Press Release

Premier's Office
Release Date:
Friday, 22 December 2017 - 4:28pm

The document for Public Consultation on the Recovery and Development of the British Virgin Islands is now available online on

On Thursday, December 14 during the Twelfth Sitting of the Second Session of the Third House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE explained that the Government of the Virgin Islands would be seeking the views of the public on its proposals for the recovery of the British Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and the prior tropical wave that affected the territory.

The consultation document sets out the sectors and priority actions for the recovery; the proposals for a governance framework to manage the recovery; and the creation of a new agency to support implementation of recovery plans.

People are invited to send their feedback to the Disaster Recovery Coordinating Committee at Additionally, feedback may be submitted in hard copy should be delivered to the Disaster Recovery Coordinating Committee Office at the Ritter Building located Wickham’s Cay II.

Additionally, beginning January 8, the public will have an opportunity to provide feedback on the document during a series of consultation meetings to be hosted by the Disaster Recovery Coordinating Committee, Government of the Virgin Islands. 


Jacqueline Archibald-Sylvester

Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2739