My fellow residents of the Virgin Islands, we have just passed the five month marker of the catastrophic hurricanes Irma and Maria and I thought it important that we update ourselves as to where we are with our recovery process and offer hope and encouragement for a stronger, more resilient and brighter future. I also take this opportunity to clear the air on significant misinformation about the role of your Government during this challenging period.
Residents of the Virgin Gorda community are advised that Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE will hold office hours on Tuesday, February 20 at the Virgin Gorda Administration Complex, Vanterpool Building.
Foreign and Commonwealth Permanent Under-Secretary (PUS), Sir Simon McDonald is featured with Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE and Cabinet Ministers as part of his first visit to the Territory.
Shortly after Hurricane Irma affected the Territory, a Disaster Recovery Coordinating Committee (DRCC) was established to provide oversight and advice on all aspects of the Territory's recovery activities and initiatives following the unprecedented trio of disaster events - floods of August and hurricanes Maria and Irma in September.