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BVI’s airport arrival experience was ‘miserable’, now improved

BVI’s airport arrival experience was ‘miserable’, now improved

Disney Cruise Line has applauded the BVI Tourist Board for improving the territory’s visitor arrival experience, which they said was initially unpleasant in the British Virgin Islands. Disney said the experience was particularly bad at the Terrance B Lettsome International […]

by / on June 4, 2018 at 7:43 AM /
Decision March Committee establishing group to advise gov’t

Decision March Committee establishing group to advise gov’t

A group with the sole objective of providing local government with ‘viable global investment opportunities’ is being established in the territory. The group is to be called the Economic Advisory Group (EAG) and will consist of both locals and expatriate […]

by / on June 4, 2018 at 7:39 AM /
Highest number of gov’t retirees in 5 years

Highest number of gov’t retirees in 5 years

Government’s Human Resource Department has said the year 2017 has recorded the highest number of persons to retire from the public service in half-a-decade. According to Director of Human Resources, Michelle Donovan-Stevens, a total of 73 government workers had retired […]

by / on June 4, 2018 at 7:30 AM /
Local chef to adjudicate regional culinary contest, Jr team readies

Local chef to adjudicate regional culinary contest, Jr team readies

  Local chef, Kenneth Molyneaux will be among the panel of judges in the upcoming Taste of the Caribbean Competition to be held in Miami on June 22 to 26. The owner of the Tropical Fusion Restaurant on Tortola and […]

by / on June 4, 2018 at 7:15 AM /
COMMENTARY: Why are we marching against the marchers?

COMMENTARY: Why are we marching against the marchers?

By Alred Frett, Contributor Our people are hurting; our country shrinking in values, our emotions screeching in top gear and the asphalt still warm from the patter of last month’s marching feet as we enter a new hurricane season. Meanwhile, […]

by / on June 4, 2018 at 5:47 AM /
Roughly 3K persons sign anti-public registers petition

Roughly 3K persons sign anti-public registers petition

Approximately 3,000 persons in the British Virgin Islands affixed their signatures to a petition objecting to the United Kingdom’s ‘public registers’ policy being imposed on British Overseas Territories. The petition will be officially handed over to the Governor Augustus Jaspert […]

by / on June 1, 2018 at 2:19 PM /
BVI athletes coming home on June 14

BVI athletes coming home on June 14

PRESS RELEASE: Residents of the Virgin Islands are invited to participate in a grand motorcade on Thursday, June 14 to welcome home Gold medalist Kyron McMaster and the team of athletes who represented the Territory at the 2018 Gold Coast […]

by / on June 1, 2018 at 12:37 PM /
A mother’s struggle: Still in shelter as hurricane season begins

A mother’s struggle: Still in shelter as hurricane season begins

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Before the disasters of 2017 *Anna was the working mother of a newborn baby boy who had her own apartment in Huntums Ghut. But, after hurricanes Irma and Maria, she became jobless and homeless […]

by / on June 1, 2018 at 9:12 AM /
We are reviewing BVI’s marijuana laws, says Premier

We are reviewing BVI’s marijuana laws, says Premier

Marijuana laws could possibly become relaxed in the British Virgin Islands. Currently, possession and distribution of marijuana of any quantity are illegal in the territory. But, while speaking with journalists at a media conference on Wednesday, Premier Dr D Orlando […]

by / on June 1, 2018 at 8:00 AM /
Anegada ranked among top 18 islands to visit this year

Anegada ranked among top 18 islands to visit this year

Regional online magazine the Caribbean Journal has ranked Anegada as one of the top 18 best islands to visit in the Caribbean this year. In the report published recently, the Journal highlighted Anegada’s recovery progress since hurricanes Irma and Maria […]

by / on June 1, 2018 at 7:45 AM /