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Archive for February, 2018

UPDATE: Multiple assailants during shooting, says ‘eyewitness’

UPDATE: Multiple assailants during shooting, says ‘eyewitness’

Eyewitnesses are claiming that yesterday’s shooting incident near Alexandra Maduro Primary School in Baugher’s Bay involved multiple gunmen. One male victim was reported injured and taken to hospital after the incident but a self-described eyewitness recalls seeing two persons with […]

by / on February 7, 2018 at 8:57 AM /
Gov’t to roll out ‘incentives’ to attract new hoteliers

Gov’t to roll out ‘incentives’ to attract new hoteliers

Premier and Minister of Tourism Dr D Orlando Smith has said government will be rolling out incentives to retain and attract hotel developers to the British Virgin Islands. The Premier made the statement yesterday while noting that the territory’s regional […]

by / on February 7, 2018 at 7:19 AM /
$4.2M to rebuild West End Ferry Terminal

$4.2M to rebuild West End Ferry Terminal

The government will be spending $4.2 million to rebuild the West End Ferry Terminal. The funds will be taken from the $65 million government is borrowing from the Caribbean Development Bank for recovery. Second District Representative Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull made […]

by / on February 7, 2018 at 7:16 AM /
PanAm Sports to repair track at local facility

PanAm Sports to repair track at local facility

The BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC) has successfully solicited assistance to repair the track at the AO Shirley Recreational Grounds in Road Town. The facility was severely damaged after Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. A media release from the BVIOC […]

by / on February 7, 2018 at 7:15 AM /
Male doctors needed on sister islands during disasters

Male doctors needed on sister islands during disasters

Jost Van Dyke resident Gregory Callwood is calling for a ‘strong’ male physician to be assigned to the sister islands, particularly when there is the threat of a disaster. Callwood – who is well-known businessman Philicianno ‘Foxy’ Callwood’s son – said […]

by / on February 7, 2018 at 7:10 AM /
COMMENTARY: Recovery plan needs clarity

COMMENTARY: Recovery plan needs clarity

By Mitsy Ellis-Simpson It is with great interest and concern that I hereby provide my views on the proposed recovery and development plan for the British Virgin Islands that I love and cherish. I have examined the situation of the […]

by / on February 7, 2018 at 5:18 AM /
Cops receiving gun training on Beef Island

Cops receiving gun training on Beef Island

Twelve officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) are currently undergoing security and firearm training on Beef Island. The training started recently and will end on March 31. Police Commissioner Michael Matthews told BVI News today that a total […]

by / on February 6, 2018 at 3:15 PM /
Banks secretly recruiting buyers for homes late on mortgage payment

Banks secretly recruiting buyers for homes late on mortgage payment

Representative for the Fifth Electoral District, Delores Christopher has said banks are secretly compiling a list of potential buyers to purchase homes belonging to property owners who are behind on mortgage payments. She said she received word about the banks’ […]

by / on February 6, 2018 at 10:28 AM /
Don’t buy expensive items with gov’t grants, loans — Skelton

Don’t buy expensive items with gov’t grants, loans — Skelton

Minister of Health and Social Development Ronnie Skelton is advising vulnerable residents in need of housing not to purchase pricey building materials and furniture when they receive grants and/or government loans to rebuild their homes. “You can’t go looking for expensive […]

by / on February 6, 2018 at 7:50 AM /
6-month sentence for $14K worth of fraudulent Speedy’s tickets

6-month sentence for $14K worth of fraudulent Speedy’s tickets

  A woman from the Dominican Republic was released in the custody of Her Majesty’s Immigration after serving time in prison for her involvement in a reported ticket racket targeting Speedy’s ferry company. Yudelka Matos Mena was held last July […]

by / on February 6, 2018 at 7:45 AM /