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They’re here! Digital textbook distribution next week

They’re here! Digital textbook distribution next week

PRESS RELEASE: In an effort to further enhance the teaching and learning process for students of the territory, the Ministry of Education and Culture will integrate the use of digital textbooks in the classroom for students in grades 7 and […]

by / on November 10, 2017 at 5:10 AM /
Move them! RT parking lot used as illegal dump site

Move them! RT parking lot used as illegal dump site

The Department of Waste Management said it did not authorize for the parking lot opposite Pusser’s bar in Road Town to be used as a dump site for derelict vehicles. More than 100 derelicts have been deposited at the said lot […]

by / on November 9, 2017 at 9:46 AM /
Branson meets with IMF for BVI

Branson meets with IMF for BVI

Billionaire Sir Richard Branson who owns two of the outer islands in the territory said he has held talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. Branson made the disclosure in a letter to […]

by / on November 9, 2017 at 8:20 AM /
Scar hospitalized ahead of court appearance

Scar hospitalized ahead of court appearance

Vicardo ‘Scar’ Farrell who is accused of murdering Devern ‘Snoopy’ Stanley was hospitalized yesterday ahead of his appearance before the Magistrate’s Court. BVI News understands that Farrell was brought to Peebles Hospital after complaining of abdominal pain. Highly-placed sources told […]

by / on November 9, 2017 at 8:05 AM /
Arrest Blotter: Drugs, theft, gun busts

Arrest Blotter: Drugs, theft, gun busts

Seven persons have been arrested for various offences within the period of October 30 and November 6. Police said persons were apprehended for theft, drug and firearm-related offences, murder, among other things. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, in its […]

by / on November 9, 2017 at 6:09 AM /
Ogier donates $20K to repair Joyce Samuel Primary

Ogier donates $20K to repair Joyce Samuel Primary

Locally-based legal services company Ogier, said it has spent more than $20,000 towards repairs to its adopted school, Joyce Samuel Primary. The educational facility re-opened this week following the September hurricanes. The company said it worked primarily on the school’s […]

by / on November 9, 2017 at 6:02 AM /
UPDATE: Flash flood watch discontinued

UPDATE: Flash flood watch discontinued

The flash flood watch issued on the British Virgin Islands today, November 8, has been discontinued. The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is, however, advising residents that there is still a high chance of showers. The DDM reiterated: “With the […]

by / on November 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM /
Brodrick Penn shelves role as Permanent Secretary

Brodrick Penn shelves role as Permanent Secretary

A new person has been put in charge of coordinating and managing government affairs. That person is Dawn Smith who has been appointed as Acting Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Office. Smith received the appointment so the current permanent secretary, […]

by / on November 8, 2017 at 4:16 PM /
Landowner blocking rebuild of Bomba Shack

Landowner blocking rebuild of Bomba Shack

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist World-renowned tourism hotspot Bomba Shack, which was levelled by the hurricane, is in danger of not being rebuilt because of an ongoing feud between owner Wellington ‘Bomba’ Smith and proprietors of the land where […]

by / on November 8, 2017 at 8:49 AM /
B’More says Barbados show will be big career boost

B’More says Barbados show will be big career boost

Local artist, McKenzie “B’More” Baltimore who is down to perform at the Hennessy Artistry show in Barbados alongside several big names in the music industry said the move will no doubt serve as a big boost to his musical career. […]

by / on November 8, 2017 at 8:48 AM /