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.

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