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  • BVI donating $100K to Dominica
    BVI donating $100K to Dom...

    Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith, on behalf of the government of the British Virgin...

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

    Amid the fanfare that surrounded the launch of the government’s National Health Insurance (NHI)...

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

    Private health insurers took a battering yesterday because their association last week challenged aspects...

    09/02/2015 at 8:39 AM
 

 
  • 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

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  • I apologize for late festival payment, says Walwyn

    I apologize for late festival payment, says Walwyn

    Minister of Culture Myron Walwyn has apologized to persons still owed for work done during the emancipation festivities that concluded early this month, adding that he will push to have the government address the issue of under-budgeting...

    08/31/2015 at 1:06 PM
  • DeCastro wants help to revive ‘watch-dog’ group

    DeCastro wants help to revive ‘watch-dog’ group

    Bent on holding the government accountable while lobbying for a better community, social commentator Donald DeCastro has appealed for citizens and residents to join the revived group dubbed Virgin Islanders for a Better Virgin Islands. He...

    08/31/2015 at 10:47 AM
  • INSPIRE BVI: Frett reaches out, beyond music

    INSPIRE BVI: Frett reaches out, beyond music

    Touched by the story of a teenage boy who was shot and killed when a sports programme in which the victim was enrolled crumbled, former public servant Al ‘Falco’ Frett is on a mission to save lives through sports. “A...

    08/31/2015 at 9:31 AM

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  • It should be easier for expats to invest – Frett

    It should be easier for expats to invest – Frett

    A retired civil servant with over twenty years of experience at the Department of Trade has called for policy changes that would make it easier for more expatriates – in partnership with locals – to operate businesses in the...

    08/31/2015 at 8:01 AM
  • Callwood staging major expo

    Callwood staging major expo

    PRESS RELEASE: What is being billed by organizers as a ground breaking Home and Garden Expo is carded to take place on island mid next month and the event is anticipated to bring together key players in the industry. The Home and Garden...

    08/31/2015 at 7:40 AM
  • Dominica’s government orders evacuation of entire village

    Dominica’s government orders evacuation of entire village

    ROSEAU, Dominica, (CMC) – The Dominica government has ordered the evacuation of the entire village of Petite Savanne, south east of here, where five more bodies were discovered Sunday following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika...

    08/31/2015 at 7:39 AM