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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 /
Tropical wave may affect BVI

Tropical wave may affect BVI

A tropical wave is likely to result in the British Virgin Islands experiencing showers and thunderstorms tonight into tomorrow (September 30), said the Department of Disaster Management (DDM). It explained: “Moisture and instability associated with a tropical wave, along with […]

by / on September 29, 2017 at 6:00 AM /
NHI now accepting contributions

NHI now accepting contributions

PRESS RELEASE: The National Health Insurance (NHI) of the Virgin Islands and BVI Social Security Board (SSB) are now accepting contributions. Payments can be made in person at the offices in Road Town, Tortola and via wire transfer. Persons wishing […]

by / on September 29, 2017 at 5:15 AM /
State of emergency relaxed – Premier in control

State of emergency relaxed – Premier in control

The state of emergency imposed following Hurricane Irma this month has been relaxed, and Government said it is again taking control of all its normal functions under the leadership of Premier Dr D Orlando Smith. Under the full state of […]

by / on September 28, 2017 at 6:47 PM /
Gov’t goes undercover – Price gougers busted!

Gov’t goes undercover – Price gougers busted!

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Journalist The Department of Trade said undercover surveillance of local businesses has found some gas stations and one major supermarket to be the main culprits that have been price gouging since the passage of […]

by / on September 28, 2017 at 12:09 PM /
Brathwaite turns 100

Brathwaite turns 100

Governor Augustus Jaspert recently took a break from coordinating hurricane recovery and relief efforts to pay a courtesy call on the territory’s newest centenarian, Richard Benjamin Brathwaite. He presented Brathwaite with a card from Queen Elizabeth II, adding that The […]

by / on September 28, 2017 at 10:45 AM /
Premier should be in charge; not governor – FRASER

Premier should be in charge; not governor – FRASER

Amid efforts to restore normality in the British Virgin Islands that has been hit by two massive hurricanes, member of the parliamentary opposition Julian Fraser has raised concern that a United Kingdom representative is in charge of the operations – […]

by / on September 28, 2017 at 10:21 AM /
Gov’t generators will not be donated willy-nilly

Gov’t generators will not be donated willy-nilly

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Journalist While noting that persons will have to apply and be assessed for their businesses to get generators being acquired by Government, Director of Trade Karia Christopher said donations will first be made to […]

by / on September 28, 2017 at 7:47 AM /
UK requests ‘framework for support’ needed in BVI

UK requests ‘framework for support’ needed in BVI

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said his government will seek public input in the formulation of a ‘framework for support’ needed from the international community as the territory tries to rebuild after the passage of category 5 hurricanes Irma and […]

by / on September 28, 2017 at 7:26 AM /
5 health facilities suffer major damage; help promised

5 health facilities suffer major damage; help promised

Minister for Health Ronnie Skelton said five of the government’s 12 medical facilities suffered significant damage during the recent hurricanes. The Adina Donovan Home is among those damaged. But the health minister said funding agencies and countries have made pledges […]

by / on September 28, 2017 at 7:04 AM /