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Monthly cash for families under Household Assistance Programme

Monthly cash for families under Household Assistance Programme

Days after government rolled out it’s Household Assistance Programme for vulnerable families, it’s collaborative partners, BVI Red Cross and Caritas Antilles, said they will be providing financial assistance as part of the programme. “Cash transfers will be made directly to […]

by / on October 25, 2017 at 5:59 AM /
Family man and friend: Mouners say final farewell

Family man and friend: Mouners say final farewell

Though he was laid to rest weeks ago in his native land, scores of mourners, including parliamentary officials, still gathered at the Sea Cow’s Bay Methodist Church yesterday to pay last respects to one of the territory’s oldest media pioneers, […]

by / on October 25, 2017 at 5:40 AM /
Three days remain to apply for loan suspension – NBVI

Three days remain to apply for loan suspension – NBVI

PRESS RELEASE: Friday, October 27th is the deadline for customers wishing to take advantage of loan concessions at the National Bank of the Virgin Islands (NBVI). Due to the passage of Hurricane Irma, which struck the territory on September 6, the bank […]

by / on October 25, 2017 at 5:03 AM /
More unstable weather conditions

More unstable weather conditions

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said unstable weather conditions will continue this week in light of a tropical wave looming around British Virgin Islands. The territory has been experiencing a considerable amount of rainfall in recent times. Here is the full […]

by / on October 25, 2017 at 5:00 AM /
BVI Angie’s List: Workers registry to be created

BVI Angie’s List: Workers registry to be created

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff While encouraging young persons to be alert of the entrepreneurial possibilities now available in light of the hurricanes, Minister of Education Myron Walwyn said government will be implementing a registry where the public can […]

by / on October 24, 2017 at 8:11 AM /
Visas being issued on arrival – Premier

Visas being issued on arrival – Premier

Amid some level of public uncertainty about the territory’s post-hurricane Labour and Immigration laws, Premier Dr Orlando Smith confirmed yesterday that persons coming into the British Virgin Islands to work will be issued a visa immediately after arriving into the […]

by / on October 24, 2017 at 7:38 AM /
Students barred from classes at HLSCC

Students barred from classes at HLSCC

A number of students were reportedly barred from classes during their first day back at H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) yesterday. HLSCC officially reopened for the first time since the hurricanes, which significantly disrupted regular operations at the educational […]

by / on October 24, 2017 at 7:15 AM /
Gov’t working behind the scenes, residents told

Gov’t working behind the scenes, residents told

Government minister Myron Walwyn yesterday sought to reassure residents that while they may not always see it, his government continues represent the British Virgin Islands and that work is happening ‘behind the scenes’. Walwyn’s statement has come at a time […]

by / on October 24, 2017 at 6:45 AM /
Tropical wave may cause showers tonight

Tropical wave may cause showers tonight

Residents are being advised that the British Virgin Islands might experience effects from a tropical wave tonight. The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) made the announcement in a media relaease today, October 24. The territory has been experiencing relatively continuous […]

by / on October 24, 2017 at 5:15 AM /
Roughly $50M to rebuild electricity grid – Vanterpool

Roughly $50M to rebuild electricity grid – Vanterpool

Minister of Communications and Works Mark Vanterpool said overall work to rebuild the territory’s electricity grid is estimated to cost $50 million. Vanterpool said the price tag covers two phases of the reconstruction. “They (the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) have an […]

by / on October 23, 2017 at 7:45 AM /