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Gov’t allocating $15M to assist impacted homeowners

Gov’t allocating $15M to assist impacted homeowners

Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton has announced that government has agreed to set aside $15 million to assist residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed during the September hurricanes. Skelton made the announcement in the House of […]

by / on December 21, 2017 at 7:27 AM /
Split decision: HOA votes to borrow $65M

Split decision: HOA votes to borrow $65M

The House of Assembly has approved for government to borrow a sum not exceeding $65,291,000 from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). While seeking approval from parliament to borrow the funds yesterday, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith […]

by / on December 21, 2017 at 7:22 AM /
DPP recovers over $100K since hurricanes

DPP recovers over $100K since hurricanes

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Kim Hollis has said her office has recovered more than $100,000 during the limited sittings of local courts since Hurricane Irma. In giving a breakdown of the monies won by her office since the catastrophic […]

by / on December 20, 2017 at 2:52 PM /
Displeased event planner: ‘Let insurance kick a**’

Displeased event planner: ‘Let insurance kick a**’

Organiser of a public meeting aimed at addressing insurance woes, Cindy Rosan Jones, has lashed out at members of the public for expressing an interest in the meeting but not showing up. Jones said several persons had approached her on […]

by / on December 20, 2017 at 1:11 PM /
Lower interest rates not promised despite SSB investment

Lower interest rates not promised despite SSB investment

Even with a $15 million investment from the coffers of the Social Security Board (SSB) which ensures the availability of more funds to on-lend to the public, the National Bank of the Virgin Islands has indicated that there is still […]

by / on December 20, 2017 at 8:22 AM /
No more backlog of court cases in BVI – Farara

No more backlog of court cases in BVI – Farara

Queen’s Counsel and former Acting High Court Judge, Gerard Farara said there is no longer a backlog of court cases in the British Virgin Islands. The seasoned attorney hailed the BVI court system as being far quicker than other jurisdictions […]

by / on December 20, 2017 at 8:21 AM /
Beef Island airport resumes night operations

Beef Island airport resumes night operations

The BVI Airport Authority has announced that night operations have resumed at the Terrence B Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island. The airport will now be opened from 7 o’clock in the morning to 9pm daily. The move to resume […]

by / on December 20, 2017 at 7:05 AM /
Carrot Bay festival may be restored to three days

Carrot Bay festival may be restored to three days

Minister responsible for culture, Myron Walwyn said he has not ruled out the possibility of restoring the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta to its original three days. Walwyn made the disclosure at a community meeting on Sunday after Carrot Bay residents raised […]

by / on December 20, 2017 at 6:21 AM /
Boats gone; Thomas breathes sigh of relief

Boats gone; Thomas breathes sigh of relief

More than three months after two catamarans ran aground on his Paraquita Bay property hampering his ability to rebuild his business that was damaged during the hurricane, Ecedro Thomas is finally able to breathe a sigh of relief. This is […]

by / on December 20, 2017 at 6:09 AM /
Bank closing early on December 22

Bank closing early on December 22

PRESS RELEASE: CIBC FirstCaribbean in the BVI advises the public that in observance of the seasonal public holidays, the bank will be closing to the public at 12 noon on Friday, December 22, 2017. Normal banking hours will resume on […]

by / on December 20, 2017 at 5:00 AM /