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‘Explosions’ heard in Huntums Ghut area

‘Explosions’ heard in Huntums Ghut area

A series of explosions believed to be gunfire has raised alarm among residents living in the Huntums Ghut and Lower Estate areas of Tortola. At least half-a-dozen shots were heard around 9:30pm on November 4, residents told our news centre. Police, up to […]

by / on November 4, 2017 at 10:38 PM /
COMMENTARY: BVI likely to face recession

COMMENTARY: BVI likely to face recession

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The following story is part of a series of narratives called A Story of Disaster: Hurricane Irma and the Virgin Islands. The proceeding narrative is on the economics of disaster. It is narrated from a layman’s […]

by / on November 4, 2017 at 7:08 PM /
Fix your vehicles before inspection – Gov’t Warns

Fix your vehicles before inspection – Gov’t Warns

Despite motorists being given a free hand to operate vehicles damaged during the hurricanes, the government is warning that it will be guided by regulations in the Road Traffic Act whenever vehicles are brought in for inspection. The warning came […]

by / on November 3, 2017 at 4:07 PM /
Repairs to ‘unusable’ schools start this month

Repairs to ‘unusable’ schools start this month

Education Minister Myron Walwyn said his ministry will start repairing educational facilities damaged by the hurricanes once all public school students start classes on November 6. Primary, and junior high school students will officially start the new academic year on that […]

by / on November 3, 2017 at 2:30 PM /
McMaster promises solution to sewage water along highway

McMaster promises solution to sewage water along highway

Motorists and pedestrians traversing the James Walter Francis Highway are being told that they will soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief as plans are afoot to correct the disturbing issue of sewage water flowing along  the roadway […]

by / on November 3, 2017 at 11:51 AM /
Stop ALL construction works now – Building Authority

Stop ALL construction works now – Building Authority

The government-sanctioned Building Authority is ordering that construction works on all buildings across the British Virgin Islands be halted immediately. The order does not include ‘temporary remedial measures’ being done to secure or protect buildings damaged by the September hurricanes, […]

by / on November 3, 2017 at 11:30 AM /
PENN: Gov’t not split; people just ‘talk’

PENN: Gov’t not split; people just ‘talk’

Junior government minister Marlon Penn yesterday sought to dispel talks of animosity between backbenchers and senior government ministers. Talks of segregation in government’s camp came to the fore after backbenchers announced a series of community meetings exclusively between themselves and […]

by / on November 3, 2017 at 11:26 AM /
Cruise ship arrival does not mean USVI runs better

Cruise ship arrival does not mean USVI runs better

Junior Minister for Tourism Archibald Christian said better governance is not why the neighbouring US Virgin Islands (USVI) will welcome cruise ships to its shores before the British Virgin Islands. USVI media reported that the first cruise ship since the […]

by / on November 3, 2017 at 8:39 AM /
Acting Governor extends curfew

Acting Governor extends curfew

Acting Governor Rosalie Adams has ordered that the ongoing curfew in the British Virgin Islands be extended. She said the current curfew will continue until mid-November. “For the purposes of maintaining or restoring peace and public order or the protection of […]

by / on November 3, 2017 at 8:36 AM /
You will be dead: Authorities urge generator safety

You will be dead: Authorities urge generator safety

Local government ministries have expressed concern for the British Virgin Islands following reports that seven persons in the neighbouring USVI were hospitalized because of generator usage. USVI media reported that those persons suffered from carbon monoxide poising from generator exhaust. […]

by / on November 2, 2017 at 7:18 AM /