Archive for September, 2017

UK sends 54 new officers; first batch leaves BVI

UK sends 54 new officers; first batch leaves BVI

Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews yesterday welcomed and swore in a second group of officers from the United Kingdom (UK) as the first set ended its three-week tour of duty in the hurricane-ravaged British Virgin Islands on Wednesday of this […]

by / on September 29, 2017 at 3:32 PM /
Cell phones in class – Walwyn turns to technology

Cell phones in class – Walwyn turns to technology

While he urged residents to donate laptop computers to senior school students, education minister Myron Walwyn said those students will be allowed to use cellular phones in class, adding that Government has scrapped certain fees relating to technology in the education […]

by / on September 29, 2017 at 2:59 PM /
Special measures in place for skilled workers

Special measures in place for skilled workers

PRESS RELEASE: All business owners are notified that special measures have been put in place to accommodate the entry of skilled workers to aid in relief activity. Commissioner of the Labour Department, Janice Rymer, said officers from the department would be stationed […]

by / on September 29, 2017 at 2:15 PM /
Uniform optional -Students told register near home

Uniform optional -Students told register near home

While giving a clearer picture as to how students will be accommodated temporarily to start the school year on a shift system, Minister of Education Myron Walwyn said parents should not re-register students far away from home, adding that it […]

by / on September 29, 2017 at 2:00 PM /
We don’t usually seek help; we need it now

We don’t usually seek help; we need it now

Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool, who proudly supported a recent decision to refuse help from a Royal Navy ship when a tropical wave devastated parts of the territory last month, indicated that he is now willing to put […]

by / on September 29, 2017 at 1:05 PM /
Processing of police reports, visa waivers halted

Processing of police reports, visa waivers halted

The processing of police records and visa waivers has been halted indefinitely because the technology used to create the documents was damaged during the recent hurricanes. Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews today announced: “Since the systems for inputting and reviewing […]

by / on September 29, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
Names of 21 transferred prisoners released

Names of 21 transferred prisoners released

The authorities have released the names of 21 prisoners who have been transferred to St Lucia as a result of extensive damage to Her Majesty’s Prison here in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Governor Augustus Jaspert recently signed off on […]

by / on September 29, 2017 at 7:30 AM /
BVI may evacuate citizens from Puerto Rico, USVI

BVI may evacuate citizens from Puerto Rico, USVI

Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton said the government should consider evacuating British Virgin Islands citizens who are in the hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. He wants charter flight to be available for those citizens, and possibly ferries for others […]

by / on September 29, 2017 at 7:20 AM /
Importers urged to be patient amid issues at ports

Importers urged to be patient amid issues at ports

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has urged importers to be patient, adding that his administration is working to address issues being faced regarding the clearance of goods at the territory’s ports. “I am aware of issues clearing goods that business […]

by / on September 29, 2017 at 7:00 AM /
Walwyn reveals plan for early childhood students

Walwyn reveals plan for early childhood students

While noting that many early childhood centres were damaged by Hurricane Irma this month, education minister Myron Walwyn announced that early childhood centres are being set up and a special programme is being implemented to assist children as early as […]

by / on September 29, 2017 at 6:30 AM /