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Tourism boost anticipated this year — Christian

Tourism boost anticipated this year — Christian

Junior Minister for Tourism Hon Archibald Christian has said he is anticipating a boost in the local tourism industry this year. Speaking yesterday during an interview with BVI News, Christian said the marine sector is already showing signs of bouncing […]

by / on January 3, 2018 at 7:45 AM /
BVIHSA distributing mosquito nets to at-risk residents

BVIHSA distributing mosquito nets to at-risk residents

Amid confirmed reports of dengue fever in the territory last month, the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has started a mosquito net distribution campaign. The BVIHSA said the campaign is primarily targeting what it described as at-risk persons such as […]

by / on January 3, 2018 at 6:55 AM /
Pride, culture a $2M priority for BVI recovery

Pride, culture a $2M priority for BVI recovery

The government has named ‘pride and cultural identity’ as the sixth priority area in its proposed recovery plan for the British Virgin Islands. Government initially listed five crucial areas which would each get a share of the $721.3 million that […]

by / on January 2, 2018 at 7:02 PM /
Bomba Shack dilemma BVI’s newsmaker of 2017

Bomba Shack dilemma BVI’s newsmaker of 2017

Post-hurricane articles detailing the impacts of the September weather events on the British Virgin Islands have been marked as the biggest newsmakers for the year 2017. According to BVI News’ tally, reports that tourism hotspot Bomba Shack was in danger of […]

by / on January 2, 2018 at 2:01 PM /
New, bigger school to be built on Jost Van Dyke

New, bigger school to be built on Jost Van Dyke

Minister of Education Myron Walwyn has announced plans to build a new school on Jost Van Dyke. The new school will replace Jost Van Dyke Primary which was severely damaged by the hurricanes. The education minister said the school will be […]

by / on January 2, 2018 at 7:33 AM /
Hundreds turn out for fireworks at Trellis Bay

Hundreds turn out for fireworks at Trellis Bay

Trellis Bay on the eastern end of Tortola is known for its energetic crowds and pulsating parties; particularly its full-moon fetes and New Year’s celebrations. The same remained true on Sunday night when hundreds visited the location that lit up […]

by / on January 2, 2018 at 7:07 AM /
Sowande to weigh in on $721M recovery plan

Sowande to weigh in on $721M recovery plan

President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Dr Natalio ‘Sowande’ Wheatley will be publicly weighing in on government’s $721.3 million recovery plan. Since its release, there has been much public discourse on the proposed plan which government claims will be […]

by / on January 2, 2018 at 7:03 AM /
COMMENTARY: The road to boom and bust

COMMENTARY: The road to boom and bust

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The following story highlights the centrality of economics in offering direction for disaster recovery. Hurricanes Irma and Maria, add major floods, devastated the Virgin Islands in September 2017. The country is under threat of a long […]

by / on January 2, 2018 at 6:17 AM /
PHOTOS: Massive turnout at Foxy’s Old Year’s Night Party

PHOTOS: Massive turnout at Foxy’s Old Year’s Night Party

Scores of patrons hopped over to the island if Jost Van Dyke to ring in the new year at Foxy’s Old Year’s Night Celebration. A number of patrons were robed in Greek attire in keeping with this year’s theme, ‘Fall of […]

by / on January 1, 2018 at 1:26 PM /