The destruction caused by Hurricane Irma in the British Virgin
Islands on September 6, 2017 has been devastating. The
destination has lost entire structures and many homes are
without roofs, or have been diminished to mere foundations. We
want to thank everyone for their outpouring of support for the
BVI Community. The people of the British Virgin Islands are
resilient and we are confident we will be able to rebuild.
When you donate to the BVI Recovery Fund, you are helping those
suffering from the devastation of Hurricane Irma.
All funds raised will go towards rebuilding the territory after
the storm's devastation, and helping the people who have lost
everything due to the destruction of Hurricane Irma. Donate
whatever you can to help the survivors of Hurricane Irma.
Please find our listing of openings by island:
For Marina updates please find information here
Government of the Virgin Islands Official Irma Relief Fund.
Thank you for your support.
Grow with Us — Support the 'Seeds of Love'
Thanks to generous global efforts, The British Virgin Islands
has made great strides in rebuilding after the devastation of
Hurricanes Irma and Maria. There is an urgent need to replant
the islands' indigenous trees and vegetation to protect the
We are asking for your support to make the Islands strong and
green again. Inspired by the generosity of our Caribbean
neighbor, St. Vincent and the Grenadines donation of 3,000 fruit
trees, we have initiated the Seeds of Love Program. Through this
effort we will implement an optimal planting plan and schedule;
raise awareness and funds; organize volunteers and voluntourists
to assist in replanting; and involve local and global
communities in these important efforts.
Please grow with us by helping us replant our indigenous species
to protect our environment for everyone's enjoyment
How can you help?
Donate: When you donate, your contribution goes towards the
purchase of seedlings and saplings. These will be planted by BVI
residents, guests, and local organizations. You can track the
progress on our website.
Partner: We'd like to partner and collaborate with you to create
awareness and drive participation through sponsorships, special
events and other promotional activities. Please contact us to
discuss possible partnership opportunities.
Join us in supporting our mission by spreading the 'Seeds of
To donate visit http://pledgeling.us/seeds-of-love-bvi
and for more information, visit http://www.seedsoflovebvi.org/
Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen of the press. I am Sharon
Flax Brutus. Director of Tourism for the still beautiful British
Virgin Islands - and still Nature's Little Secrets. On September
6th, I experienced the longest 12 hours of my life and when it
was done my husband Mark and I and our little puppy Passion had
fled from our house as Hurricane Irma ravaged our home in Virgin
Gorda British Virgin Islands as the strongest Category 5
Hurricane ever to make landfall in the Caribbean. When she tore
our roof off, we ran downstairs to our pump room hoping that the
concrete roof would withstand the ravages. ...when the eye came,
we ran to our neighbor whose roof was still on but all windows
and doors on the eastern side of the home were blown out. For
the next 3 hours, 4 adults, one little boy and 2 puppies prayed
for the storm to burn itself out. We were down to one room with
water pouring in wondering where we'd go if the roof didn't make
As we made our way out by foot the next day, I wept silently for
our Islands and for the devastation that I saw but I and so many
others were just grateful to be alive. I live on the island of
Virgin Gorda and we had no communication with the rest of The
British Virgin Islands for a few days.
When communication started to return and we began to get the
reports and see the images, we realized that our beloved islands
were dealt a devastating blow. Preliminary assessment puts
damage to the tourism sector at over 3 billion dollars. After
initial assessment of our tourism product on the main islands as
well as the private islands, we determined that the British
Virgin Islands would have to implement a phased approach to
bring the islands back to the vibrant tourist destination they
were. Pre-hurricane, BVI was poised to have another record
breaking year and was anticipating the reopening of one of our
flagship properties, Rosewood Little Dix Bay. We in the British
Virgin Islands have prided ourselves on our brand integrity; a
pristine destination filled with many of Nature's Little
The people of the British Virgin Islands are so grateful your
support. We are happy to provide the following updates:
BVI Electricity Corporation Power Stations was fueled and
power restored at Peebles Hospital, and sections of Main Street,
and Wickham's Cay.
Daily deliveries of food to shelters, distribution points,
Community meetings are being held to continue the damage and
Digicel, CCT and Flow is now accessible in Road Town
With the assistance of the BVI and Cayman Police Force and
British Royal Marines, over 100 prisoners have been returned