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Archive for January, 2018

Irma blows publicity on arbitration centre; cases start

Irma blows publicity on arbitration centre; cases start

Hurricane Irma will go down as one of the most destructive weather events in modern history, but CEO of the BVI International Arbitration Centre (BVI-IAC) Francois Lassalle has described the category 5 disaster as a blessing. “From an arbitration perspective, […]

by / on January 9, 2018 at 7:05 AM /
Pay water bills by this month or get cut off

Pay water bills by this month or get cut off

The Water and Sewerage Department is threatening to disconnect residents if they don’t pay their 2017 water bills before the end of January. The warning came via a statement from the state-owned department yesterday. “Customers are advised that outstanding amounts […]

by / on January 9, 2018 at 6:35 AM /
Gov’t now issuing three-year entry permits

Gov’t now issuing three-year entry permits

Government is now issuing multi-year entry permits to select workers in the British Virgin Islands. Non-nationals were traditionally given entry permits yearly. Non-nationals who are contracted government workers, employees of statutory bodies, as well as persons who have indefinite work […]

by / on January 8, 2018 at 5:02 PM /
Rider escapes as scooter wedges under pickup

Rider escapes as scooter wedges under pickup

A scooter rider escaped with seeming non-fatal injuries following a frightening vehicular accident in the Meyers Estate area of Tortola on Monday (January 8). The biker’s scooter was pinned under a pickup truck during the incident. Photos sent to our […]

by / on January 8, 2018 at 5:01 PM /
Shock, disbelief expressed over Nathaniel Jr’s passing

Shock, disbelief expressed over Nathaniel Jr’s passing

A cloud of sadness covered the British Virgin Islands at the weekend after news broke that 20-year-old Nathaniel Isaac Jr was found dead in his dormitory at Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom (UK). Many who knew him felt […]

by / on January 8, 2018 at 2:01 PM /
Officials assessing whether Joe’s Hill housing project will increase

Officials assessing whether Joe’s Hill housing project will increase

The BVI Social Security Board (SSB) said it plans to revive the Joe’s Hill Manor project, but said it does not know whether the cost of the $14 million dollar project will increase. Under the project, 53 residential units are […]

by / on January 8, 2018 at 10:26 AM /
UK further criticised for low-grade treatment

UK further criticised for low-grade treatment

Chairman of the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) Louis Potter has joined the growing number of critics who have accused the United Kingdom (UK) of not doing enough for Overseas Territories. He criticised the UK government for […]

by / on January 8, 2018 at 9:08 AM /
West End school closed because of strong winds

West End school closed because of strong winds

Classes have been suspended at Leonora Delville Primary in Capoons Bay, due to a freak gust that uprooted school tents that housed students enrolled at the educational institution. Strong winds caused damage to the temporary school structures on Saturday. Minister […]

by / on January 8, 2018 at 8:05 AM /
Police recover bags of drugs in community centre

Police recover bags of drugs in community centre

More than 130 grams of cannabis were found stashed at a community centre in Purcell Estate last week. Police reportedly found the drugs in bags inside a room at the facility. BVI News understands that no one has been arrested […]

by / on January 8, 2018 at 7:30 AM /
COMMENTARY: The road from soup kitchen to El Dorado

COMMENTARY: The road from soup kitchen to El Dorado

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Understanding the road to and from recession is critical for the Virgin Islands that must recover from three major natural disasters that beset the country in September 2017. Economics holds the solutions to a full recovery. […]

by / on January 7, 2018 at 9:10 AM /