Archive for December, 2017

Speedy’s left with $7 million repair bill after Irma

Speedy’s left with $7 million repair bill after Irma

Speedy’s Ferry Service has revealed that it racked up approximately $7 million in damages resulting from Hurricane Irma. General Manager of the ferry company Coralie George, told our news site that all six of the company’s ferries suffered varying degrees […]

by / on December 12, 2017 at 10:33 AM /
We’re not restoring power to our friends first

We’re not restoring power to our friends first

The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), and Minister responsible for electricity, Mark Vanterpool are defending that parliamentarians are not being given preferential treatment to get power restored to their personal homes. The BVIEC made the statement this week amid claims from […]

by / on December 12, 2017 at 7:56 AM /
Temporary building arriving for West End ferry dock

Temporary building arriving for West End ferry dock

The West End Ferry dock is expected to resume ferry-related operations in the next few weeks. The dock will be opened for public transport operations by that time because of a temporary building that will be erected where the now-destroyed […]

by / on December 12, 2017 at 7:08 AM /
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The Rotary Club of Road Town is once again helping to lift the spirits of persons during the yuletide season by upholding one of its most popular yearly traditions. Last evening members of the club officially lit up the roundabout […]

by / on December 12, 2017 at 7:00 AM /
Premier accosts banks, insurers about questionable service

Premier accosts banks, insurers about questionable service

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has accosted banks and insurance companies about the many concerns raised by residents about these institutions since the hurricanes. The premier discussed concerns in relation to disparities in estimated costs of damages and settlements, the […]

by / on December 11, 2017 at 4:22 PM /
Man hospitalised after daylight shooting

Man hospitalised after daylight shooting

A man has been hospitalized following a shooting today, December 11. BVI News understands that the shooting happened in the Ghetto/Crabbe Lot area of Tortola this afternoon. The gunshot victim’s name is being withheld but usually credible sources said the […]

by / on December 11, 2017 at 1:39 PM /
Conspiracy? No public facility working in 1st District

Conspiracy? No public facility working in 1st District

While claiming that all state-owned facilities in the First Electoral District are non-operational, residents said they are convinced the National Democratic Party (NDP) government has conspired to sabotage that district. According to residents, the First District is being ignored by the […]

by / on December 11, 2017 at 1:12 PM /
Hire consultants to fight unfair insurers, banks – Fahie

Hire consultants to fight unfair insurers, banks – Fahie

As more residents continue to complain about being cheated by insurance companies and banks, Opposition Leader Andrew Fahie is calling on Government to hire consultants to lobby on behalf of persons. Fahie called for government to hire an insurance adjuster […]

by / on December 11, 2017 at 8:33 AM /
Two visitors jailed, one freed in ‘gun in toilet’ case

Two visitors jailed, one freed in ‘gun in toilet’ case

Two of the three Venezuelans who were found in a Tortola apartment with nearly US$60,000 and a loaded gun were sentenced to prison when they appeared before Magistrate Ayanna Baptise DaBreo on Friday. The third offender was freed. The convicted […]

by / on December 11, 2017 at 7:12 AM /
Be careful around mangroves, Pickering urges

Be careful around mangroves, Pickering urges

PRESS RELEASE: The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour is appealing to the Virgin Islands community to give due care and attention when working in and around mangroves during this critical time in their recovery following the passage of Hurricanes […]

by / on December 11, 2017 at 7:11 AM /