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Green Tech expands, turning trash into fertilizer

Green Tech expands, turning trash into fertilizer

If all goes as planned, the British Virgin Islands could become a model for transforming waste into resource for food security as early as 2019. “We can be an example to the world. I really think we can,” said Abigail […]

by / on June 7, 2018 at 7:38 AM /
Another set of alleged burglars arrested

Another set of alleged burglars arrested

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has made further headway in solving the series of burglaries that have been happening in the territory. Police this month arrested another three men on burglary charges. These busts come less than a […]

by / on June 7, 2018 at 7:36 AM /
Malone launches foundation to help storm-struck businesses

Malone launches foundation to help storm-struck businesses

Businesses which were severely impacted by the 2017 hurricanes can now receive further assistance with the newly launched BVI Restoration Foundation. The non-profit organisation offers technical and financial assistance to members of the local business community who are in need. […]

by / on June 7, 2018 at 7:12 AM /
COMMENTARY: UK, hurricanes exposed BVI’s one-culture economy

COMMENTARY: UK, hurricanes exposed BVI’s one-culture economy

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Countries that depend upon a single product and a single market for their economic existence put all their eggs into a single basket. When that basket takes a hit, deep recession and depression are the result […]

by / on June 7, 2018 at 6:42 AM /
Have you seen this girl? Teen missing for days

Have you seen this girl? Teen missing for days

A 16-year-old girl has gone missing in the territory and police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the youngster. Missing is Isabelle George, police said in an alert on Wednesday, June 6. “Her mother stated that she was last […]

by / on June 6, 2018 at 4:07 PM /
Walwyn: I am vying to be the next NDP leader

Walwyn: I am vying to be the next NDP leader

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Education Minister Myron Walwyn has confirmed plans to contest for leadership of the National Democratic Party (NDP). In an audio-visual statement seemingly intended for party members, Walwyn campaigned to be voted as the next […]

by / on June 6, 2018 at 1:38 PM /
Clearing Cox Heath | Metals to be shipped away in days

Clearing Cox Heath | Metals to be shipped away in days

Now that the fire at the Cox Heath dump is out, authorities said they are working to clear the site and return it to pre-hurricane condition. As the clearing initiative intensifies, the Zebalon McLean-led fire department has returned full control […]

by / on June 6, 2018 at 8:04 AM /
Gov’t signs $400K deal for consultancy on sewerage

Gov’t signs $400K deal for consultancy on sewerage

Government has signed a $408,000 contract to receive consultancy services for the National Sewerage Programme. Government signed the contract with St Lucia-based firm, FDL Consult Incorporated. The firm has worked with the BVI on a number of other contracts over […]

by / on June 6, 2018 at 7:49 AM /
Harvest sargassum: smelly seaweed has benefits too, residents told

Harvest sargassum: smelly seaweed has benefits too, residents told

Acting Deputy Chief Conservation and Fisheries Officer, Mervin Hastings has called on residents to harvest the brown floating, troublesome seaweed known as sargassum. The marine alga which originates from the Sargasso Sea – a region in the Gyre of the […]

by / on June 6, 2018 at 7:31 AM /
Tourism competition to raise funds for special needs school

Tourism competition to raise funds for special needs school

Organisers of the annual Junior Minister of Tourism Speech Competition are trying to raise additional funds to rebuild the Eslyn Henley-Richez Learning Centre in John’s Hole. Events Coordinator at the BVI Tourist Board Cindy Rosan Jones told BVI News yesterday […]

by / on June 6, 2018 at 7:07 AM /