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Archive for December, 2017

Charmaine Rosan-Bunbury dies

Charmaine Rosan-Bunbury dies

Former Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate Charmaine Rosan-Bunbury has died. Rosan-Bunbury, who is also a former magistrate, reportedly died of breast cancer. While noting that he was saddened by Rosan-Bunbury’s death, leader of the opposing VIP Andrew Fahie remembered her […]

by / on December 31, 2017 at 5:27 PM /
Another man allegedly held with cocaine

Another man allegedly held with cocaine

Police have made another arrest in a series of drug busts on Tortola since the hurricanes. Information reaching BVI News are that a man believed to be a British Virgin Islands native and resident of Sea Cow’s Bay was held […]

by / on December 29, 2017 at 4:30 PM /
Fire Chief laments ‘sheep pen’ condition at station

Fire Chief laments ‘sheep pen’ condition at station

Four months after Hurricane Irma unleashed a nightmare of devastation on the territory, officers at the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service are still living that nightmare inside a cramped, mold-infested headquarter building in Road Town. It’s a condition that […]

by / on December 29, 2017 at 1:31 PM /
Get psycho-emotional help, public servants urged

Get psycho-emotional help, public servants urged

Public servants are being reminded to get emotional and psychological assistance. Deputy Governor Rosalie Adams has urged government workers to ensure they are of good psychological and emotional health in light of the September hurricanes. “Public officers and department heads […]

by / on December 29, 2017 at 1:09 PM /
We must jealously guard our lands from expats

We must jealously guard our lands from expats

Representative of the Fifth Electoral District Delores Christopher has called on legislators to protect BVI lands from expatriate buyers. Christopher said while she has no animosity towards expats, BVI lands need to be secured from outsiders. “I’m putting it out there: […]

by / on December 29, 2017 at 8:41 AM /
Schools running out of space for returning students

Schools running out of space for returning students

As the British Virgin Islands continue to show signs of normalcy and evacuees are returning to the territory, the Ministry of Education has said schools are running out of space to accommodate returning students. Several schools were damaged by the September […]

by / on December 29, 2017 at 8:08 AM /
Sea Cows Bay had become the funeral capital — Fraser

Sea Cows Bay had become the funeral capital — Fraser

Third District Representative Julian Fraser said he is pleased that churches outside his constituency, which had been impacted by the September hurricanes, are getting back to a state of normalcy and can carry out functions such as hosting funerals once […]

by / on December 29, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
Controversial policy at Pier Park paying off

Controversial policy at Pier Park paying off

The controversial policy barring persons under 17 from entering the Tortola Pier Park without adult supervision is beginning to pay off, management of the multimillion-dollar facility has said. Speaking with BVI News today, Leasing and Marketing Manager at the Pier […]

by / on December 28, 2017 at 2:43 PM /
NDP’s $65M deal with CDB suspicious

NDP’s $65M deal with CDB suspicious

Leader of Opposition Andrew Fahie is accusing the National Democratic Party (NDP) government of making questionable financial deals abroad. He added that government’s financial dealings are being hidden from the public and from parliamentarians, including government members. Fahie leveled the claims […]

by / on December 28, 2017 at 8:35 AM /
Irma blamed for incomplete greenhouse project

Irma blamed for incomplete greenhouse project

After years of futile efforts to get the greenhouse project in Paraquita Bay up and running, the National Democratic Party Government was on the brink of making it a reality until Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the multi-million dollar project […]

by / on December 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM /