METEOROLOGIST STRESSES PREPAREDNESS OVER FEAR AS ACTIVE HURRICANE SEASON LOOMS

As the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season gets underway, meteorologist Andrew Jackson is emphasizing the importance of preparedness over fear, despite a grim outlook for the coming months.  In a recent interview with 284 Media’s Jhaka Wooding, Jackson delved into the reasons behind the concerning forecast and the challenges it presents compared to last year’s season. … Continued

PREMIER URGES PREPAREDNESS FOR HURRICANE SEASON

In a recent address to the public, Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio Wheatley urged citizens to prepare for what experts predict will be an active 2024 hurricane season. With as many as 25 named storms expected to develop, he called for prayer and action to protect the territory. The Government has already begun seasonal preparedness … Continued

CLOSURES & POSTPONEMENTS DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER – ACTIVE UPDATES

The adverse weather conditions currently affecting the British Virgin Islands have impacted the operations of several businesses, organisations and schools, prompting closures, postponements and delays in opening. Government Offices All government offices will be physically closed except for essential workers. The Office of the Deputy Governor issued a circular to all public officers informing them … Continued

ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS PROMPT CLOSURE OF ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS

All public schools in the British Virgin Islands have been ordered closed today, Thursday, June 6, due to adverse weather conditions affecting the territory. The Chief Education Officer, Mrs. Orlandette Crabbe, issued the notice to parents and staff this morning, emphasizing that the directive follows advice from the Department of Disaster Management. “This decision is … Continued

TORRENTIAL RAINS BRING WIDESPREAD FLOODING IN BVI: ADVISORY UPDATES

THIS IS AN ACTIVELY DEVELOPING SITUATION AND UPDATES WILL BE PROVIDED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE. RESIDENTS URGED TO AVOID NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL DESPITE DISCONTINUED FLASH FLOOD WARNING. The public is urged to remain off of the roads in the interim to allow the public works department to continue clearing roads. Statement from Acting Governor David D … Continued

EU, & CDEMA INK HISTORIC MOU

A pioneering agreement to bolster cooperation on integrated disaster risk management was formalized on Wednesday, bringing together the European Union and key regional actors from Latin America and the Caribbean. The historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed at a ceremony in Barbados where it was hailed by a local minister as a vital step … Continued

MINISTER RYMER ASSESSES DAMAGE AFTER INCLEMENT WEATHER HITS TORTOLA

This morning, the streets of Road Town saw a notable figure taking action amidst the aftermath of severe weather that swept across Tortola. The Honourable Kye Rymer, Minister of Communication and Works, ventured into the affected communities to conduct a firsthand assessment of the damage caused by the inclement weather that battered the territory. Despite … Continued