Archive for March, 2016

Minister: It is expensive to treat scooter riders

Minister: It is expensive to treat scooter riders

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Staff Lamenting that the many people being injured in scooter accidents have been putting pressure on the finances of public healthcare system and their families, Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton today […]

by / on March 31, 2016 at 3:00 PM /
BVI leadership seems split over former port boss

BVI leadership seems split over former port boss

A second government lawmaker has expressed support publicly for the embattled former managing director of the BVI Ports Authority, Claude Skelton-Cline, who has taken the administration to court for not renewing his just-concluded employment contract. Minister of Health and Social […]

by / on March 31, 2016 at 2:35 PM /
Please pull your fees back, Skelton begs medics

Please pull your fees back, Skelton begs medics

Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton today added his voice to the lamentation over private healthcare providers trying to fleece the government’s National Health Insurance (NHI) plan. He literally begged the culprits to cease over-charging patients. He today […]

by / on March 31, 2016 at 2:32 PM /
House gutted by fire

House gutted by fire

At least two persons were badly affected yesterday after an apartment building at Baugher’s Bay on Tortola caught fire, said to have resulted from electrical problems. Officer at the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Services, Elvin Forbes, described the top […]

by / on March 31, 2016 at 12:43 PM /
Walwyn wants vending on beaches, jet skis

Walwyn wants vending on beaches, jet skis

Underscoring the need for the government to broaden economic opportunities in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Minister of Education and Culture Myron Walwyn has intensified the call for the ‘ban’ on jet skis to be lifted, adding that residents should […]

by / on March 31, 2016 at 12:17 PM /
Enterprise Rent-A-Car expands in Latin America,  Caribbean

Enterprise Rent-A-Car expands in Latin America, Caribbean

PRESS RELEASE – Enterprise Holdings Inc announced today that it is expanding the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand’s presence in Latin America and the Caribbean with the opening of 22 new locations throughout the region. Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, operates […]

by / on March 31, 2016 at 12:16 PM /
Mitch tells gov’t  watch ‘every single detail’

Mitch tells gov’t watch ‘every single detail’

Representative of the Second Electoral District Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull has indicated that the work done by Claude Skelton-Cline in relation to the pier/park project is celebratory, and he has urged members of the government to be accountable especially now that […]

by / on March 31, 2016 at 9:53 AM /
Police seize gun, bullets from Mount Healthy man

Police seize gun, bullets from Mount Healthy man

The police have seized an illegal gun, and have arrested and charged a 21-year-old male resident of Mount Healthy, Tortola. Law enforcers have not yet released the identity of the man, who is scheduled to appear in the Magistrate’s Court […]

by / on March 31, 2016 at 8:35 AM /
USVI signs minimum wage increase into law

USVI signs minimum wage increase into law

VI Consortium – St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI): Governor Kenneth Mapp has signed into law the minimum wage increase bill sponsored by Senator Jean Forde, an action that is sure to elicit praise from residents, especially those who are currently […]

by / on March 31, 2016 at 7:15 AM /
TRW speaks to high school students about road safety

TRW speaks to high school students about road safety

PRESS RELEASE – Staying true to its goals and mission of educating the territory’s youth about road safety, automotive sports, and opportunities within the same industry, the newly formed motor-sports group Tola Race Wars (TRW) has reached out to secondary […]

by / on March 31, 2016 at 6:14 AM /