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Private investors to control airport for 20 years

Private investors to control airport for 20 years

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Government has said it anticipates to give up control of the Terrence B Lettsome International Airport for roughly 20 years. Premier Dr D Orlando Smith made the statement yesterday while confirming that his administration […]

by / on January 19, 2018 at 8:06 AM /
Tourism bounces back: hundreds of rooms occupied

Tourism bounces back: hundreds of rooms occupied

Four months after two category 5 hurricanes smashed into the British Virgin Islands and wrecked the local tourism sector, hundreds of rooms on land and on sea are now occupied in the territory. The sector is one of the main economic […]

by / on January 19, 2018 at 7:59 AM /
VOX POP: What should be ‘top priority’ in recovery plan?

VOX POP: What should be ‘top priority’ in recovery plan?

Government’s proposed plans for the recovery and development of the British Virgin Islands is currently being discussed with various sectors of society. The plan is divided into six priority areas; all competing for a share of $721 million. BVI News […]

by / on January 19, 2018 at 7:57 AM /
2018 goal; consumer protection draft on Premier’s desk

2018 goal; consumer protection draft on Premier’s desk

Junior Minister with responsibility for Trade, Marlon Penn said the first draft of the consumer protection legislation has been prepared. While answering questions from members of the media about the long-awaited legislation, Penn said the document is now “on the […]

by / on January 19, 2018 at 7:52 AM /
Farewell ‘People’s Man’

Farewell ‘People’s Man’

“Who can be called the people’s man or woman of today’s politicians?” Patsy Lake asked that question in a room full of politicians who turned out today for the funeral service of former legislator, Omar Wallace Hodge. But, no politician […]

by / on January 18, 2018 at 5:52 PM /
2017 Youth and Junior Athletes of the Year named

2017 Youth and Junior Athletes of the Year named

Junior strongman Djimon Gumbs and rising sprint sensation Beyonce DeFreitas has been named the BVI Athletic Association’s (BVIAA) Junior Athlete of the Year for 2017. The awardees were both medalists at Commonwealth Youth Games held in The Bahamas last year. […]

by / on January 18, 2018 at 1:45 PM /
Laws coming for residents to sell solar energy to BVIEC

Laws coming for residents to sell solar energy to BVIEC

Residents are being promised the opportunity to sell energy generated from their private Photovoltaic (PV) System to the state-owned BVI Electricity Corporation. PV systems are effectively solar panels that are used to power buildings. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications […]

by / on January 18, 2018 at 7:52 AM /
Sister Islands more dependent on Tortola post-hurricanes

Sister Islands more dependent on Tortola post-hurricanes

Residents on Virgin Gorda are complaining that they have become considerably more dependent on the main island of Tortola to get access to certain commodities. Only a handful of businesses remained open on Virgin Gorda after Hurricanes Irma and Maria […]

by / on January 18, 2018 at 7:24 AM /
Probe — BVIPA not to blame for delays at ports

Probe — BVIPA not to blame for delays at ports

Investigations have revealed that the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) is not to blame for the lengthy delays residents experienced to get their imports cleared at the local ports. Following the September 2017 hurricanes, the BVIPA was heavily criticized and accused […]

by / on January 18, 2018 at 7:15 AM /
Add glass when building structures — Green VI

Add glass when building structures — Green VI

At a time when the government is revising the territory’s building codes, Community Engagement Director for Green VI, Gregory George wants recyclable glass to be added when building public infrastructure. He is also calling on government to implement legislation to enforce […]

by / on January 18, 2018 at 6:19 AM /