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Archive for September, 2017

Don’t get angry, relief not for everyone

Don’t get angry, relief not for everyone

Government has said relief supplies coming into the British Virgin Islands is not for everyone, and is asking residents not to harbour ill-feeling if they are bypassed during relief distribution. Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton said relief […]

by / on September 25, 2017 at 6:05 AM /
Territory mourns passing of Merrit Herbert

Territory mourns passing of Merrit Herbert

Premier Dr. D Smith has joined a throng of persons who are now mourning the death of radio icon, Merrit Herbert who passed away on Saturday. Herbert was the owner of ZBVI radio. “I am truly saddened at the news […]

by / on September 25, 2017 at 6:00 AM /
Curfew hours reduced

Curfew hours reduced

The National Emergency Operations Committee (NEOC) has reduced daily curfew hours in the British Virgin Islands. The new curfew hours are from 8pm to 6am. Governor Augustus Jaspert, who heads the NEOC, initially had curfew from 6pm to 9am. Daily […]

by / on September 23, 2017 at 11:29 AM /
Major hurricanes causing CCT to rebuild

Major hurricanes causing CCT to rebuild

PRESS RELEASE: After the passing of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, CCT suffered massive damage to the network infrastructure.  Nearly all of our telecommunication towers throughout the territory were damaged beyond repair and need to be rebuilt and replaced. However, through the […]

by / on September 23, 2017 at 7:47 AM /
Tourism bouncing back; 120 boats promised for November

Tourism bouncing back; 120 boats promised for November

One of the British Virgin Islands’ main economic pillars, the tourism industry, will reopen for business as early as November, said Premier and Minister of Tourism Dr D Orlando Smith. He made specific mention of boat chartering services in the […]

by / on September 22, 2017 at 6:01 PM /
Gov’t concerned about possible oil spills

Gov’t concerned about possible oil spills

The government is concerned about the possibility of oil spilling into the ocean from a number of yachts and boats that were sunken during the passage of Hurricane Irma. As a result, Minister for Natural Resources, Dr. Kedrick Pickering said […]

by / on September 22, 2017 at 5:39 PM /
Pickering promises quick work permits for select workers

Pickering promises quick work permits for select workers

The government is already laying the groundwork to facilitate the quick processing of work permits for skilled craftsmen such as construction workers to help rebuild the territory. The announcement came from Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr Kedrick Pickering, […]

by / on September 22, 2017 at 3:58 PM /
Tax free! Gov’t approves tax waiver on imports

Tax free! Gov’t approves tax waiver on imports

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith today confirmed that Government will not impose tax on some items imported into the territory by residents. He said “individuals and businesses are permitted to import supplies to assist in rebuilding efforts. To support this […]

by / on September 22, 2017 at 2:42 PM /
6 low-risk prisoners still on the run – Walwyn

6 low-risk prisoners still on the run – Walwyn

Six of the 143 inmates who escaped from Her Majesty’s Prison following damaged to the facility by Hurricane Irma are still on the run. Minister with responsibility for prison, Myron Walwyn disclosed the numbers during a press briefing this morning […]

by / on September 22, 2017 at 12:24 PM /
HELP! ‘Crackheads’ among minors and elderly at shelter

HELP! ‘Crackheads’ among minors and elderly at shelter

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Desperate calls are going out to the government to help provide security, medical personnel, and other assistance at the Multipurpose Sports Complex which is now a shelter to many who lost their homes in […]

by / on September 22, 2017 at 9:03 AM /