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  • “Lorna needs a promotion” – Walwyn declares while pointing to his PS
    “Lorna needs a promotion”...

    Minister of Education and Culture Myron Walwyn has publicly stated that there is need to promote Lorna...

    10/21/2014 at 6:30 PM
  • Not for those on the fringes; Gov’t opens $1.2M technical school
    Not for those on the frin...

    The government today officially opened the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS), while...

    10/21/2014 at 6:26 PM
  • Norwegian Pearl cancels call
    Norwegian Pearl cancels c...

    The BVI Ports Authority has issued a bulletin, advising the public that the Norwegian Pearl is no longer...

    10/21/2014 at 12:54 PM
 

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  • It’s not about me being minister – Pickering suggests some labour issues are far more systematic

    It’s not about me being minister – Pickering suggests some labour issues are far more systematic

    Dr. Kedrick Pickering has declared that some of the employment issues affecting the British Virgin Islands have nothing to do with politics or even the fact that he is the minister in charge of the labour portfolio. He indicated that...

    10/21/2014 at 7:59 AM
  • OPINION: Economic diversification; transforming the BVI economy

    OPINION: Economic diversification; transforming the BVI economy

    By: Edgar Leonard (contributor) Economic diversification contributes to a strong, sustained, long-term economic growth and development. From Emancipation (August 1834) through the early 1960’s, agriculture, fishing, small stock rearing,...

    10/21/2014 at 7:58 AM
  • Pistorius gets 5 years

    Pistorius gets 5 years

    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows today to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Delivering her sentence, Judge Thokozile Masipa...

    10/21/2014 at 6:04 AM

 
  • PHOTOS: Scores attend soap box derby

    PHOTOS: Scores attend soap box derby

    Scores of persons turned out on Sunday for the BVI Soap Box Derby hosted by Caribbean Insurers Limited and the BVI Motorsports Associations. The event held at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in Paraquita Bay was to raise donations...

    10/20/2014 at 12:11 PM
  • Overseas: Reggae superstar John Holt has died

    Overseas: Reggae superstar John Holt has died

    Jamaica Observer - VETERAN reggae singer John Holt died in a London hospital yesterday. He was 69. Copeland Forbes, Holt’s manager since 2006, confirmed the entertainer’s passing. “John died at 2:40 am English time. His [John’s]...

    10/20/2014 at 11:00 AM
  • Group pledges to complete room at new hospital

    Group pledges to complete room at new hospital

    A rehabilitation suite in the Physiotherapy Unit at the new Peebles Hospital is to be completed by the end of this year; thanks to The Green Team at TMF (BVI) Limited. The team has pledged to complete the suite which is called the...

    10/20/2014 at 10:42 AM

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  • Infrastructural works to start in Thomas Land following contract signing

    Infrastructural works to start in Thomas Land following contract signing

    In an effort to improve the quality of the public infrastructure in the territory, the government has signed a contract for slope stabilisation and retaining wall rehabilitation in Thomas Land, Tortola. At a ceremony on October 16,...

    10/20/2014 at 10:00 AM
  • Suspect identified in Anegada shooting – RVIPF

    Suspect identified in Anegada shooting – RVIPF

    A suspect has been identified in relation to a shooting incident on Anegada Friday night (October 17), according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). No one was injured. “Following reports of a firearm being discharged...

    10/18/2014 at 9:29 PM
  • OPINION: National visions and national development plans

    OPINION: National visions and national development plans

    By: Dickson Igwe The following article is part of a series of stories on politics and economics in the Virgin Islands, in the run up to general elections in early 2016. The narrative urges the need for visionary politics. It argues...

    10/18/2014 at 9:47 AM
 

 

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  • Man threatens to shoot owner of Myett’s, prosecution claims

    Man threatens to shoot owner of Myett’s, prosecution claims

    A man, who allegedly threatened to shoot the owner of Myett’s restaurant after accusing him of carrying information to the police, denied the allegations when he was brought before the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday (October 15). Carlos...

    10/16/2014 at 11:00 AM
  • Gov’t defensive as residents accuse developer of bypassing Customs, seizing public dock

    Gov’t defensive as residents accuse developer of bypassing Customs, seizing public dock

    Government members on Wednesday night rushed to the rescue of Oil Nut Bay developers as residents leveled new and serious allegations against the Virgin Gorda-based investors, accusing them of seizing a state-owned dock at Gun Creek...

    10/16/2014 at 10:09 AM
  • Red Bay development moving forward

    Red Bay development moving forward

    Plans to expand and make the territory’s fisheries proficient have begun to unfold with the initiation of works at the Red Bay Re-development site on Tortola. Ronald Smith-Berkeley, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Natural...

    10/16/2014 at 9:03 AM