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An island of the West Indies east of Puerto Rico. It is the largest of the British Virgin Islands.


(Placename) an island in the NE Caribbean, in the Leeward Islands group: chief island of the British Virgin Islands. Pop: 23 900 (latest est). Area: 62 sq km (24 sq miles)


(tɔrˈtoʊ lə)

the principal island of the British Virgin Islands, in the NE West Indies. 9730; 21 sq. mi. (54 sq. km).
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TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Aug 21, CMC - The British Virgin Islands (BVI) government Wednesday said it is preparing to hold talks with the Treasury and other departments of the United Kingdom government, to discuss 'what can be described as, one of the most critical issues facing us as residents of this Territory in modern history'.
The August floods and hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 caused severe damage to the road network on the western and north portion of Tortola. Sea defences in different areas were destroyed and require replacement and upgrading.
National Electrification Administration (NEA) Deputy Administrator for technical services Artis Nikki Tortola said the completion of the wind project proves that electric cooperatives can surpass any challenge.
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 28, 2018-interCaribbean announces service from Dominica to Tortola & St.
The governor of the islands said the prisoners of Balsam Ghut prison, in Tortola, had been captured on Thursday.
Briton Claudia Knight alleged a prison was blown open on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.
Thomas and Tortola, a fundraising account was opened under the name "Puerto Rico Hugs the islands," the company said.
Joshua Harris, 24, is stranded on Tortola, in the Caribbean, with no money and no passport after the huge storm ripped through the region last week.
Clare Chilton, her husband and their two children were holed up in their rented home in Tortola for more than 24 hours during the category five storm.
Brendan Joyce from Glasgow, his wife Sasha and their children sheltered with her father in his house on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.
Frenchman's Cay is on Tortola's West End, connected to the rest of Tortola via a small bridge.