• BREAKING NEWS: Governor says pier allegations are serious; to decide o...

    Four days after being sworn in as Governor of the British Virgin Islands, John Duncan said he will, by the end of this year, make an informed decision as to whether he will order a Commission of Inquiry into the government’s controversial cruise pier project. During a press briefing today, Governor […]

    BREAKING NEWS: Governor says pier allegations are serious; to decide on inquiry this year
  • Student with 10 CXC passes concerned about likely brain drain

    Concerned about a likely brain drain in the BVI, St. Vincent native Allandell Williams, who just copped 10 subjects administered by the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), said he has no plans to stay away from the territory after finishing studies abroad in the field of cardiovascular surgery. Adding that he […]

    Student with 10 CXC passes concerned about likely brain drain
  • Expats affecting mortgages – Fraser claims BVIslanders are conditioned to build houses also for rental

    Claiming that citizens of the British Virgin Islands are conditioned to build houses for themselves and tenants, Opposition member Julian Fraser has indicated that a number of locals are having difficulty paying their mortgages because expat tenants are either doubling up in apartments or leaving the territory. He noted that […]

    Expats affecting mortgages – Fraser claims BVIslanders are conditioned to build houses also for rental
  • Scrapped – Gov’t ends transportation service for elderly in First District

    Seniors in the First Electoral District, who were accustomed to being transported free of cost to and from the Capoons Bay Clinic, will no longer have such privilege, starting at the end of this month. Health and Social Development Minister Ronnie Skelton said the programme that was launched in 2010 […]

    Scrapped – Gov’t ends transportation service for elderly in First District
  • “One complaint is one too many,” taxi operators told

    While lauding majority of the territory’s taxi operators who are said to be courteously undertaking their job, the National Democratic Party government has lamented that some visitors have been complaining about poor service. Works Minister Mark Vanterpool, along with Premier Dr. D. Orlando Smith, has underscored the importance of good […]

    “One complaint is one too many,” taxi operators told

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  • Phone stolen at festival village; teen arrested
    Phone stolen at festival ...

    A teenager who allegedly stole a cellphone while at the Road Town Festival Village on Tortola has been...

    08/19/2014 at 8:00 AM
  • Cut the red tape – De Castro wants laws to ensure banks loosen lending policy
    Cut the red tape – De Cas...

    While claiming that a number of businesses have been going under because of the difficulty they face...

    08/19/2014 at 7:50 AM
  • BVI loses to French Saint Martin
    BVI loses to French Saint...

    PRESS RELEASE: In a crazy last fifteen minutes the BVI missed a golden opportunity to put the game against...

    08/19/2014 at 6:30 AM
 
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  • Better road in the Sound

    Better road in the Sound

    The government has announced the completion of works on Sound Road in East End, Tortola. Works Minister Mark Vanterpool said he is satisfied with the quality of the work done. “It is vital that we keep the road and water infrastructure...

    08/17/2014 at 9:41 AM
  • New dress code, ID policy for admin complex

    New dress code, ID policy for admin complex

    In what it described as an effort to maintain a safe and professional environment, the government’s Facilities Management Unit has announced a new identification requirement and dress code policy for the Central Administration Complex,...

    08/16/2014 at 1:10 PM
  • OPINION: Virgin Islands telecoms going from bad to worse

    OPINION: Virgin Islands telecoms going from bad to worse

    Poor internet and questionable cell phone services are simply part of a wider culture of poor customer service, and low service expectations, in the Virgin Islands. This must change if these islands are to truly compete internationally,...

    08/16/2014 at 11:25 AM
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  • (Photos) Softball results

    (Photos) Softball results

    Pythons defeated Hawks 13-12. Pythons had 13 runs, 11 hits, 10 errors and left 9 runners on base. Hawks had 12 runs, 2 hits, 6 errors and left 9 runners on base. The winning pitcher was Sheniqua Fahie and the loser was Diana Hunte. Jelisa...

    08/16/2014 at 11:20 AM
  • Opposition Leader sounds warning, calls for constitutional changes

    Opposition Leader sounds warning, calls for constitutional changes

    While stating that he would like to see the Virgin Islands Constitution amended to clarify a certain line of communication between the Governor and the territory’s political leaders, outgoing Opposition Leader Ralph T. O’Neal...

    08/15/2014 at 1:44 PM
  • Foreign artistes got special treatment, Fraser laments

    Foreign artistes got special treatment, Fraser laments

    Claiming that he has received a slew of complaints from local artistes about being unfairly treated during the just concluded emancipation festival celebration, Third District representative Julian Fraser has promised to look into...

    08/15/2014 at 9:39 AM
 
  • “I have been hearing complaints,” O’Neal says regarding long lines at ports

    “I have been hearing complaints,” O’Neal says regarding long lines at ports

    Opposition Leader Ralph T. O’Neal has warned that, if the proposed screening of persons for diseases at the territory’s ports of entry is not handled properly, the relatively long wait for clearance could worsen and give the territory...

    08/15/2014 at 8:58 AM
  • Opposition fumes, aims at Walwyn

    Opposition fumes, aims at Walwyn

    The House of Assembly came to an abrupt end minutes after 7pm on Thursday as members of the Opposition, who are seeking an apology from Education Minister Myron Walwyn, boycotted the final moments of the sitting. In a letter to House...

    08/15/2014 at 7:38 AM
  • No partiality – New governor says he grew up in Africa

    No partiality – New governor says he grew up in Africa

    As he took the oath of office on Friday for his formal appointment as Governor of the British Virgin Islands, Governor John Duncan bragged about growing up in Africa, and also promised to execute his duties without partiality or aim...

    08/15/2014 at 7:19 AM
 
  • Premier pays tribute to late US Ambassador Terence Todman

    Premier pays tribute to late US Ambassador Terence Todman

    PRESS RELEASE: Today my Government and the people of the British Virgin Islands join with others across the Greater Virgin Islands in mourning the passing of U.S. Ambassador Terence Alphonso Todman. Born 13th March, 1926, in St. Thomas,...

    08/15/2014 at 7:18 AM
  • PHOTOS OF THE DAY: New governor in town

    PHOTOS OF THE DAY: New governor in town

    A day before being sworn in as the new governor of the British Virgin Islands, John Duncan set foot on the territory’s soil amid warm welcome from local officials. Those who went to greet him on arrival at Terrance B. Lettsome International...

    08/15/2014 at 7:17 AM
  • Bill passed to minimize disease spread; travellers to be affected

    Bill passed to minimize disease spread; travellers to be affected

    Legislators on Thursday took a major step towards implementing measures that will – among other things – see users of the different ports of entry being screened for diseases including Ebola and Chikungunya. Piloting the Quarantine...

    08/14/2014 at 7:07 PM