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Archive for December, 2017

Give litter wardens more powers — environmental chief

Give litter wardens more powers — environmental chief

Newly-appointed Chief Environmental Officer Lionel Michael is pushing for legislators to grant more powers to litter wardens who he said are abused not only in the BVI but throughout the Caribbean. He suggested that, like police officers, litter wardens should […]

by / on December 28, 2017 at 7:19 AM /
Gun robbery in Port Purcell

Gun robbery in Port Purcell

Police are reportedly investigating an armed robbery that happened in Port Purcell on Saturday, December 23. Reports are that a businessman was injured during the incident. BVI news understands that on the day in question, two assailants pounced upon the […]

by / on December 28, 2017 at 7:02 AM /
RTW raises $8K for BVI Diabetes Association

RTW raises $8K for BVI Diabetes Association

PRESS RELEASE: On Sunday, December 3, twenty-nine NorthWest employees and community members from store locations challenged themselves with the Run Barbados Marathon – a 26.2 mile run in support of the Company’s Healthy Horizons Foundation. Representing the British Virgin Islands […]

by / on December 28, 2017 at 6:01 AM /
Man stabbed on Christmas Eve

Man stabbed on Christmas Eve

A man has been hospitalized after being stabbed on Christmas Eve, December 24. Reports reaching our news centre are that the man was at a well-known nightclub on Tortola when he was knifed by another patron. BVI News understands that […]

by / on December 27, 2017 at 1:16 PM /
Omar Hodge was a true patriot – Pickering

Omar Hodge was a true patriot – Pickering

Acting Premier, Dr Kedrick Pickering has described the late Hon. Omar Wallace Hodge as a true patriot who earned the love and admiration of everyone during the many decades he spent in politics. Hodge, a former legislator passed away on […]

by / on December 27, 2017 at 1:00 PM /
Recovery for next 5 years to cost over $721M

Recovery for next 5 years to cost over $721M

Restoring and developing the British Virgin Islands over the next five years is estimated to cost more than $721 million. This is according government’s proposed recovery and development plan for the territory, which was made public this month. The proposed […]

by / on December 27, 2017 at 8:11 AM /
NDP proposing to privatize sections of gov’t

NDP proposing to privatize sections of gov’t

The National Democratic Party (NDP) administration said it is considering the option of privatizing sections of government. Government said it would develop a privatization programme to decrease its overall operating costs while hurricane recovery efforts progress. “The Government is open […]

by / on December 27, 2017 at 7:27 AM /
Plans to modernize CGB sewerage plant; beach still closed

Plans to modernize CGB sewerage plant; beach still closed

Plans are afoot to upgrade and modernize the faulty sewerage plant in Cane Garden Bay which is being blamed as the likely source of water contamination at Cane Garden Bay beach. The beach, which was ordered closed recently because of […]

by / on December 27, 2017 at 7:00 AM /
15 tanks, 25 generators donated to residents for holidays

15 tanks, 25 generators donated to residents for holidays

After almost four months of living without running water or electricity, more residents in the First Electoral District can breath easier as those needs have been temporarily addressed. On Friday (December 22) an anonymous donor offered 15 large water tanks […]

by / on December 27, 2017 at 6:15 AM /
Decomposed body found in Tortola apartment

Decomposed body found in Tortola apartment

The decomposing body that was found on Monday (December 25) reportedly has been identified as 57-year-old Freddie Freeman. Freeman’s body was found inside his Tortola apartment. The circumstances of his death are not known. Freeman was a local businessman.

by / on December 27, 2017 at 6:01 AM /