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Mosquito control measures on JVD May 22

Mosquito control measures on JVD May 22

PRESS RELEASE: A team from the Environmental Health Division will be carrying out mosquito control measures on Jost Van Dyke on Tuesday, May 22.  The team will be on island all day inspecting properties and implementing mosquito control measures.  An […]

by / on May 18, 2018 at 4:46 PM /
‘This could alter our relationship with the UK’ — Premier

‘This could alter our relationship with the UK’ — Premier

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has suggested that there might be diplomatic repercussions between the BVI and the United Kingdom if the British nation proceeds with the controversial amendments to its Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill. He made that statement […]

by / on May 18, 2018 at 1:32 PM /
BVI properties to be reassessed over next 3 years

BVI properties to be reassessed over next 3 years

A policy that will cause the value of properties to be reassessed over the next three years is being implemented in the British Virgin Islands. This is according to the 2018 report on the deliberations of the Standing Finance Committee. […]

by / on May 18, 2018 at 7:47 AM /
Norweigan, Disney: Many tourists requesting BVI, advanced bookings

Norweigan, Disney: Many tourists requesting BVI, advanced bookings

Two major cruise lines in the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association are reporting that tourists are pining to return to the British Virgin Islands. Disney and Norwegian Cruise lines both said they receive continuous inquiries from tourists interested in visiting the recovering […]

by / on May 18, 2018 at 7:33 AM /
Boat owner hires exotic dancers for Poker Run

Boat owner hires exotic dancers for Poker Run

Exotic dancers are booked to entertain patrons who travel on one of the vessels participating at this year’s staging of the annual Poker Run. Owner of the Road Town Fast Ferry, Bobby Hodge told BVI News yesterday (May 17) that […]

by / on May 18, 2018 at 7:25 AM /
USVI senator to advocate legalization at Foxy’s marijuana fest

USVI senator to advocate legalization at Foxy’s marijuana fest

Well known advocate for the legalization of marijuana in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), Senator Positive Nelson, is slated to address the first-ever cannabis festival on Jost Van Dyke, BVI. Just last year, Nelson led a pro-marijuana rally on the […]

by / on May 18, 2018 at 7:13 AM /
COMMENTARY: We know defends the rich but who defends the poor

COMMENTARY: We know defends the rich but who defends the poor

By Alred Frett, Contributor Hurricane Irma is almost a year old and those lucky enough to survive still complain of things getting worse as landlords used the crisis to have tenants repair and rebuild their properties only to evict or […]

by / on May 18, 2018 at 5:31 AM /
‘I never thought I would march again’ — local activist

‘I never thought I would march again’ — local activist

Back in 1968, a young Patsy Lake participated in the momentous Positive Action Movement march, which favourably shaped the history of the British Virgin Islands. The Noel Lloyd-led march was in protest of a Batehill Company’s unjust development of land […]

by / on May 17, 2018 at 3:45 PM /
BVI will be ready by peak of hurricane season —  Pickering

BVI will be ready by peak of hurricane season — Pickering

Government has said the British Virgin Islands is not yet ready for the hurricane season which starts in two weeks. But Acting Premier Dr Kedrick Pickering has assured that the territory will become prepared in time for the typically active […]

by / on May 17, 2018 at 3:27 PM /
‘Authorities’ told us not to rebuild yet, says Cable TV

‘Authorities’ told us not to rebuild yet, says Cable TV

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Several ‘road bumps’ are said to be major factors delaying the progress of residents receiving traditional cable television, since the 2017 hurricanes damaged most of the territory’s infrastructure. That is according to Jamalie Thomas, the […]

by / on May 17, 2018 at 8:59 AM /