Archive for October, 2017

Curfew relaxed further

Curfew relaxed further

Governor of the British Virgin Islands, Augustus Jaspert, has ordered for the ongoing curfew to be further relaxed. Starting tomorrow, October 21, the new curfew will run from 11pm to 6am daily. This gives residents an additional hour to traverse […]

by / on October 20, 2017 at 11:07 AM /
Full list: Registration stations for vulnerable households

Full list: Registration stations for vulnerable households

Government has announced that residents can start registering for its Household Assistance Programme which will see vulnerable families receiving post-hurricane help. Registration stations can be found at the following locations: Tortola West End Police Station, Sebastians by the Sea, Carrot […]

by / on October 20, 2017 at 8:20 AM /
COMMENTARY: Jack and Jill Looter

COMMENTARY: Jack and Jill Looter

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Hurricane Irma was a monster hurricane. The storm was also a massive tornado that devastated all and sundry in its diabolical path. Irma was a tropical cyclone that registered as an earthquake on seismic measurements. It left tragedy and devastation in its wake. The demon of a storm struck the […]

by / on October 20, 2017 at 8:16 AM /
Special help coming for low-income, single-parent families

Special help coming for low-income, single-parent families

While announcing a partnership with the BVI Red Cross, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has said residents living in low-income or no-income households will be able receive special assistance in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. He said households […]

by / on October 19, 2017 at 5:40 PM /
BVIEC not short of funds for repairs  — Vanterpool

BVIEC not short of funds for repairs — Vanterpool

Following BVI Electricity Corporation’s (BVIEC) recent appeal for residents to pay their bills so it can fund infrastructural repairs, Works Minister Mark Vanterpool said the electricity company is in no way short of funds. The BVIEC had stated that reconstruction […]

by / on October 19, 2017 at 10:18 AM /
Better roads promised soon; concrete for potholes

Better roads promised soon; concrete for potholes

Amid complaints from motorists about the deplorable condition of roads in the territory, Works Minister, Mark Vanterpool, said residents will start to see better roads in about two months. He said government will be filling the pothole-riddled thoroughfares with concrete […]

by / on October 19, 2017 at 8:23 AM /
Local coach to be laid to rest on Saturday

Local coach to be laid to rest on Saturday

Local track and field coach Xavier ‘Dag’ Samuels will be laid to rest this Saturday, October 21 at the Sea Cow’s Bay Methodist Church. Before family, friends, and supporters say final goodbyes to the deceased coach, a candlelight vigil will […]

by / on October 19, 2017 at 8:20 AM /
Employers told to report status of their business

Employers told to report status of their business

Business owners and employers who have ceased regular operations or have made changes to its staff due to the recent hurricanes are being told to inform the National Health Insurance (NHI) immediately. Head of the Social Security Board which has […]

by / on October 19, 2017 at 7:50 AM /
Supermarket donates another $5K to pre-school

Supermarket donates another $5K to pre-school

Just over a month after hurricanes Irma and Maria hammered the territory, including sections of Simmonds Pre-School, well-known food store, OneMart, has donated $5,000 to the educational facility. The supermarket gave the donation in keeping with a promise it made […]

by / on October 19, 2017 at 6:54 AM /
Int’l banks to back recovery, says Premier

Int’l banks to back recovery, says Premier

Coming out of a high-level meeting with the World Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) at the weekend, Premier D Orlando Smith said recovery efforts for the territory is now backed by the financial institutions. Dr Smith, who is […]

by / on October 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM /