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Digicel resumes service in more communities

Digicel resumes service in more communities

PRESS RELEASE: Service has returned to customers in Windy Hill, Nanny Cay, and East End Village. Those customers join the growing list of others in Fat Hogs Bay; Parham Town; Greenland; East End Long Look; Long Bay; Trellis Bay; Hannah’s, and […]

by / on September 28, 2017 at 5:04 AM /
Hundreds of jobs delayed – Little Dix not opening this year

Hundreds of jobs delayed – Little Dix not opening this year

The prospect of finding new jobs on Virgin Gorda has become more protracted; this as a resort that once employed hundreds of people today announced that it has scrapped initial plans to reopen this year. Rosewood Little Dix Bay resort did […]

by / on September 27, 2017 at 2:43 PM /
Premier reveals ‘priority’ businesses to help

Premier reveals ‘priority’ businesses to help

Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith has named some ‘priority areas of industry’ that he said are being targeted as the Trade Department swings back into operation following widespread destruction of businesses and homes during category 5 […]

by / on September 27, 2017 at 1:07 PM /
Electricity expected today on VG; Cabinet meets

Electricity expected today on VG; Cabinet meets

While claiming that there has been a ‘marked improvement’ in terms of the recovery efforts on Virgin Gorda, Governor Augustus Jaspert disclosed that mains electricity should return to that island today, September 27. But he noted that there is a […]

by / on September 27, 2017 at 12:25 PM /
Body recovered – Nothing suspicious so far

Body recovered – Nothing suspicious so far

While appealing for help in identifying the body of a man that was recovered from a ghut below Treadfalls in the Sea Cows Bay area of Tortola on Monday (September 25), police said their investigation so far has not uncovered […]

by / on September 27, 2017 at 12:05 PM /
Adams takes charge – Gov heads to UK for more help

Adams takes charge – Gov heads to UK for more help

The man at the forefront of recovery efforts in the British Virgin Islands, Governor Augustus Jaspert, said he is heading to the United Kingdom (UK) to – among other things – have discussions with the British government regarding further assistance […]

by / on September 27, 2017 at 11:33 AM /
Students, teachers must be counselled – Walwyn

Students, teachers must be counselled – Walwyn

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Journalist Students and teachers are required to undergo mandatory counselling to work through the ‘trauma’ caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Minister of Education Myron Walwyn said all educators must get counselling before they […]

by / on September 27, 2017 at 8:33 AM /
Relief supplies are for expats too, premier notes

Relief supplies are for expats too, premier notes

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has denied claims that expats are being deprived of relief supplies being distributed in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, which severely affected persons throughout the British Virgin Islands (BVI). The premier, who also […]

by / on September 27, 2017 at 8:20 AM /
Jobs affected – Cable company cites major loss

Jobs affected – Cable company cites major loss

At a time of heightened expectation that there may be job losses throughout the private sector as a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria, one company has announced what it described as a painful and temporary reorganization of its workforce. BVI […]

by / on September 27, 2017 at 7:50 AM /
Help residents get solar panels, Skelton urges gov’t

Help residents get solar panels, Skelton urges gov’t

The government has urged residents to invest in solar panels for their homes, but the minister of health and social development is suggesting that Government should help the poorer residents purchase the solar panels. “There are quite a number of […]

by / on September 27, 2017 at 7:26 AM /