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Archive for December, 2017

$15M deal – SSB buys shares in National Bank

$15M deal – SSB buys shares in National Bank

After a two-year process and a few strokes of a pen, the BVI Social Security Board (SSB) officially became the latest shareholder of the National Bank of the Virgin Islands (NBVI). In a brief ceremony in Road Town today, officials […]

by / on December 19, 2017 at 1:48 PM /
West End station to reopen in 4 months – Gov’t

West End station to reopen in 4 months – Gov’t

The West End Police Station which offers security to more than eight communities on the western end of Tortola will be reopened in four months. Premier Dr D Orlando Smith gave that indication in the House of Assembly on Friday […]

by / on December 19, 2017 at 7:37 AM /
Dengue is back – Official confirms

Dengue is back – Official confirms

Medical Officer Dr Ronald Georges has confirmed reports of dengue fever in the British Virgin Islands. In an interview with BVI News, the high ranking medical official said, however, that it is not unusual to see cases appearing during the […]

by / on December 19, 2017 at 7:21 AM /
Gov’t to pay over $78K for 21 inmates in St Lucia

Gov’t to pay over $78K for 21 inmates in St Lucia

Minister responsible for prison Myron Walwyn said government will pay more than $78,000 to house the 21 BVI prisoners who were transferred to St Lucia after Hurricane Irma. Walwyn explained in the House of Assembly on Friday that the prisoners […]

by / on December 19, 2017 at 7:21 AM /
Bank offers short-term loans to customers awaiting settlements

Bank offers short-term loans to customers awaiting settlements

The National Bank of the Virgin Islands (NBVI) has announced that it is offering bridging loans or short-term loans to existing customers as they await the settlement of their property insurance claims. Noting that the bridging loan offer is valid […]

by / on December 19, 2017 at 7:18 AM /
Man with ‘extensive rap sheet’ gets $20K bail

Man with ‘extensive rap sheet’ gets $20K bail

Laren Turnbull, the man who external police reportedly held with a quantity cocaine and marijuana on Tortola last week, has been granted $20,000 bail. The 47-year-old accused, who the Prosecution said has an ‘extensive rap sheet that is two pages […]

by / on December 19, 2017 at 7:17 AM /
Hundreds walk, run to help rebuild Autism Center

Hundreds walk, run to help rebuild Autism Center

Hundreds of persons participated in the Scotiabank Jingle Bells Run/Walk 5K event at the weekend which was aimed at raising funds to rebuild the Autism Center that was destroyed during Hurricane Irma. “Our staff came up with the Autism Center […]

by / on December 19, 2017 at 7:00 AM /
Vehicle overturns on Tortola

Vehicle overturns on Tortola

A vehicle overturned near Manuel Reef on Tortola this afternoon. Reports reaching BVI News are that the occupants of the vehicle sustained minor injuries. It is said that two persons were travelling in the vehicle at the time of the […]

by / on December 18, 2017 at 4:45 PM /
Over 1,000 gifted at annual Tree of Hands fun day

Over 1,000 gifted at annual Tree of Hands fun day

The Tortola Pier Park was transformed into an amusement park on Saturday when more than 1,000 children were given a special treat and gifted by the Tree of Hands. Tree of Hands is a local outreach group of volunteers and […]

by / on December 18, 2017 at 1:59 PM /
ESHS students ‘wreaking havoc’ in town – Walwyn

ESHS students ‘wreaking havoc’ in town – Walwyn

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist The Ministry of Education is pushing to end the recently-implemented shift system at Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) because of increasing incidents of students behaving unruly during afterschool hours. Some students are accused of shoplifting, […]

by / on December 18, 2017 at 7:32 AM /