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Residents banned from festival grounds

Residents banned from festival grounds

The Ministry of Health has said the festival grounds in Road Town is not a distribution centre and is telling residents to not visit the location for relief supplies. Deputy Permanent Secretary, Tasha Bertie, said the location is being used […]

by / on September 22, 2017 at 8:51 AM /
We never raised our prices – RTW

We never raised our prices – RTW

While residents complain that businesses have been hiking their prices, Roadtown Wholesale (RTW) is claiming that it lowered its prices since Hurricane Irma. RTW owns and operates RiteWay Supermarket, Fine Foods, and Cash & Carry in the BVI. “[RTW] can […]

by / on September 21, 2017 at 8:04 PM /
BVIEC: Fallen poles may have live wires

BVIEC: Fallen poles may have live wires

  Residents in the British Virgin Islands are being told they could get electrocuted if they are not cautious around fallen utility poles which are scattered throughout the territory. Deputy General Manager of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), Henry Creque, […]

by / on September 21, 2017 at 4:35 PM /
Residents flock ATMS

Residents flock ATMS

  Automatic teller machines (ATMs) have now joined supermarkets and gas stations as one of the most sought-after services in the British Virgin Islands. Persons have been flocking ATMs in light of the cash-only policy implemented by the few businesses […]

by / on September 21, 2017 at 2:46 PM /
Communications desk set up for sister islands

Communications desk set up for sister islands

The National Emergency Operations Committee (NEOC) said it has not abandoned Virgin Gorda, Anegada, or Jost Van Dyke and that a communications desk is set up for those three islands. It added that alternative means such as satellite phones are […]

by / on September 21, 2017 at 6:01 AM /
Commercial court to reopen this month

Commercial court to reopen this month

The Commercial Court in the British Virgin Islands has been moved to another Eastern Caribbean country and will resume operations before the month ends. The court was relocated after Hurricane Irma thrashed the BVI this month. “Having temporarily relocated to […]

by / on September 21, 2017 at 5:45 AM /
Governor gives official ‘all clear’ for residents

Governor gives official ‘all clear’ for residents

All residents in the British Virgin Islands have now been given the ofiicial ‘all-clear’ to go outdoors following Hurricane Maria. Governor Augustus Jaspert gave the go-ahead in a media release this morning. Up to late yesterday, the BVI was still under […]

by / on September 21, 2017 at 5:15 AM /
8 suspected looters arrested

8 suspected looters arrested

The police today arrested eight persons on suspicion of looting. Governor Augustus Jaspert made the disclosure in a media release this afternoon, warning also that there will be a zero-tolerance approach to crime. “…In the course of police operations today, […]

by / on September 20, 2017 at 5:35 PM /
Chance of cholera outbreak very slight – Premier

Chance of cholera outbreak very slight – Premier

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Days after billionaire Sir Richard Branson expressed concern about possible disease outbreaks such as cholera in the British Virgin Islands, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said he is not overly concerned. Cholera is usually […]

by / on September 20, 2017 at 4:14 PM /
Hurricane watch ends, flash flood warning remains

Hurricane watch ends, flash flood warning remains

PRESS RELEASE: The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services has discontinued the hurricane warning for the British Virgin Islands (BVI). However, a flash flood warning remains in effect until 8pm, September 20, 2017. The flash flood warning is in effect due […]

by / on September 20, 2017 at 4:01 PM /