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Archive for October, 2017

Prison sentence likely for curfew breach – Bill passed

Prison sentence likely for curfew breach – Bill passed

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Journalist Based on a proposed law passed in the House of Assembly yesterday, Government will get powers to impose a curfew without the governor first declaring a state of emergency, and residents may be […]

by / on October 6, 2017 at 8:00 PM /
New curfew announced – residents get more hours

New curfew announced – residents get more hours

Less than 24 hours after a new Curfew Act was rushed through the House of Assembly, Governor Augustus Jaspert announced that the new law has facilitated a brand new curfew, which is now in effect from 10pm to 6am daily. […]

by / on October 6, 2017 at 1:57 PM /
A story on disaster: Hurricane Irma and the Virgin Islands

A story on disaster: Hurricane Irma and the Virgin Islands

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor This Old Boy manages a Facebook page he has named the Geography Game. On his page, he downloads data and information specific to geography, and how geography impacts human life. His page also attempts to give […]

by / on October 6, 2017 at 11:38 AM /
Politician weeps in post-hurricane parliament

Politician weeps in post-hurricane parliament

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Journalist Government parliamentarian Archibald Christian wept in the House of Assembly yesterday as he recalled the monstrosity of Category 5 hurricane Irma, which caused wide-scale wreck throughout the British Virgin Islands (BVI) a month […]

by / on October 6, 2017 at 10:30 AM /
Gastro threat heightened

Gastro threat heightened

Local health authorities said they are concerned about the possibility of persons contracting gastroenteritis; this after  category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria affected the territory last month. Viral gastroenteritis is a common infection of the stomach and intestines that results in […]

by / on October 6, 2017 at 7:25 AM /
Fahie wants special curfew for bad behaving minors

Fahie wants special curfew for bad behaving minors

Leader of Opposition Andrew Fahie has called for the proposed curfew law to be amended to include specific cut-off hours for minors who he said are becoming unfavourably precocious. The curfew bill was passed eventually yesterday during the first House […]

by / on October 6, 2017 at 7:01 AM /
Gov’t getting 100K worth of materials to distribute – Digicel

Gov’t getting 100K worth of materials to distribute – Digicel

Telecom company Digicel said it is giving the government $100,000 worth of building materials to distribute to homeowners who don’t have insurance coverage, adding that it will prioritize a list of financial services leaders to equip with full communication solutions […]

by / on October 6, 2017 at 6:32 AM /
State of emergency being lifted – curfew to remain

State of emergency being lifted – curfew to remain

A month after Hurricane Irma caused widespread wreck across the British Virgin Islands, the territory is ending the state of emergency that had been declared, but it will continue with a curfew imposed. The change is being made today as lawmakers […]

by / on October 5, 2017 at 5:26 PM /
Most soldiers leaving within days

Most soldiers leaving within days

Most of the soldiers who arrived in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to assist with recovery efforts after passage of the devastating Hurricane Irma on September 6 are gearing up to leave the territory in the coming days. Governor Augustus […]

by / on October 5, 2017 at 4:21 PM /
NO MORE BILLS – Cable company formally signs off

NO MORE BILLS – Cable company formally signs off

Knocked out of operation by relatively powerful winds associated with Hurricane Irma on September 6, BVI Cable TV today gave the clearest indication of continued losses when it announced the suspension of all bills. It hopes to resume business when […]

by / on October 5, 2017 at 2:40 PM /