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Archive for January, 2018

Gov’t taking back its generators soon

Gov’t taking back its generators soon

Government will be taking back its generators from local businesses within a few short months when power is fully restored in the British Virgin Islands. The Bank of Asia (BVI) Limited had donated a number of generators to the state-owned […]

by / on January 30, 2018 at 7:35 AM /
COMMENTARY: Not brain surgery, persons just need help

COMMENTARY: Not brain surgery, persons just need help

By Alred Frett, Contributor It is almost six months post-hurricane and a journey from East to West and North to South still shows the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Vivid details are still fresh in everyone’s mind and […]

by / on January 30, 2018 at 5:18 AM /
UK donates £1.2M to RVIPF to spend by March

UK donates £1.2M to RVIPF to spend by March

The United Kingdom (UK) government has donated £1.2 million (US$1.68 million) to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Commissioner of Police, Michael Matthews said the funds were made available late last month to help bolster overall operations and restore […]

by / on January 29, 2018 at 3:25 PM /
Immigration inspecting homes of persons renewing work permits

Immigration inspecting homes of persons renewing work permits

The Immigration Department is conducting heightened inspections on households of persons renewing work permits or seeking to change jobs in the territory. Acting Chief Immigration Officer, Geraldine Ritter-Freeman said Immigration will not renew permits if the department is not satisfied […]

by / on January 29, 2018 at 7:21 AM /
Don’t be afraid to get tested, says widower of popular cancer victim

Don’t be afraid to get tested, says widower of popular cancer victim

After losing his wife and the mother of his three sons to breast cancer, Alec Bunbury aims to raise awareness and spread a simple message – abandon the fear of being diagnosed, and get tested. Bunbury is the widowed husband of […]

by / on January 29, 2018 at 7:03 AM /
Telecoms companies not cleaning up shabby cell sites

Telecoms companies not cleaning up shabby cell sites

Minister of Communications and Works, Mark Vanterpool has hit out against telecommunications companies operating in the British Virgin Islands for not cleaning up their cell sites that were badly damaged during the hurricanes. Cell towers and other equipment belonging to […]

by / on January 29, 2018 at 6:59 AM /
Prepare to pay sewerage bills — Turnbull warns

Prepare to pay sewerage bills — Turnbull warns

Residents in Cane Garden Bay (CGB) have been warned that there is a price they will pay for the new sewerage plant being proposed for the community. The new plant has a price tag of more than $1 million and […]

by / on January 29, 2018 at 6:45 AM /
BVI hosting third Wagner Sailing Rally

BVI hosting third Wagner Sailing Rally

PRESS RELEASE: This year’s rally will be held at Trellis Bay, Beef Island and will celebrate the life of Polish sailor, Wladek Wagner, (1912 to 1992). The event will also highlight Wagner’s ties to this territory. The rally will host […]

by / on January 29, 2018 at 5:30 AM /
COMMENTARY: Economic planning in an austere culture

COMMENTARY: Economic planning in an austere culture

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Effective long-term strategic economic planning specific to a country’s customs, traditions, and culture is great for everyone: national stakeholders, citizens, employees, employers, businessmen, investors, and governments. However, any type of economic planning for the British Virgin […]

by / on January 29, 2018 at 5:15 AM /
Fatal motor scooter accident on Anegada

Fatal motor scooter accident on Anegada

A spanish-speaking man reportedly died in a motor scooter accident on the island of Anegada on Saturday evening, January 27. BVI News understands that no other vehicle was involved in the accident. Unofficial reports are that the man was riding […]

by / on January 27, 2018 at 10:58 PM /