BVI SHARES LESSONS IN HURRICANE RECOVERY WITH UN PARTNERS

Ms. Patlian Johnson, Recovery and Development Cooperation Specialist in the Premier’s Office, has shared the lessons learned in hurricane recovery by the British Virgin Islands at a meeting of UN agencies and recovery partners organised by UNDP as a part of their Development Dialogues series. Ms. Johnson made the feature presentation during a special breakout … Continued

BVI COMPANIES DONATE OVER 36,000 BOTTLES OF WATER TO ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES

RoadTown Wholesale, Nagico BVI, FLOW BVI and Delta Petroleum announces a group donation of a container of water to the island of St. Vincent & Grenadines. The container which sailed from Port Everglades, Florida yesterday will be delivered to the Director of the National Emergency Management Organisation of St. Vincent. RTW Managing Director, Mr. Neil … Continued

BVI RESIDENTS WARNED TO PREPARE FOR RESPIRATORY IRRITANTS AS A RESULT OF VOLCANO ERUPTION IN ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES

Officials from the Ministry of Health and Social Development are cautioning residents concerning atmospheric conditions as a result of the volcano eruption on the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Chief of Drugs and Pharmaceutical Services, Mrs. Gracia Wheatley-Smith stated that the probability of the ash heavily impacting the Virgin Islands maybe minimal, but … Continued

BVI BUSINESSES OFFERING MAJOR DISCOUNTS FOR VACCINATED CUSTOMERS. VACCINE EXPIRATION DATE QUICKLY APPROACHING.

In a fervent effort to get residents vaccinated, local BVI businesses have begun offering huge discounts for customers who can present a valid Covid-19 vaccination card. This concerted effort marries the Government’s agenda to achieve herd immunity by vaccinating the majority of the population before the vaccines expire in May, June & July respectively. Clarence … Continued

OFFICERS BID FAREWELL TO COP MATTHEWS

The Police Welfare Association (PWA) hosted a farewell cocktail for Mr. Michael Matthews last night, Tuesday April 13th, as he completes his final week in the post as Commissioner of Police. Officers and police staff took to the microphone to give their personal tributes to Matthews including the Deputy Governor Mr. David Archer, who opened … Continued

BE YOUTH CENTRE OPENS- FIRST SESSION TO BE HELD IN MAY

GIS Registration continues for the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports’ Be YOUth Centre in anticipation for the opening of its first session in May. A ceremony was recently held for the persons to view the centre and tour its amenities. Director of Youth Affairs and Sports, Mrs. Brenda Lettsome-Tye explained that the centre has been long in … Continued

“FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE LEAVE” PRIME MINISTER BEGS VINCENTIANS STILL IN VOLCANO RED ZONE

In view of the pyroclastic flows heading towards the east from the La Soufriere Volcano, both Professor Richard Robertson and Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves are pleading with persons in the red zone to get down now before the window of escape narrows any further.   Gonsalves, speaking during the La Soufriere morning update revealed 127 people were rescued over the past … Continued

HURRICANE SEASON 2021 TO MIMIC 1996, 2001, 2008, 2011 & 2017

Researchers at the Colorado State University (CSU) in the US have predicted that the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will be above-average. CSU cited the likely absence of El Niño as a primary factor. “Tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures are near their long-term averages, while subtropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures are much warmer than their long-term … Continued