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Ferries affected – USVI declares state of emergency

Ferries affected – USVI declares state of emergency

Another ferry company has notified the public that there will be no service on Tuesday (September 5) between the British Virgin Islands and the US Virgin Islands (USVI). Virgin Gorda Transport (Speedy’s), like Native Son, declared that the decision is […]

by / on September 4, 2017 at 8:56 AM /
Man found under bed, money and gun in toilet tank

Man found under bed, money and gun in toilet tank

Three Venezuelan visitors who reportedly were found with nearly $60,000 in United States currency and a loaded firearm in a Tortola apartment were ordered remanded when they appeared before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo. Those charged with keeping a firearm without […]

by / on September 4, 2017 at 7:29 AM /
Seaborne: Hurricane to affect flights

Seaborne: Hurricane to affect flights

PRESS RELEASE Due to the impending passage of Hurricane Irma, travel throughout the islands will be affected over the next several days. Safety of our passengers and crews is our top priority. Please see the following updates: 9- 5-17 TUESDAY […]

by / on September 4, 2017 at 7:11 AM /
BVI banks to close at noon on Tuesday

BVI banks to close at noon on Tuesday

Banks throughout the British Virgin Islands will close at mid-day tomorrow (September 5), said the BVI Bank Association. It further stated that the early closure is in light of the ‘anticipated arrival’ of Hurricane Irma. The British Virgin Islands, along […]

by / on September 4, 2017 at 7:00 AM /
Get familiar with emergency shelters

Get familiar with emergency shelters

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has issued a list of all emergency shelters across the BVI and is urging persons to evaluate their current locations to determine whether evacuation is necessary. “The DDM is encouraging members of the public […]

by / on September 4, 2017 at 6:59 AM /
Learning, education, and technological disruption

Learning, education, and technological disruption

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The world of education and learning is changing too slowly for a swiftly changing world of work, and major social change. Educators must be aware of this development. The Brookings Institute has stated that one out […]

by / on September 4, 2017 at 6:30 AM /
Rock urges churches to reach out through sports

Rock urges churches to reach out through sports

Rector at St Georges Episcopal Church Reverend Dr Ian Rock has called for local churches to form alliances with sports groups in the territory. The native of Barbados said such an initiative is a good way to promote community development. […]

by / on September 4, 2017 at 6:15 AM /
Vanterpool: Stock up on medicine, food

Vanterpool: Stock up on medicine, food

While urging residents to ensure their homes have non-perishable food items and medical supplies, Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool said the government is working to heighten its level of preparedness for hurricanes such as Irma. He noted that […]

by / on September 4, 2017 at 6:06 AM /
Digicel kicks hurricane preparation into ‘high gear’

Digicel kicks hurricane preparation into ‘high gear’

PRESS RELEASE: With the potential threat of Hurricane Irma bearing down on the BVI, Digicel has put its hurricane contingency plan into high gear and has ensured that everything is in place to best manage the events of the coming […]

by / on September 4, 2017 at 6:03 AM /
Submit documents for pay, flood workers told

Submit documents for pay, flood workers told

The government said persons who were employed to clean up after the recent flood should submit the relevant documents to facilitate timely payment. Financial Secretary Glenroy Forbes said the onus is on persons to ensure the proper documentation with accurate […]

by / on September 2, 2017 at 9:31 AM /