Skyviews' Updates on Hurricanes and recovery efforts
Hurricane Irma is a category 5 hurricane which has affected some of the islands where we do business. Hurricane Maria is a catgory 5 hurricane which has impacted Dominica and is set to affect more islands. We have created this page to provide updates for those islands.
25th September, 2017
01.24PM AST: UPDATE- Kairi FM radio station is back on air in Dominica following Hurricane Maria. (See full article here)
01.09PM AST: UPDATE- Updated schedule for ferry service between Dominica and St. Lucia. (See full article here)
BARBUDA Island Updates
01.19PM AST: UPDATE- Carnival Cruise Line brings hurricane relief to Antigua's sister island Barbuda. (See press release here)
22nd September, 2017
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS Updates
12.27PM AST: UPDATE- The Sugar Mill Hotel and Restaurant in Tortola's Apple Bay is scheduled to reopen in October. The restaurant is expected to reopen on Oct 12 with the hotel reopening on Oct 14. (See full article here)
DOMINICA Island Updates
12.24PM AST: UPDATE- C&W announces partial restoration of mobile network in Dominica. (See full article here)
21st September, 2017
ANGUILLA Island UpdatesPorts & Public Services
03.00PM AST: UPDATE- Power has been restored to the Anguilla Hospital.
03.06PM AST: UPDATE- Da Vida's is scheduled to re-open in November, 2017.
03.05PM AST: UPDATE- Best Buy East End is open.
03.04PM AST: UPDATE- Coconuts Bar at Anguilla Great House is open.
03.03PM AST: UPDATE- Ashley's in the Valley is open.
03.02PM AST: UPDATE- Roy's is open.
03.00PM AST: UPDATE- Tasty's Restaurant is open.
DOMINICA Island Updates
02:44PM AST: UPDATE- Initial assessment of Dominica. (Open map here)
10.36AM AST: UPDATE- The latest official statement from the government is that Dominica is in a state of emergency and a curfew is in place from 4pm to 8am. (See full article here)
20th September, 2017
DOMINICA Island Updates
08.31AM AST: UPDATE- Up to 90% of buildings in Dominica reportedly destroyed. (See full article here)
19th September, 2017
DOMINICA Island Updates
10.00AM AST: UPDATE- Dominica has been severely damaged by Hurricane Maria. (See full article here)
12th September, 2017
We will be changing the format of our updates going forward as we seek to share information on the recovery efforts in Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands.
ANGUILLA Island UpdatesPorts
12.19PM AST: UPDATE- Road Bay Port is open.
12.20PM AST: UPDATE- Blowing Point Ferry Terminal is under assessment.
12.21PM AST: UPDATE- Clayton Lloyd Airport open for Charters and emergencies.
5.14PM AST: UPDATE- Trattoria Tramonto requires extensive cleaning. Will update in due course.
5.13PM AST: UPDATE- Tradition sailing requires extensive cleaning. Will update in due course.
2.55PM AST: UPDATE- Irma removed Garvey's Sunshine Shack, but Rendezvous Beach is as beautiful as ever. Garvey will be rebuilding and advise reopening in due course.
2.43PM AST: UPDATE- Malliouhana Hotel & Spa is assessing the full extent of the clean up and will advise on proposed reopening date.
2.39PM AST: UPDATE- Cuisinart Golf Resort & Spa was significantly affected and engineeers are presently assessing the full extent of the damage. Updates to follow.
2.17PM AST: UPDATE- Ce Blue Villas & Resort held up well and they look forward to welcoming guests for the season.
9.12AM AST: OPEN- Carimar Beach Club is currently housing officials from the United Nations, the British Government, UNICEF and several insurance companies who have arrived on Anguilla to help assess damage after Hurricane Irma.
11th September, 2017
9.00AM AST MULTIPLE ISLANDS: No coastal watches or warnings in effect for Hurricane Jose. (See full article here)
8.58AM AST BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: Message from H.E. Governor Augustus Jaspert. (See full message here)
9th September, 2017
05.35PM AST ANTIGUA & BARBUDA: Antigua & Barbuda have been spared from Hurricane Jose (See full article here)
8th September, 2017
05.12PM AST BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: Statement from Sharon Flax-Brutus, Director of Tourism for the British Virgin Islands (pdf)
04.55PM AST BARBUDA: Press release from the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority (pdf)
10.35AM AST BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: After visiting Anguilla, The Royal Navy travelled to the BVI to also give assistance there. (Full article here)
10.29AM AST ANGUILLA: The Royal Navy brought aid to Anguilla. The island's runway was declared safe for relief flights. (Full article here)
09.53AM AST SAINT MARTIN : French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe reported that 95% of houses had been damaged and 60% were uninhabitable. A state of emergency to be declared today. (Full article here)
09.51AM AST BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: The Governor of the BVI, Gus Jaspert, declared a state of emergency for the territory. (Full article here)
7th September, 2017
04.34PM AST ANGUILLA & BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: UK government has released £32m in emergency aid for the British overseas territories hit by Hurricane Irma and dispatched a military task group to the Caribbean. (Full article here)
03.27PM AST BARBUDA: Over 90% of the island is damaged making it barely habitable (Full article here)
9.58AM AST ST. MAARTEN/ST. MARTIN: In the Dutch territory, known as Sint Maarten, the airport is closed. In Saint Martin the ports are closed and France's interior minister said three emergency teams were being sent to the islands, two from France and one from Guadeloupe.
09.43AM AST ANGUILLA: Anguilla’s Clayton J Lloyd International Airport did not sustain any “serious” damage, although it has not yet reopened. Anguilla’s Blowing Point and Road Bay seaports also remained closed until further notice. (full article here)
09.43AM AST NEVIS: Nevis Resorts Report (jpg)
6th September, 2017
03.30PM AST ANGUILLA: The Communications tower for Radio Anguilla is being examined to restore service as soon as possible.
12.13PM AST DOMINICA: "The Ministry of Public Works and Ports is pleased to inform the general public that the Douglas-Charles Airport will be reopened from 1:00 pm today September 6, 2017." (full article here)
12.10PM AST ANTIGUA: Press release (pdf)
11.38AM AST ST KITTS & NEVIS: Vibes Beach Bar in Frigate Bay would like to advise that business will reopen by 1pm on Thursday, 7th September, 2017
11.31AM AST DOMINICA: "Schools are closed, the Douglas Charles Airport is closed, but workers are back to work." DOMINICA'S PRIME MINISTER ROOSEVELT SKERRIT (full statement here)
10.46AM AST ANTIGUA: Our airport will be open for flights into and out of Antigua by 2pm today. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA'S PRIME MINISTER GASTON BROWNE (full statement here)
10.31AM AST BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: Irma is approaching the British Virgin Islands.
10.30AM AST ANGUILLA: The eye wall passed over Anguilla at 7.45am so far, the structures seem to have upheld for the most part but extensive water and wind.
10.29AM AST ST. BARTHS: St. Barths has experienced some structural damage.
10.27AM AST BARBUDA: The eye passed over at 2.45am we have no news yet.
10.27AM AST ANTIGUA: St. John’s appears to have fared well.
9.29AM AST ST. MAARTEN/ST. MARTIN: Princess Julianna International Airport has suffered some damage. Marigot town and ferry terminal have extensive water damage.
9.00AM AST DOMINICA: Irma has passed there was some water surge at Douglas Charles Airport. Updates will follow.
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