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Archive for June, 2018

UPDATE: Missing teen located and now safe

UPDATE: Missing teen located and now safe

The search for the teen who reportedly had been missing for roughly two weeks has ended. Police said in a media release on Friday, June 8 that Isabelle George is “now in a safe place”. The law enforcers gave no […]

by / on June 8, 2018 at 2:05 PM /
Prospect Reef receives $261K to pay off workers, settle debts

Prospect Reef receives $261K to pay off workers, settle debts

A report from the 2018 deliberations of the Standing Finance Committee has said a grant of more than $200,000 has, or is being dumped into the state-owned Prospect Reef Resort. According to the report, the $261,000 grant is being channelled […]

by / on June 8, 2018 at 7:20 AM /
Gov reminds territory of UK’s kindness amid BVI-UK dispute

Gov reminds territory of UK’s kindness amid BVI-UK dispute

At a time when local public confidence in the United Kingdom (UK) is seeing a considerable decline, Governor Augustus Jaspert has sought to remind residents of the major support the mother nation continues to offer in the aftermath of the […]

by / on June 8, 2018 at 7:17 AM /
Licence your dogs | Strays will be put to death, owners prosecuted

Licence your dogs | Strays will be put to death, owners prosecuted

Local authorities have said they will be cracking down on pet owners with unlicensed dogs in the territory; adding that unlicensed or stray dogs run the risk of being put to death. A government media release issued this week said […]

by / on June 8, 2018 at 7:15 AM /
Fix it or close it: Elevator road a disaster waiting to happen

Fix it or close it: Elevator road a disaster waiting to happen

Describing the issue as a disaster waiting to happen, Third District Representative Julian Fraser has called on the government to promptly fix the road commonly known as the Elevator Hill or have it closed. According to Fraser, the road is […]

by / on June 8, 2018 at 7:02 AM /
Food handlers to get certified early for festival

Food handlers to get certified early for festival

PRESS RELEASE: Food handlers participating in the Emancipation Festival in August are encouraged to get certified early. Chief Environmental Health Officer, Mr Lionel Michael is urging prospective vendors to ensure that all persons who will be handling food receive their food handler’s […]

by / on June 8, 2018 at 6:14 AM /
Erasing remnants of Irma | Prickly Pear to get cleaned

Erasing remnants of Irma | Prickly Pear to get cleaned

The Bitter End Yacht Club (BEYC) is aiming to erase all traces of the 2017 disaster in the territory as it moves to the Prickly Pear National Park on Friday for a land and sea cleanup. Manager at BEYC’s Sunchaser […]

by / on June 7, 2018 at 2:31 PM /
Arrest Blotter: Gun, theft, and assault charges

Arrest Blotter: Gun, theft, and assault charges

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is reporting 10 arrests between May 20 and June 2. The accused persons were implicated for a number of reported charges ranging from firearm offences, to assault, among other things. In its latest […]

by / on June 7, 2018 at 1:59 PM /
Notice of scheduled outage on Wickham’s Cay I

Notice of scheduled outage on Wickham’s Cay I

PRESS RELEASE: The BVI Electricity Corporation is hereby notifying customers on Tortola in the area Wickhams Cay I that there will be no electricity supply on Sunday, June 10 between the hours of 8am and 12 noon. The purpose of this outage […]

by / on June 7, 2018 at 10:27 AM /
$600K airport spending while prepping for defunct airline

$600K airport spending while prepping for defunct airline

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff The BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) has said some $600,000 worth of preparations were being made at the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport in anticipation of BVI Airways, which was supposed to commence flights between […]

by / on June 7, 2018 at 8:10 AM /