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Architectural firm offers to design gov’t facilities free

Architectural firm offers to design gov’t facilities free

The government has accepted an offer from architectural firm OBM International (OBMI) to do work on the West End Ferry Terminal, as well as a warehouse at the cargo facility in Port Purcell. The two structures each ,sustained extensive damage during […]

by / on January 4, 2018 at 5:08 PM /
Former coach starts ‘walk fundraiser’ to replace roofs

Former coach starts ‘walk fundraiser’ to replace roofs

Former BVI Football Association coach, Roger Carter has embarked on a fundraising walk around the four major islands in the BVI to raise funds to assist homeowners who lost their roofs during Hurricane Irma. Carter, who spent nearly five years […]

by / on January 4, 2018 at 2:05 PM /
Nine cruise ship arrivals this month

Nine cruise ship arrivals this month

At least nine cruise ship arrivals are scheduled to happen in the British Virgin Islands this month. This number marks what is turning out to be a steady return of ships and cruise passengers to the territory since the September […]

by / on January 4, 2018 at 1:58 PM /
2 dozen students the constant troublemakers

2 dozen students the constant troublemakers

Roughly two dozen Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) students have been identified as the proverbial bad apples among the entire student population. Student indiscipline has been a public concern in recent times because of a series of public fights, reported […]

by / on January 4, 2018 at 7:42 AM /
BVIAA wants to name facility, event in Dag’s honour

BVIAA wants to name facility, event in Dag’s honour

The BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) said it is pushing to have part of the A.O. Shirley Recreational Grounds in Road Town renamed in honour of local coach Dag Samuels. Samuels, who is popularly known for coaching 400m-hurdles sensation Kyron McMaster, perished during […]

by / on January 4, 2018 at 7:12 AM /
We will need bigger prison if anger not tackled – FSN

We will need bigger prison if anger not tackled – FSN

The Family Support Network (FSN) said it is planning to aggressively tackle anger and relationship issues for 2018, adding that the territory will need a bigger prison if the issues are not promptly addressed. The issue has been one of […]

by / on January 4, 2018 at 7:07 AM /
Denial of illness killing persons – Cancer Society

Denial of illness killing persons – Cancer Society

President of the BVI Cancer Society Gloria Fahie has called on members of the public to make use of the information technology era to monitor early signs of cancer. Fahie said several persons have lost their lives recently because of […]

by / on January 4, 2018 at 7:05 AM /
Airport expansion cost increases by over $95M

Airport expansion cost increases by over $95M

Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Following reports that government is still moving ahead with the controversial airport expansion project, the estimated cost of the project has increased by more than $95 million. China Communications Construction Company was selected as the […]

by / on January 3, 2018 at 2:10 PM /
Doctors Association VP: Legalize weed for medical use

Doctors Association VP: Legalize weed for medical use

At a time when California became the latest state in the US to legalize recreational marijuana use, the long-debated issue of decriminalizing the plant has once again emerged in the British Virgin Islands. On one hand, persons said the territory […]

by / on January 3, 2018 at 9:11 AM /
Principal supports Pier Park ban; indiscipline a longtime issue

Principal supports Pier Park ban; indiscipline a longtime issue

While supporting the recent policy to bar unaccompanied minors from the Tortola Pier Park, Principal of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) Sandy Underhill said the school has been struggling with indiscipline for a long time and is calling on parents […]

by / on January 3, 2018 at 8:07 AM /