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COMMENTARY: Snap election will make things worse for BVI

COMMENTARY: Snap election will make things worse for BVI

By Alred Frett, Contributor There is a strange feeling in the air as persons ask if we are ready to vote or ready to run and when asked whether we have already entered 2019 their response is that we should […]

by / on August 8, 2018 at 6:42 AM /
Gov’t extends Customs duty exemption again

Gov’t extends Customs duty exemption again

Government has, once again, extended its Customs duty exemption period. This latest extension was effected to accommodate three different groups of persons. The first of those groups are persons who received late insurance settlements. They now have until September 30 to […]

by / on August 7, 2018 at 11:02 AM /
PHOTOS: VIBE, Xtreme Band both named Road March winners

PHOTOS: VIBE, Xtreme Band both named Road March winners

Two bands will be sharing the title of Road March Champions this year. Four-time champions VIBE and three-time champs – Xtreme Band were both named 2018 title winners. The two bands will share the trophy, prize money, and both have […]

by / on August 7, 2018 at 9:47 AM /
Water quality tests to be done at Josiah’s Bay pond

Water quality tests to be done at Josiah’s Bay pond

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour said it is investigating the cause of the major fish kill that happened at a pond in Josiah’s Bay, Tortola recently. In a brief conversation with BVI News at the pond on Monday, […]

by / on August 7, 2018 at 9:01 AM /
COMMENTARY: Is BVI able to pay its financial obligations?

COMMENTARY: Is BVI able to pay its financial obligations?

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Accurate statistics and sound economic metrics are critical to engineering economic recovery for the British Virgin Islands. Now, a July article in a national online newspaper stated that ‘public debt was three times what was held in […]

by / on August 7, 2018 at 6:29 AM /
Strong BVI performance at football tournament in St Barths

Strong BVI performance at football tournament in St Barths

PRESS RELEASE: The BVI national football team defeated a very strong Barth’s national team by 4-3 in the Bath’s International Football Festival — a triangular tournament which included French St Martin. The BVI had played the French the day before […]

by / on August 7, 2018 at 5:42 AM /
PHOTOS: Revellers unwind at 2018 Rise & Shine Tramp

PHOTOS: Revellers unwind at 2018 Rise & Shine Tramp

Nearly a year after three catastrophic disasters massively impacted the British Virgin Islands and the lives of its residents, local revellers have finally had their opportunity to unwind. Paraders certainly came out in their numbers Monday morning to gyrate through […]

by / on August 6, 2018 at 11:09 AM /
C’bean people should embrace each other, we all came from Africa

C’bean people should embrace each other, we all came from Africa

Minister for Education and Culture Myron Walwyn said he wants all Caribbean nationals to embrace each other without discrimination. He expressed those sentiments at the annual emancipation service at the Sunday Morning Well in Road Town on August 5. “It is […]

by / on August 6, 2018 at 7:23 AM /
Phillips crowned | Readies for Miss Universe in Thailand

Phillips crowned | Readies for Miss Universe in Thailand

The 22-year-old beauty was crowned inside the festival village in Road Town Sunday night, August 5. Phillip said she is excited to have been selected to represent the territory at Miss Universe this year. “To be honest, so much is […]

by / on August 6, 2018 at 7:16 AM /
PHOTOS: Artistes thrill patrons inside festival village Saturday

PHOTOS: Artistes thrill patrons inside festival village Saturday

Patrons inside the festival village on Saturday night were given a grand treat as both old and new-generation artistes pelted hit after hit into the wee hours of the morning. The show kicked off around 10:30pm with the local Showtime […]

by / on August 6, 2018 at 6:56 AM /