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Archive for January, 2018

Almost there — new Village Cay centre prepares for opening

Almost there — new Village Cay centre prepares for opening

The 1,800 square-foot two-story conference and event centre just erected at Village Cay in the heart of Road Town is gearing up to officially open its doors to the public. Ahead of its official opening in a few short weeks, […]

by / on January 25, 2018 at 2:24 PM /
Improve internet, or else! Vanterpool warns telecoms providers

Improve internet, or else! Vanterpool warns telecoms providers

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Communications Minister Mark Vanterpool is threatening to invite outside Internet providers to do business in the territory if the telecommunications companies in the local market do not improve their service. “We are going to […]

by / on January 25, 2018 at 7:58 AM /
Recovery plan too vague, give more details

Recovery plan too vague, give more details

Queen’s Counsel and former Acting High Court Judge, Gerard Farara has said the government’s proposed five-year Recovery and Development Plan for the BVI is much too vague and short-term. While speaking yesterday at a district meeting about the plan, Farara […]

by / on January 25, 2018 at 7:52 AM /
Gov’t should fund private schools — Farara

Gov’t should fund private schools — Farara

Chairman of the privately-owned St Georges Secondary School, Gerard Farara wants private schools to get financial assistance from government. Farara said funds ought to be set aside for private schools if these educational facilities are to remain in operation. He made […]

by / on January 25, 2018 at 7:45 AM /
Visible Change: BVI 4 months after hurricanes

Visible Change: BVI 4 months after hurricanes

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist It is easy to forget what has been accomplished since the catastrophe of Hurricanes Irma and Maria over four months ago. But, the above-captioned photograph is a strong reminder. Piles of debris had littered and […]

by / on January 25, 2018 at 7:22 AM /
‘Voters have to campaign for me if they want me’

‘Voters have to campaign for me if they want me’

Former candidate in the 2003 general election, Bishop John Cline has said if the electorate wants him to take up political office, they will have to do the legwork. “If they want me in politics, they will have to vote […]

by / on January 25, 2018 at 7:18 AM /
Streetlight restoration starts this week

Streetlight restoration starts this week

The BVI Electricity Corporation will commence its streetlight restoration programme this week. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, Anthony McMaster made the announcement via radio this morning. “We want persons to feel safe to be able to […]

by / on January 24, 2018 at 2:02 PM /
BVIEC workers accused of accepting bribes

BVIEC workers accused of accepting bribes

BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) workers are being accused of accepting bribes to fast-track power restoration for select residents in the British Virgin Islands. BVIEC workers are also being accused of taking materials from utility poles in certain areas and using […]

by / on January 24, 2018 at 7:18 AM /
Fierce competition: BVI tourism in danger of falling behind

Fierce competition: BVI tourism in danger of falling behind

Chairman of the BVI Tourist Board, Russell Harrigan has said the British Virgin Islands might be in danger of falling behind in the global market, given the current fragileness of the local tourism sector. With that said, Harrigan has reiterated […]

by / on January 24, 2018 at 7:15 AM /
Over 1,000 of VG population gone; businesses battered

Over 1,000 of VG population gone; businesses battered

Along with the destruction of ‘countless’ businesses and subsequent job-losses, the island of Virgin Gorda saw a significant drop in its population following the two category-5 hurricanes last September. That is according to Sister Islands Programme Coordinator, Vincent Wheatley. He […]

by / on January 24, 2018 at 7:08 AM /