Hurricane Irma has moved past the Tortola, BVI, however it continues to tear a deadly path through the Caribbean, causing widespread destruction and reducing buildings to rubble, on a track that could lead to a catastrophic strike on Florida.
We are very relieved to have made contact with some of our staff members in Tortola, who have expressed great shock at the intensity of the hurricane and all of whom are “happy to be alive”, albeit their houses having been severely damaged.
Thankfully, our offices survived the hurricane and we have currently got electricity via a generator, allowing the server to function as normal. Although the BVI office will remain closed until further notice based on the Government’s order, our Cayman, Mauritius and London Offices have the ability to work remotely and to access emails and communicate with clients.
Based on the trajectory Hurricane Jose & Katia are still approaching, with Jose being a category 3 storm and due to pass by the BVI midday, Saturday 9 September. At present Jose is routing to go well north of the BVI, but we will continue to keep track and send updates.
Clients with active matters can be assured that we will continue to communicate with you, and in the event that communications are interrupted and you are unable to reach the relevant corporate or Trust personnel in the British Virgin Islands, please feel free to contact the Mauritius offices or one of the following who will be happy to assist you:
Laura Jane Flockhart (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tinesh Ramprusad (email@example.com)
Daniel Romburgh firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Todd email@example.com
Cayman Matters Only – David Egglishaw – firstname.lastname@example.org.