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Archive for September, 2017

Hewlett chosen for Miss World pageant

Hewlett chosen for Miss World pageant

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Journalist One of the young ladies who tied for second position in the 2017 Miss BVI pageant, Helina Hewlett, has been selected to represent the British Virgin Islands (BVI) in the Miss World final […]

by / on September 5, 2017 at 9:33 AM /
Vox pop: Residents singing ‘preparation’ tune

Vox pop: Residents singing ‘preparation’ tune

Amid uncertainty about the extent to which category 5 Hurricane Irma will affect the British Virgin Islands (BVI), residents told BVI News Online that they are not taking the appeals for them to be prepared lightly. They shared their views […]

by / on September 5, 2017 at 8:56 AM /
Hurricane now ‘extremely dangerous’ category 5

Hurricane now ‘extremely dangerous’ category 5

The National Hurricane Center based in the United States, at 8 o clock this morning, announced that Hurricane Irma has become an ‘extremely dangerous’ category 5 hurricane. It added that preparations ‘should be rushed to completion’ in the hurricane warning […]

by / on September 5, 2017 at 8:47 AM /
‘We are in this thing together’

‘We are in this thing together’

Leader of the Opposition Andrew Fahie has urged persons throughout the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to prepare for Hurricane Irma, adding that togetherness is also needed at this time. He gave the advice as the BVI, as well as several […]

by / on September 5, 2017 at 8:11 AM /
7 emergency shelters opening Tuesday

7 emergency shelters opening Tuesday

The government said seven emergency shelters will open at noon today (September 5) as a result of the threat being posed by Hurricane Irma. It said the shelters to be opened are: 1. The Methodist Church, North Sound, Virgin Gorda […]

by / on September 5, 2017 at 7:22 AM /
BVI told electricity, piped water may be disconnected

BVI told electricity, piped water may be disconnected

As the British Virgin Islands (BVI) braces for effects of the ‘extremely dangerous’ category 5 Hurricane Irma, the territory’s government has told residents to note that utility services are likely to be disconnected. Those services are being provided by the […]

by / on September 5, 2017 at 7:10 AM /
UPDATE: Gov’t outlines help to leave Anegada

UPDATE: Gov’t outlines help to leave Anegada

Moments after Governor Augustus Jaspert told residents of Anegada to consider leaving the island which is seriously being threatened by Hurricane Irma, the government announced several arrangements to assist persons who are willing to relocate. Claudia Creque Educational Centre will […]

by / on September 4, 2017 at 7:18 PM /
BVI closing all airports

BVI closing all airports

As part of preparation for the probable impact of Hurricane Irma, the BVI Airports Authority has announced a phased approach to the closure of airports across the territory. The government, in a media release, said Terrance B Lettsome International Airport […]

by / on September 4, 2017 at 6:02 PM /
FULL SPEECH: Premier on Hurricane Irma

FULL SPEECH: Premier on Hurricane Irma

By Dr D Orlando Smith, Premier of the British Virgin Islands Virgin Islanders, Residents and Visitors, good day! As you are aware, Hurricane Irma is approaching the Territory and is predicted to start impacting our islands as a powerful category […]

by / on September 4, 2017 at 5:16 PM /
INSPIRE BVI: Winter opens up about tough life

INSPIRE BVI: Winter opens up about tough life

By Horace Mills, BVI News Online Journalist Businessman Shane Winter stood in front a group of mainly young men to deliver a motivational speech, and he couldn’t help but express surprise that he is still alive – still standing. “I […]

by / on September 4, 2017 at 8:57 AM /