Virgin Islands Holds Multi-Agency Oil Spill Exercise

Wednesday, 7 February 2024 - 1:29pm

Twenty-two public officers and partners attended a marine pollution training and table top exercise designed to test and strengthen the Virgin Islands Oil Spill Contingency Plan. 

Public Works Department On Alert For Impending Weather

Tuesday, 6 February 2024 - 3:56pm

Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Kye M. Rymer says the Public Works Department has mobilised its Emergency Response Team and is inspecting ghuts and other waterways in a proactive approach to the impending weather later today.

VI Urged To Create Disaster Plans

Monday, 22 January 2024 - 4:12pm

Virgin Islands residents are encouraged to create or revise disaster plans as they plan their activities for 2024.

Multi-Hazard Alert System Test Calendar For 2024 Available

Tuesday, 2 January 2024 - 4:16pm

Virgin Islands residents are encouraged to download and become familiar with the schedule of tests of the National Early Warning Multi-hazard Alert System for 2024.

Tenders Invited For Supply Of Awning Shutters For Market Square Kiosks

Wednesday, 20 December 2023 - 10:51am

The Government of the Virgin Islands invites tenders for the Supply and Installation of hurricane impact metal shutters and retractable awnings for 16 kiosks at the Market Square, Road Town, Tortola.

Message by Premier Wheatley on Hurricane Tammy

Sunday, 22 October 2023 - 11:06am

Message from Honourable Dr. Natalio Wheatley
Update on Hurricane Tammy

Good day to all in the Virgin Islands.

By now you will all have heard that we are no longer undera Tropical Storm Watch. Hurricane Tammy did not strengthen or shift toward us as we feared, which is a blessing and we thank God for His mercies.

Message by Governor Rankin - Hurricane Tammy Update

Sunday, 22 October 2023 - 10:24am

Good morning to everyone in the Virgin Islands. 

I am very grateful to share that Hurricane Tammy has passed to the east of us as we had hoped. As expected, we did record some gusty conditions including windspeeds in excess of 30 miles per hour. So far, reports are that yesterday and last night passed with minimal local impacts.

Message by the Governor John J Rankin CMG on Hurricane Tammy Update

Saturday, 21 October 2023 - 8:30am

Message by the Governor John J Rankin CMG - Hurricane Tammy Update

Good morning to everyone in the Virgin Islands.

Overnight we have continued to watch Hurricane Tammy’s progress, and the Virgin Islands is now under a Tropical Storm Watch. This means that tropical storm conditions are possible tonight and tomorrow. As of 5:00 am, Tammy was approximately 300 miles east-southeast of Road Town and moving northwest at 9mph. Sustained winds for Tammy were up to 80 miles per hour. Tropical storm-force winds extended out up to 125 miles from the centre of the hurricane.

Message from Honourable Dr. Natalio Wheatley - Update on Hurricane Tammy

Saturday, 21 October 2023 - 8:14am

Good morning to all in the Virgin Islands.

Please note that we are now under a Tropical Storm Watch, which means that tropical storm conditions such as showers and winds in excess of 39 miles per hour are possible within the Territory.

Now is the time to put your storm plans into action and ensure that your family and property can be safe from what forecasters tell us may begin as early as tonight and continue into tomorrow:

Message from Governor Rankin on the Approach of Hurricane Tammy

Friday, 20 October 2023 - 12:53pm

Good day to all.

I wish to share some information about Hurricane Tammy.

At this time, Tammy is forecast to pass to the east of our islands late tomorrow or Sunday, but at a close enough distance that we may experience some gusty winds and showers throughout the weekend. Already, the seas are rough and we are under a high surf advisory due to the risk of high surf and rip currents.