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Western Union relocates, reopens in Road Town

Western Union relocates, reopens in Road Town

The Western Union in Road Town has reopened at a new location in the territory’s capital. The money transfer company was located inside One Stop Mall in Road Town but halted operations shortly after the hurricanes. It reopened last week […]

by / on February 1, 2018 at 5:46 PM /
Electricity now up to 80% territory-wide

Electricity now up to 80% territory-wide

The progress of overall electricity restoration in the British Virgin Islands has now bumped up to 80 percent. Chairman of the Disaster Recovery Coordination Committee, Brodrick Penn said that is the latest estimate from the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC). Of […]

by / on February 1, 2018 at 1:38 PM /
BVI #16 on global Financial Secrecy Index

BVI #16 on global Financial Secrecy Index

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist The British Virgin Islands has ranked number 16 on the 2018 Financial Secrecy Index. The Financial Secrecy Index ranks countries according to their secrecy and the magnitude of their nefarious offshore financial activities. United […]

by / on February 1, 2018 at 8:02 AM /
Gov’t not rushing recovery plan for election — Pickering

Gov’t not rushing recovery plan for election — Pickering

Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick Pickering has moved to dismiss chatter suggesting that government’s Recovery and Development plan is a ploy to get re-elected. Remarks coming out of the public space are that the National Democratic Party administration is trying to […]

by / on February 1, 2018 at 7:38 AM /
Faster gun probes: Cops trained to run new ballistics system

Faster gun probes: Cops trained to run new ballistics system

Gun-related criminal investigations are expected to progress considerably faster now that local police have a new Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS) as well as trained officers to operate it. The system allows for police to collect and store two- and […]

by / on February 1, 2018 at 7:28 AM /
Send hazardous waste off island, gov’t told

Send hazardous waste off island, gov’t told

Local non-profit organization, Green VI has advanced a list of ‘strong recommendations’ to the Disaster Recovery Coordination Committee to end open burning in the British Virgin Islands. Among those recommendations is a call for government to send hazardous waste off-island […]

by / on February 1, 2018 at 7:05 AM /
A letter to the Disaster Recovery Coordination Committee

A letter to the Disaster Recovery Coordination Committee

By Shaina Smith, Contributor I write on behalf of a few concerned citizens to give our input to the National Recovery and Development Plan. We appreciate the gesture because we believe good governance is not possible without the participation of […]

by / on February 1, 2018 at 6:35 AM /