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Archive for February, 2018

Gov’t discontinues home inspections for persons renewing permits

Gov’t discontinues home inspections for persons renewing permits

Government has discontinued inspections on households occupied by persons renewing work permits. Premier Dr D Orlando Smith made the announcement at a media conference this morning, February 8. “When we had discussions, it was decided that it was not necessary […]

by / on February 8, 2018 at 1:35 PM /
Nearly 12% of BVI benefits from financial assistance programme

Nearly 12% of BVI benefits from financial assistance programme

Government’s Financial Assistance Programme, which helped nearly 12 percent of the local population, is now completed. Government initially allocated $2.5 million for the programme to assist vulnerable families who were badly affected by the hurricanes. The programme saw these families […]

by / on February 8, 2018 at 1:05 PM /
‘Cost of construction increasing rapidly’

‘Cost of construction increasing rapidly’

As the demand for construction workers continues to increase in the British Virgin Islands, the cost for construction-related services is also increasing. Residents who are repairing or rebuilding homes and business facilities are starting to complain about these reported rising […]

by / on February 8, 2018 at 7:20 AM /
Premier wants zoning regulations for roadside parking

Premier wants zoning regulations for roadside parking

While acknowledging the longstanding issue in which persons inconveniently park their cars along roadsides, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has announced plans to implement zoning regulations in the British Virgin Islands. Zoning, effectively, is the process of dividing parts of […]

by / on February 8, 2018 at 7:16 AM /
Immigration officer accused of slashing tyres

Immigration officer accused of slashing tyres

An Immigration Officer has found himself on the wrong side of the law after allegations surfaced that he slashed a woman’s vehicle tyres. It is alleged that the victim parked her vehicle at a gas station in Baughers Bay on […]

by / on February 8, 2018 at 6:53 AM /
Resident says children fearful after Baughers Bay shooting

Resident says children fearful after Baughers Bay shooting

The community of Baugher’s Bay is said to be in a state of fear following a daylight shooting near the Alexandrina Maduro Primary School two days ago. The shooting reportedly happened in full view of a number of bystanders in […]

by / on February 8, 2018 at 6:35 AM /
Earthquake monitoring equipment to be restored

Earthquake monitoring equipment to be restored

PRESS RELEASE: The impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on the strong motion and seismic network throughout the BVI are being examined this week. Director of the Puerto Rico Strong Motion Programme at the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying […]

by / on February 8, 2018 at 5:35 AM /
Another traffic fatality on a sister island

Another traffic fatality on a sister island

Another traffic fatality has been recorded in the British Virgin Islands for 2018. A man was killed in a traffic accident on the island Jost Van Dyke on Wednesday afternoon, February 7. Police said the unidentified crash victim was involved in […]

by / on February 7, 2018 at 7:06 PM /
Troy Christopher the new NDP chairman

Troy Christopher the new NDP chairman

Partner at a local media entity, Troy Christopher has been elected as the new Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP). He was voted in as Chairman when the party held its internal elections last evening, February 6. He replaces […]

by / on February 7, 2018 at 2:22 PM /
Gov’t should help fund Summer Sizzle — event organiser

Gov’t should help fund Summer Sizzle — event organiser

While noting the benefits of hosting an internationally-recognized event in the territory, Executive Producer of Summer Sizzle BVI, Terry Donovan believes the time is ripe for government to help fund the fashion show. Summer Sizzle BVI will mark its tenth […]

by / on February 7, 2018 at 1:49 PM /