The Virgin Islands joins with other nations around the world this week highlighting ways to protect persons from the impacts of natural and man-made disasters following the United Nations’ annual International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.
I never thought such a valuable experience could be had with the enabler being a disaster. As a professional but more critically, as a man who loves this Territory, I was moved by the visible love for the BVI expressed through a caring and attentive community; even through the uncertainty of the past storms. We still have an active hurricane season and we must all Be Ready and Stay Ready.
His Excellency the Acting Governor David D. Archer, Jr., and Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie, are urging the public to closely monitor the approach of Hurricane Jerry, which could begin to impact the Territory as early as Friday morning.
People of the Virgin Islands, good day and God’s blessings. As you would have heard me speak about in the House of Assembly already, I have been in contact with Prime Minister of The Bahamas Dr. Hubert Minniss on a daily basis since Hurricane Dorian made its destructive landfall on those shores. Dr. Minniss and the people of The Bahamas are grateful for our prayers and for the assistance that we have been able to offer thus far.