Over 4,200 persons from the public and private sector participated in this year’s national tsunami exercise, Caribe Wave Lantex 15.
This year’s scenario was based on a magnitude 8.5 earthquake occurring north of Panama. The exercise commenced at 10:05 am on March 25 and concluded just after midday with participation of persons on Anegda, Jost Van Dyke, Tortola and Virgin Gorda. The exercise was designed to allow for testing of the national emergency broadcast and alert system and to evaluate the newly revised tsunami protocols which provide guidance to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force and the Department of Disaster Management in handling response operations for this type of hazard impact.
Importers of unclaimed goods left for more than two months at Her Majesty’s Customs and the BVI Ports Authority are advised that these items must be cleared by Friday April 10 to avoid having them sold at public auction.
The Environmental Health Division is reminding all food vendors and businesses participating in the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival to register with the Division’s Virgin Gorda Officer no later than Friday March 27.