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Still smoking | Brace for even more emissions at Cox Heath dump

Still smoking | Brace for even more emissions at Cox Heath dump

Smoke is still rising from the fire that started at the Cox Heath dump four months ago and residents are being told to brace for even more emissions. Manager at the Department of Waste Management Greg Massicote said smoke emissions […]

by / on September 12, 2018 at 7:18 AM /
Cline’s ‘core values’ programme being introduced in schools

Cline’s ‘core values’ programme being introduced in schools

A programme developed by the Bishop John Cline-led New Life Baptist Church has been given a place in the territory’s school curriculum. Education Minister Myron Walwyn said his ministry has had discussions with the church to implement what is being […]

by / on September 12, 2018 at 7:15 AM /
Warning issued for sea bathers, mariners

Warning issued for sea bathers, mariners

A warning has been issued to sea bathers and mariners ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to affect the territory on Thursday. The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) said seas are expected to become “rough” on Wednesday and […]

by / on September 12, 2018 at 6:35 AM /
Minor midnight tremor shakes BVI

Minor midnight tremor shakes BVI

A relatively small earthquake was recently felt in sections of the British Virgin Islands. The 4.3 magnitude tremor happened minutes after 12 o’clock Wednesday morning, according to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network. It was located about 57.56 kilometres northwest of […]

by / on September 12, 2018 at 6:02 AM /
Town & Country Planning to become more digital

Town & Country Planning to become more digital

PRESS RELEASE: Chief Planner for the Town and Country Planning Department, Mr Gregory Adams has shared that his department will become more digital to create a more vibrant and sustainable economy for the BVI. Mr Adam’s comments were made on […]

by / on September 12, 2018 at 6:00 AM /
STT man caught with cannabis on Tortola, fined $1K

STT man caught with cannabis on Tortola, fined $1K

A St Thomas man has been fined $1,000 in the Magistrate’s Court after being caught with 30.1 grams of cannabis during a recent traffic stop on Tortola. Thirty-seven-year-old Jamil Isaac was fined after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled […]

by / on September 11, 2018 at 2:39 PM /
Walwyn tightlipped about NDP’s new reported trio of candidates

Walwyn tightlipped about NDP’s new reported trio of candidates

Local media reports have named three well-known public figures as the NDP newcomers who will contest At-Large seats in the next general elections, but party leader Myron Walwyn has neither confirmed nor denied those reports. The reported candidates are high-school […]

by / on September 11, 2018 at 1:11 PM /
200 deaths | Single highest ever struck off voters list in history

200 deaths | Single highest ever struck off voters list in history

Supervisor of Elections Juliette Penn is reporting that 2018 has produced the single largest number of eligible voters to ever be struck from a BVI voters list in any one year. Penn said roughly 200 eligible persons died between September […]

by / on September 11, 2018 at 9:15 AM /
New programme so dropouts can get high school certificate in months

New programme so dropouts can get high school certificate in months

Residents without a high school certificate now have the opportunity to receive one within months, through a post-secondary education programme being launched on October 15. Explaining the reason behind the programme, Education Minister Myron Walwyn said statistics show that a […]

by / on September 11, 2018 at 7:54 AM /
Isaac downgrades to tropical storm but maintains course

Isaac downgrades to tropical storm but maintains course

Isaac has downgraded to a tropical storm but might regain strength, the Department of Disaster Management has said. Isaac has virtually maintained its course during the last 24 hours and is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms late Thursday. The […]

by / on September 11, 2018 at 7:26 AM /