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Archive for February, 2018

Gov’t workers battling mold on VG too; building in disrepair

Gov’t workers battling mold on VG too; building in disrepair

Some employees at the Government Administration Complex on Virgin Gorda reportedly have been forced to abandon their once sound office spaces and seek refuge on the outside because of a mold infestation at the facility. BVI News sources said while […]

by / on February 21, 2018 at 1:50 PM /
Malone jumps on to nat’l team for CARIFTA Games

Malone jumps on to nat’l team for CARIFTA Games

Xiomara ‘Gia’ Malone is the latest local athlete to earn a spot on the BVI national team that will compete at this year’s CARIFTA Games. Malone leapt to a distance of 1.63 metres in the women’s High Jump while participating […]

by / on February 21, 2018 at 1:15 PM /
Flow network rebuild making progress

Flow network rebuild making progress

PRESS RELEASE: Flow is pleased to advise the British Virgin Islands community that significant progress is being made in the rebuild of its network, with more than 60 percent of the infrastructure operational and customers being reconnected daily. Fixed-line and broadband reconnections […]

by / on February 21, 2018 at 11:06 AM /
Gunmen target home in Belle Vue last night — police

Gunmen target home in Belle Vue last night — police

Police are investigating yet another shooting incident on the island of Tortola. The Royal Virgin Islands Police said the incident happened in the Belle Vue/Manchester area last night. “A home appeared to have been targeted [but] no one was injured […]

by / on February 21, 2018 at 10:56 AM /
Expats struggle to survive while awaiting work permit transfers

Expats struggle to survive while awaiting work permit transfers

Expatriate workers throughout the territory are being faced with yet another challenge — surviving without a salary as they await their work permit transfer. Hundreds of expats were left jobless after last year’s hurricanes ravaged the territory. But, under BVI law, […]

by / on February 21, 2018 at 8:17 AM /
ESHS wins Recovery & Development plan competition

ESHS wins Recovery & Development plan competition

The Elmore Stoutt High School walked away with the top prize of $10,000 and bragging rights after emerging the champions of the Recovery and Development Plan Competition. The competition, which essentially provided a platform for students to give input in […]

by / on February 21, 2018 at 8:10 AM /
Repairs to VG Police Station, barracks to begin soon

Repairs to VG Police Station, barracks to begin soon

Remedial works on the Virgin Gorda Police Station and the police barracks are expected to begin in a few weeks. The roof of the police barracks which is located next to the station was damaged during last September’s hurricanes. Lower sections […]

by / on February 21, 2018 at 8:01 AM /
Christopher wants cultural village status for Fahie Hill

Christopher wants cultural village status for Fahie Hill

Describing it as one of her ‘dreams’, Fifth District representative Delores Christopher said she would love to see the quaint community of Fahie Hill be officially declared a cultural village. Fahie Hill is already known for its popular mural depicting old-time British Virgin […]

by / on February 21, 2018 at 8:00 AM /
98% of electricity now restored in BVI

98% of electricity now restored in BVI

About 98 percent of electricity is now restored in the British Virgin Islands. A media release from the BVI Electricity Corporation yesterday said restoration is progressing on schedule and will be complete by next month. The release said roughly 98 […]

by / on February 21, 2018 at 6:14 AM /

VI Softball – Baseball Association hosting park clean up

The Virgin Islands Softball – Baseball Association will be hosting their Park Clean Up this Saturday from 10AM. We have sought the help of Heavy Equipment Volunteers, supports and players to execute the clean up of the field. Calling all […]

by / on February 20, 2018 at 1:11 PM /