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Archive for November, 2017

Governor departing on ‘official business’

Governor departing on ‘official business’

PRESS RELEASE: His Excellency the Governor Augustus Jaspert is away from the territory on official duties until Monday, December 4. Deputy Governor Mrs Rosalie Adams has been appointed to act in the office of Governor and perform the functions of that office […]

by / on November 27, 2017 at 5:05 AM /
Lobster Fest hopefuls flock ferry; over 100 left

Lobster Fest hopefuls flock ferry; over 100 left

Roughly more than 100 persons who were heading to Anegada for day two of the annual Lobster Festival were left behind at the ferry dock in Road Town this morning. A relatively large number of persons had turned up at […]

by / on November 26, 2017 at 11:28 AM /
COMMENTARY: Cleanup a national responsibility

COMMENTARY: Cleanup a national responsibility

By Dickson Igwe, BVI News Contributor The following story is on the economics of disaster. Hurricane Irma, a monster Hurricane, struck the Virgin Islands on September 6, 2017. Irma was the strongest hurricane to have visited the Caribbean in recorded […]

by / on November 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM /
Police release names of victims in double murder incident

Police release names of victims in double murder incident

The 11-year-old girl who was shot and killed on Wednesday night has been identified as Trinity Azaria Moses of Huntums Ghut, while the second victim was revealed to be 41-year-old Tortola native, Frankly Penn. The female who was also injured […]

by / on November 24, 2017 at 3:21 PM /
“Boss Irma Dung Deh” – Calypso Monarch pens hurricane song

“Boss Irma Dung Deh” – Calypso Monarch pens hurricane song

Reigning Calypso Monarch, Eustace ‘Boss’ Freeman has documented the hardship poured out on the territory by Hurricane Irma in an uptempo calypso song titled, “Boss Irma Dung Deh.” In the six-minute song which was released on Tuesday, Freeman tackled issues […]

by / on November 24, 2017 at 2:41 PM /
Homeowner weeps; seeks answers from insurance company

Homeowner weeps; seeks answers from insurance company

Anthony Trappe says for the past seven years he has been a faithful customer to his insurance company; never once missing a payment on his property insurance policy which he entrusted to a company based in the territory. Following the […]

by / on November 24, 2017 at 9:37 AM /
Service organization considering help for Freeman

Service organization considering help for Freeman

The senior citizen who has been living in the lobby at Peebles Hospital for over two months after his home was damaged by Hurricane Irma could be getting help to return home. Delma Maduro, District Governor for the Rotary Club […]

by / on November 24, 2017 at 9:30 AM /
TRC dodges blame for bad internet report

TRC dodges blame for bad internet report

Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) is dodging responsibility for the BVI being labelled as an underperforming country that has one of the most expensive internet services in the world. The territory was given the label […]

by / on November 24, 2017 at 6:50 AM /
Communications network to be moved underground

Communications network to be moved underground

Telecommunications infrastructure in the British Virgin Islands will be moved underground, the government has said. The announcement comes nearly three months after Hurricane Irma caused significant disruption to most of the territory’s communications network. Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said […]

by / on November 24, 2017 at 6:25 AM /
Over $2B pledged to BVI, hurricane-struck countries

Over $2B pledged to BVI, hurricane-struck countries

The British Virgin Islands is slated to get a share of more than US$2 billion that was offered in loans and pledges to countries affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria. The offers were made at a CARICOM-United Nations high-level pledging […]

by / on November 24, 2017 at 6:20 AM /