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Archive for October, 2017

Gov’t might approach IMF for money

Gov’t might approach IMF for money

As the territory continues to hunt funding to rebuild the hurricane-pommelled British Virgin Islands, government said it is possible they will approach big-time money lender, International Monetary Fund (IMF). Minister of Finance, Dr D Orlando Smith said he will consult […]

by / on October 27, 2017 at 7:30 AM /
CXC makes adjustments for BVI students

CXC makes adjustments for BVI students

The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has granted an extension to British Virgin Islands students for submission of their School Based Assessments (SBAs). SBAs are school projects that are part of CXC’s examination requirements; and they contribute to students’ final CXC test […]

by / on October 27, 2017 at 7:09 AM /
We are back on our feet; open for business

We are back on our feet; open for business

Nearly two months after Hurricane Irma, Premier Dr Orlando has said the British Virgin Islands is back on its feet and is now open for business. The Premier made the announcement yesterday while noting improvements to the territory’s utilities, port […]

by / on October 27, 2017 at 7:06 AM /
Businessman helping to restore hope after Irma

Businessman helping to restore hope after Irma

For the past eight years businessman, Graeme McCallum has called the Cane Garden Bay community on Tortola his home while operating a successful wine and juice distribution business in the Fish Bay area. When Hurricane Irma struck the Island nearly […]

by / on October 27, 2017 at 5:00 AM /
No gov’t worker will be laid off

No gov’t worker will be laid off

Public servants are being told that they have nothing to fear as it relates to job security. That assurance came directly from the man at the helm of Government, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr D Orlando Smith. “Yes. I […]

by / on October 26, 2017 at 5:36 PM /
BVIEC distributing one-third of regular power

BVIEC distributing one-third of regular power

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has announced that the BVI Electricity Corporation is now distributing one-third of the power it did before Hurricane Irma. That amount is 11 megawatts, which he said is being distributed to three of the four […]

by / on October 26, 2017 at 4:22 PM /
Probe: Dealerships selling tax-free vehicles at duty cost

Probe: Dealerships selling tax-free vehicles at duty cost

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Some car dealerships in the British Virgin Islands may be placed under investigation in light of reports that they have been breaking the law. Following government’s decision to place a three-month Customs duty waiver on […]

by / on October 26, 2017 at 8:53 AM /
Don’t be ungrateful; dark days ahead

Don’t be ungrateful; dark days ahead

While warning residents not to be ungrateful to humanitarians who have assisted the territory, Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick Pickering said ‘dark days’ are ahead for the British Virgin Islands.  Dr Pickering, who is also Representative of the Seventh Electoral District, gave the […]

by / on October 26, 2017 at 7:37 AM /
Nightmares: Residents affected by post-hurricane disorders

Nightmares: Residents affected by post-hurricane disorders

Residents are being encouraged to exercise self-care in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which health authorities believe to be the cause of psychological and emotional disorders among survivors. Medical Director for the National Health Insurance (NHI), Dr Harlan Vanterpool said […]

by / on October 26, 2017 at 6:12 AM /
Electrical inspections needed for buildings, residents told

Electrical inspections needed for buildings, residents told

Following the hurricanes which caused extensive damage to properties across the British Virgin Islands, residents and business owners are being told to get homes and other buildings checked by the Electrical Inspection Unit (EIU). The EIU said building inspections will happen after persons complete an […]

by / on October 25, 2017 at 5:51 PM /