Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE has signed an agreement with Virella Crespo & Associates for the design of the new National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) which will also house the offices of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).
Deputy Premier and Minister of Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering attended the 5th Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States’ (OECS) Council of Ministers of Environment and Sustainability meeting held in Montserrat on July 11.
Students on Virgin Gorda received educational insight on how to protect themselves and their property in the event of flooding following presentations by the team of the Road Town Hydrology Study on July 11.
I thank you for being here as we report on the progress being made in the setting up of the agency and the work that they are preparing to carrying out the recovery of the Virgin Islands following the events of last year.
Director at the Department for Disaster Management, Sharleen DaBreo, MBE has said that the Territory has to manage its resources with transparency and strict accountability following the lessons learned in 2017.