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 Dr. Hon. D. Orlando Smith, OBE has welcomed the announcement by the UK for a recovery and reconstruction package for the BVI of up to £300 million in loan garauntees and £10 million in grants to support the Territory's recovery after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Governor Augustus Jaspert and the Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE welcomed a new package of recovery and reconstruction support from the United Kingdom (UK) today.
Digicel’s Chief Executive Officer for the Caribbean and Central America, Ms. Vannesa Slowey, has expressed her company’s commitment to the BVI over the long-term and plans to overhaul its Information and Communications Technology (ICT) network in the Territory.