E.g., 15 Dec 2017
E.g., 15 Dec 2017

Virgin Islands Curfew

Friday, 15 December 2017 - 12:35pm

As you are all well aware, a curfew has been in place across the Virgin Islands since the passage of Hurricane Irma in September.   Since the Curfew was first imposed between the hours of 1800 and 0600, the National Security Council and Cabinet have kept the need for a curfew and its hours under constant review, working with the advice and the guidance of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF).  This has seen a gradual reduction in its hours.

Health And Social Services Recovery Updates

Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 4:42pm

Madam Speaker, as the Government of the Virgin Islands continues to work tirelessly to address the needs of the people of this Territory in the aftermath of the destruction caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, I bring before this Honourable House updates on initiatives being spearheaded by the Ministry of Health and Social Development. 

The Clean-Up And Clearing Of Debris From Beaches

Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 4:39pm

Madame Speaker, I address this Honourable House to report on the progress made in the massive job of cleaning up our beaches and clearing the same of any marine debris which accumulated along our shores.  

Statement on Insurance Company Review

Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 11:43am

Madame Speaker, immediately following the passage of Hurricane Irma, on September 11 I held a meeting with the Territory’s insurance providers and one with the Territory’s banks at the NEOC, which was at the hospital at that time. In that meeting, insurance companies assured the Government that they are ready to address claims and I was surprised that two companies had already started their claims process during those very uncertain days.   I also received assurances that their re-insurers were prepared to pay out claims. 

BVI Recovery

Thursday, 14 December 2017 - 11:40am

Madame Speaker, I am pleased to provide this update to this Honourable House on the progress of the Territory’s recovery from the devastations of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Response to Preparing the Community for Tourism Business

Monday, 11 December 2017 - 5:26pm

I wanted to take the time to clear up the misrepresentation of events in support of our clean-up and recovery efforts. Financial Services and tourism are the twin pillars of the Virgin Islands’ economy. Our financial services sector accounts for 70 cents of every dollar of our GDP. It is how Government makes an income to pay civil servants, our law enforcement officers and our teachers. It is how Government can support the provision of services such as electricity, garbage collection, roadworks, health services and importantly, education. 

Governor's Message - International Volunteer Day

Tuesday, 5 December 2017 - 3:13pm

Fellow residents of the British Virgin Islands, as you may be aware, today December 5 is observed worldwide as International Volunteer Day (IVD).

Premier Optimistic About The Future Of The BVI

Friday, 1 December 2017 - 12:55pm

My Lords, Excellences, ladies and gentleman, 

Good evening.

It is always a pleasure to meet and greet you here at BVI House, even under the most difficult of circumstances.

Statement On Emergency Shelters

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 - 2:12pm

The Government of the British Virgin Islands was faced with accommodating close to 300 persons in emergency shelters following the devastation left as a result of the passage of Hurricane Irma, followed by the impact of Hurricane Maria two weeks later. 

Premier's Statement at UN High Level Pledging Conference

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 8:39am

As you just saw in the video clip, in a span of just six weeks the combined impact of a tropical wave, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria devastated the BVI. I will say a little more about this shortly

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