Archive for September, 2016

Former premier taken to hospital

Former premier taken to hospital

Former premier Ralph T O’Neal is in hospital. He was transported to Peebles Hospital in Road Town shortly before midnight on Friday, September 30. His medical condition is not clear to BVI News Online at this time. According to usually […]

by / on September 30, 2016 at 11:50 PM /
Hurricane now category 5; strongest since 2007

Hurricane now category 5; strongest since 2007

NBC NEWS — A hurricane southeast of Jamaica strengthened to a “powerful” Category 5 storm late Friday, forecasters said, and watches were in place for that nation as well as the southeastern coast of Haiti. Hurricane Matthew is now the […]

by / on September 30, 2016 at 11:40 PM /
7 more cases of Zika; NHI now covering tests

7 more cases of Zika; NHI now covering tests

While disclosing that the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme is now covering the cost for people to effectively test for antibodies in their blood, the Ministry of Health today disclosed that there is now a total 25 confirmed cases of […]

by / on September 30, 2016 at 4:26 PM /
Company pays for dumping oil/sewage in ghut

Company pays for dumping oil/sewage in ghut

The authorities have taken action against Connect Enterprise Inc, which is said to have offloaded an oil/sewerage mixture into the ghut at Diamond Estate (Joe’s Hill Ghut) on the island of Tortola. The Department of Disaster Management, in its Annual […]

by / on September 30, 2016 at 11:52 AM /
Skelton laments: No one being fired at hospital

Skelton laments: No one being fired at hospital

While declaring that he takes his job very seriously, Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton this month lamented that no one is being reprimanded or fired whenever any patient has a bad experience at the state-owned Peebles Hospital. […]

by / on September 30, 2016 at 10:36 AM /
Lawmaker expects better after change to traffic law

Lawmaker expects better after change to traffic law

Junior Minister of Tourism and government legislator Archibald Christian is upbeat about the positive changes likely to be realized especially in Road Town as a result of the promised amendment to the Vehicle and Road Traffic (Traffic Signs) Regulations. He […]

by / on September 30, 2016 at 8:34 AM /
Coroner’s Inquest announced for five

Coroner’s Inquest announced for five

The government has announced that a Coroner’s Inquest will take place over the next few weeks into the deaths of five people in the British Virgin Islands. Such inquest is usually held to help determine the cause of death. Those […]

by / on September 30, 2016 at 7:58 AM /
Gov’t denies sabotaging Sea Cows Bay

Gov’t denies sabotaging Sea Cows Bay

Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool has dismissed suggestions that the people of Sea Cow’s Bay area in the Third Electoral District have not been getting regular water supply because they are not being represented by a parliamentarian from […]

by / on September 30, 2016 at 7:34 AM /
One dead as storm affects St Vincent, Dominica, St Lucia

One dead as storm affects St Vincent, Dominica, St Lucia

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent (CMC) — A fourth form secondary school student died here Wednesday night after he was crushed by a boulder as he tried to alleviate flooding in his home during the passage of Matthew as a tropical storm. […]

by / on September 30, 2016 at 4:48 AM /
ESHS up for adoption

ESHS up for adoption

In a bid to boost school resources, Minister of Education Myron Walwyn this week called on members of the private sector to offer sponsorship to the Elmore Stout High School (ESHS). He wants the sponsorship to be donated under the […]

by / on September 29, 2016 at 8:34 PM /