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  • BVI sympathizes with devastated Dominica
    BVI sympathizes with deva...

    By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff The government of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), while counting...

    08/28/2015 at 2:42 PM
  • Update: Tropical storm warning ends in the BVI
    Update: Tropical storm wa...

    While Tropical Storm Erika draws closer towards the Dominican Republic, authorities here in the British...

    08/28/2015 at 1:00 PM
  • Florida: State of emergency ahead of Erika
    Florida: State of emergen...

    The Washington Post - The state of Florida has declared a state of emergency as of Friday morning, in...

    08/28/2015 at 10:21 AM
 

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  • Back to work!

    Back to work!

    The British Virgin Islands has been given an official all clearance for normality to be restored following the closure of virtually all crucial operations in preparation for Tropical Storm Erika. Government workers should turn up...

    08/28/2015 at 9:18 AM
  • Photo: Landslide in West End

    Photo: Landslide in West End

    Travel along a section of the West End main road on Tortola has been affected by a landslide. A photo submitted by a resident shows two vehicles however trying to overcome the blockade. The National Emergency Operations Centre already...

    08/28/2015 at 7:52 AM
  • All clearance given only for emergency services

    All clearance given only for emergency services

    While noting that the British Virgin Islands has been impacted by Tropical Storm Erika, the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) said it has given an all-clearance for the EMERGENCY SERVICES, adding that those services will...

    08/28/2015 at 7:08 AM

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  • Driver beaten after crash, treated at hospital

    Driver beaten after crash, treated at hospital

    Members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are investigating the circumstances under which a male motorist was reportedly beaten by a group of about four men few hours after sunset yesterday, August 26. The injured man,...

    08/27/2015 at 1:39 PM
  • 4 killed in Dominica as storm hits island

    4 killed in Dominica as storm hits island

    ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika pounded the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Thursday, unleashing flooding and mudslides that killed at least four people and knocked out power and water supplies. The storm, which...

    08/27/2015 at 6:39 AM
  • Update: Erika gets a little weaker, but closer

    Update: Erika gets a little weaker, but closer

    The British Virgin Islands has started to experience unusually gusty winds as well as intermittent rainfall. The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) announced that, at 5 o’ clock this afternoon, Tropical Storm Erika was relatively...

    08/27/2015 at 6:20 AM

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  • Erika locks down airports, seaports

    Erika locks down airports, seaports

    The British Virgins Islands (BVI) has announced that all ports of entry (air and sea) have been locked down as a result of the likely arrival of Tropical Storm Erika. All flights into the three airports are also cancelled, and no...

    08/26/2015 at 8:43 PM
  • ‘Not exact science’ – Gov’t offices close Thursday

    ‘Not exact science’ – Gov’t offices close Thursday

    Acting Governor Inez Archibald said all public offices should be closed on Thursday (August 27), adding that weather forecasting is not an exact science. She emphasized the point about weather forecasting as the territory transitions...

    08/26/2015 at 8:00 PM
  • Another union being launched for musicians

    Another union being launched for musicians

    A union aimed at protecting the interest of the territory’s artistes and musicians is to become effective shortly although it was registered from as far back as 2002, according to president of the British Virgin Islands Musicians...

    08/26/2015 at 3:16 PM

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  • Not so fast – NHI faces tough questions

    Not so fast – NHI faces tough questions

    Days before the Board of the National Health Insurance (NHI) starts compulsory registration across the territory, private stakeholders in the insurance industry have posed a plethora of questions to be answered. The government, through...

    08/26/2015 at 10:52 AM
  • Despite controversy, Fahie meets Pickering

    Despite controversy, Fahie meets Pickering

    Despite the controversy that followed his closed door meeting with government minister Myron Walwyn, Opposition parliamentarian Andrew Fahie has pushed ahead with meeting another government minister – Dr Kedrick Pickering who...

    08/26/2015 at 8:54 AM
  • ARREST BLOTTER: Abduction among offences

    ARREST BLOTTER: Abduction among offences

    Virgin Gorda residents outnumber persons from the other islands who have been arrested and charged for offences committed during the period August 16 to 22, 2015. Among the crimes allegedly committed is abduction. The Royal Virgin...

    08/26/2015 at 8:31 AM

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  • NHI generally more expensive – private insurers

    NHI generally more expensive – private insurers

    Private insurers in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) have stopped just short of questioning the integrity of the government’s mandatory National Health Insurance (NHI) plan which will be implemented in January, adding that such...

    08/26/2015 at 8:16 AM
  • East End fire station reopened; West End next

    East End fire station reopened; West End next

    The East End/Long Look Fire Station is back in operation after being closed for about three years, said the Fire and Rescue Department, which also stated that the West End/Capoon’s Bay facility is likely to be back in operation...

    08/26/2015 at 8:00 AM
  • FirstBank to be closed on Thursday

    FirstBank to be closed on Thursday

    The threat being posed by Tropical Storm Erika has forced the closure of FirstBank locally and in the neighbouring United States Virgin Islands (USVI). According to a statement issued by the Bank’s Contact Officer Alana Alexander:...

    08/26/2015 at 7:59 AM

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  • Private insurers worried, challenge gov’t stats

    Private insurers worried, challenge gov’t stats

    While expressing uncertainty about their fate in light of the government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) plan which will take effect in January, private health insurers have issued a media release which indicate that the portion...

    08/26/2015 at 7:40 AM
  • Storm to near BVI by Thursday; warning issued

    Storm to near BVI by Thursday; warning issued

    A storm warning has been issued for the British Virgin Islands (BVI) as Tropical Storm Erika is forecast to move near the territory by tomorrow, according to the locally based Department of Disaster Management (DDM). A tropical storm...

    08/26/2015 at 5:58 AM
  • Guyana announces gun amnesty

    Guyana announces gun amnesty

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The Guyana Government says it will implement a gun amnesty programme from September 1. In recent months Guyana law enforcement authorities have had to deal with crimes involving the use of guns and Minister...

    08/26/2015 at 5:18 AM

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  • Disappointing bronze for Kirani James

    Disappointing bronze for Kirani James

    BEIJING, China (CMC) – There was disappointment for the Caribbean here Wednesday as Olympic champion Kirani James failed in his bid to win the men’s 400 metres, as South African Wayde Van Niekerk produced an upset to take gold...

    08/26/2015 at 4:28 AM
  • 95% coverage before companies get major spectrum

    95% coverage before companies get major spectrum

    Telecom companies seeking the 700 MHz spectrum, which will facilitate much faster data through what is commonly called 4GLTE, must prove they are able to provide coverage to at least 95 percent of the people who have a mobile network...

    08/25/2015 at 8:37 AM
  • News site fires back at Fahie

    News site fires back at Fahie

    While claiming that it has provided more coverage for lawmaker Andrew Fahie than any other politician in the territory, Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) has denied Fahie’s suggestion that the news site is trying to portray him as...

    08/25/2015 at 8:00 AM