Press Release

Office of the Governor
Release Date:
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 4:59pm

His Excellency the Governor, Mr. Augustus Jaspert, has said he is impressed with the post recovery works in the Territory following the tropical wave earlier this month.

The Governor was at the time speaking to members of the media at a meet and greet held at Government House on August 29.

Comparing the scenes from day one to repair work completed a week later, Governor Jaspert said he is “hugely impressed with the progress that has already been done”.

He also added that the pace at which the repairs are executed is “impressive and there is still a lot to do but it is good to see the work that has been happening.”

Governor Jaspert said the Territory is a beautiful place and seems to be recovering very quickly.

On his arrival in the Territory on August 21, the Governor toured sections of Tortola and saw the damage sustained following the floods on August 7 and 8.  He was accompanied by Deputy Governor, Mrs. Rosalie Adams; Head of the Recovery Task Force and Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Office, Mr. Broderick Penn; Permanent Secretary (Ag.) in the Office of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Carolyn Stoutt Igwe and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, Mr. Anthony McMaster.

The Government of the Virgin Islands is working expeditiously to restore the community to its normal state, and encourages residents to unite and be of support to each other during this time of recovery.       Standing Strong. We are #OneBVI.   

Photograph Attached :  Governor Augustus Jaspert interacts with local media at a Meet and Greet at Government House on August 29. (Photo Credit:  GIS/Mr. Ronnielle Frazer)


Colene A. Penn

Head of Communications
Recovery and Development Agency
Tel: +1 (284) 345-2776 | Mobile: +1 (284) 345-3387