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Archive for January, 2018

Gov’t moves to ship out all derelicts in a few months

Gov’t moves to ship out all derelicts in a few months

Government is implementing a campaign to get all derelict vehicles and abandoned vessels out of the British Virgin Islands within the next few months. A number of industrial barges will be arriving in the territory to transport hurricane-damaged yachts to other […]

by / on January 10, 2018 at 2:30 PM /
‘Where is our money?’ Taxi operators decry unaccountability

‘Where is our money?’ Taxi operators decry unaccountability

Controversy is brewing among members of the BVI Taxi Association over claims of a lack of accountability and transparency. Calls are now being made for a change in leadership of the Association. According to Association members who spoke to BVI […]

by / on January 10, 2018 at 9:31 AM /
Unite BVI donating $1M to rebuild secondary school

Unite BVI donating $1M to rebuild secondary school

Non-profit group Unite BVI has pledged $1 million to rebuild the Bregado Flax Educational Centre, Secondary Division, which was damaged by the hurricanes. Minister of Education Myron Walwyn said roughly $600,000 of the funds will be used for repairing the […]

by / on January 10, 2018 at 7:14 AM /
SCHEDULE: Recovery plan consultations start today

SCHEDULE: Recovery plan consultations start today

Public consultations on government’s proposed five-year recovery plan start today (January 10). The sessions will target specific groups and professions on different days this week to give feedback. Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said not all feedback given will be used in […]

by / on January 10, 2018 at 7:12 AM /
Tsunami advisory cancelled for BVI

Tsunami advisory cancelled for BVI

The tsunami advisory issued for the British Virgin Islands has been cancelled. The advisory on the BVI was issued late Tuesday evening after an earthquake measuring a magnitude of 7.6 occurred north of Honduras. According to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, the […]

by / on January 10, 2018 at 6:14 AM /
$4.7M facility coming to house emergency centre

$4.7M facility coming to house emergency centre

Government is proposing to pump nearly $6 million dollars into the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC). The NEOC is the agency responsible for emergency response in the British Virgin Islands and is typically headed by the Governor, the Premier, and […]

by / on January 9, 2018 at 2:40 PM /
Former legislator to be laid to rest on January 18

Former legislator to be laid to rest on January 18

Former legislator Omar Wallace Hodge will be laid to rest held on Thursday, January 18. A government media release said a procession will leave the parking lot of the BVI Port Authority, Port Purcell at 9am along the Blackburn Highway and proceed […]

by / on January 9, 2018 at 2:23 PM /
Jamaican linesmen protest late pay outside BVIEC

Jamaican linesmen protest late pay outside BVIEC

A number overseas linesmen contracted to help with electricity restoration in the territory staged a relatively short and peaceful protest outside the BVI Electricity Corporation’s (BVIEC) office in Long Bush this morning. The linesmen who are said to be Jamaican […]

by / on January 9, 2018 at 12:21 PM /
Fisherfolk pushing to start local fishing company

Fisherfolk pushing to start local fishing company

Fisherfolk in the First Electoral District are planning to pool resources and start a fishing company to help revive their livelihoods which were greatly impacted by last year’s hurricanes. First District Representative Andrew Fahie said the idea came out of […]

by / on January 9, 2018 at 7:09 AM /
Airline being sold because of hurricanes, liabilities

Airline being sold because of hurricanes, liabilities

Seaborne Airlines which services the British Virgin Islands and other countries across the region is being sold. The company is being sold to United States-based airline Silver Airways. According to Seaborne, the airline is being sold because of financial strain […]

by / on January 9, 2018 at 7:06 AM /