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Better roads promised soon; concrete for potholes

Better roads promised soon; concrete for potholes

Amid complaints from motorists about the deplorable condition of roads in the territory, Works Minister, Mark Vanterpool, said residents will start to see better roads in about two months. He said government will be filling the pothole-riddled thoroughfares with concrete […]

by / on October 19, 2017 at 8:23 AM /
Local coach to be laid to rest on Saturday

Local coach to be laid to rest on Saturday

Local track and field coach Xavier ‘Dag’ Samuels will be laid to rest this Saturday, October 21 at the Sea Cow’s Bay Methodist Church. Before family, friends, and supporters say final goodbyes to the deceased coach, a candlelight vigil will […]

by / on October 19, 2017 at 8:20 AM /
Employers told to report status of their business

Employers told to report status of their business

Business owners and employers who have ceased regular operations or have made changes to its staff due to the recent hurricanes are being told to inform the National Health Insurance (NHI) immediately. Head of the Social Security Board which has […]

by / on October 19, 2017 at 7:50 AM /
Supermarket donates another $5K to pre-school

Supermarket donates another $5K to pre-school

Just over a month after hurricanes Irma and Maria hammered the territory, including sections of Simmonds Pre-School, well-known food store, OneMart, has donated $5,000 to the educational facility. The supermarket gave the donation in keeping with a promise it made […]

by / on October 19, 2017 at 6:54 AM /
Int’l banks to back recovery, says Premier

Int’l banks to back recovery, says Premier

Coming out of a high-level meeting with the World Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) at the weekend, Premier D Orlando Smith said recovery efforts for the territory is now backed by the financial institutions. Dr Smith, who is […]

by / on October 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM /
Three arrested for hurricane heist at Int’l Motors

Three arrested for hurricane heist at Int’l Motors

Three persons have been arrested in connection with vehicles and car parts that were heisted from International Motors following Hurricane Irma. Charged are 26-year-old Purcell Estate resident Royanson Harrington, Sophie Bay resident Allister Stoddard, and Melvin Herbert of Fishlock Road. Harrington was slapped with […]

by / on October 18, 2017 at 1:44 PM /
Concrete roofs in high demand

Concrete roofs in high demand

  Concrete roofs are now in high demand from residents who lost their traditional galvanised roofs during the recent hurricanes that affected the British Virgin Islands. This is according to the local Rotary Clubs, whose members have pledged to rebuild […]

by / on October 18, 2017 at 12:45 PM /
Nanny Cay announces opening this season, fewer docks

Nanny Cay announces opening this season, fewer docks

  The management of Nanny Cay Resort and Marina on Tortola said it hopes to be in a position to accommodate many of its guests this tourist season, adding that 40 percent of its rooms already have been made available […]

by / on October 18, 2017 at 9:24 AM /
Shelter boxes only for family units – Rotary

Shelter boxes only for family units – Rotary

Local Rotary Clubs yesterday made it clear that residents without access to potable water and proper sanitation facilities will not qualify for shelter boxes. The nonprofit organisation stated that only relatively sizable families will be eligible to receive these temporary […]

by / on October 18, 2017 at 9:07 AM /
BVI regional position questioned in prison outrage

BVI regional position questioned in prison outrage

Governor Augustus Jaspert has hinted that the 21 prisoners sent to St Lucia after Hurricane Irma damaged Her Majesty’s Prison are likely to remain in that country possibly for nine months, but some St Lucians are still not happy that […]

by / on October 18, 2017 at 8:28 AM /