Ministry Of Health Receives Telecommunications Kit

Friday, 18 May 2018 - 5:11pm

Health Disaster Coordinator, Dr. Ronald Georges received a communications kit today to support efforts towards the re-establishment of the health sector’s emergency telecommunications network.

Smoke From The Cox Heath Fire Decreased Considerably

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 5:00pm

Chief Fire Officer, Mr. Zebalon McLean and the Manager for the Department of Waste Management, Mr. Greg Massicote have confirmed that there is currently no visible surface fire at the Cox Heath debris site and the smoke has decreased considerably. 

Results Of Road Town Hydrology Study Made Public

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 4:05pm

The Territory’s residents now have knowledge on how to secure life and property in high risk flood areas after the results of a hydrology study of Road Town was made public

BVI Businesses To Improve Contingency Planning

Monday, 14 May 2018 - 5:11pm

Owners of businesses in the British Virgin Islands are getting assistance to improve their contingency planning to better recover from future events that impact their operations.

Penn Is Vice Chair Of Intergovernmental Tsunami Programme

Monday, 14 May 2018 - 1:58pm

Emergency Communications Manager of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Mr. Jasen Penn was elected Vice Chair-person of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Tsunami Programme for the Caribbean and Adjacent Region.

Persons Urged To Take Precautions Due To Cox Heath Fire

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 1:18pm

The Department of Disaster Management is advising persons living in close proximity to Cox Heath and who may be impacted by the smoke, particularly the elderly, children and individuals with respiratory illnesses to take extra precautions to avoid exposure:

Activation of the National Emergency Operations Centre

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - 11:48am

The Department of Disaster Management is advising the BVI community that His Excellency the Governor, on the advice on Director Disaster Management and in consultation with the Honourable Premier, has authorised the activation of National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) at Level 2 in response to the fire at Cox Heath.

Business Community Invited to Drop-in Session on May 8

Tuesday, 8 May 2018 - 2:33pm

The Hydrology Project team is inviting persons in the business community to drop-in at the Department of Disaster Management’s office to understand flood risks to their businesses and obtain advice on resilience measures and business continuity planning.

 

Media Professionals Complete Training In Disaster Preparedness

Monday, 23 April 2018 - 3:49pm

Some 25 Government communicators, including statutory bodies and media professionals recently completed an intense two-day training workshop on ‘Media Relations in Crisis for Disaster Preparedness’.

What Do Government Communicators And The Media Want?

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 3:35pm

What does Government communicators want? What do the media want? What is the collective responsibility of communicators and the media when an incident or disaster strikes? What are their roles in disaster management?

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