Forecasters Anticipate Above Average Hurricane Season

Thursday, 8 April 2021 - 3:38pm

The Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project April forecast for the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season warns residents throughout the region that this year will bring above average storm activity.

Postgraduate Scholarships Available In Risk Management

Tuesday, 23 March 2021 - 4:19pm

Virgin Islanders who are interested in pursuing studies at the master’s level in areas including Risk Management are being invited to apply for scholarships from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility Segregated Portfolio Company (CCRIF SPC).

BVI Joins Regional Earthquake And Tsunami Exercise

Friday, 12 March 2021 - 3:21pm

The Virgin Islands joined nearly 400,000 residents of the Caribbean and Latin America on March 11 to participate in Caribe Wave, the annual tsunami preparedness exercise.

Exercise! Tsunami Warning Cancelled

Thursday, 11 March 2021 - 11:15am

The Virgin Islands is no longer under tsunami warning and the all-clear has been issued.

Exercise Exercise! BVI On Tsunami Warning

Thursday, 11 March 2021 - 10:15am

CARIBE WAVE EXERCISE MESSAGE – The Virgin Islands is under tsunami warning. 

Regional Earthquake And Tsunami Exercise Set For March 11

Monday, 22 February 2021 - 4:29pm

Virgin Islands residents are invited to improve their readiness for earthquake and tsunami events by joining the regional Caribe Wave exercise taking place on Thursday March 11.

Cane Garden Bay Emergency Siren Testing

Monday, 15 February 2021 - 3:17pm

Residents in Cane Garden Bay are advised that Department of Disaster Management (DDM) officers will be carrying out maintenance and testing of the early warning siren for that community tomorrow, February 16. 

Contract Signed For New National Emergency Operations Centre

Friday, 29 January 2021 - 5:35pm

A joint venture between local firms Tandem Development and D & B Heavy Equipment Services Limited has been approved to allow for the construction a state-of-the-art National Emergency Operations Centre, announced Premier and Minister for Finance Andrew Fahie at a signing ceremony yesterday afternoon.

BVI’s Disaster Response Capacity Strengthened

Wednesday, 20 January 2021 - 4:57pm

Representatives from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and the BVI Red Cross (BVIRC) have shared plans for reducing the Territory’s disaster risk in 2021.

Mr. Jasen Penn Appointed Acting Director Of DDM

Thursday, 7 January 2021 - 4:52pm

Long-time staffer at the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Mr. Jasen Penn has been appointed to act as the department’s Director effective January 1.