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Archive for November, 2017

Word on the Street: Should expat looters be deported?

Word on the Street: Should expat looters be deported?

Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick Pickering announced recently that following discussions, it was agreed that expatriates who were convicted and sentenced by the court for post-hurricane looting would be deported. Under the law, the governor may order the deportation of any […]

by / on November 2, 2017 at 7:17 AM /
Human rights concerns raised for prisoners in St Lucia

Human rights concerns raised for prisoners in St Lucia

Minister with responsibility for prison Myron Walwyn, said he has raised human rights concerns with the St Lucian government about the 21 inmates that were transferred from Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut to St Lucia. “Even though they are […]

by / on November 2, 2017 at 6:31 AM /
Trellis Bay Market records $100k loss; resumes operation

Trellis Bay Market records $100k loss; resumes operation

The Trellis Bay Market which was hard hit by recent hurricanes and suffered over $100,000 in losses has partially reopened for business and will be hosting its iconic full moon party this weekend. In an interview with BVI News Online, manager […]

by / on November 2, 2017 at 6:29 AM /
Fashion show in New York for BVI relief

Fashion show in New York for BVI relief

British Virgin Islanders living in New York are organising a high-profile fashion show and silent auction in the US city to rally more funds for the territory. The event which is scheduled for November 9 is a collaborative effort between […]

by / on November 2, 2017 at 6:01 AM /
‘YES – Ah looking ah Wuk’

‘YES – Ah looking ah Wuk’

PRESS RELEASE: In an effort to assist young people of the Virgin Islands with employment opportunities in light of the recent passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Ministry of Education and Culture’s Youth Employment Services programme has launched ‘YES […]

by / on November 2, 2017 at 5:00 AM /
Tourist board backs Premier; welcomes visitors

Tourist board backs Premier; welcomes visitors

While backing Premier Dr D Orlando Smith that the territory is open for business, the BVI Tourist Board said it is kicking off their tourist season this month with the annual Lobster Fest. Director of the BVI Tourist Board Sharon […]

by / on November 1, 2017 at 5:44 PM /
Rule change: BVI now eligible for development aid

Rule change: BVI now eligible for development aid

Changes have been made to international rules and the British Virgin Islands is now eligible to received official development aid from the United Kingdom (UK). The UK has some £13billion set aside to assist needy overseas territories but the hurricane-battered […]

by / on November 1, 2017 at 8:02 AM /
O’Neal pledges speedy recovery for Ninth District, blast critics

O’Neal pledges speedy recovery for Ninth District, blast critics

While dismissing claims that his representation in the Ninth District is grossly lacking, Dr. Hubert O’Neal has assured residents he is working overtime to ensure Virgin Gorda and Anegada are among the first to recover from the devastation caused by […]

by / on November 1, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
Pier park partially reopens today

Pier park partially reopens today

The Tortola Pier Park in Road Town partially reopened today following weeks of closure due to hurricanes Irma and Maria. Leasing and Marketing Manager at the pier park Meslyn Allan said storeowners at the facility were eagerly waiting to recommence […]

by / on November 1, 2017 at 6:50 AM /
Premier playing politics; BVI not back on feet

Premier playing politics; BVI not back on feet

Former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communication, Julian Willock, has suggested that Premier Dr D Orlando Smith’s claim that the territory is back on its feet was a mere ploy to score political points. The businessman said residents in […]

by / on November 1, 2017 at 6:45 AM /