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UPDATE: Gas station fire contained (photos)

UPDATE: Gas station fire contained (photos)

The fire at Virgin Islands Motors in Duffs Bottom, Tortola is now contained. Government gave the advisory minutes before 5pm on Saturday, July 21. “The road in Duffs Bottom is now open and motorists are free to traverse the area. Persons […]

by / on July 21, 2018 at 5:05 PM /
Airport temporarily closed due to gas station fire

Airport temporarily closed due to gas station fire

The Terrence B Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island has been ordered temporarily closed because of the fire raging at a gas station in Duffs Bottom, Tortola. “The BVI Airport Authority’s Rescue and Firefighting Service were dispatched to assist in putting out the […]

by / on July 21, 2018 at 4:49 PM /
New Parole Board appointed for 3 years

New Parole Board appointed for 3 years

A new chairman has been appointed to the territory’s Parole Board. Government’s Cabinet recently approved the appointment of Ishmael Scatliffe to the post. Rosemarie Flax and Fiona Forbes also join Scatliffe as new members of the board. Re-appointed members are […]

by / on July 20, 2018 at 1:42 PM /
Former BVIPA workers behind cruise pier audit delay

Former BVIPA workers behind cruise pier audit delay

Former BVI Ports Authority employees with intimate knowledge of the cruise pier project are behind the delay of the audit being undertaken on the project, says Premier Dr D Orlando Smith. He told the House of Assembly on Thursday auditors […]

by / on July 20, 2018 at 8:30 AM /
Labour to get major overhaul, modernized processes

Labour to get major overhaul, modernized processes

The Labour Department is expected to undergo a major overhaul, Labour Minister Dr Kedrick Pickering has said. The overhaul will include computerising sections of the Labour process and extending what can be described as isolated treatment to expatriates employed in senior executive […]

by / on July 20, 2018 at 7:45 AM /
Agriculture suffers $13M in losses; help arrives

Agriculture suffers $13M in losses; help arrives

The government is planning to pump $300,000 into the agricultural sector in response to last year’s hurricanes, which caused local agriculture workers to suffer collective losses of roughly $13 million. These were the findings of a Department of Conservation and […]

by / on July 20, 2018 at 7:36 AM /
Repairs to 3 emergency facilities to be completed in weeks

Repairs to 3 emergency facilities to be completed in weeks

At least three emergency services facilities are expected to be fully repaired in the next coming weeks. Those facilities are the Road Town and West End police stations, and Capoons Bay Fire Station. Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said work […]

by / on July 20, 2018 at 7:28 AM /
Env’l Health Division moves to improve disposal systems

Env’l Health Division moves to improve disposal systems

PRESS RELEASE: Environmental Health Officers and key stakeholders in the design and construction of onsite disposal systems will receive training on how to prevent the pollution and contamination of drinking water supplies in two workshops next week. Chief Environmental Health […]

by / on July 20, 2018 at 5:43 AM /
Fahie: VIP won’t be pulled into NDP’s ‘weapons of mass distraction’

Fahie: VIP won’t be pulled into NDP’s ‘weapons of mass distraction’

“The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) is laser focused. The VIP will not be pulled into the dual leadership of the National Democratic Party (NDP) tactics of using weapons of mass distraction!” Those were statements from Opposition Leader Andrew Fahie while […]

by / on July 19, 2018 at 4:18 PM /
Man injured in Baugher’s Bay shooting on Thursday

Man injured in Baugher’s Bay shooting on Thursday

A male gunshot victim is receiving treatment at Peebles Hospital following a shooting on Tortola minutes after midnight on Thursday, July 19. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force said the shooting happened in the Baughers Bay area of the island. […]

by / on July 19, 2018 at 12:03 PM /