Statement by His Excellency the Governor Augustus Jaspert : COVID-19 and Emergencies

Wednesday, 6 May 2020 - 1:29pm

Good day to all in the Virgin Islands.

Many of us would have seen the reports of the recent earthquake in Puerto Rico.  Our thoughts are with those affected by any damage.   With seismic activity continuing in the region and the Atlantic Hurricane Season just around the corner, it is timely that many are wondering what they might do differently when it comes to emergencies in the context of the Coronavirus COVID-19.  

Se Alienta A Los Residentes A Usar Máscaras

Saturday, 25 April 2020 - 9:15pm

Se alienta a los residentes de las Islas Vírgenes a usar máscaras además de implementar otras medidas, como el distanciamiento social y el lavado de manos.

Residents are Encouraged to Wear Masks

Saturday, 25 April 2020 - 12:20pm

​Residents of the Virgin Islands are now encouraged to wear masks in addition to implementing other measures such as social distancing and hand washing.

Declaraciones del Gobernador Jaspert sobre la Relajación de las Restricciones de COVID-19 desde el 26 de Abril en Adelante

Friday, 24 April 2020 - 10:51pm

Me gustaría comenzar con un agradecimiento a todas las personas de este Territorio. Sé que estos son tiempos difíciles y la gente está preocupada, preocupada por sus finanzas, su salud, las limitaciones de su vida y sus amigos y familiares. Sé que probablemente sienta que su Gobierno le está pidiendo mucho y que el camino por recorrer es muy incierto.

Statement by Governor Jaspert ​On the Relaxation of COVID-19 Restrictions from 26th April Onwards

Friday, 24 April 2020 - 6:51pm

I would like to start with a thank you to all of the people of this Territory. I know these are challenging times and people are worried – worried about their finances, their health, the limitations on their life, and their friends and family. 

Statement By His Excellency, Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert On The Further Extension Of The Curfew 24th April, 2020

Sunday, 19 April 2020 - 8:42pm

A few days ago we were not expecting to be here before you this evening to talk about a further extension to the full 24 hour a day lockdown. 

Statement by His Excellency Governor Augustus J.U. Jaspert On the Territory’s First Suspected COVID-19 Related Death

Saturday, 18 April 2020 - 2:03pm

On Thursday you heard from the Honourable Minister of Health on a further case of COVID-19 within the Territory.  We are deeply sorry to have to confirm that the patient has since died, despite the best efforts of our medical professionals.   

RFA Argus To Visit Territory Tomorrow

Thursday, 16 April 2020 - 7:23pm

RFA Argus, part of the Royal Navy’s Atlantic patrol Tasking (North) deployed to the Caribbean, will be in the Territory on April 17 to conduct a series of overflights of the British Virgin Islands.