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Curfew lifted today!

Curfew lifted today!

It’s official. The territory-wide curfew has been lifted. It was lifted 5am today,  December 22. A curfew was imposed in the British Virgin Islands three months ago after two category 5 hurricanes smashed into the territory and destroyed homes, businesses, […]

by / on December 22, 2017 at 11:22 AM /
‘Deficient’ residency, Belonger policies to be changed – Premier

‘Deficient’ residency, Belonger policies to be changed – Premier

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has announced that government will be amending the residency and belongership policies in the British Virgin Islands. In a statement impliedly directed towards expatriate residents, the Premier admitted that there are “deficiencies” in the current […]

by / on December 22, 2017 at 7:21 AM /
Another payday for persons on Household Assistance Program

Another payday for persons on Household Assistance Program

The close to 1,000 persons eligible to receive financial help under the Government’s Household Assistance Program now have one extra reason to smile this Christmas after money was disbursed to their accounts today. This is the second time for the […]

by / on December 22, 2017 at 7:19 AM /
Start meeting with local tourism players, Premier told

Start meeting with local tourism players, Premier told

Social commentator and tour operator Julio Sam Henry is calling on Premier and Minister of Tourism Dr D Orlando Smith to host regular meetings with local tourism stakeholders to boost the industry. He made the call while criticizing the Premier […]

by / on December 22, 2017 at 7:17 AM /
Generous businessman donates cash to residents

Generous businessman donates cash to residents

Five families in the Second District who needed an extra push to aid in their recovery efforts after the hurricane were the beneficiaries of a cash donation totaling $5,000 courtesy of local businessman, Clive George. George, who is the owner […]

by / on December 22, 2017 at 6:50 AM /
Hard Decision: Zoe tells why she skipped pageant in China

Hard Decision: Zoe tells why she skipped pageant in China

Zoe Walcott-McMillian who was crowned Mrs BVI earlier this year has revealed that the devastation that was done to the territory by Hurricane Irma largely influenced her decision not to attend the Mrs Globe pageant held in China recently. Walcott-McMillan, […]

by / on December 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM /
UPDATE: Power restored after roughly 8 hours

UPDATE: Power restored after roughly 8 hours

Power has been restored to the already-connected areas in the British Virgin Islands. Technical issues with a circuit breaker at the Long Bush substation caused a power outage across 80 percent of the territory on Thursday (December 21). The unscheduled outage […]

by / on December 21, 2017 at 2:49 PM /
Former legislator Omar Hodge has died

Former legislator Omar Hodge has died

Former legislator and political stalwart Honourable Omar Hodge has died. He died at his Tortola home last night, BVI News understands. It is said that he suffered a stroke weeks ago. Hodge, who was a member of the Virgin Islands Party, […]

by / on December 21, 2017 at 8:55 AM /
Three months extension for duty-free imports

Three months extension for duty-free imports

Premier Dr. D Orlando Smith said the Government has decided to extend duty-free exemptions that was announced for certain items being imported into the territory. The exemption will run for another three months, he said while addressing the House of Assembly […]

by / on December 21, 2017 at 8:51 AM /
‘Let him speak’ – Pickering defends Turnbull

‘Let him speak’ – Pickering defends Turnbull

Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick Pickering, who yesterday described himself as Premier Dr D Orlando Smith’s number-one supporter for more than two decades, has come to defence of Melvin Turnbull who publicly questioned the Premier’s leadership last week. Turnbull’s action did […]

by / on December 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM /