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St George’s girls the top-2 champs at 2018 Spelling Bee

St George’s girls the top-2 champs at 2018 Spelling Bee

St George’s Primary School proved its academic dominance yesterday (June 18) when two of its students emerged as the winners of the 2018 Spelling Bee Competition. In a nailbiting final, 12-year-old Shelby Harpe and her 11-year-old schoolmate Naomi Onwufuju outspelled […]

by / on June 19, 2018 at 7:08 AM /
Bids: Gov’t selling derelict vehicles to residents

Bids: Gov’t selling derelict vehicles to residents

Roughly 50 derelict vehicles scattered across the island of Tortola are being put up for sale. Government said they are inviting residents to submit sealed bids for a chance to buy the vehicles. The vehicles are being sold ‘as is’, […]

by / on June 19, 2018 at 6:34 AM /
Salmonella threat: RiteWay recalls Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereals

Salmonella threat: RiteWay recalls Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereals

RoadTown Wholesale — which owns RiteWay food markets, Fine Foods, Harbour Market, and Cash Carry stores in the territory — has issued a recall of all 15.3 and 23-ounce Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereals. The food company issued the recall on June 16 […]

by / on June 19, 2018 at 5:45 AM /
Collect mail at general post office in Road Town

Collect mail at general post office in Road Town

PRESS RELEASE: Deputy Postmaster General, Ms Norea Baronville is reminding all post box owners that mail can be collected at the General Post Office located in the Maduro Building in Road Town. Ms Baronville said as a result of the […]

by / on June 19, 2018 at 5:26 AM /
World Cup: England defeats Tunisia 2-1

World Cup: England defeats Tunisia 2-1

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC): Harry Kane’s stoppage-time winner ensured England started their World Cup campaign with victory after Tunisia threatened to snatch a point in Volgograd. Kane scored his second goal of the game with a clever header as Gareth […]

by / on June 19, 2018 at 5:21 AM /
Police reportedly nab Purcell Estate man with cocaine, marijuana

Police reportedly nab Purcell Estate man with cocaine, marijuana

A 56-year-old man has been taken into custody on cocaine and marijuana charges. Charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply is Junior Bradford Prince of Purcell Estate. Police allegedly held Prince with […]

by / on June 18, 2018 at 11:35 AM /
Brokers, importers discovered in ‘duty-free’ Customs fraud scheme

Brokers, importers discovered in ‘duty-free’ Customs fraud scheme

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff A number of local importers and Customs brokers have been implicated in connection to a recently launched scheme to defraud Her Majesty’s Customs and, by extension, the Government of the Virgin Islands. According to […]

by / on June 18, 2018 at 7:49 AM /
NHI expanding, negotiating with Dominican Republic

NHI expanding, negotiating with Dominican Republic

Management of the National Health Insurance (NHI) is seeking to expand their network of healthcare providers. The Social Security Board (SSB), which has responsibility for the NHI, are reportedly adding providers from the Spanish-speaking nation of the Dominican Republic. SSB […]

by / on June 18, 2018 at 7:35 AM /
A proud dad: I knew Kyron would excel but not at this level

A proud dad: I knew Kyron would excel but not at this level

Recognizing Kyron McMaster’s unfettered thirst for athletic success, Anthony McMaster said he willingly pumped thousands of dollars into making his son’s dream of becoming a professional athlete an actuality. He said Kyron was determined to succeed in athletics and has […]

by / on June 18, 2018 at 7:06 AM /
Queen Honouree: ‘Never in my wildest dreams I thought this would be’

Queen Honouree: ‘Never in my wildest dreams I thought this would be’

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has awarded another British Virgin Islander for what is being described as unwavering commitment to the territory. Former Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, Monica Allen last week received the British […]

by / on June 18, 2018 at 6:59 AM /