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Archive for February, 2018

PHOTOS: Over $55K raised to rebuild special needs school

PHOTOS: Over $55K raised to rebuild special needs school

At least $59,500 United States currency has been raised to rebuild the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre, so far. That was the tally at the end of a fundraising gala held at The Moorings on Sunday evening, February 25. A […]

by / on February 26, 2018 at 7:23 AM /
Sugar Boys, Old Madrid net big wins in nat’l league

Sugar Boys, Old Madrid net big wins in nat’l league

PRESS RELEASE: Goals galore punctuated week two of the Football Association’s National League as the Sugar Boys hit the Wolues for six and Old Madrid went one better with a seven-goal performance against FC Sea Argo. The weekend’s action had […]

by / on February 26, 2018 at 7:05 AM /
Robinson O’Neal school to be ready for September

Robinson O’Neal school to be ready for September

The Robinson O’Neal Memorial Primary School on Virgin Gorda is set to receive a massive upgrade in time for the 2018/2019 academic year in September. Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, David Johnson of the Oil Nut Bay North […]

by / on February 26, 2018 at 7:02 AM /
Jack Husbands new head of Insurance Tribunal

Jack Husbands new head of Insurance Tribunal

Local attorney Jack Husbands has been appointed as the new chairman of government’s Insurance Tribunal. Eric Ball previously chaired the Tribunal, which was created to help fast-track settlements between aggrieved residents and insurers. The government did not explain why Ball is […]

by / on February 26, 2018 at 6:51 AM /
She’s here! Reigning Miss World now in BVI

She’s here! Reigning Miss World now in BVI

Reigning Miss World Manushi Chhillar and her 12-member delegation have arrived in the British Virgin Islands. They landed at the Terrence B Lettsome International Airport before midday on Sunday (February 25) and have already visited with BVI Governor, August Jaspert. […]

by / on February 25, 2018 at 12:54 PM /
Immigration rolling out appointment system next month

Immigration rolling out appointment system next month

The Immigration Department will be implementing an appointment system starting March 1. Once implemented, persons will be able to schedule appointments based on the Immigration service they are seeking to receive. A media release from the Immigration Department on Friday […]

by / on February 23, 2018 at 6:31 PM /
Headley allegedly opens fire in front of cop; denied bail

Headley allegedly opens fire in front of cop; denied bail

Thread Falls resident Akeem Headley tried to gun down a man three months ago in full view of an off-duty police officer, prosecutors alleged in court today (February 23). Headley appeared before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste DaBreo this morning on charges […]

by / on February 23, 2018 at 3:58 PM /
Cabinet to announce plans to improve security

Cabinet to announce plans to improve security

Governor Augustus Jaspert said Cabinet will be implementing plans to improve security in the British Virgin Islands. He said Cabinet forged plans to bolster national security through collaboration with Police Commissioner Michael Matthews and members of other local law enforcement […]

by / on February 23, 2018 at 3:50 PM /
Inspect imported building materials, plants at ports — UK experts

Inspect imported building materials, plants at ports — UK experts

Experts from the United Kingdom want border inspections for imported building materials and heightened inspections of plants being imported into the territory. Dr Jill Key of the Great Britain Non-native Species Secretariat, and Senior Plant Health Consultant in the UK, […]

by / on February 23, 2018 at 7:42 AM /
Residents quality of life ‘remarkably improved’, says Premier

Residents quality of life ‘remarkably improved’, says Premier

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has said the quality of life among residents has ‘remarkably improved’ since the hurricanes. He made the statement this week while noting the degree of progress across the islands. For starters, the Premier said only […]

by / on February 23, 2018 at 7:37 AM /