Tortola, British Virgin Islands, October 13th, 2013 (DDM) - His Excellency Governor Boyd McCleary is urging that greater consideration be given to persons in the Territory who are affected by physical or mental disabilities.

The Governor’s comments come in a message delivered on the occasion of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction which is observed worldwide on October 13, under the theme Living with Disability and Disasters.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands, 9 October, 2013 (DDM) - Ten schools in the British Virgin Islands have received Safe School certification from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

The certification was awarded following an assessment of the schools conducted by the DDM in accordance with the School Health and Safety Policy developed in 2011, in conjunction with the Ministry and Department of Education and Culture.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands, 25 September, 2013 (DDM) - The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is urging persons and business establishments that generate waste oil to be diligent when disposing of this waste product.

Director of the DDM, Ms. Sharleen DaBreo said oil spills are not only detrimental to our health and the environment but also expensive to clean up.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands, 19 September, 2013 (DDM) - More than 30 emergency first responders in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are this week improving their skills in mass casualty management.

They are participating in course coordinated by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) in collaboration with the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO). The week-long session is designed to sharpen the response skills of mass casualty responders, enabling them to effectively manage human and other resources while responding to such an event.

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