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63yo grandmother fined for assaulting teacher

63yo grandmother fined for assaulting teacher

An Anegada grandmother has been fined $400 for assaulting a teacher employed at Claudia Creque Educational Centre some two years ago. When 63-year-old Laura Vanterpool appeared before Magistrate Gisele Jackman-Lumy on Friday, she was ordered to pay the fine forthwith […]

by / on November 30, 2018 at 2:53 PM /
Sewerage nightmare: Ghetto residents living among their own faeces

Sewerage nightmare: Ghetto residents living among their own faeces

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Residents of the Crabbe Lot area known as The Ghetto in Road Town, Tortola are living among raw, untreated human faeces that have washed up from their faulty sewerage network. They are now appealing […]

by / on November 30, 2018 at 9:26 AM /
BVIPA to issue contracts using new database, registration encouraged

BVIPA to issue contracts using new database, registration encouraged

Months after central government created a database of contractors who would then be hired to carry out home repairs across the territory, the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) have employed a similar method to issue BVIPA-related contracts to businesses and individuals. […]

by / on November 30, 2018 at 8:04 AM /
Govt entering development agreement for 5-star resort on VG

Govt entering development agreement for 5-star resort on VG

Another resort is being developed in the British Virgin Islands. According to a report from Cabinet, a five-star luxury resort is to be developed at Blunder Bay, North Sound, Virgin Gorda. Cabinet also reported that it has decided, in principle, […]

by / on November 30, 2018 at 7:53 AM /
Xmas on DeCastro Street begins today | Late legislator to be honoured

Xmas on DeCastro Street begins today | Late legislator to be honoured

The late legislator, Honorable Delores Christopher will be honoured at the 20th annual Christmas on DeCastro Street which begins on Friday, November 30. The event will culminate on Saturday, December 1 in Road Town. City Manager Janice Braithwaite-Edwards told BVI […]

by / on November 30, 2018 at 6:50 AM /
TAG concludes successful drive to assist BVI Cancer Society

TAG concludes successful drive to assist BVI Cancer Society

PRESS RELEASE: Tortola Auto Group (TAG) has concluded its October promotion, ‘Drive For A Cause’ which raised much-needed funds to support the work of the BVI Cancer Society. On Wednesday, TAG presented a cheque for $3,000 to the Cancer Society […]

by / on November 30, 2018 at 5:56 AM /
Governor departs to UK to discuss ‘constitutional relationships’

Governor departs to UK to discuss ‘constitutional relationships’

Governor Augustus Jaspert has departed for the United Kingdom to participate in a Joint Ministerial Council Meeting and discuss topics such as the constitutional relationship between Britain and the BVI. This meeting comes months after the UK opened up an inquiry […]

by / on November 29, 2018 at 3:54 PM /
Names of other potential NDP election recruits surface

Names of other potential NDP election recruits surface

Following recent reports of names of potential political newcomers who the National Democratic Party (NDP) may have recruited to contest the upcoming General Election, the names of another set of possible NDP recruits have surfaced. In an internal meeting held […]

by / on November 29, 2018 at 8:08 AM /
Police K9 Unit officially relaunched, dogs to be trained to detect cash

Police K9 Unit officially relaunched, dogs to be trained to detect cash

With the growing cases of financial crimes in the territory, dogs in the newly-relaunched Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) K9 Unit will soon be trained to detect large amounts of cash. The unit, which has not been in opertion […]

by / on November 29, 2018 at 8:03 AM /
Gov’t activating landfill as fire-damaged incinerator closes

Gov’t activating landfill as fire-damaged incinerator closes

Government is activating an interim landfill for mass garbage disposal until the waste facility/incinerator at Pockwood Pond on Tortola reopens. The facility closed due to a massive fire that caused damage to its incinerator on Monday, November 26. “Technicians are […]

by / on November 29, 2018 at 8:00 AM /