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Archive for October, 2017

UK promises private sector task force to help BVI

UK promises private sector task force to help BVI

  The British Virgin Islands can expect additional assistance from the United Kingdom, which said it will set up a private sector task force to help this, and other hurricane-ravaged countries. While speaking at the recent World Bank meeting attended […]

by / on October 23, 2017 at 7:40 AM /
Tertiary scholarships from gov’t to continue

Tertiary scholarships from gov’t to continue

Students in the British Virgin Islands will still have an opportunity earn tertiary scholarships from government, even in light of hurricanes Irma and Maria which resulted in a considerable portion of the territory’s budgeted funds being reprioritized towards recovery. This […]

by / on October 23, 2017 at 6:00 AM /
Cooper Island Beach Club to reopen by Easter

Cooper Island Beach Club to reopen by Easter

Over a month after hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the British Virgin Islands, Cooper Island Beach Club has announced that it plans to reopen to guests by Easter. The beach club, which is one of the top tourism spots in […]

by / on October 23, 2017 at 5:52 AM /
Take a stand against domestic violence, residents told

Take a stand against domestic violence, residents told

While the territory grapples to recover from the destruction of last month’s hurricanes, government is raising awareness to another issue in the British Virgin Islands; domestic violence. The Ministry of Health said in a media release today that Friday, October […]

by / on October 23, 2017 at 5:35 AM /
C&W charitable foundation launched with US$500K donation to support hurricane relief

C&W charitable foundation launched with US$500K donation to support hurricane relief

Press Release – Further to its recently announced relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Maria – including expertise deployment, humanitarian aid drops and free calls for impacted customers – C&W Communications (C&W) has launched the Cable & […]

by / on October 23, 2017 at 5:00 AM /
Curfew relaxed further

Curfew relaxed further

Governor of the British Virgin Islands, Augustus Jaspert, has ordered for the ongoing curfew to be further relaxed. Starting tomorrow, October 21, the new curfew will run from 11pm to 6am daily. This gives residents an additional hour to traverse […]

by / on October 20, 2017 at 11:07 AM /
Full list: Registration stations for vulnerable households

Full list: Registration stations for vulnerable households

Government has announced that residents can start registering for its Household Assistance Programme which will see vulnerable families receiving post-hurricane help. Registration stations can be found at the following locations: Tortola West End Police Station, Sebastians by the Sea, Carrot […]

by / on October 20, 2017 at 8:20 AM /
COMMENTARY: Jack and Jill Looter

COMMENTARY: Jack and Jill Looter

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Hurricane Irma was a monster hurricane. The storm was also a massive tornado that devastated all and sundry in its diabolical path. Irma was a tropical cyclone that registered as an earthquake on seismic measurements. It left tragedy and devastation in its wake. The demon of a storm struck the […]

by / on October 20, 2017 at 8:16 AM /
Special help coming for low-income, single-parent families

Special help coming for low-income, single-parent families

While announcing a partnership with the BVI Red Cross, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has said residents living in low-income or no-income households will be able receive special assistance in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. He said households […]

by / on October 19, 2017 at 5:40 PM /
BVIEC not short of funds for repairs  — Vanterpool

BVIEC not short of funds for repairs — Vanterpool

Following BVI Electricity Corporation’s (BVIEC) recent appeal for residents to pay their bills so it can fund infrastructural repairs, Works Minister Mark Vanterpool said the electricity company is in no way short of funds. The BVIEC had stated that reconstruction […]

by / on October 19, 2017 at 10:18 AM /