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New financial services bill passes in HoA

New financial services bill passes in HoA

A bill that will allow for local financial services providers to temporarily operate in other countries has passed today in the House of Assembly. The bill entitled ‘Financial Services (Continuity of Business) Act 2017′ – formerly titled Financial Services (Special Circumstances) […]

by / on November 16, 2017 at 1:43 PM /
Walwyn donates half his salary!

Walwyn donates half his salary!

Minister of Education Myron Walwyn has followed through on his promise to donate half of his salary to local educators. The minister donated a $4,898.14 cheque yesterday during the launch and distribution of the digital textbooks on Virgin Gorda. “I […]

by / on November 16, 2017 at 1:17 PM /
Cops get generators; work from living quarters

Cops get generators; work from living quarters

Some members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) reportedly have been working from their living quarters because their police station had no power. However, OneMart supermarket has donated generators to the RVIPF so cops can resume operations at […]

by / on November 16, 2017 at 12:55 PM /
Cargo companies delaying power restoration – Vanterpool

Cargo companies delaying power restoration – Vanterpool

Works Minister Mark Vanterpool said delays in shipments by two major cargo companies is severely slowing restoration of the territory’s electricity infrastructure. Thousands of materials including poles and electrical transformers were reordered and are to be shipped to the territory […]

by / on November 16, 2017 at 7:26 AM /
BVI athlete ranks No.1 in US; signs with top school

BVI athlete ranks No.1 in US; signs with top school

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Local sprinter Nelda Huggins is making massive strides in the United States (US). The 20-year-old athlete, who is in her final year at a junior college in the US, has caught the eye of […]

by / on November 16, 2017 at 7:10 AM /
EXTRADITION: Magistrate denies bail to Hodge, Harrigan today

EXTRADITION: Magistrate denies bail to Hodge, Harrigan today

Magistrate Shawn Innocent today denied bail to Earl ‘Bob’ Hodge and former Customs Officer Roberto ‘Tico’ Harrigan. Hodge and Harrigan were remanded yesterday after Magistrate Innocent ruled in favour of the United States Justice Department, which was seeking to extradite […]

by / on November 15, 2017 at 4:42 PM /
Prince Charles to visit BVI on Saturday

Prince Charles to visit BVI on Saturday

Prince Charles who is the son of Queen Elizabeth II will be visiting the British Virgin Islands. His Royal Highness will visit the BVI on Saturday, November 18. The Prince of Wales will only be in the territory for that […]

by / on November 15, 2017 at 2:00 PM /
Premier clears air about Branson and IMF

Premier clears air about Branson and IMF

Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith said Sir Richard Branson’s recent talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was not specific to the British Virgin Islands but to all Caribbean countries that were affected by the September […]

by / on November 15, 2017 at 1:01 PM /
Accused killer’s phone pinned near Snoopy’s body

Accused killer’s phone pinned near Snoopy’s body

Vicardo ‘Scar’ Farrell’s cellular phone was reportedly pinpointed around the area where his alleged murder victim Devern ‘Snoopy’ Stanley was last seen alive and where his body was found. Farrell’s phone was allegedly at those locations around the time Snoopy […]

by / on November 15, 2017 at 8:52 AM /
Gov’t hopes to train 1,000 students in construction

Gov’t hopes to train 1,000 students in construction

The Ministry of Education said it is hoping to train at least 1,000 students from the new construction courses to be offered at H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC). The courses will be offered over a six-month period from November 2017 […]

by / on November 15, 2017 at 8:45 AM /