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Archive for April, 2018

Earthquake felt in BVI

Earthquake felt in BVI

A 4.9 magnitude earthquake shook sections of the British Virgin Islands Friday afternoon, April 6. Initial readings from the Puerto Rico Seismic Network are that the earthquake had a depth of 40.9 kilometres. The epicentre was located 35.99 kilometres west […]

by / on April 6, 2018 at 5:44 PM /
Voters rate Walwyn as best-performing minister, says survey

Voters rate Walwyn as best-performing minister, says survey

Education and Culture Minister Myron Walwyn is the best performing minister in government, according to a survey by the Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES). Compared to the other government ministers, Walwyn scored highest for residents from all the various political […]

by / on April 6, 2018 at 3:58 PM /
BVI athletes showcase at 2018 Commonwealth Games

BVI athletes showcase at 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are on and the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is sharing in the spotlight. A team of 10 athletes and other BVI officials was led by 400-metre hurdler and flag bearer Kyron McMaster at the […]

by / on April 6, 2018 at 1:50 PM /
Inmates charged in prison for intent to supply drugs

Inmates charged in prison for intent to supply drugs

Two inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsum Ghut have been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to supply. One of the inmates has been identified as Deron Walters, a man who is already serving a 22-month prison […]

by / on April 6, 2018 at 8:27 AM /
No stoplights, reckless driving causes barriers on highway

No stoplights, reckless driving causes barriers on highway

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works Anthony McMaster has sought to explain the reasons behind a temporary roadblock on the James Walter Francis dual carriageway on Tortola. The intersection which joins Wickham’s Cay ІІ to the road […]

by / on April 6, 2018 at 8:22 AM /
Over 4K cruise visitors expected on Tortola this month

Over 4K cruise visitors expected on Tortola this month

More than 4,000 cruise passengers are scheduled to arrive to at the cruise pier on Tortola in April. The passengers will come from cruise lines such as the Silver Seas, Holland America Line, and the Colombia cruise line. These cruise lines will be […]

by / on April 6, 2018 at 8:15 AM /
Multi-hazard monitoring network being installed in BVI

Multi-hazard monitoring network being installed in BVI

The British Virgin Islands has received its first two weather stations ahead of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which begins on June 1. The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) installed the stations at Capoon’s Bay and at the Terrence B […]

by / on April 6, 2018 at 7:25 AM /
Ira Smith dies

Ira Smith dies

Well-known architect and businessman Ira Smith has died. News of his passing comes as the British Virgin Islands mourns the death of former Deputy Governor, Elton Georges. Smith reportedly died on Thursday, April 5 at 79 years old. The deceased […]

by / on April 5, 2018 at 6:56 PM /
45% drop in reports of child sex abuse in BVI

45% drop in reports of child sex abuse in BVI

Statistics have shown a decrease in the number of reported cases of child sexual abuse in the BVI for 2017. Head of Family Children and Protective Services at the Social Development Department, Laurel Freeman said there were 15 reported cases […]

by / on April 5, 2018 at 2:40 PM /

Education Ministry seeking invigilators

PRESS RELEASE: The Ministry of Education and Culture is seeking qualified persons to invigilate the CXC Examinations for a period of six weeks from April 23 to June 14. Applicants should be computer literate and possess at least a High School […]

by / on April 5, 2018 at 1:24 PM /