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West End school tents displaced by strong winds

West End school tents displaced by strong winds

Residents were whipped into action on Saturday (January 6) after strong winds displaced temporary school structures on the western end of Tortola. Primary students living in and around West End have been housed under tents at a field in Capoon’s […]

by / on January 6, 2018 at 7:58 PM /
Power outage scheduled on Tortola today – BVIEC

Power outage scheduled on Tortola today – BVIEC

The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has scheduled an outage in select areas on the island of Tortola on Saturday, January 6. The power outage will last from 2pm to 6pm. Residents living in Long Swamp to Fahie Hill along the […]

by / on January 6, 2018 at 1:11 PM /
A father’s grief – ‘Nathaniel the only son I have … had’

A father’s grief – ‘Nathaniel the only son I have … had’

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist When Nathaniel Isaac, Sr rang his son’s phone this morning, the last person he expected to hear on the other end of the line was a British police officer informing him that his son […]

by / on January 5, 2018 at 6:02 PM /
Gov’t launches ‘BVI Open for Business’ app

Gov’t launches ‘BVI Open for Business’ app

At a time when visitors have been invited back to the British Virgin Islands, Government has launched a ‘BVI Open for Business’ app. The app is an interactive map of the territory detailing the public and private-sector businesses that are […]

by / on January 5, 2018 at 2:05 PM /
BVI local found dead in dorm at UK university

BVI local found dead in dorm at UK university

Reports reaching BVI News are that a British Virgin Islands native studying in the United Kingdom was found dead in his dormitory. Dead is Nathaniel Isaac Jr, a student at Manchester Metropolitan University. High-placed sources told our news centre that […]

by / on January 5, 2018 at 2:03 PM /
Airport project needed but give businesses more $$$

Airport project needed but give businesses more $$$

While admitting that improved air access would benefit the British Virgin Islands, Chairman of the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA), Louis Potter wants government to give the proposed $250 million airport expansion project serious consideration. Potter has […]

by / on January 5, 2018 at 7:19 AM /
Still struggling: drop in registered businesses expected

Still struggling: drop in registered businesses expected

Though the territory has made considerable progress in recovery since the hurricanes, the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) said a number of private sector businesses are still struggling. In fact, Chairman of the association Louis Potter said […]

by / on January 5, 2018 at 7:15 AM /
Anegada gets fire truck after 3 years

Anegada gets fire truck after 3 years

Residents on Anegada have received a fire truck to service the island after living without one for more than three years. The truck is one of two firefighting vehicles donated by the United Kingdom and was transported to the sister […]

by / on January 5, 2018 at 7:05 AM /
Local women awarded by Queen

Local women awarded by Queen

Smith (left) and Allen Two daughters of the soil have been awarded honours on the Queen’s 2018 New Year Honours List. The local honourees are Lynden Smith and Monica Allen. A release from the Office of the Governor said Smith […]

by / on January 5, 2018 at 6:55 AM /
CCT donates modem to school

CCT donates modem to school

PRESS RELEASE: Students and Staff at the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School in Sea Cow’s Bay are taking a step up back in the online world thanks to CCT BVI. The telecoms company donated a GOFASTLTE Modem with complimentary internet service to […]

by / on January 5, 2018 at 5:03 AM /