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Archive for October, 2017

Lift curfew so people can unwind, gov’t told

Lift curfew so people can unwind, gov’t told

While noting that the curfew imposed on the British Virgin Islands was necessary in the immediate aftermath of the recent hurricanes, social commentator Edmund Maduro is now calling for the curfew to be lifted or the hours further reduced. He […]

by / on October 2, 2017 at 9:04 AM /
IRMA IN PICTURES: FSN homeless

IRMA IN PICTURES: FSN homeless

The Family Support Network (FSN) is usually a tower of strength for members of the community who seek food, counselling, and other forms of assistance. The building that housed the non-governmental organization’s operation in Road Town was among the many […]

by / on October 2, 2017 at 8:22 AM /
You are not crazy – How to deal with hurricane trauma

You are not crazy – How to deal with hurricane trauma

By Dr Sylvia Simmonds Hurricane Irma has passed leaving major devastation of homes, businesses, and lives. The effects during and after a hurricane can have very strong emotional impact on those who experience the devastation. For those (male and female) […]

by / on October 2, 2017 at 7:27 AM /
BVI resuming commercial flights on Monday

BVI resuming commercial flights on Monday

The Terrence B Lettsome International Airport will resume commercial flight operations tomorrow (October 2), Managing Director of the BVI Airports Authority Denniston Fraser today told the National Emergency Operations Centre. “The hours of operation will be from 7:30am to 5pm […]

by / on October 1, 2017 at 4:44 PM /
LIAT announces limited flights out of BVI

LIAT announces limited flights out of BVI

Regional carrier LIAT said it will provide limited operations in and out of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) as well as two other Caribbean countries – Dominica and St Maarten – from today (October 1) until this week Saturday. It […]

by / on October 1, 2017 at 2:56 PM /
He was a good man – Premier lauds late VI Airlink owner

He was a good man – Premier lauds late VI Airlink owner

Premier Dr D Orlando has paid tribute to Captain Neville Brathwaite Sr – the owner of VI Airlink who passed away recently. He described the late citizen of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) as a good man, an amazing pilot, […]

by / on October 1, 2017 at 2:20 PM /
Five dead, thousands lost everything in USVI

Five dead, thousands lost everything in USVI

While he expressed gratitude to the United States for its support following hurricanes Irma and Maria that ‘decimated’ his homeland last month, Governor of the US Virgin Islands (USVI) Kenneth Mapp announced that five people died, a ‘handful’ of others […]

by / on October 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM /
Wife of former BVI leader dies

Wife of former BVI leader dies

Lillian ‘Lily’ Romney, who is a businesswoman and wife of former Chief Minister Cyril Romney, has died. Her daughter Patricia Romney announced the passing on social networking site Facebook yesterday, September 30, adding that the days ahead will be ‘difficult’ […]

by / on October 1, 2017 at 1:50 PM /