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American singer pledges materials, labour to JVD clinic

American singer pledges materials, labour to JVD clinic

The Kenny Chesney’s Love for Love City Foundation has pledged materials, equipment, and labour towards the rebuilding of the community health clinic on Jost Van Dyke. The clinic was badly damaged by the September hurricanes, which took the facility’s roof, doors, […]

by / on December 6, 2017 at 4:10 PM /
UPDATE: Accused murderer shot, recaptured

UPDATE: Accused murderer shot, recaptured

The person who was shot on Tortola this morning has been identified as murder accused and prison escapee, Santo Hernandez. Police shot him during an operation in the Butu Mountain area. He is now receiving treatment at Peebles Hospital which, […]

by / on December 6, 2017 at 12:15 PM /
Visitors excited! Good sign for local tourism

Visitors excited! Good sign for local tourism

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Caribbean-style Christmas songs emanated throughout the Tortola Pier Park this morning as visitors disembarked Marella Discovery, the first official cruise ship to service the British Virgin Islands since the hurricanes. Premier and Minister of […]

by / on December 6, 2017 at 11:58 AM /
Brace for more increased prices, residents told

Brace for more increased prices, residents told

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Several weeks after price gouging ran rampant among businesses in the British Virgin Islands, residents are being told to brace for more increased prices. The warning was from insurance expert Michael Fusco who has been […]

by / on December 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM /
Nearly 200 laid off as Peter Island closes for renovation

Nearly 200 laid off as Peter Island closes for renovation

Close to 200 staff members of a major world-class resort in the British Virgin Islands are now jobless. Three months after Hurricane Irma ravaged the territory, Peter Island Resort and Spa announced plans to undergo renovation works and as a […]

by / on December 6, 2017 at 8:08 AM /
Insurance companies chastised for issuing deadlines

Insurance companies chastised for issuing deadlines

A leading player in the insurance industry has taken issue with companies issuing cut-off dates to persons claiming on their policy, noting that claimants are under no obligation to fulfill such requests. Michael Fusco, who is the Chief Executive Officer […]

by / on December 6, 2017 at 6:21 AM /
Flow partners with BVIEC to reconnect VG

Flow partners with BVIEC to reconnect VG

PRESS RELEASE: More communities on Virgin Gorda are being reconnected with electricity with the assistance of Flow BVI. The telecommunications company offered to assist the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) by bringing in a team of linesmen to help […]

by / on December 6, 2017 at 6:03 AM /
US citizen suspectedly drowns

US citizen suspectedly drowns

A female believed to be a United States citizen was found dead this morning in what is believed to be a case of suspected drowning. It is understood that the body of the 48-year-old woman was taken to the Peebles […]

by / on December 5, 2017 at 3:08 PM /
PROBE: Today’s generator fire not first, others recent

PROBE: Today’s generator fire not first, others recent

Authorities have launched a probe into the incident in which a large generator caught fire on the RJT Edifice Building in Road Town this morning. According to Chief Fire Officer Zebalon McLean, today’s incident was the latest of a number of generator […]

by / on December 5, 2017 at 1:56 PM /
CoP defends govt’s disaster response post-Irma

CoP defends govt’s disaster response post-Irma

Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews has come out in defence of the Government, dismissing claims that Governor Augustus Jaspert single-handedly took charge of the territory’s affairs in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Irma. “Not from where I was,” said Commissioner […]

by / on December 5, 2017 at 11:58 AM /