DDM Officers Join Regional Communications Exercise

Friday, 21 February 2020 - 6:08pm

Officers from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) joined their counterparts around the Caribbean for Region Rap 2020, an annual telecommunications exercise.

Caribe Wave Exercise Slated For March 19

Thursday, 6 February 2020 - 3:03pm

With seismic activity continuing in the region, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is encouraging the public to prepare early to participate in the annual Caribe Wave regional tsunami exercise on March 19.

UK To Provide Search & Rescue Training And Equipment

Thursday, 30 January 2020 - 2:11pm

The United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office will provide specialised training and equipment to the Virgin Islands Territorial Search and Rescue Team (TSART) through a Memorandum of Understanding signed yesterday at Government House.

BVI Represented At Caribbean Infrastructure Forum

Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 10:52am

Minister for Transportation, Works and Utilities, Honourable Kye Rymer is currently representing the Territory at the 4th Caribbean Infrastructure Forum (CARIF 2020) being held in Jamaica on January 21 and 22.

Premier Fahie: Gobierno de las Islas Vírgenes y Departamento de Gestión de Desastres Monitoreo de la actividad sísmica

Wednesday, 8 January 2020 - 2:47pm

Hoy, doy gracias a Dios por su continuo favor y por su gratitud hacia nosotros como pueblo y como Territorio.

Premier Fahie: Government of the Virgin Islands and the Department of Disaster Management Monitoring Seismic Activity

Tuesday, 7 January 2020 - 5:40pm

A pleasant Good Day and God’s Blessings to all the people of the British Virgin Islands. Today, I thank God for His continued favour and for His gratitude towards us as a people and as a Territory.

Statement By His Excellency The Governor On Earthquakes In Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands Region

Tuesday, 7 January 2020 - 2:13pm

Good day to all.  Many of you would have already been following – and possibly feeling – the increase in seismic activity that has been occurring in our region since the earthquake swarm south of Puerto Rico in December last year.  Seismic activity continued this morning with a magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 4:24 am. This event was followed by several aftershocks, and taken together, these seismic events have caused damage in Southwestern Puerto Rico in areas like Guanica and Ponce.

Territory Prepares For Mass Rescue Exercise November 13-14

Monday, 11 November 2019 - 4:06pm

Officials will carry out an exercise to test the Territory’s ability to respond to an event that involves rescuing a large number of persons with injuries on November 13 and 14.

Business Sector Discussion On Disaster Management Protocols

Thursday, 7 November 2019 - 12:55pm

Deputy Governor, Mr. David Archer Jr. met with the Board of Directors of the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association’s (BVICCHA) to raise awareness as to how the business sector is expected to respond in relation to the closure of the Public Service following a disaster.

Safety Alert Notice To Mariners - Seaplane Test Landing And Take Off In Road Harbour

Wednesday, 6 November 2019 - 10:08am

Mariners are advised that a Seaplane will conduct test operations for landing and take-off in an area to the east of the Passenger vessel berths. This is proposed to take place on the 7th Nov 2019 around 10.00 Hours.

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