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UK REPORT: BVI internet one of the worst on earth

UK REPORT: BVI internet one of the worst on earth

Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist The British Virgin Islands has been confirmed to be an underperforming country that has one of the most expensive internet services on the planet. United Kingdom researchers reported that, of the 196 countries in the […]

by / on November 22, 2017 at 7:30 AM /
Airport expansion more important now – Premier

Airport expansion more important now – Premier

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Nearly 90 days after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc in the BVI, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has announced that he plans to revive the highly-controversial airport expansion project. The $153 million project will see […]

by / on November 22, 2017 at 7:29 AM /
No Shame – Gov’t urged to swiftly restore HoA building

No Shame – Gov’t urged to swiftly restore HoA building

The Government is being called upon to swiftly restore the territory’s legislative building which has been left in partial ruin since Hurricane Irma struck the territory more than two months ago. Former Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Claude […]

by / on November 22, 2017 at 7:28 AM /
GDP to shrink considerably next year

GDP to shrink considerably next year

While underscoring the destruction caused by the recent hurricanes, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith said the territory’s gross domestic product (GDP) will shrink significantly next year. “We project that GDP will contract by 40 percent in […]

by / on November 22, 2017 at 7:25 AM /
PAHO donates vehicles for vector control

PAHO donates vehicles for vector control

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has donated two trucks to the British Virgin Islands to support vector control. The donation comes at a time when the territory is experiencing an increase in its mosquito population. Mosquitos are known to cause viruses such […]

by / on November 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM /
Several ex-employees rehired – Digicel

Several ex-employees rehired – Digicel

Digicel’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kevin Gordon said a number of employees who left the company earlier this year have been rehired. Gordon made the revelation on Tuesday while claiming that the employees were not fired when they departed the […]

by / on November 21, 2017 at 6:23 PM /
Gov’t introduces reconstruction policy

Gov’t introduces reconstruction policy

PRESS RELEASE: A Post Irma Interim Reconstruction Policy has been introduced to help residents rebuild expeditiously. The Premier, Dr the Honourable D Orlando Smith, OBE said, “I am quite anxious to see people move back into their homes and this […]

by / on November 21, 2017 at 6:20 PM /
‘Smart serve’, gaming lounge at fresh Digicel store

‘Smart serve’, gaming lounge at fresh Digicel store

Long lines of customers flooded the Digicel flagship store in Road Town today as the company unveiled their new Digicel Experience Store. Speaking to members of the press, Digicel’s CEO Kevin Gordon explained that the upgrade includes an open floor […]

by / on November 21, 2017 at 1:17 PM /
Gov’t awaits UK money; monitors hurricane funds

Gov’t awaits UK money; monitors hurricane funds

The Government has revealed that while it awaits policy changes that will allow it to benefit from the UK aid budget, it has, in the meantime, convened a special board to monitor the spending of funds received for hurricane recovery. […]

by / on November 21, 2017 at 11:09 AM /
72-year-old living in hospital lobby

72-year-old living in hospital lobby

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Using two armchairs and sofa cushions, 72-year-old Franklyn Freeman fashioned a makeshift bed inside the lobby area of Peebles Hospital. That is where the senior citizen has been living since Hurricane Irma made off […]

by / on November 21, 2017 at 8:28 AM /