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Archive for February, 2018

Fahie: Why are expats still being sent away?

Fahie: Why are expats still being sent away?

Local government is being challenged on why select expatriates who lost their jobs after the hurricanes are still being sent from the territory even though other local employers are willing to hire them. According to a policy implemented in December, expatriates living or […]

by / on February 27, 2018 at 7:56 AM /
Imported pests killing local plant, invading park

Imported pests killing local plant, invading park

Senior Plant Health Consultant in the UK, Dr Christopher Malumphy has said some of the territory’s traditional plant species are under threat of becoming extinct. This is because of invasive pests imported in the British Virgin Islands. Agave Snout Weevil […]

by / on February 27, 2018 at 7:54 AM /
India on the islands | Countrymen cure queen’s homesickness

India on the islands | Countrymen cure queen’s homesickness

Reigning Miss World Manushi Chhillar was treated to Indian food and given a welcome by her countrymen on Monday night at A Taste of India Restaurant in Road Town. The British Virgin Islands is among several stops Chhillar and other […]

by / on February 27, 2018 at 6:45 AM /
Miss World queens bond with special needs students

Miss World queens bond with special needs students

The students of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre (EHRLC) and the Althea Scatliffe Primary School were given a royal surprise on Monday. Reigning Miss World Manushi Chhillar of India along with other beauties from across the globe visited the […]

by / on February 27, 2018 at 6:15 AM /
UPDATE: Missing 93-year-old woman found

UPDATE: Missing 93-year-old woman found

Ninety-three-year-old Edna Forbes Turnbull who was missing since Monday afternoon has been found. Police made the announcement minutes after 7 o’clock Tuesday morning, February 27. They did not specify when or how she was found. PREVIOUS ARTICLE Police are seeking […]

by / on February 26, 2018 at 9:36 PM /
Major scale-down: Village being excluded from VG Easter Fest

Major scale-down: Village being excluded from VG Easter Fest

The Virgin Gorda Easter Festival is being significantly scaled down this year. The Ministry of Culture’s announcement comes exactly a week after a BVI News survey revealed that most residents did not want the event to be held this year. […]

by / on February 26, 2018 at 4:25 PM /

Waste Management Department has new contact info

PRESS RELEASE: The public is notified that the Department of Waste Management can now be contacted at telephone numbers 468-4934 or 468-4935. Persons can also visit the offices downstairs the Social Development Department located next to the Red Cross building.

by / on February 26, 2018 at 3:43 PM /
Students call for resident doctor on Anegada

Students call for resident doctor on Anegada

Students at the Claudia Creque Educational Centre are calling on local government to assign a resident physician to Anegada. However, the high school seniors said not only Anegada needs a resident physician. “We need a dentist and a resident doctor on […]

by / on February 26, 2018 at 3:33 PM /
Miss World head: Branson should start commercial flights in BVI

Miss World head: Branson should start commercial flights in BVI

Chairwoman of the Miss World Organisation Julia Morley has called on British billionaire and founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways, Sir Richard Branson to commence commercial flights in the British Virgin Islands. “Mr Richard Branson, please bring your Virgin airline. If […]

by / on February 26, 2018 at 9:17 AM /
‘I have never seen anything more beautiful’ — Chhillar on BVI

‘I have never seen anything more beautiful’ — Chhillar on BVI

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Minutes from landing in the British territory, the aircraft dipped below wispy clouds and out emerged the Virgin Islands floating on perfectly turquoise waters decorated with corals. Manushi Chhillar’s next thought was as clear […]

by / on February 26, 2018 at 7:54 AM /