Several civil and commercial operations have been put on pause in the aftermath of heavy rains and flooding.  

Here’s a look at how some significant services have been affected.

This article will be updated throughout the day to include additional updates and information as necessary.

Airports continue operation after brief suspension

The Terrence B Lettsome International Airport has resumed operations after briefly suspending operations this morning due to poor visibility.

Banks are closed pending an update

Banks across the Territory remain closed today.

The BVI Bank Association made the announcement this morning. “The BVI Bank Association regrets any inconvenience caused in this regard, but safety remains our priority. A further update will be provided regarding delayed openings, as applicable.”

Government Offices offer reduced services, pending an Update

Government Offices will offer reduced services today, 8th May, 2024.

A further announcement was promised for midday today, but has not yet been released.

CXC Examinations are cancelled today

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is notifying the public that examinations that were scheduled for today, Wednesday, 8th May have been canceled due to inclement weather conditions.

CXC has ensured that accommodations will be made for candidates who had examinations scheduled for today. CXC regrets any inconvenience caused and encourages everyone to stay safe and dry during these adverse weather conditions.

All Public Schools are closed today

In response to the ongoing inclement weather that continues to batter the British Virgin Islands, all public schools will remain closed today, Wednesday, May 8.

The decision, communicated by the Ministry of Education in a public announcement, aims to prioritize the safety and well-being of both students and staff members amid challenging weather conditions.

In lieu of in-person classes, the Ministry of Education assured the public that teachers will facilitate lessons and issue assignments via online platforms. This proactive approach ensures that the continuity of education remains uninterrupted despite the closure of physical school campuses.

The H.Lavity Stoutt Community College also announced the closure of its campuses on Tortola and Virgin Gorda with staff and students urged to remain at home, while the essential staff report to the campus.