Jost Van Dyke Sub-Branch to Become Full BVI Red Cross Chapter


Considerations are being evaluated for a Jost Van Dyke branch of the British Virgin Islands Red Cross (BVIRC) in the near future. The announcement was made in the BVIRC annual report that was laid on the table of a recent House of Assembly sitting.

Currently there is an interim Sub-branch/Chapter on that sister island. The Sub-branch was launched on 10 September 2014 with a membership of 15 persons. The interim Coordinator of the Jost Van Dyke Sub-branch is Melanie Faulkner-Smith.

However, the report announced that discussions are ongoing with interested persons on Jost Van Dyke to form a full branch.

The British Virgin Islands Red Cross is a branch of the British Red Cross and is one of the eight overseas branches. The BVIRC now has three Chapters (the third was launched in Anegada in September 2014.)

The Tortola Chapter has approximately 100 members/volunteers, the Virgin Gorda Chapter has 20 members/volunteers and Anegada has 15 members/volunteers. The BVIRC is a volunteer-based organization and is managed by a Governance Board.