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Archive for January, 2018

BVI places second in annual Painkiller races

BVI places second in annual Painkiller races

The British Virgin Islands copped two second-place finishes in the annual Painkiller Cup held at White Bay in Jost Van Dyke on Saturday. The event is a stand-up paddleboarding competition that features two categories – the main Painkiller race which […]

by / on January 24, 2018 at 6:59 AM /
Safety restored at Port Purcell, cargo clearance resumes

Safety restored at Port Purcell, cargo clearance resumes

Her Majesty’s Customs has resumed cargo discharge and clearance at Port Purcell on Tortola. A halt was placed on cargo discharge yesterday because safety standards at the facility were reportedly compromised. Commissioner of Customs, Wade Smith said carriers were not […]

by / on January 24, 2018 at 6:23 AM /
Vance Lewis appointed Interim CEO of pier park

Vance Lewis appointed Interim CEO of pier park

Vance Lewis has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Tortola Pier Park. Lewis will take up the appointment when outgoing CEO Dona Regis demits office on January 31. “We are happy to have had Ms Regis serve […]

by / on January 24, 2018 at 6:03 AM /
Man faces 9 charges after stealing scooter

Man faces 9 charges after stealing scooter

Reports reaching BVI News are that a man who heisted a motor scooter recently has been arrested and slapped with at least nine charges. BVI News does not yet know the man’s identity but it is said that he is […]

by / on January 23, 2018 at 2:21 PM /
Reigning Calypso Monarch contemplates politics

Reigning Calypso Monarch contemplates politics

Reigning Calypso Monarch Eustace ‘Boss’ Freeman has said he is contemplating whether to run for political office in the British Virgin Islands. Freeman said the idea of becoming a legislator weighs on his mind daily and he is now awaiting […]

by / on January 23, 2018 at 1:33 PM /
NDP taking recovery funds to finance election campaign — Fahie

NDP taking recovery funds to finance election campaign — Fahie

Opposition Leader Andrew Fahie is suggesting that the National Democratic Party government is taking from recovery funds to finance their next election campaign. Fahie told BVI News that Premier Dr D Orlando Smith’s recent approval of $15 million to assist […]

by / on January 23, 2018 at 7:51 AM /
Official auditing relief distribution was probed for missing aid

Official auditing relief distribution was probed for missing aid

The official hired to conduct an audit of relief distribution in the British Virgin Islands was reportedly the centre of a probe on missing relief items in Grenada years ago. When Hurricane Ivan hit Grenada back in 2004, Superintendent Sylvan […]

by / on January 23, 2018 at 7:16 AM /
Change House of Assembly policies for loans

Change House of Assembly policies for loans

The territory’s Opposition Leader, Andrew Fahie wants an amendment to the ‘status quo’ on how funds are borrowed on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. His call comes weeks after the House of Assembly approved for government to borrow $65 […]

by / on January 23, 2018 at 7:11 AM /
Gov’t creates contractor database to organise home repairs

Gov’t creates contractor database to organise home repairs

Government is creating a database of contractors to carry out home repairs across the British Virgin Islands. The initiative is part of the Ministry of Health and Social Development’s Hurricane Irma Housing Recovery Plan. Contractors are invited to populate the […]

by / on January 23, 2018 at 7:03 AM /
Out of retirement: Webster back as Auditor General

Out of retirement: Webster back as Auditor General

Former Auditor General for the British Virgin Islands, Sonia Webster has been reappointed to the post. Government made the announcement today, January 22. The Auditor General is responsible for monitoring the financial activities of government departments and statutory bodies to […]

by / on January 22, 2018 at 1:29 PM /