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Thomas still in limbo more than two weeks later

Thomas still in limbo more than two weeks later

Businessman Ecedro Thomas is sitting in the same predicament more than two weeks after he was promised help to remove two catamaran vessels that ran aground on his property during Hurricane Irma. Thomas, in a previous interview, said the boats […]

by / on December 4, 2017 at 6:58 AM /
‘Awesome success!’ Big turnout on DeCastro Street

‘Awesome success!’ Big turnout on DeCastro Street

  The 19th staging of the two-day Christmas on DeCastro Street event, which came to an end just before 11 o’clock last night, has been described as an “awesome success” by City Manager Janice Braithwaite-Edwards. “This year was resounding, and […]

by / on December 3, 2017 at 10:47 AM /
COMMENTARY: The Austerity Club

COMMENTARY: The Austerity Club

By Dickson Igwe, BVI News Contributor The floods and hurricanes of September 2017 were the worst disaster to visit the Virgin Islands since the 1800s. September 2017 was a crossroads for the Virgin Islands – an inflection point, and a […]

by / on December 3, 2017 at 9:07 AM /
Tree of Hands goes int’l – 2,000 kids targeted

Tree of Hands goes int’l – 2,000 kids targeted

Tree of Hands said it is targeting 2,000 children to deliver gifts to this holiday season. Tree of Hands is a local outreach group of volunteers and businesses who collect gifts for children then distribute them to needy youngsters at […]

by / on December 1, 2017 at 4:10 PM /
Marine Association wants tax waiver extended

Marine Association wants tax waiver extended

The BVI Marine Association is calling for an extension of the tax break that was granted for certain goods entering the territory, adding that many businesses have not been able to take advantage due to hardships still being faced. The […]

by / on December 1, 2017 at 8:19 AM /
Christmas goal; possible rental housing for shelter residents

Christmas goal; possible rental housing for shelter residents

Director of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) Sharleen DaBreo said she is pushing to have persons out of shelters by Christmas, adding that government is willing to pay for persons to be placed in rental accommodations. The DDM had stated […]

by / on December 1, 2017 at 8:11 AM /
Fingers crossed for Xmas on DeCastro Street going beyond curfew

Fingers crossed for Xmas on DeCastro Street going beyond curfew

Organizers of the annual Christmas on DeCastro Street said they are keeping their fingers crossed that their request to have the event continue beyond the hours of the 11pm curfew will be granted on the final night of the two-day event. The […]

by / on December 1, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
Cayman Islands profit from BVI devastation

Cayman Islands profit from BVI devastation

The Cayman Islands is experiencing what media reports describe as ‘spin-off benefits’ from the hurricanes that devastated major tourist destinations like the British Virgin Islands (BVI). The BVI was battered by two category 5 hurricanes which left its tourism industry […]

by / on December 1, 2017 at 6:56 AM /
Airline no longer accepting cash

Airline no longer accepting cash

Seaborne Airlines which services the British Virgin Islands said it will no longer be accepting cash from customers. The airline said they will be going cashless effective today, December 1. “Visa, MasterCard, Discover, ATH, and company cheques are alternative ways to […]

by / on December 1, 2017 at 5:45 AM /