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  • BREAKING NEWS: Auguste no longer the boss at LIME
    BREAKING NEWS: Auguste no...

    Sean Auguste is no longer General Manager of LIME BVI, and he has declined to state if he was forced...

    09/03/2015 at 9:33 AM
  • Gov’t shuns private insurers and their concerns?
    Gov’t shuns private insur...

    Private health insurance companies in the British Virgin Islands have accused the management of the National...

    09/03/2015 at 8:43 AM
  • ARREST BLOTTER : August 23 – 29
    ARREST BLOTTER : August 2...

    By the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force BREACH OF PROTECTION ORDER On 23-08-2015 at 0720hrs, Police...

    09/03/2015 at 8:41 AM
 

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  • Digicel announces free calls to Dominica

    Digicel announces free calls to Dominica

    PRESS RELEASE: Digicel BVI announced its relief efforts for the people of Dominica, as they recover in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika. Digicel is pooling its resources to aid Dominica on the ground by partnering with the Government,...

    09/03/2015 at 8:00 AM
  • Deafening silence hours before VIP election

    Deafening silence hours before VIP election

    There is deafening silence in the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) even as some leading party members convene meetings this morning – hours before they meet in Road Town to elect executive members. Unlike last year when...

    09/02/2015 at 6:38 PM
  • Dominica declares Days of National Mourning

    Dominica declares Days of National Mourning

    ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – The Dominica Government has declared Thursday and Friday, “Days of National Mourning” as the island recovers from the battering it took from Tropical Storm Erika that killed more than 30 people and left...

    09/02/2015 at 5:14 PM

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  • BVI donating $100K to Dominica

    BVI donating $100K to Dominica

    Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith, on behalf of the government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), has pledged to donate US$100,000 towards relief efforts in the storm-ravaged Commonwealth of Dominica. Tropical Storm...

    09/02/2015 at 11:25 AM
  • Bad management could derail NHI, gov’t cautioned

    Bad management could derail NHI, gov’t cautioned

    Amid the fanfare that surrounded the launch of the government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) plan in Road Town yesterday, there was one major concern that stood out; and the concern is that bad management could actually derail...

    09/02/2015 at 8:40 AM
  • ‘They are dodging’ -Insurers blasted at NHI launch

    ‘They are dodging’ -Insurers blasted at NHI launch

    Private health insurers took a battering yesterday because their association last week challenged aspects of the government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) plan, which they claim will leave many jobless in the private sector,...

    09/02/2015 at 8:39 AM

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  • Dominica waives charges on relief aid

    Dominica waives charges on relief aid

    ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) – The Dominica government says it has taken a decision to waive all charges for relief aid coming into the country as the first aircraft landed at the Douglas-Charles airport since the passage of Tropical Storm...

    09/02/2015 at 8:37 AM
  • Merlin allegedly drunk again

    Merlin allegedly drunk again

    Roughly two months after a magistrate sent him to seek treatment for his alcohol problem, Merlin Caesar, who already has a lengthy rap sheet, is again in trouble. He is facing a fresh charge of Drunkenness in a Public Place, according...

    09/02/2015 at 7:58 AM
  • Paul Webster gets big appointment

    Paul Webster gets big appointment

    Attorney-at-law Paul Webster (QC), who has been practicing in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) for several years, has been appointed by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission to act as Justice of Appeal in the Eastern Caribbean...

    09/02/2015 at 7:55 AM

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  • VIDEO: Great strides with pier park

    VIDEO: Great strides with pier park

    In its latest update, the BVI Ports Authority claimed that it has been making ‘great strides’ in its efforts to complete the landside aspect of the cruise-pier development in Road Town. The landside component, to be named...

    09/02/2015 at 7:00 AM
  • Police oversight body gets new leader

    Police oversight body gets new leader

    Fiona Forbes has been appointed to chair the Police Service Commission which is the oversight body responsible for – among other things – advising the governor on disciplinary matters pertaining to police officers. Forbes,...

    09/02/2015 at 6:58 AM
  • Pope relaxes abortion forgiveness rules

    Pope relaxes abortion forgiveness rules

    BBC: Pope Francis is making it easier for women and doctors to seek forgiveness for abortion, by allowing all priests to forgive it. In Catholicism, abortion is viewed as such a grave sin that it can punished with excommunication. In...

    09/02/2015 at 6:50 AM

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  • Davies joins Baldrige National Quality Award Board

    Davies joins Baldrige National Quality Award Board

    The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named Dr. Haldane Davies, vice president for Business Development and Innovation at the University of the Virgin Islands, to the Board of Examiners...

    09/02/2015 at 6:50 AM
  • Ministry seeks chronic disease self-management leaders

    Ministry seeks chronic disease self-management leaders

    PRESS RELEASE: A training workshop will be held in October for individuals who are interested in leading workshops on chronic disease self-management in the community. This workshop will be held as the Ministry of Health and Social...

    09/02/2015 at 5:57 AM
  • Put selfishness aside, insurance holders told

    Put selfishness aside, insurance holders told

    The government has defended its move to make the National Health Insurance (NHI) plan compulsory for all legal residents of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), adding that persons who already have private insurance coverage should put...

    09/01/2015 at 4:36 PM

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  • BVIEC mourns while searching for answers

    BVIEC mourns while searching for answers

    While expressing sympathy with the family of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) employee who was electrocuted on the job yesterday, minister responsible for the BVIEC Mark Vanterpool has indicated that an assessment is underway...

    09/01/2015 at 3:55 PM
  • New pier results in record summer arrivals

    New pier results in record summer arrivals

    Cruise passenger arrival in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) for the first summer since the expansion of the cruise ship pier in Road Town is already at an unprecedented high, compared to the numbers for individual summers before the...

    09/01/2015 at 9:56 AM
  • Flow brings call centre closer to the BVI

    Flow brings call centre closer to the BVI

    Flow, which has become the new Cable & Wireless Communication (CWC) consumer retail brand in the British Virgin Islands and other Caribbean countries, has announced plans to establish a new state-of-the-art call centre in Jamaica. The...

    09/01/2015 at 8:06 AM

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  • We don’t practice classism – Rotarian

    We don’t practice classism – Rotarian

    There is no truth to the claim that the membership of Rotary Clubs discriminate against persons based on social class, according to former governor of the organization’s District 7020 Vance Lewis. He also defended the position...

    09/01/2015 at 8:00 AM
  • BVI responding ‘extremely well’ to Dominica

    BVI responding ‘extremely well’ to Dominica

    Persons in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) have been responding ‘extremely well’ to a call for them to assist their Caribbean brothers and sisters affected by the deadly storm Erika, which has caused significant infrastructural...

    09/01/2015 at 8:00 AM
  • Man electrocuted on VG

    Man electrocuted on VG

    A man said to be employed to the BVI Electricity Corporation was electrocuted while on the job in Virgin Gorda this afternoon, August 31. Up to publication time his body – with torso partially burned – was still dangling from...

    09/01/2015 at 7:50 AM