• Skelton targets 2016 budget for new clinic in west

    While giving the assurance that Capoons Bay Clinic in the First Electoral District will not be closed, the Ministry of Health which is headed by Ronnie Skelton said it will seek funding in this year’s budget to have the old […]

    Skelton targets 2016 budget for new clinic in west
  • Minister not worried Road Town looks ‘dutty’

    Representative of the Fourth Electoral District in which the capital town is located, Mark Vanterpool, said he has been receiving complaints that the town ‘looks nasty and dutty’ especially now that infrastructural works are ongoing. But he declared that he […]

    Minister not worried Road Town looks ‘dutty’
  • Gov’t should give money to Little Dix staff -Fraser

    If the government accepts a suggestion put forward by Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser, it could end up contributing towards a fund that would enable each displaced worker at Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort to possibly receive at least […]

    Gov’t should give money to Little Dix staff -Fraser
  • Premier ‘resents’ question about clean hands

    Premier Dr D Orlando Smith was thrown into a no-nonsense mood in the House of Assembly this month when Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser told him to have an independent firm audit the government’s controversial cruise pier/park project if […]

    Premier ‘resents’ question about clean hands
  • Parsons: Opposition ‘talking froth’ about projects

    A former minister of government here in the British Virgin Islands Eileen Parsons said cost over-runs on capital projects cannot be easily avoided, and has suggested that the parliamentary opposition has no moral authority to bash the National Democratic Party […]

    Parsons: Opposition ‘talking froth’ about projects

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    The BVI Airports Authority has issued a public advisory that the Taddy Bay Airport on Virgin Gorda will...

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  • Shooting followed fight at basketball court

    Shooting followed fight at basketball court

    The two brothers from Purcell Estate on Tortola who were shot and wounded yesterday afternoon have been released from Peebles Hospital, and new information has emerged that they were attacked with at least one gun after a fight over...

    02/11/2016 at 3:52 PM
  • Youths want to turn fire station into music studio

    Youths want to turn fire station into music studio

    First District representative Andrew Fahie said a group of young musicians is interested in transforming a fire station in his constituency into a music studio, if the government is not interested in reopening the facility for firefighters. Indicating...

    02/11/2016 at 2:40 PM
  • Premier claims many still pleased with NDP gov’t

    Premier claims many still pleased with NDP gov’t

    Indicating that his recently re-elected National Democratic Party government still enjoys the confidence of the people, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith yesterday said his experience contradicts claims that many are not pleased with his...

    02/11/2016 at 9:47 AM

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  • VIP told to boot chairman now, get ready for NDP

    VIP told to boot chairman now, get ready for NDP

    Social commentator Donald DeCastro last evening called for Julian Fraser to be urgently sacked as Chairman of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), adding that the political organization should appoint a new board of directors,...

    02/11/2016 at 8:37 AM
  • Historic deal ‘resolved forever’ any issues

    Historic deal ‘resolved forever’ any issues

    While describing claims that a state-owned agency was pursuing legal action against BVI Airways as malicious, the management of the airline and Government of the Virgin Islands have declared that their ‘historic agreement’...

    02/11/2016 at 8:35 AM
  • Premier downplays impact of tax increase

    Premier downplays impact of tax increase

    Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith has claimed that the tax measures he announced in the House of Assembly this week will not have any ‘great effect’ on citizens of the British Virgin Islands. He, on Monday,...

    02/11/2016 at 8:05 AM

 
  • Awareness campaign focuses on customer due diligence

    Awareness campaign focuses on customer due diligence

    Government Information Service (GIS) - An infomercial aimed at sensitising the public on Customer Due Diligence has been produced as part of an awareness campaign. The film is a collaborative effort between the Public Education Committee...

    02/11/2016 at 7:00 AM
  • US arrests former Guyana health minister

    US arrests former Guyana health minister

    LONG ISLAND, USA (CMC) – Former Guyana Health Minister Dr Noel Blackman has been refused bail after he was arrested at the John F Kennedy International Airport on Sunday as part of investigations by US law enforcement authorities...

    02/11/2016 at 6:43 AM
  • Connecting NHI to Black History and the United Nations

    Connecting NHI to Black History and the United Nations

    Welcome to February and even with the extra day it remains the shortest month. As Black History’s Month it is unfortunate when too many of us do not know, too many avoid knowing and too many prefer to fabricate false histories. Worst...

    02/11/2016 at 6:00 AM

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  • Two brothers shot in Purcell Estate

    Two brothers shot in Purcell Estate

    Two brothers were shot and wounded in the Purcell Estate area of Tortola this afternoon (February 10), said the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). “Police are investigating a shooting incident in the Purcell Estate area...

    02/10/2016 at 6:43 PM
  • Remains likely to be those of Clinton Hodge

    Remains likely to be those of Clinton Hodge

    A number of persons have gone missing without a trace in the British Virgin Islands, but police appear confident that the skeleton remains found this week near a shop on Main Street are those of Clinton ‘Tug’ Hodge who...

    02/10/2016 at 4:43 PM
  • Walwyn: Job cuts happening secretly, harshly

    Walwyn: Job cuts happening secretly, harshly

    While claiming that a number of job cuts have been taking place in the territory without being brought to the attention of Government, Minister of Education and Culture Myron Walwyn this month decried the ‘inhumane’ manner...

    02/10/2016 at 2:18 PM

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  • Police now searching overseas for missing woman

    Police now searching overseas for missing woman

    Noting that ‘several persons’ have been questioned in relation to the disappearance of 22-year-old Nickera Smith, local police said they have engaged law enforcers in neighbouring territories as their search enters its...

    02/10/2016 at 12:53 PM
  • Walwyn defends $900K wall

    Walwyn defends $900K wall

    Minister of Education Myron Walwyn has suggested that information presented in the House of Assembly about money allocated to erect a perimeter fence at the Elmore Stoutt High School failed to capture the total expenditure on the project,...

    02/10/2016 at 11:09 AM
  • BVI watching China currency fall, targets tourists

    BVI watching China currency fall, targets tourists

    While noting that the British Virgin Islands (BVI) may be affected by what he described as the poor performance of the Chinese currency in recent weeks, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said his government plans to – among other things...

    02/10/2016 at 10:29 AM

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  • NHI shored up with major overseas contract

    NHI shored up with major overseas contract

    In an effort to reduce the risk of having to pay large obligations based on what it described as excessive benefit claims, the Social Security Board – as operator of the recently implemented National Health Insurance (NHI) programme...

    02/10/2016 at 10:20 AM
  • Premier lauds crime fighters who help BVI ‘thrive’

    Premier lauds crime fighters who help BVI ‘thrive’

    While declaring that the ability of local law enforcement officers to keep crime relatively low has contributed greatly to the thriving economy that the BVI enjoys, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has pledged to provide them with the necessary...

    02/10/2016 at 9:50 AM
  • Cops find more skeleton remains, clothing

    Cops find more skeleton remains, clothing

    Two days after a human skull was found behind a business establishment on Main Street in Road Town, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said it this morning located the remainder of the skeleton, as well as clothing and...

    02/10/2016 at 9:48 AM

 
  • Over $3.4M paid to consultants, others for NHI startup

    Over $3.4M paid to consultants, others for NHI startup

    The government has disclosed that just over $3.4 million has been paid to consultants and companies that have provided services to get the National Health Insurance (NHI) plan off the ground. A breakdown of the total figure show that,...

    02/10/2016 at 9:40 AM
  • Public holiday on April 21 to celebrate Queen’s birthday

    Public holiday on April 21 to celebrate Queen’s birthday

    Government Information Service -Thursday, April 21, is designated as a public holiday in the Virgin Islands in observance of the 90th Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the 50th Anniversary of her first visit to the Territory. His...

    02/10/2016 at 6:32 AM
  • BVIAA contradicts premier, not suing BVI Airways

    BVIAA contradicts premier, not suing BVI Airways

    Contrary to a declaration made by Premier Dr D Orlando Smith in the territory’s parliament a few days ago, the BVI Airports Authority today (February 9) issued a media release through the Government Information Service saying...

    02/09/2016 at 3:42 PM

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