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Governor pressured by gov’t – Fahie suggests

Governor pressured by gov’t – Fahie suggests

Leader of Opposition Andrew Fahie has suggested that the Dr D Orlando Smith-led Government coerced Governor Augustus Jaspert to lift the state of emergency prematurely so they could once again have total power over the territory. Under the constitution, the Governor […]

by / on November 8, 2017 at 8:45 AM /
Call made for more religious leaders to enter politics

Call made for more religious leaders to enter politics

Local clergyman, Dr. Melvin Turnbull has said there is a need for more religious leaders to be elected to sit at the political table and not just persons who are good at talking themselves into positions of authority. Dr. Turnbull, […]

by / on November 8, 2017 at 8:40 AM /
UK donates 8 trucks for debris cleanup

UK donates 8 trucks for debris cleanup

PRESS RELEASE: Eight trucks have been presented to the Government of the British Virgin Islands to assist in the clearing of debris left in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The donation of the trucks was coordinated through the Department of […]

by / on November 8, 2017 at 5:02 AM /
Late Police Inspector given grand send off

Late Police Inspector given grand send off

Amid torrential rainfall, hundreds of mourners turned out at the Sea Cows Bay Methodist Church today to pay their last respects to late Police Inspector, Francia James-Liburd during a thanksgiving service. Inspector James-Liburd who served in the Royal Virgin Islands […]

by / on November 7, 2017 at 3:44 PM /
BVIEC: Electricity to be fully restored 30 days sooner

BVIEC: Electricity to be fully restored 30 days sooner

The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has revealed that due to assistance from linesmen brought in from countries across the Caribbean and other areas, the territory’s electrical supply is likely to be fully restored 30 days earlier than anticipated. “We estimate […]

by / on November 7, 2017 at 10:29 AM /
BVI still contending for int’l crowns

BVI still contending for int’l crowns

Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Helina Hewlett is ready to represent the British Virgin Islands at the 2017 Miss World final on November 18 after nearly pulling out of the pageant. After the senseless destruction from Hurricane Irma, the BVI […]

by / on November 7, 2017 at 8:49 AM /
REPENT! Local preacher says witchcraft, incest rampant in BVI

REPENT! Local preacher says witchcraft, incest rampant in BVI

  Local preacher, Ava Baird has reiterated calls for repentance throughout the territory, claiming that ungodly acts such as witchcraft, homosexuality and incest are rampant locally. The female preacher made the call while addressing a large crowd at the staging […]

by / on November 7, 2017 at 6:54 AM /
Residents energize dead power lines; endanger BVIEC workers

Residents energize dead power lines; endanger BVIEC workers

A number of residents are putting local and imported BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) workers at risk by feeding electricity back into dead power lines. Deputy General Manager of the BVIEC Henry Creque said residents have managed to energize power lines […]

by / on November 7, 2017 at 6:51 AM /
Thunderstorms likely; watch for falling rocks – DDM

Thunderstorms likely; watch for falling rocks – DDM

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said residents and motorists must watch out for earth-fall from hillsides as heavy showers continue across the British Virgin Islands. “With the soils in the territory already saturated, additional rainfall can cause ponding on […]

by / on November 7, 2017 at 6:05 AM /
Bregado Flax Educational Centre gets new school

Bregado Flax Educational Centre gets new school

PRESS RELEASE: The staff and students of the Primary Division of the Bregado Flax Education Centre in Virgin Gorda had a special start of their academic year on November 6 with the donation of a 4,000 square-foot semi-permanent structure that […]

by / on November 7, 2017 at 5:45 AM /