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Archive for June, 2018

Walwyn elected as NDP leader, Penn new party VP

Walwyn elected as NDP leader, Penn new party VP

Education Minister Myron Walwyn is the new leader of the National Democratic Party (NDP). NDP delegates elected him as party leader tonight, June 23. He defeated Health Minister Ronnie Skelton who was also vying for the post. It is not […]

by / on June 23, 2018 at 10:53 PM /
PAHO donates garbage truck to BVI

PAHO donates garbage truck to BVI

The Department of Waste Management (DWM) has been gifted with a brand new 2018 International 7600 SBA garbage compactor by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The keys were officially presented to DWM Manager Greg Massicotte this week. According to […]

by / on June 22, 2018 at 2:25 PM /
Airport expansion will continue despite NDP leader change — Premier

Airport expansion will continue despite NDP leader change — Premier

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff It is not globally uncommon for an initiative spearheaded by one government leader to be shelved when another leader succeeds him/her. But, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said he is confident that will not […]

by / on June 22, 2018 at 8:07 AM /
Policy change: China no longer needs visa to visit BVI

Policy change: China no longer needs visa to visit BVI

Chinese nationals are no longer required to have a visa to enter the British Virgin Islands. Premier Dr D Orlando Smith made the pronouncement during a press conference on Thursday, June 21. “We made the decision a few weeks ago […]

by / on June 22, 2018 at 7:55 AM /
I am not retiring from politics, just as NDP leader

I am not retiring from politics, just as NDP leader

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said he will remain in representational politics despite his intention to not seek re-election as the leader of the National Democratic Party come Saturday, June 23. Dr Smith made the statement at a press conference […]

by / on June 22, 2018 at 7:52 AM /
BVI still remembered | Local tourism gets more top ratings

BVI still remembered | Local tourism gets more top ratings

Though still recovering from the onslaught of the September 2017 hurricanes, the British Virgins Islands continues to receive top ratings in the tourism industry. The Caribbean Journal recently rated Anegada among the top 18 best islands to visit in the […]

by / on June 22, 2018 at 7:40 AM /
World Cup: Mighty Argentina suffers crushing 3-0 defeat

World Cup: Mighty Argentina suffers crushing 3-0 defeat

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC): Argentina are facing the prospect of an early World Cup exit after a dreadful error from goalkeeper Willy Caballero set Croatia on their way to victory and a place in the last 16. On a night […]

by / on June 22, 2018 at 5:26 AM /
Bank of Asia opening BVI branch | Locals to get jobs, says Premier

Bank of Asia opening BVI branch | Locals to get jobs, says Premier

The British Virgin Islands will soon have an additional bank and more employment opportunities for persons in the financial sector. Premier Dr D Orlando Smith made the announcement to members of the press today, June 21, while giving an update […]

by / on June 21, 2018 at 3:09 PM /
BVIEC was repaired in haste | Lightning storm hurts faulty grid

BVIEC was repaired in haste | Lightning storm hurts faulty grid

General Manager for the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Leroy Abraham said a faulty grid, old electricity distribution equipment, and unstable weather were the leading causes of a power outage that affected almost all the territory on Tuesday, June 21. Eleven […]

by / on June 21, 2018 at 8:55 AM /
Locals don’t yet possess skills to run HMP — Foot

Locals don’t yet possess skills to run HMP — Foot

While stating he supports the idea of a British Virgin Islands native heading Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut, former Superintendent of Prison David Foot said there are no locals currently capable of running the prison. He said the current […]

by / on June 21, 2018 at 8:19 AM /