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Archive for February, 2018

Gov’t hopes to reopen fire station before June

Gov’t hopes to reopen fire station before June

The Ministry of Communications and Works said government is hoping to reopen the Fire Station in Capoons Bay before June. Permanent Secretary Anthony McMaster made the disclosure at a public meeting in the First District community of Carrot Bay last […]

by / on February 19, 2018 at 7:07 AM /
Schools vie for $10K in recovery plan competition

Schools vie for $10K in recovery plan competition

PRESS RELEASE: As recovery efforts in the Territory continue following the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Ministry of Education and Culture will engage secondary school students of the Territory in the recovery process through a competition on Tuesday, […]

by / on February 19, 2018 at 5:50 AM /
Multiple gunshots heard in Baughers Bay

Multiple gunshots heard in Baughers Bay

Police responded to reports of gunfire in the Baughers Bay area of Tortola on Sunday night, February 18. Residents said they heard multiple gunshots being fired minutes before 9pm. It is not clear if anyone was injured. This reported incident […]

by / on February 18, 2018 at 9:44 PM /
UPDATE: Police don’t know if shootings related; one brother unharmed

UPDATE: Police don’t know if shootings related; one brother unharmed

Police have said it is “too early” to tell whether the separate shootings that involved two brothers over the weekend are related. One brother was shot and injured in Horse Path on Friday night (February 16) while the other reportedly […]

by / on February 18, 2018 at 12:44 AM /
Another shooting on Tortola; man injured

Another shooting on Tortola; man injured

Another shooting has happened on Tortola. Police told our news centre that one man has been injured in the incident. BVI News understands that the shooting happened sometime before 10pm in the Horse Path area of the island. The gunshot […]

by / on February 17, 2018 at 7:34 AM /
New online application system for Immigration

New online application system for Immigration

The Immigration Department is implementing an online application process for entry permits. Premier Dr D Orlando Smith made the announcement late Friday afternoon, adding that the online system is now being tested. “We expect this to be up and running […]

by / on February 16, 2018 at 6:19 PM /
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Business basket

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Business basket

Government minister Mark Vanterpool was recently photographed supporting this young entrepreneur who was selling a basket of snacks in Carrot Bay. The National Democratic Party administration has been an avid advocate of youth entrepreneurship in the British Virgin Islands. The […]

by / on February 16, 2018 at 3:12 PM /
DDM one of the ‘most robust’ in Caribbean, says Penn

DDM one of the ‘most robust’ in Caribbean, says Penn

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has been described as one of the most respected meteorological-associated agencies in the region. Chairman of the Disaster Recovery Coordination Committee (DRCC), Brodrick Penn hailed the DMM as ‘well-respected’ while speaking this week at […]

by / on February 16, 2018 at 1:05 PM /
BVI still in control even with UK-mandated Agency — Premier

BVI still in control even with UK-mandated Agency — Premier

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has said the Recovery and Development Agency that is being implemented will not stop local government from continuing to manage its own affairs. The Agency is being set up […]

by / on February 16, 2018 at 7:24 AM /
Premier stepping in to fix Immigration mess

Premier stepping in to fix Immigration mess

The government will be rolling out ‘changes’ to remedy the ongoing dilemma at the Immigration Department in Road Town. “These changes that are due will definitely result in reduced waiting times, removal of those long lines from Immigration, and much […]

by / on February 16, 2018 at 7:11 AM /