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Archive for December, 2017

BVI entertainment fraternity mourns death of Stylee Band member

BVI entertainment fraternity mourns death of Stylee Band member

Members of the local entertainment fraternity have expressed shock and sadness over the passing of a US Virgin Islands (USVI) band member who met his demise in a plane crash recently. Kylo Sylvester, a lead singer of the well-known Stylee […]

by / on December 11, 2017 at 7:10 AM /
Hundreds turn out for annual Speedy’s Feel Good Holiday Concert

Hundreds turn out for annual Speedy’s Feel Good Holiday Concert

Christmas songs permeated the slightly chilled air in the Valley, Virgin Gorda as hundreds of persons from the territory gathered at Speedy’s headquarters’ parking lot for the annual Speedy’s Feel Good Holiday Concert. This is the first time the event […]

by / on December 11, 2017 at 7:05 AM /
BVIEC offering temporary jobs to residents

BVIEC offering temporary jobs to residents

The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is offering temporary jobs to unemployed residents. Jobs became available just recently after Works Minister Mark Vanterpool instructed the BVIEC to employ willing residents. “I opened up the door last Thursday to the Board to […]

by / on December 11, 2017 at 7:02 AM /
Thad Lettsome to represent BVI in Youth Sailing World Champs in China

Thad Lettsome to represent BVI in Youth Sailing World Champs in China

Fifteen-year-old Thad Lettsome will be representing the British Virgin Islands next week in the 47th Youth Sailing World Championships in Sanya, China. The Youth Sailing World Championship is said to be the pinnacle event in the youth racing calendar and, […]

by / on December 11, 2017 at 5:00 AM /
COMMENTARY: The threat of a long recession post-Irma

COMMENTARY: The threat of a long recession post-Irma

By Dickson Iwe, Contributor The floods and hurricanes of September 2017 were the worst disasters to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. The month of September 2017 was a crossroad for the Virgin Islands. The disasters of the month […]

by / on December 10, 2017 at 9:12 AM /
Two caught on camera allegedly stealing electronics

Two caught on camera allegedly stealing electronics

Two men who were allegedly caught on CCTV camera carting off several electronic appliances from a warehouse at Port Purcell have been arrested and charged by police, according to reports reaching BVI New Online. It is understood that sometime this week, […]

by / on December 8, 2017 at 4:06 PM /
EXCITING: Taxi operators react to cruise passengers arrival

EXCITING: Taxi operators react to cruise passengers arrival

It was a mixture of pleasure and cautious optimism as the territory welcomed two cruise vessels this week following a three-month lull as a result of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. A pleasure for many taxi operators who stopped […]

by / on December 8, 2017 at 12:30 PM /
CGB Beach Closed: High bacteria, sewage in water

CGB Beach Closed: High bacteria, sewage in water

Government has ordered the Cane Garden Bay beach closed due to ‘poor water quality’. Authorities who recently conducted water quality tests at the beach said they suspect the water was exposed to untreated sewage from a non-functioning sewage plant nearby. […]

by / on December 8, 2017 at 11:27 AM /
We don’t support gay marriage here, visitors told

We don’t support gay marriage here, visitors told

Junior minister for tourism Archibald Christian wants to make it clear to visitors that gay marriages are not accepted in the British Virgin Islands. Christian made his position against same-sex marriage known in the House of Assembly yesterday during a […]

by / on December 8, 2017 at 8:39 AM /
Trellis Bay Market and Grill goes modern; explores floating dock

Trellis Bay Market and Grill goes modern; explores floating dock

Three months after Hurricane Irma destroyed a wooden dock belonging to Trellis Bay Market and Grill, the culinary establishment has kicked tradition to the curb and gone modern with a brand new 80-foot versadock. The dock which took a “few […]

by / on December 8, 2017 at 8:00 AM /