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Gov’t calls on private sector; help ‘displaced’ homeowners

Gov’t calls on private sector; help ‘displaced’ homeowners

While calling for contributions from the private sector, Government has now clarified the requirements for residents looking to benefit from the homeowners assistance programme; an initiative between themselves and Rotary Clubs of the BVI. It stated that only displaced homeowners […]

by / on October 30, 2017 at 7:17 AM /
After-school programme for morning shift students

After-school programme for morning shift students

Parents are being asked to throw their full support behind the new Creative Learning Programme which is a mandatory after-school initiative for students enrolled in the morning session of the new public school shift system. The Ministry of Education implemented […]

by / on October 30, 2017 at 7:15 AM /
Family mourns: Former First Lady laid to rest

Family mourns: Former First Lady laid to rest

Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Mourning family members of former First lady Lillian Romney clung to each other for comfort as they stood over Lilly’s white and gold casket where her lifeless body rested. Relatives wept as they said final goodbyes […]

by / on October 28, 2017 at 2:55 PM /
Fairwell Inez Turnbull!

Fairwell Inez Turnbull!

Scores of persons turned out today at the Sea Cow’s Bay Methodist Church for the Thanksgiving Service of late educator, Inez Turnbull. She died on September 30 at 89 years old. Turnbull was hailed today for contributing more than four […]

by / on October 28, 2017 at 1:05 PM /
Accused murderer, two other inmates still at large

Accused murderer, two other inmates still at large

A man charged with murder is still on the loose after escaping from Her Majesty’s Prison following Hurricane Irma. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said the escapee is Dominican Republic native, Santo Hernandez. He is accused of murdering Alston […]

by / on October 27, 2017 at 6:19 PM /
Body identified; police launch probe

Body identified; police launch probe

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said it is investigating the death of a 68-year-old man whose body was found just below Threllfall on Tortola recently. The deceased has been identified as missing person Norbert ‘Fix It’ Wheatley of Huntums Ghut. […]

by / on October 27, 2017 at 6:03 PM /
Customers benefit from millions in top-up credit after hurricanes – FLOW

Customers benefit from millions in top-up credit after hurricanes – FLOW

Telecommunications giant FLOW said it dished out millions in free top-up credit to keep its customers in the territory and various other Caribbean Islands connected to the outside world following the hurricanes. Estimating that the figure amounts to over $3 […]

by / on October 27, 2017 at 3:29 PM /
Construction courses to be offered at HLSCC

Construction courses to be offered at HLSCC

Minister of Education Myron Walwyn said H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) will very soon be offering building and construction-related courses to students. Walwyn said these courses are being added to the college’s curriculum in light of the increased demand […]

by / on October 27, 2017 at 3:12 PM /
Governor departs for UK today; Premier to follow

Governor departs for UK today; Premier to follow

Governor Augustus Jaspert will today embark on another trip out of the territory to have more discussions with the United Kingdom (UK) government. Governor Jaspert had departed for the UK exactly a month ago on similar business. “Today I travel […]

by / on October 27, 2017 at 10:30 AM /
BVI Airways flights still expected, work ongoing – Premier

BVI Airways flights still expected, work ongoing – Premier

While the territory grapples to recover from the devastation caused from last month’s hurricanes, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has claimed that work is happening to get the long-delayed BVI Airways flights operational. Government this year handed seven million of […]

by / on October 27, 2017 at 8:14 AM /