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Archive for December, 2017

COMMENTARY: Hurricane Irma and the dearth of nat’l planning

COMMENTARY: Hurricane Irma and the dearth of nat’l planning

Post Irma has been mantra-filled. BVI Strong, Build Stronger, and Better, are some that struck this writer. Now, for 15 years, this Old Boy, and fellow economics commentator Edgar Leonard, have been singing the song of strategic economic planning, in […]

by / on December 27, 2017 at 5:25 AM /
CTL Home Center spreads Christmas cheer

CTL Home Center spreads Christmas cheer

PRESS RELEASE – Clarence Thomas Home Center brought Christmas cheer to children across the BVI as it continues to give back to the community. This week CTL Home Center presented gifts to over 100 primary school students who were affected […]

by / on December 27, 2017 at 5:00 AM /
Walwyn treats over 500 to Christmas meal

Walwyn treats over 500 to Christmas meal

Instead of the usual Christmas party, Minister for Education and Culture Myron Walwyn treated more than 500 persons in the parking lot opposite The Pub in Road Town to a traditional Christmas meal and entertainment. “What we are doing today […]

by / on December 26, 2017 at 4:25 PM /
We still have a lot to celebrate – Jaspert

We still have a lot to celebrate – Jaspert

Governor Augustus Jaspert, whose first few months in the British Virgin Islands were met with devastation, is reminding residents to celebrate this yuletide season. “It may be difficult for some of us, after the events of the last few months […]

by / on December 25, 2017 at 11:02 AM /
I’ll bring back accountability to gov’t – Fahie

I’ll bring back accountability to gov’t – Fahie

While encouraging residents to remain hopeful despite the hurricanes, Leader of Opposition Andrew Fahie has promised to restore what he described as ‘good governance’ to the British Virgin Islands. Fahie, who was delivering his Christmas address to the territory, said: […]

by / on December 25, 2017 at 9:56 AM /
Christmas Message: Political leaders must do better

Christmas Message: Political leaders must do better

Coming out of the immediate aftermath of two category 5 hurricanes and heading into a new year, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has called on elected representatives to perform better for residents of the British Virgin Islands. He made the […]

by / on December 25, 2017 at 9:22 AM /
Mixed reactions on Pier Park’s ban on minors

Mixed reactions on Pier Park’s ban on minors

There have been mixed reactions to a recent decision by the Tortola Pier Park (TPP) to bar unsupervised minors from the shopping facility. The new policy specifies that persons under the age of 17 cannot enter the park unless they […]

by / on December 24, 2017 at 8:35 AM /
Walwyn urges Pier Park to reconsider ban on minors

Walwyn urges Pier Park to reconsider ban on minors

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Minister of Youth and Education, Myron Walwyn said he disapproves of the move to bar unsupervised minors from the Tortola Pier Park, and is calling for management at the multimillion-dollar facility to reconsider the […]

by / on December 23, 2017 at 12:02 PM /
Unaccompanied minors banned from Pier Park

Unaccompanied minors banned from Pier Park

Management at the Tortola Pier Park has banned anyone under the age of 17 from entering the multimillion-dollar shopping facility if not accompanied by an adult. Leasing and Marketing Manager at the Pier Park, Meslyn Allan told BVI News today […]

by / on December 22, 2017 at 5:36 PM /
Pedestrian injured after being hit by bike

Pedestrian injured after being hit by bike

A woman was taken to hospital yesterday after sustaining injuries during a traffic accident in Road Town. The woman was hit by a motorcycle traveling on Waterfront Drive. Eyewitnesses said the woman was crossing the road when the motorcycle rider overtook […]

by / on December 22, 2017 at 3:03 PM /