Archive for October, 2017

300 percent increase in imports, BVIPA extends hours

300 percent increase in imports, BVIPA extends hours

While noting a massive increase in a number of goods being shipped into the territory, the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) said it is extending its operating hours. “We have seen a 300 percent increase in the volume of goods coming […]

by / on October 31, 2017 at 3:50 PM /
It’s not easy being a leader – Pickering

It’s not easy being a leader – Pickering

Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick Pickering has lamented that it is not easy being a political leader. Dr Pickering made the statement at a recent community forum while highlighting the heavy criticism that he and other government ministers have come under, […]

by / on October 31, 2017 at 1:12 PM /
Crackdown at ports; fleeing looters arrested

Crackdown at ports; fleeing looters arrested

Amid reports that looters have been trying to leave the territory with goods they dishonestly acquired, Minister with responsible for the airport Dr Kedrick Pickering said their has been a massive crackdown at local ports. The minister said arrests are […]

by / on October 31, 2017 at 7:12 AM /
PAHO donates $1M for hospital, clinics, elderly homes

PAHO donates $1M for hospital, clinics, elderly homes

The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) yesterday promised $1 million United States currency to the British Virgin Islands. The funds will be used to support the health response in the territory, which was badly knocked by two category 5 hurricanes nearly two […]

by / on October 31, 2017 at 6:22 AM /
Telecoms company brings relief to pregnant women

Telecoms company brings relief to pregnant women

Pregnant women and parents of infants are today expected to get relief from telecommunication providers CCT, which has launched a baby supplies distribution campaign. Marketing Manager at CCT Recaldo Richardson said the initiative is a collaborative effort between themselves and the USVI […]

by / on October 31, 2017 at 5:32 AM /
Pickering appointed Acting Premier, Finance Minister

Pickering appointed Acting Premier, Finance Minister

Deputy Premier, Dr Kedrick Pickering is now in charge of the government and along with it, temporary control of the territory’s finances. Pickering will serve as both Acting Premier and Minister of Finance while Dr Smith is away on official […]

by / on October 30, 2017 at 4:39 PM /
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Steep sweep!

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Steep sweep!

This labourer apparently went beyond the call of duty to get the recently-installed wooden roof at the Columbus Centre in Road Town spotless. The building is among several that was damaged by category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria.

by / on October 30, 2017 at 10:08 AM /
Residents told to boycott: Name, shame price gougers

Residents told to boycott: Name, shame price gougers

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist While the British Virgin Islands await the long-promised consumer protection legislation, residents are being told to sound an alarm, and boycott local businesses that are price gouging. The call came from Junior Minister for […]

by / on October 30, 2017 at 7:40 AM /
Marché looking to reopen tomorrow; laments looting

Marché looking to reopen tomorrow; laments looting

Despite recording significant losses due to the passage of two hurricanes and subsequent lootings, local hot spot Marché Bar and Grill is looking to reopen for business tomorrow with the promise of a new and improved experience for customers. “We […]

by / on October 30, 2017 at 7:35 AM /
Expat looters to be deported

Expat looters to be deported

Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick Pickering has said expatriate residents who were involved in post-hurricane looting will be deported from the British Virgin Islands. While speaking during a recent community forum, Pickering said the government has already held discussions on the […]

by / on October 30, 2017 at 7:30 AM /