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Sister islands not forgotten; will be part of recovery agency

Sister islands not forgotten; will be part of recovery agency

Chairman of the Disaster Recovery Coordination Committee, Brodrick Penn is assuring residents that the sister islands comprising Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke will not be left out of the territory’s recovery plan. Penn said the sister islands will […]

by / on January 15, 2018 at 7:13 AM /
Nearly 150 businesses receive gov’t grants; loans coming

Nearly 150 businesses receive gov’t grants; loans coming

Nearly 150 businesses that suffered equipment and infrastructural damage during the September hurricanes are said to have benefitted from government grants. Director of the Department of Trade, Investment Promotion and Consumer Affairs, Karia Christopher made the announcement on Friday during […]

by / on January 15, 2018 at 7:06 AM /
National Bank offers higher savings rate

National Bank offers higher savings rate

PRESS RELEASE: The National Bank of the Virgin Islands (NBVI) is now offering its clients the opportunity to earn 2.5 percent interest on their certificates of deposit (CD) for a term of 24 months. This rate is presently the highest […]

by / on January 15, 2018 at 5:17 AM /
COMMENTARY: National Property Insurance can rescue BVI from insurers

COMMENTARY: National Property Insurance can rescue BVI from insurers

By Alred Frett, Contributor A brand-new year but the old wounds linger. With no New Year fireworks in the Road Harbour, our national hero, Noel Lloyd, lying broken and prostrate in a desolate and powerless park and so many signs […]

by / on January 14, 2018 at 5:49 AM /
Former world boxing champion in the BVI

Former world boxing champion in the BVI

Former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield is in the British Virgin Islands. It is not clear when he arrived into the territory but the American was spotted at D’coalpot restaurant in Carrot Bay recently. Sources told BVI News that […]

by / on January 13, 2018 at 9:34 AM /
Mammoth boat finally righted at Nanny Cay

Mammoth boat finally righted at Nanny Cay

A 64-foot catamaran that had been displaced during Hurricane Irma more than four months ago finally has been removed. The massive, multi-tonne catamaran named ‘Catsy’ was no match when it tussled with Irma on September 6 last year. Irma, a […]

by / on January 13, 2018 at 7:55 AM /
WASTED: Gov’t departments leave bags of cement to harden

WASTED: Gov’t departments leave bags of cement to harden

Negligence from government departments has caused multiple bags of cement that were donated to the territory after the hurricanes to go to waste. The bags of cement were left in the open at the festival grounds in Road Town, which […]

by / on January 12, 2018 at 2:15 PM /
Independent audit to be conducted on relief distribution

Independent audit to be conducted on relief distribution

An independent audit on relief distribution since the hurricanes is to be carried in the British Virgin Islands. Disaster coordinator and Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) representative, Superintendent Sylvan McIntyre will be in the BVI for the next two […]

by / on January 12, 2018 at 2:01 PM /
Train more locals in health services; hospital short-staffed

Train more locals in health services; hospital short-staffed

Calls are being made from within the health sector for government to get more locals trained in health services. The calls are being made because of a staff shortage that is badly affecting the state-owned Peebles Hospital. Chief Executive Officer […]

by / on January 12, 2018 at 7:58 AM /
Next-generation 911 call centre coming next month

Next-generation 911 call centre coming next month

The British Virgin Islands is rolling out state-of-the-art, next-generation 9-1-1 technology for its new emergency call centre which will become operational early next month. The emergency call centre is located inside the Peebles Hospital in Road Town and will be […]

by / on January 12, 2018 at 7:20 AM /