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Cruise ships officially return this week!

Cruise ships officially return this week!

Works have started at three local beaches to get them ready for the official return of cruise ships to the British Virgin Islands this week. Two cruise ships will be arriving tomorrow and on Thursday (November 7), said Deputy Premier […]

by / on December 5, 2017 at 7:40 AM /
Disrespectful! Fahie calls for quick reopening of West End Police Station

Disrespectful! Fahie calls for quick reopening of West End Police Station

First District Representative and Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Fahie is calling on the Government to have the West End Police Station up and running in short order, adding that it is a disrespect to have residents living without a […]

by / on December 5, 2017 at 7:31 AM /
Norman Island reopens!

Norman Island reopens!

One of the territory’s tourism hotspots, Norman Island, has reopened. The island’s acclaimed restaurant, Pirates Bight, reopened at the weekend after being smashed into by the category 5 forces of hurricanes Irma and Maria. “Both restaurants — the big one […]

by / on December 5, 2017 at 7:00 AM /
Most of $3m CDB loan already spent

Most of $3m CDB loan already spent

Nearly a month after Premier Dr D Orlando Smith announced that the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) was lending just under $3 million to the BVI, government said most of the funds have been spent. “Most of that money is already […]

by / on December 5, 2017 at 6:27 AM /
Over $200K pledged to repair commercial court

Over $200K pledged to repair commercial court

Organisations in the local business and finance sector have pooled more than $200,000 to help repair the Commercial Division of the BVI High Court. The Tortola-based building sustained damage during Hurricane Irma which caused its operations to temporarily relocate to […]

by / on December 4, 2017 at 4:08 PM /
Select expats can stay while changing jobs

Select expats can stay while changing jobs

Work Permit holders in the British Virgin Islands have been told that despite the passage of two major hurricanes which left many jobless, there are requirements to be met in order to remain in the territory while switching jobs or changing their […]

by / on December 4, 2017 at 2:09 PM /
Acting Governor orders continuation of curfew

Acting Governor orders continuation of curfew

An order has been made to continue the increasingly controversial curfew that is currently imposed throughout the British Virgin Islands. Acting Governor Rosalie Adams ordered that effective December 1, the 11pm to 6am daily curfew continue until December 14. No […]

by / on December 4, 2017 at 1:30 PM /
Impacted farmers, fishermen not priority

Impacted farmers, fishermen not priority

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Fishermen and farmers whose livelihoods were severely impacted because of the hurricanes are being told that they will have to wait before they can get any financial assistance to jumpstart their trade. Hurricane Irma […]

by / on December 4, 2017 at 7:35 AM /
Gov’t importing trees for damaged beaches

Gov’t importing trees for damaged beaches

While noting that a number of beaches now need considerable surgical repairs because of the hurricanes, Minister of Natural Resources Dr Kedrick Pickering said government will be importing trees to reforest local beaches. A number of plant life such as […]

by / on December 4, 2017 at 7:15 AM /
Faley and Mays win 12th Deloitte-Ogier BVI Half Marathon

Faley and Mays win 12th Deloitte-Ogier BVI Half Marathon

Julius Faley and Maria Mays made it to the top of the podium in the 12th annual Deloitte-Ogier BVI Half Marathon, sweeping major trophies and other prizes on the way. Faley won the event in a time of 1.32.06 competing […]

by / on December 4, 2017 at 7:00 AM /