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Richard Branson warns Hurricane Maria will bring 'even more catastrophic damage' to British Virgin Islands

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Richard Branson warns Hurricane Maria will bring 'even more catastrophic damage' to British Virgin Islands


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The apocalyptic aftermath: Mirror man joins rescuers on British Virgin Islands torn to shreds by Hurricane Irma

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The apocalyptic aftermath: Mirror man joins rescuers on British Virgin Islands torn to shreds by Hurricane Irma


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Over 100 escaped British Virgin Islands prisoners re-captured

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Over 100 escaped British Virgin Islands prisoners re-captured


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British foreign secretary visits Anguilla and British Virgin Islands

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Drone video shows Hurricane Irma damage in British Virgin Islands

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Two wives, one dead husband and a $5 million British Virgin Islands bank account

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Two wives, one dead husband and a $5 million British Virgin Islands bank account


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Adani Australia: Investigation uncovers tax haven ties to British Virgin Islands
An investigation by the ABC's Four Corners program has uncovered previously unknown tax haven ties for Adani Group's Australian operations, with key assets ultimately owned in the British Virgin Islands. Key points: Adani Group's filings with ASIC fail to mention a company registered in the British Virgin Islands Vinod Adani, older brother of Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani, has been under investigation in India Vinod Adani also a substantial shareholder in Adani Enterprises Limited Adani Group has promised a $22 billion windfall in taxes and mining royalty payments for Australia over the life of the giant Carmichael coal mine it has been given approval to build in outback Queensland   Read More ...
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BVI to institute strong building codes in aftermath of Hurricane Irma
TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — The Government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) says plans are being made to review and upgrade the territory's building codes following the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma. “This hurricane that hit us is the scale we have never seen before, it was a Category 5, and it was really devastating,” said BVI Premier and Minister of Finance Dr Orlando Smith, during a Town Hall meeting earlier this week   Read More ...
Airports in BVI and St Thomas to reopen this week
TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — Airports in the British and US Virgin Islands are scheduled to reopen for commercial flights this week following the passage of Hurricane Maria. In the British Virgin Islands, Minister of Communication and Works, Mark Vanterpool said the Terrence B Lettsome Airport will reopen for commercial flights this week. Vanterpool gave the announcement during a town-hall radio broadcast yesterday   Read More ...
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HMS Ocean helps hurricane-hit British Virgin Islands
Britain's biggest warship, HMS Ocean, has arrived in the British Virgin Islands, to provide support for those affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria.   Read More ...
British Virgin Islands 'spared worst' from Hurricane Maria but storm destroys 'everything in its path' in Puerto Rico
The British Virgin Islands have been "spared the worst" from Hurricane Maria, the governor has said, as the storm continues her path of destruction towards another UK overseas territory. Claiming the lives of at least nine people so far, Maria has barrelled across the Caribbean and unleashed devastation on islands in its path. Ravaging both Dominica and Puerto Rico, a hurricane warning is currently in place for the Turks and Caicos islands, with winds of 110mph and up to 16 inches of rain expected   Read More ...
Queen sends message to the British Virgin Islands residents wishing them well as deadly Hurricane Maria approaches
THE Queen has sent a message to the residents of the British Virgin Islands wishing them well, it has emerged today. Governor Gus Jaspert revealed on Facebook that the beloved monarch, 91, had sent the heart-warming message. He said: "She told me she has been following the situation intently, and everyone in the Territory is in her thoughts and prayers." Brigadier John Ridge, who is supervising the military operation in the Caribbean, spoke of his fears for the British Virgin Islands which were ravaged two weeks ago   Read More ...
British Virgin Islands under curfew as new storm approaches
LONDON: The British Virgin Islands was under curfew Tuesday as the Caribbean archipelago, still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma earlier this month, braced for another megastorm. With officials predicting it would hit the British Virgin Islands on Tuesday or Wednesday, authorities there imposed a curfew from 2200 GMT (6am MYT) on Monday and urged residents to stay indoors until it passed   Read More ...
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Richard Branson warns Hurricane Maria will bring 'even more catastrophic damage' to British Virgin Islands
Hurricane Maria looks set to bring "even more catastrophic damage" to the British Virgin Islands, Richard Branson has warned. The Virgin boss is currently in New York trying to push the case that more must be done to combat climate change in the wake of recent natural disasters. But in a post on his blog, Branson said: "Our immediate worry is Hurricane Maria, which is now a Category 3 hurricane and looks to be moving along a very similar trajectory to Hurricane Irma – it could be Category 4 by the time it arrives in the British Virgin Islands   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria threatens British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands, still trying to get back on its feet after Hurricane Irma, is now threatened by Hurricane Maria.   Read More ...
100 prisoners who escaped during Irma recaptured
TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — More than 100 criminals who broke out of Her Majesty's Prison, Balsam Ghut last week have been captured Governor Augustus Jaspert said the escapees were round up during an operation last week. “[Last Thursday), an operation run by the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands police officers, alongside the British Royal Marines and police, resulted in the capture of escaped criminals from the Balsam Ghut prison,” said the governor, who did not disclose the exact number captured or those still on the run   Read More ...
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B.C. family loses everything after Hurricane Irma destroys home in British Virgin Islands
Debbie Ridgway and her family moved from B.C. to the British Virgin Islands seven years ago. When Hurricane Irma hit the island of Virgin Gorda, they took cover in a friend’s bathroom. “All of a sudden, it just hit and you could hear glass shattering,” Ridgway said. “You could feel all the air sucked out of the house.” When they emerged from the makeshift shelter, the Ridgways’ home had been destroyed   Read More ...
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JOHN PRESCOTT: Time for tax tycoons who avoid paying their share to pay Hurricane Irma bill for British Virgin Islands
You’d think the people of the British Virgin Islands had suffered enough after Hurricane Irma . After seeing their homes destroyed, they then had to endure a visit from Boris Johnson. It’s vital we help the relief effort and, typically, our government’s response has been slow. But while I’ve no issue with giving the BVI government £32million in aid , I have huge reservations giving them a blank cheque   Read More ...
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British Virgin Islands: ‘Knocked Down, but Not Knocked Out’ by Irma
JOST VAN DYKE, B.V.I. — This little island draws boats from all around the globe to its powdery beaches and ebullient bar scene. Thousands of visitors come for the boisterous New Year’s Eve celebration at Foxy’s — a wooden beachside bar decorated with the license plates and flags that visitors have left behind since the 1960s. But after Hurricane Irma’s winds annihilated many of the homes here on Jost Van Dyke, one of the British Virgin Islands, Foxy’s Tamarind Bar and Restaurant has become something else entirely: the island’s de facto command center and lifeline   Read More ...
The apocalyptic aftermath: Mirror man joins rescuers on British Virgin Islands torn to shreds by Hurricane Irma
In an apocalyptic landscape of blacked-out towns, shuttered petrol stations and endless destruction, British Virgin islanders are attempting to rebuild their lives. As night falls on the British Virgin Islands, thousands left homeless by deadly Hurricane Irma bed down for another night in the damp, dark and disarray. Still being hit by deluge after deluge of rain, by 6.30pm they are forced to live by flickering candlelight as most are still without power   Read More ...
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Escaped British Virgin Islands Prisoners Rounded Up by Marines, Police
Authorities on the British Virgin Islands recaptured more than 100 escaped prisoners, helping to restore order on the Caribbean islands struck by chaos and lawlessness in the days after Hurricane Irma. The operation was run by police officers from the U.K. and British Royal Marines, according to Gus Jaspert, the governor of the islands. The officers worked alongside the local police force and Cayman Island police officers, Mr   Read More ...
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Over 100 escaped British Virgin Islands prisoners re-captured
Foreign secretary Boris Johnson with Royal Marines of 40 Commando in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma, who have helped round up the escaped prisoners. (Photo: The Guardian) More than 100 prisoners have been captured after escaping from a jail on the British Virgin Islands during Hurricane Irma. Gus Jaspert, governor of the islands said that he prisoners of Balsam Ghut prison, in Tortola, were captured on Thursday, following an operation by British Virgin Island and Cayman Island police officers, alongside British Royal Marines and police   Read More ...
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British foreign secretary visits Anguilla and British Virgin Islands
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson flew into Barbados on Tuesday afternoon, and transferred to a military flight directly up to Anguilla. On Wednesday he will visit the British Virgin Islands before returning to the UK. Johnson will be viewing the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma and the UK’s relief effort first hand. He will meet governors of the affected territories and others who are leading the recovery work, and visit communities working to repair the extensive damage they have suffered   Read More ...
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Hundreds of 'dangerous' prisoners escape jail on British Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc across the Caribbean
Around 100 prisoners have escaped from jail on the British Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Irma, it has emerged. Foreign minister Sir Alan Duncan told the Commons that the convicts pose a "serious threat of the complete breakdown of law and order" on the overseas territory. He told MPs: "The prison was breached, over 100 very serious prisoners escaped   Read More ...
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100 prisoners escape on hurricane-hit British Virgin Island
LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Over 100 high-risk prisoners escaped in the British Virgin Islands during Hurricane Irma, a British junior minister said on Tuesday, as he raised the death toll in British territories to nine. "We had a serious threat of a complete breakdown of law and order in the British Virgin islands (BVI)," junior foreign minister Alan Duncan told Parliament   Read More ...
Richard Branson’s Son Warns of ‘Civil Unrest’ on British Virgin Islands Following Hurricane Irma
Richard Branson‘s son kept his social media followers informed in the wake of Hurricane Irma, warning that prisoners on the British Virgin Islands have escaped and are armed ahead of his journey back to help in the relief efforts. Sam Branson, who rode out the storm on the family’s Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, posted video messages and photos from the Caribbean showing the devastation from Irma   Read More ...
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Americans Trapped in British Virgin Islands After Hurricane Irma Rescued by Helicopter: ‘They Made It Out’
Two Americans who were trapped in the British Virgin Islands, fearing for their lives, as Hurricane Irma ripped through the Caribbean are on their way home. Kerman Haynes, 40, and 32-year-old Andrew Burruss were on a romantic vacation before they became stranded in Tortola for five days in the wake of the massive storm. Now, Haynes’ sister, Karen Haynes, has good news   Read More ...
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Richard Branson’s son warns up to 120 dangerous prisoners have ARMED themselves after escaping British Virgin Islands jail during Hurricane Irma
THE son of Virgin tycoon Richard Branson has warned that prisoners who have escaped from a jail in the British Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma destroyed are ARMED. Sam Branson has seen the devastation meted out by Irma first-hand after riding out the 185mph storm on his dad's Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands. In his latest video update, he said: "I've been getting some updates on the ground out there on the British Virgin Islands and it's really sad to say that there is a lot of civil unrest   Read More ...
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American Tourists Trapped In British Virgin Islands By Irma Plead For Help, Down To Last Gallon Of Water
Two American tourists on vacation in the British Virgin Islands are now trapped in the island of Tortola, which was in the path of Hurricane Irma. Atlanta residents Andrew Burruss, 32, and Kerman Haynes, 40, are reportedly down to their last gallon of water and are almost out of food after their hotel was devastated by the hurricane. Tortola, the largest and most populous of the British Virgin Islands, was pummeled by Irma on its path to the continental United States   Read More ...
Paradise lost: British Virgin Islands premier pleas for long-term U.K. help after Irma pounding
LONDON – The premier of the British Virgin Islands on Sunday called for the U.K. to provide long-term support in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which killed five people in the territory. “We are a resilient people but this has shaken us to our core,” Premier Orlando Smith said, describing the “critical” situation after the islands were struck by the superstorm   Read More ...
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Hurricane Irma wreaks havoc in British Virgin Islands
At least five people died in the British Virgin Islands during Hurricane Irma. The BBC's Laura Bicker reports on the devastation in Tortola.   Read More ...
Americans on Dream Vacation Trapped in British Virgin Islands and Down to Their Last Gallon of Water After Hurricane Irma
Two Americans on a dream romantic vacation together are now trapped in the British Virgin Islands and fearing for their lives after Hurricane Irma devastated the hotel where they were staying. Friends of Kerman Haynes, 40, and Andrew Burruss, 32 – both from Atlanta – have been sharing desperate Facebook posts trying to get them out of Tortola, the capital. On Sunday night, he wrote on Facebook: “There is almost no aid on the ground here and we are almost out of food (uncooked ramen, cookies, peanut butter) and water   Read More ...
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Drone video shows Hurricane Irma damage in British Virgin Islands
Drone video shows Hurricane Irma damage in British Virgin Islands Drone video shows Hurricane Irma damage in British Virgin Islands Aerial shots show how the hurricane leveled buildings in Tortola, the main island of the British Virgin Islands, as the storm moved across the Caribbean.Related Content.   Read More ...
Drone video shows Hurricane Irma damage in British Virgin Islands
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Drone video shows Hurricane Irma damage in British Virgin Islands
Drone video shows Hurricane Irma damage in British Virgin Islands Drone video shows Hurricane Irma damage in British Virgin Islands Aerial shots show how the hurricane leveled buildings in Tortola, the main island of the British Virgin Islands, as the storm moved across the Caribbean.Related Content.   Read More ...
Drone video shows Hurricane Irma damage in British Virgin Islands
Drone video shows Hurricane Irma damage in British Virgin Islands Drone video shows Hurricane Irma damage in British Virgin Islands Aerial shots show how the hurricane leveled buildings in Tortola, the main island of the British Virgin Islands, as the storm moved across the Caribbean.Related Content.   Read More ...
Drone video shows Hurricane Irma damage in British Virgin Islands
Aerial shots show how the hurricane leveled buildings in Tortola, the main island of the British Virgin Islands, as the storm moved across the Caribbean.   Read More ...
Drone video shows Hurricane Irma damage in British Virgin Islands
Aerial shots show how the hurricane leveled buildings in Tortola, the main island of the British Virgin Islands, as the storm moved across the Caribbean.   Read More ...
PH embassy sends help to Filipinos in Irma-ravaged British Virgin Islands
WASHINGTON, DC The response team from the Philippine Embassy has arrived in Puerto Rico today, and started coordinating with the Filipino community and local authorities for the delivery of supplies to, and facilitating the repatriation of Filipinos in the hurricane-ravaged British Virgin Islands (BVI). “More than 90 kababayans have already enlisted for repatriation due to the continued hardships they face in getting necessities and medicines,” said Minister Patrick A   Read More ...
Hurricane Irma – ‘120 prisoners escape from jail’ amid devastation on British Virgin Islands
DESPERATE prisoners have ESCAPED from a jail in the British Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma destroyed it, according to reports. People holed up in the disaster claim a prison on the island of Tortola had been blown open. Paul Exner, president of expedition firm Modern Geographic Sailing, said inmates were kept under armed guard until being “let go”. There were up to 200 inmates at the prison in Road Town   Read More ...
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Richard Branson's son prepares to head back out to the British Virgin Island's to help Hurricane Irma victims
Richard Branson's son, Sam, has appealed for a "mass aid effort" as he prepares to head back to the British Virgin Islands to help Hurricane Irma victims. The billionaire's son is travelling to the weather-ravaged islands in the family boat, Necker Belle, with food, water and supplies. He has invoked the spirit of Dunkirk and appealed for anyone - including governments - to do all they can to help   Read More ...
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Statement by British Virgin Islands Governor Gus Jaspert on the impact of Hurricane Irma
ROAD TOWN, BVI — Hurricane Irma – a category 5 hurricane – passed through the British Virgin Islands on Wednesday, September 6, at around 2:00 pm. Reports show that the storm hit the territory directly. While the full extent of the damage is unknown at this time, it is clear the islands have been severely impacted. At present most communications remain down, including mobile phone service and internet access   Read More ...
Hurricane Irma devastates British Virgin Islands; local family loses home
For much of the year, Brittany Meyers lives on a 48-foot sailboat on the British Virgin Islands with her husband and their three children. During part of hurricane season, the family stays in Arlington Heights. This week, the couple watched with dread from afar as Hurricane Irma developed into one of the most powerful storms ever recorded. Their friends back on the island were "very scared," Meyers said, "because they realized this was a superstorm   Read More ...
Watch as Hurricane Irma rips through a house on the British Virgin Islands
Hurricane Irma is making its way through the caribbean leaving destruction in its path. Hurricane Irma has left a huge trail of destruction on the British Virgin Islands. Houses, cars, and boats completely destroyed. Wind speeds reached up to 185 mph leaving houses in pieces. its reported that At least 14 people have died, and dozens are injured, and thousands have been left homeless   Read More ...
Heartache in British Virgin Islands after Irma
The governor of the British Virgin Islands on Friday said he declared a state of emergency after Hurricane Irma left a string of Caribbean islands devastated. In a radio address, Gov. Gus Jaspert said he was "heartbroken" by the destruction. (Sept. 8)   Read More ...
I only saved my passport, says Jamaican in hurricane-ravaged BVI
TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — Jermaine Smith, a Jamaican living here, says the only thing he managed to save was his passport as Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms in history, ravaged sections of the British Virgin Islands as it ripped across the island chain late Wednesday. Images have emerged of homes being flattened and several government offices destroyed   Read More ...