Archive for July, 2016

Turnbull blasts gov’t; wants independence commission

Turnbull blasts gov’t; wants independence commission

There was palpable unease and deafening silence inside Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall late this afternoon as respected clergyman Dr Melvin Turnbull chided the government for its failure to take proactive measures in preparing the territory for its ‘inevitable’ independence, adding […]

by / on July 31, 2016 at 11:55 PM /
Premier’s vehicle crashed

Premier’s vehicle crashed

The state-funded vehicle belonging to Premier Dr D Orlando Smith was seriously damaged during a lone accident this evening, July 31, in the vicinity of The Moorings, Tortola. The driver narrowly escaped injuries. Premier Smith, who was attending the Miss […]

by / on July 31, 2016 at 11:23 PM /
Fans clamour for more; Destra clamours for passport

Fans clamour for more; Destra clamours for passport

Moments before Soca sensation Destra publicly appealed for a BVI passport, she announced the end of her performance, and a section of the crowd responded by loudly clamouring for more of the Trinidadian artiste. “We want Destra; we want Destra,” […]

by / on July 31, 2016 at 11:48 AM /
Beenie came to BVI with Zika on private plane

Beenie came to BVI with Zika on private plane

Dancehall artiste Beenie Man has been hitting headlines across the world over the last 24 hours since he publicly revealed in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and on social media that he has been infected by the Zika Virus. During […]

by / on July 31, 2016 at 9:27 AM /
Rain affects emancipation service, not Miss BVI

Rain affects emancipation service, not Miss BVI

The Festival and Fairs Committee has announced that, due to inclement weather conditions, the emancipation service today (July 31) has been relocated to the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall beside Althea Scatliffe Primary School, Tortola. It was initially set to unfold […]

by / on July 31, 2016 at 9:20 AM /
Tropical wave affecting the BVI

Tropical wave affecting the BVI

Department of Disaster Management – Invest 97L is presently affecting the Virgin Islands while Invest 96L gradually moves westward. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a strong and fast-moving tropical wave (Invest 97L) now entering the extreme eastern Caribbean Sea are […]

by / on July 31, 2016 at 6:55 AM /
Public workers to get healthcare guidance

Public workers to get healthcare guidance

Government Information Service – Public officers will benefit from clear guidance in accessing health care from the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA), as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Authority and the Department of Human […]

by / on July 31, 2016 at 6:28 AM /
Keep BVI clean – Sizzla denounces gays, bleaching

Keep BVI clean – Sizzla denounces gays, bleaching

Performing in the British Virgin Islands for a fourth time, international Reggae artiste Sizzla used the stage during the emancipation festival overnight to lyrically preach Black consciousness, while he urged residents to ‘keep Tortola clean’ by denouncing homosexuality, police brutality, […]

by / on July 30, 2016 at 12:56 PM /
Premier wants persons to be on best behaviour

Premier wants persons to be on best behaviour

While urging persons to remember the true meaning of the ongoing emancipation festival, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith appealed for visitors and residents to also steer clear of violence especially during the celebrations, adding that any crime could seriously affect […]

by / on July 30, 2016 at 9:58 AM /
Persons warned against stealing, consuming plants

Persons warned against stealing, consuming plants

Acting Director for the National Parks Trust Lynda Varlack has appealed for members of the community to refrain from removing plants from the national parks, including the Queen Elizabeth II Park in Road Town. Varlack’s concern focuses on the removal […]

by / on July 29, 2016 at 6:44 PM /