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Restore ponds in CGB by any means, gov’t told

Restore ponds in CGB by any means, gov’t told

A government lawmaker, Alvera Maduro-Canes, has called on the National Democratic Party administration to act ‘by any means necessary’ to ensure ponds filled with dirt and other materials in Cane Garden Bay (CGB) are reopened to collect water when it […]

by / on September 2, 2017 at 7:11 AM /
Commercial Court gets new judge

Commercial Court gets new judge

A new judge has been appointed to serve for a year in the Commercial Division of the High Court here in the British Virgin Islands. Justice K. Neville Adderley, whose appointment took effect yesterday (September 1), is a former Bahamian […]

by / on September 2, 2017 at 6:39 AM /
287 work permit exemptions announced

287 work permit exemptions announced

Cabinet approved a total of 287 work permit exemptions on Tuesday, August 29. According to a notice published in the latest edition of the Virgin Islands Gazette, majority of the persons (169 or nearly 60 percent) were ‘definitely exempted from […]

by / on September 1, 2017 at 1:10 PM /
34 cases of pink eye recorded on VG

34 cases of pink eye recorded on VG

The government said 34 cases of conjunctivitis, which is commonly known as pink eye, have been recorded on the island of Virgin Gorda. Residents are therefore being urged to practice good hygiene to minimise the spread of the infection. Public […]

by / on September 1, 2017 at 12:07 PM /
UPDATE: Category 3 hurricane still strengthening

UPDATE: Category 3 hurricane still strengthening

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is urging residents in the British Virgin Islands to ‘intensify preparations’ further now that Irma has elevated to a Category 3 hurricane that is expected to strengthen and become a ‘major hurricane’ within the next few days. While […]

by / on September 1, 2017 at 11:05 AM /
Labour urges patience, still recovering from flood

Labour urges patience, still recovering from flood

While noting that the Labour Department is yet to fully recover from the recent flood, Minister of Natural Resources and Labour Dr Kedrick Pickering said the August 7 tropical wave that caused flooding and landslides across Tortola should be used […]

by / on September 1, 2017 at 8:04 AM /
British Virgin Islanders should also be blamed

British Virgin Islanders should also be blamed

Former President of the Virgin Islands Party Carvin Malone said members of the public who are British Virgin Islanders should also be blamed for the fact that several of the territory’s most sensitive top jobs are being held by expatriates, […]

by / on September 1, 2017 at 7:21 AM /
Move all booths, dismantled structures urgently

Move all booths, dismantled structures urgently

In light of Hurricane Irma that many fear may affect the British Virgin Islands, vendors who set up shop at the festival village in Road Town are being told to remove all erected booths, dismantled structures, and materials from the location. […]

by / on September 1, 2017 at 7:11 AM /
Cops reaching out through music

Cops reaching out through music

Davion Smith, BVI News Online Journalist The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has taken on a musical task that it hopes will contribute towards wholesome community development, and will especially teach children that police officers have a greater role […]

by / on September 1, 2017 at 7:08 AM /
New $10 fee takes effect for visitors

New $10 fee takes effect for visitors

The government has issued a public reminder that, starting today (September 1), several categories of visitors arriving in the British Virgin Islands will be charged $10 as an Environmental and Tourism levy. It again noted that the new fee will […]

by / on September 1, 2017 at 7:01 AM /