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Cox Heath fire finally out

Cox Heath fire finally out

Local authorities are reporting that the three-and-half-week-old fire at the Cox Heath dump on Tortola has finally been extinguished. “The fire has been extinguished to the point where the emissions of smoke are negligible. The site no longer poses a threat […]

by / on June 5, 2018 at 7:05 PM /
Committee distances from Cline’s ‘boycott Queen parade’ talk

Committee distances from Cline’s ‘boycott Queen parade’ talk

Members of the outspoken Decision March Committee have distanced themselves from recent comments by a fellow member, Bishop John Cline, who said he will be boycotting the Queen’s birthday parade slated for Saturday, June 9. Since making those comments at […]

by / on June 5, 2018 at 1:52 PM /
UK OT Minister bypasses BVI in regional visit | Bad timing, says Premier

UK OT Minister bypasses BVI in regional visit | Bad timing, says Premier

As the British Overseas Territories continue to voice their objection to the United Kingdom’s ‘public registers’ controversy, Britain’s minister responsible for Overseas Territories, Lord Tariq Ahmad visited a number of those territories to hold discussions with the respective leaders last […]

by / on June 5, 2018 at 9:43 AM /
GPS tracking leads cops to accused phone thief

GPS tracking leads cops to accused phone thief

GPS tracking of a stolen cellular phone reportedly has led police to the suspected thief. Information reaching BVI News are that police arrested an East End man on suspicion of burglary. The entire incident began to unfold during a late […]

by / on June 5, 2018 at 7:38 AM /
14 advance to semi-finals of Nat’l Spelling Bee

14 advance to semi-finals of Nat’l Spelling Bee

Fourteen students from various primary schools in the territory have advanced to the semi-final round of the 2018 Spelling Bee Competition slated for Monday, June 11 while 10 were eliminated. A total of 12 primary schools represented by 24 students […]

by / on June 5, 2018 at 7:35 AM /
First gov’t buildings receive solar panels, elderly homes renovated

First gov’t buildings receive solar panels, elderly homes renovated

The Adina Donovan Home for the Elderly has been retrofitted with solar panels; making it the first government building to ever have that accessory from Alternative Energy Solutions. Solar panels were installed to the elderly home as renovation works have […]

by / on June 5, 2018 at 7:31 AM /
TRC to distribute storm preparation items to residents

TRC to distribute storm preparation items to residents

As the territory moves deeper into the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) is distributing items to help residents weather future disasters. The TRC said it will be distributing items such as power banks, night lights, charging […]

by / on June 5, 2018 at 7:25 AM /
Flow customers get more convenient new features

Flow customers get more convenient new features

PRESS RELEASE: The customer self-care app from Flow, MyFlow was recently relaunched with several new features that make it even easier to use and more convenient for customers. The newly refreshed app will be much more useful and convenient for […]

by / on June 5, 2018 at 5:11 AM /
Debris free | VG residents rally to clean metallic dump

Debris free | VG residents rally to clean metallic dump

Authorities have followed through on its promise to clear a field in North Sound, Virgin Gorda, which was being used as a de facto dump for metallic waste and other debris that had scattered around the island during the 2017 […]

by / on June 4, 2018 at 2:15 PM /
Most primary schools to be ready within first term of next school year

Most primary schools to be ready within first term of next school year

The majority of primary schools currently under repairs will be ready within the first term of the 2018/2019 academic year, Education Minister Myron Walwyn has said. The minister made the remark while delivering his fourteenth update on the progress made […]

by / on June 4, 2018 at 1:35 PM /