenario was based on a magnitude 8.5 earthquake occurring north of Panama. The exercise commenced at 10:05 am on March 25 and concluded just after midday with participation of persons on Anegda, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola and Virgin Gorda.  The exercise was designed to allow for testing of the national emergency broadcast and alert system and to evaluate the newly revised tsunami protocols which provide guidance to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and the Department of Disaster Management in handling response operations for this type of hazard impact.

Overseas Territories Representatives In BVI For Oil Spill Training

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 2:30pm

Fourteen delegates from the Overseas Territories have joined others from the BVI to participate in a Level I Oil Spill Response Training being offered at the Training Division from March 24 to 26.

BVI To Participate In Regional Simulation Exercise On March 25

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 5:00pm

The British Virgin Islands will join several other countries and territories in testing their tsunami readiness during the simulation exercise, Caribe Wave/Lantex 2015, scheduled for Wednesday, March 25.

2015 Hurricane Season Forecast Looks Uncertain Due To El Nino

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 4:45pm

Forecasters are uncertain about how the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season will look if the currently developing weak El Niño persists throughout the summer months.

This initial uncertainty comes ahead of the first quantitative forecast for 2015 which will be issued on April 9.

Testing Of The Emergency Alert System

Friday, 23 January 2015 - 10:00am

The Department of Disaster Management is informing the public that the National Siren System and National Emergency Broadcast System will be tested today, Friday, 23rd January at 2:00 pm.  The test is carried out on the fourth Friday of every month.

BVI Under Evaluation For Emergency Management Accreditation

Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 4:15pm

By the end of this week, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will know whether its National Disaster Management Programme (NDMP), led by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), has met the required standards and can be considered for accreditation from the United States based Emergency Management Accreditation Programme (EMAP).