Topic: Disaster Recovery, Health Services | Posted By: lstevens
Thursday, 17 October 2019 - 4:30pm
Mister Speaker, as the facilities operated by the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) were not spared the ravages of Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, repair works have been in progress in the ensuing period. With respect to the Dr. D Orlando Smith Hospital, Annex, and Major Peebles Wing:
I never thought such a valuable experience could be had with the enabler being a disaster. As a professional but more critically, as a man who loves this Territory, I was moved by the visible love for the BVI expressed through a caring and attentive community; even through the uncertainty of the past storms. We still have an active hurricane season and we must all Be Ready and Stay Ready.
As Premier of the Virgin Islands, I wish to assure the Government and people of Bermuda that the British Virgin Islands stand prepared to assist with their recovery efforts from Hurricane Humberto and the forecast passage of Hurricane Jerry.
The following is an excerpt from the statement given by Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie during the Press Conference on the Report to the People On the Official Visit to the UK.