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$25 vigil to honour former magistrate, fund charities

$25 vigil to honour former magistrate, fund charities

A candlelight vigil and fundraiser is being planned for the former Magistrate and Virgin Islands Party (VIP) candidate Charmaine Rosan-Bunbury, who succumbed to breast cancer late last year. The vigil dubbed ‘Light up the Night’ will be held on Saturday […]

by / on January 22, 2018 at 1:10 PM /
Stop robbing poor and giving to rich, NDP told

Stop robbing poor and giving to rich, NDP told

Opposition Leader and First District Representative, Andrew Fahie has accused the Dr D Orlando Smith-led administration of modern-day piracy and is calling for a halt to the practice. Fahie, who was at the time delivering his annual report for the […]

by / on January 22, 2018 at 9:13 AM /
UK votes against beneficial ownership register in BVI

UK votes against beneficial ownership register in BVI

The United Kingdom (UK) has rejected a proposal for the British Virgin Islands to implement a public register that would reveal the names of beneficial owners of offshore companies registered in the territory. A beneficial owner is effectively a person […]

by / on January 22, 2018 at 7:11 AM /
There will be no local Deputy Governor soon — Fahie

There will be no local Deputy Governor soon — Fahie

Locals have been sitting in the Deputy Governor’s chair for years but Opposition Leader and First District Representative, Andrew Fahie now fears that is about to change. The current Deputy Governor, Rosalie Adams is expected to retire from the post […]

by / on January 22, 2018 at 7:01 AM /
$15M approved this month to assist residents rebuild

$15M approved this month to assist residents rebuild

Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith has approved $15 million so far this year to assist residents whose homes were wrecked during the September 2017 hurricanes. While acknowledging that some of those residents are still living in […]

by / on January 22, 2018 at 6:46 AM /
District meetings on recovery plan start Wednesday

District meetings on recovery plan start Wednesday

After a series of public consultations with stakeholders from various industries about the proposed recovery plan for the British Virgin Islands, government is now localizing meetings at the district level. District meetings will kick off on Wednesday (January 24) at […]

by / on January 22, 2018 at 6:08 AM /
COMMENTARY: Irma, austerity, and strategic planning

COMMENTARY: Irma, austerity, and strategic planning

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Great strategic economic planning, specific to a country’s customs, traditions, and culture is good for everyone: citizens, employees, employers, businessmen and women, investors, and governments. Post World War II, all developed western democracies and economies have adopted […]

by / on January 21, 2018 at 10:05 AM /
Electricity will be fully restored in BVI by Easter

Electricity will be fully restored in BVI by Easter

Power will be fully restored to the British Virgin Islands by the end of March. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, Anthony McMaster said power has been restored to approximately 60 percent of the territory so far. […]

by / on January 19, 2018 at 3:40 PM /
Jost Van Dyke to host Painkiller Cup on Saturday

Jost Van Dyke to host Painkiller Cup on Saturday

Organizers of the annual Painkiller Cup and Mini-Painkiller Cup said, unlike former years, the top five winners will not receive monetary prizes this year. The customary prize money offering was terminated this year because of the hurricanes that hit the […]

by / on January 19, 2018 at 2:03 PM /
Job-loss after hurricanes lead to upsurge in illegal businesses

Job-loss after hurricanes lead to upsurge in illegal businesses

A number of illegal and unregistered businesses have started to spring up across the British Virgin Islands. Junior Minister with responsibility for Trade, Marlon Penn said these illegal businesses are mostly being run by persons who lost their jobs after […]

by / on January 19, 2018 at 1:56 PM /