UK Task Group To Conduct Hurricane Response Exercise

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 - 12:43pm

United Kingdom (UK) ships RFA Argus and HMS Medway will be conducting a hurricane response exercise on Norman Island on Sunday 16 and Monday 17, August.

BVI Gets First Satellite Emergency Operations Centre

Thursday, 30 July 2020 - 3:58pm

The Territory established its first Satellite Emergency Operations Centre(EOC) at the East End/Long Look(EE/LL) Fire Station following a partnership between the Department of Disaster Management(DDM) and the Caribbean Development Bank(CDB). 

Communication Team Recognised As COVID-19 Heroes

Thursday, 2 July 2020 - 3:51pm

The Department of Information and Public Relations and individual team members who form the Joint Information Cell (JIC) are being recognised for their exemplary and stellar performance as the COVID-19 Heroes recognitions continue this week.

Fire Safety Tip: Never Block Exits

Tuesday, 19 May 2020 - 1:40pm

NEVER block fire exits in your homes or workplace.

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.  

Emergency Hotline Numbers

Friday, 27 March 2020 - 1:40pm

The public is advised of the following 24-hour emergency hotline numbers during the mandatory curfew:

NEOC Meets To Strategise Coronavirus Response

Tuesday, 3 March 2020 - 6:29pm

His Excellency the Governor Augustus J. U. Jaspert convened a meeting this morning to discuss the Territory’s strategic response to the ongoing global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Message From Governor Augustus Jaspert Regarding Covid-19

Tuesday, 3 March 2020 - 1:01pm

Good afternoon to all those living and visiting the Virgin Islands.  A meeting was convened earlier today with the Premier, Deputy Premier, Minister of Health and Social Development and representatives of key response agencies across the public service to discuss the current global outbreak of COVID-19. I

Premier Fahie: Government of the Virgin Islands and the Department of Disaster Management Monitoring Seismic Activity

Tuesday, 7 January 2020 - 5:40pm

A pleasant Good Day and God’s Blessings to all the people of the British Virgin Islands. Today, I thank God for His continued favour and for His gratitude towards us as a people and as a Territory.

Statement By His Excellency The Governor On Earthquakes In Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands Region

Tuesday, 7 January 2020 - 2:13pm

Good day to all.  Many of you would have already been following – and possibly feeling – the increase in seismic activity that has been occurring in our region since the earthquake swarm south of Puerto Rico in December last year.  Seismic activity continued this morning with a magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 4:24 am. This event was followed by several aftershocks, and taken together, these seismic events have caused damage in Southwestern Puerto Rico in areas like Guanica and Ponce.

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