A Post Irma Interim Reconstruction Policy has been introduced to help residents rebuild expeditiously.
The Premier, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE said, “I am quite anxious to see people move back into their homes and this means that everyone including our young people and seniors will feel comfortable and secure again.”
ON MONDAY, 13TH NOVEMBER, 2017
AT THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
ARBITRATION CENTRE, RITTER HOUSE
ROAD TOWN, TORTOLA AT 10:00 A.M.
Recovery Planning Update – Recovering from the Impact of the Unprecedented Trio
Madam Speaker, whatever our yardstick, the month of September 2017 will long live in the annals of our history. No person has been untouched by the passages of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. We each remember them in our own way and have prepared and responded to the aftermath as best we could.
Eight trucks have been presented to the Government of the British Virgin Islands to assist in the clearing of debris left in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
The donation of the trucks was coordinated through the Department of International Development (DFID).
The staff and students of the Primary Division of the Bregado Flax Education Centre in Virgin Gorda had a special start of their academic year on November 6 with the donation of a 4000 square feet semi-permanent structure that will be used as their temporary school.
An across-the-board Stop Notice on all final works on buildings across the Territory is being enforced by the Building Authority.
Chairman of the Building Committee Board, Mr. Tony Scatliffe said the Stop Notice excludes temporary remedial measures for security and protection on buildings that sustained damage due to the passage of Hurricanes Irma or Maria.
He added that it is essential for the safety of the public and to ensure that the rebuilding of the Territory is undertaken in a sustainable and proper manner.