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  • Petition launched as pressure mounts against NHI
    Petition launched as pres...

    Persons calling themselves NHI Concerned Citizens and Residents Group have started an online petition...

    09/03/2015 at 3:08 PM
  • NHI may face trouble after two years, BVI told
    NHI may face trouble afte...

    The National Democratic Party government has been challenged to release pertinent information it reportedly...

    09/03/2015 at 2:00 PM
  • Fraser survives amid concerns, at least for a year
    Fraser survives amid conc...

    President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Carvin Malone does not think the leadership of the 44-year-old...

    09/03/2015 at 1:13 PM
 

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  • Fahie claims he is not disappointed

    Fahie claims he is not disappointed

    Senior member of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party Andrew Fahie left last night’s meeting of the party’s National Congress expressing confidence that the organization is now ‘overwhelming united,’ and that the delay in holding...

    09/03/2015 at 1:12 PM
  • Auguste no longer the boss at LIME

    Auguste no longer the boss at LIME

    Sean Auguste is no longer General Manager of LIME BVI, and he has declined to state if he was forced to leave the telecommunications company which he served in different capacities for 28 years. Five of those years were spent in the...

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

    Gov’t shuns private insurers and their concerns?

    Private health insurance companies in the British Virgin Islands have accused the management of the National Health Insurance (NHI) Board of ignoring their various suggestions regarding the government’s mandatory insurance plan,...

    09/03/2015 at 8:43 AM

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  • ARREST BLOTTER : August 23 – 29

    ARREST BLOTTER : August 23 – 29

    By the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force BREACH OF PROTECTION ORDER On 23-08-2015 at 0720hrs, Police arrested and charged Bevern Smith, 43, of the Valley Virgin Gorda for Breach of Protection Order, Criminal Damage and Assault Occasioning...

    09/03/2015 at 8:41 AM
  • 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

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  • 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
  • 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

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  • ‘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
  • 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

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  • 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
  • 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

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  • 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
  • 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

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  • 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
  • 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