Archive for September, 2017

Public Fear: St. Lucia separates BVI prisoners

Public Fear: St. Lucia separates BVI prisoners

Prison official in St. Lucia has noted that 7 high-risk prisoners who were transferred from Her Majesty’s Prison, Balsam Ghut have been separated from the local prison population in that country. This was disclosed by Virginia Lesmond-Joseph, programme manager at […]

by / on September 26, 2017 at 12:08 PM /
Landlords raising rent, booting tenants

Landlords raising rent, booting tenants

Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Government ministers are calling on their leader, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith, to take action against landlords who have been hiking the cost of rent and wrongfully evicting tenants in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma […]

by / on September 26, 2017 at 8:03 AM /
Underground power cables take too long – Vanterpool

Underground power cables take too long – Vanterpool

With power already restored to some buildings in Road Town thanks to underground cables, residents are now calling on Government to do away with overhead power lines. Works Minister, Mark Vanterpool, said while he is prepared to answer the call, […]

by / on September 26, 2017 at 7:12 AM /
Stop joining long lines, fuel in abundance

Stop joining long lines, fuel in abundance

Noting that fuel is in abundance in the British Virgin Islands, Government is appealing to motorists to stop creating long lines at gas stations. Government minister Archibald Christian made the appeal yesterday during a town hall meeting and radio broadcast. […]

by / on September 26, 2017 at 6:54 AM /
Commercial flights this week, says gov’t

Commercial flights this week, says gov’t

The Terrence B Lettsome Airport, at long last, will reopen for commercial flights this week. Minister of Communication and Works, Mark Vanterpool, gave the announcement during a town-hall radio broadcast yesterday. “The airport on the commercial side should be opening […]

by / on September 26, 2017 at 6:10 AM /
Prisoners to be transferred to St Lucia

Prisoners to be transferred to St Lucia

Inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut will be transferred to St Lucia. This is according to Governor Augustus Jaspert who said he signed off on the transfer yesterday. “I signed an Emergency Powers for the Transfer of Prisoners, […]

by / on September 25, 2017 at 12:26 PM /
Gov’t promises to assist students moving to St Vincent

Gov’t promises to assist students moving to St Vincent

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Education Minister Myron Walwyn has promised to assist local students who decide to attend school in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) in light of the hurricanes that gutted the British Virgin Islands. The […]

by / on September 25, 2017 at 8:22 AM /
Development fund created for businesses

Development fund created for businesses

Government is offering loans to persons whose businesses were damaged or destroyed during the hurricanes. This is according to Premier Dr D Orlando Smith who made the announcement at a press conference on Friday. “I’d like to announce that the […]

by / on September 25, 2017 at 7:51 AM /
Temporary water plants being shipped to BVI

Temporary water plants being shipped to BVI

Temporary water plants will be shipped to Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and Tortola so running water can return to the entire territory in about a month. Works Minister, Mark Vanterpool, made the announcement on Friday, adding that water has […]

by / on September 25, 2017 at 6:16 AM /
Don’t get angry, relief not for everyone

Don’t get angry, relief not for everyone

Government has said relief supplies coming into the British Virgin Islands is not for everyone, and is asking residents not to harbour ill-feeling if they are bypassed during relief distribution. Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton said relief […]

by / on September 25, 2017 at 6:05 AM /