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Archive for January, 2018

Irma leaves woman paralyzed from neck down

Irma leaves woman paralyzed from neck down

Thirty-six-year-old Heiddy Feliciano Sanchez is now paralyzed from the neck down after the powerful winds of Hurricane Irma blew her from the second floor of an apartment in Purcell Estate on Tortola nearly five months ago. The Dominican Republic native […]

by / on January 27, 2018 at 2:52 PM /
Visitor denied entry for bad behaviour

Visitor denied entry for bad behaviour

A woman believed to be a United States citizen was denied entry when she arrived at a port in the British Virgin Islands this week. Reports are that she was detained for less than 24 hours then booted from the […]

by / on January 26, 2018 at 1:30 PM /
Upgrades: New Enis Adams Primary to be ready by 2019

Upgrades: New Enis Adams Primary to be ready by 2019

Second District Representative, Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull said work on the brand new Enis Adams Primary School is scheduled to be completed for the 2019 academic year. The school’s infrastructure was compromised by two category 5 hurricanes last September. “The project […]

by / on January 26, 2018 at 1:13 PM /
Over $1 million for new sewerage plant in CGB

Over $1 million for new sewerage plant in CGB

Residents of Cane Garden Bay are set to benefit from a two-phase sewerage project that will see a quick fix to the existing non-functional sewerage plant as well as a new-and-upgraded plant projected to cost more than $1 million. Work on […]

by / on January 26, 2018 at 9:08 AM /
Better inter-island communication system to be developed

Better inter-island communication system to be developed

Government said it is working to implement a specialized communication system that will maintain contact between the four main islands when traditional telecommunications networks are knocked offline. Communications Minister Mark Vanterpool gave the indication yesterday during a public consultation with […]

by / on January 26, 2018 at 7:48 AM /
Quito’s to reopen by October

Quito’s to reopen by October

Quito’s Gazebo in Cane Garden Bay sustained more than $1 million worth of damage during last year’s hurricanes and is now expected to reopen by October. Owner of the tourist hotspot, Quito Rymer said he hopes to open his 21-room […]

by / on January 26, 2018 at 7:35 AM /
Don’t be fooled by persons claiming to be VIP candidates

Don’t be fooled by persons claiming to be VIP candidates

President of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Dr Natalio Wheatley is advising the public not be misled by anyone claiming that they are running under the VIP banner. Dr Wheatley gave the advisory amid recent reports that certain political hopefuls […]

by / on January 26, 2018 at 7:33 AM /
Local agriculture regulatory body coming

Local agriculture regulatory body coming

Minister with responsibility for agriculture, Dr Kedrick Pickering said government plans to merge the state-owned agriculture and fisheries departments and implement a local agriculture regulatory body. The minister’s announcement comes amid increased calls from local agriculture workers for government to promote […]

by / on January 26, 2018 at 7:21 AM /
Scientists study the impacts Irma on Anegada

Scientists study the impacts Irma on Anegada

PRESS RELEASE: Researchers affiliated with the United States Geological Survey returned to Anegada this month to examine the environmental impacts of Hurricane Irma and to determine the connections to long-term storm and tsunami records. The four-member team collected further evidence […]

by / on January 26, 2018 at 7:19 AM /
BVI Under-12 boys to compete in Puerto Rico

BVI Under-12 boys to compete in Puerto Rico

The national Under-12 boys’ football squad will depart the territory tomorrow to compete in the Global Premier Soccer Caribbean Showcase in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. BVI Football Association coaches, Cassandra Gregg and John Riley, are leading the BVI boys to the […]

by / on January 25, 2018 at 4:51 PM /