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Archive for January, 2018

Minister says gov’t can’t clear hillside debris

Minister says gov’t can’t clear hillside debris

Minister of Health and Social Development, Ronnie Skelton said government is having trouble cleaning debris trapped on the territory’s hillsides. The minister said the government was rolling out a plan to have the hillsides cleared but their plan is now […]

by / on January 31, 2018 at 3:09 PM /
Gov’t should be commended for post-hurricane progress — Fraser

Gov’t should be commended for post-hurricane progress — Fraser

Opposition member Julian Fraser, who can be described as one of government’s biggest critics, has said government should be applauded for their leadership after last year’s unprecedented hurricanes. “The task that the Premier and his Cabinet has is an unenviable […]

by / on January 31, 2018 at 8:45 AM /
Road Town ferry terminal expected to reopen in March

Road Town ferry terminal expected to reopen in March

Customs and Immigration officers manning Tortola seaports will be back inside the Road Town Ferry Terminal by late March. This is according to Chairman of the Disaster Recovery Coordination Committee (DRCC), Brodrick Penn. “It (the dock) is functional now for […]

by / on January 31, 2018 at 8:23 AM /
8th District has worst roads in the BVI — Penn

8th District has worst roads in the BVI — Penn

Representative of the Eighth Electoral District, Marlon Penn has lamented that bad roads are affecting his constituency. “Right now we have essentially the worst roads in the territory,” Penn said. The Eighth District comprises well-populated areas such as East End/Long […]

by / on January 31, 2018 at 8:06 AM /
Probe into prison escapee’s killing nearly complete

Probe into prison escapee’s killing nearly complete

The independent investigation into the shooting death of accused murderer and prison escapee, Santo Hernandez is nearly complete. Local police shot and killed Hernandez in the Butu Mountain area of Tortola on December 6, last year. The Royal Turks and […]

by / on January 31, 2018 at 8:05 AM /
Gumbs first to qualify for 2018 Carifta Games

Gumbs first to qualify for 2018 Carifta Games

Young strongman Djimon Gumbs is officially the first athlete to make the national team that will represent the BVI at the 2018 Carifta Games to be held in The Bahamas. The double Carifta Games medalist earned a spot on the […]

by / on January 31, 2018 at 8:02 AM /
Schools to become more accessible to the disabled

Schools to become more accessible to the disabled

The Ministry of Education has said all schools in the British Virgin Islands will be rebuilt or repaired with facilities that make them more accessible to students with disabilities. Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Marcia Potter made the announcement […]

by / on January 30, 2018 at 2:27 PM /
Why gov’t just ‘taking licks’? Residents confront Premier

Why gov’t just ‘taking licks’? Residents confront Premier

Opposition Leader Andrew Fahie has levelled a number of accusations about corruption and bad governance against the Dr D Orlando Smith-led administration and residents have started to notice that government is not responding. One of latest claims is that government […]

by / on January 30, 2018 at 9:50 AM /
Maybe months before police stations fixed

Maybe months before police stations fixed

Though the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has received more than a pocket-full of funds to repair its police stations, it could be months before works actually start on these facilities. The United Kingdom (UK) donated £1.2 million (US$1.68 […]

by / on January 30, 2018 at 8:04 AM /
Over 100 persons daily: Immigration workers frustrated too

Over 100 persons daily: Immigration workers frustrated too

Amid complaints from members of the public about the infuriatingly tedious and lengthy Immigration process, Acting Chief Immigration Officer, Geraldine Ritter-Freeman has said her staff is frustrated too. Ritter-Freeman said Immigration workers are now processing more than one hundred applicants […]

by / on January 30, 2018 at 7:49 AM /