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COMMENTARY: BVI’s medicine austerity or stimulus?

COMMENTARY: BVI’s medicine austerity or stimulus?

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The following story is on the economics of disaster. Hurricane Irma, a monster hurricane, struck the Virgin Islands on September 6. Irma was the strongest hurricane to have visited the Caribbean in recorded history. Its impact […]

by / on November 12, 2017 at 9:21 AM /
UPDATE: Minor earthquake felt in BVI; active zone

UPDATE: Minor earthquake felt in BVI; active zone

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is reminding residents that the British Virgin Islands is located in a seismically active zone; this after sections of the territory experienced a relatively minor earthquake today, November 11. The Puerto Rico Seismic Network […]

by / on November 11, 2017 at 10:26 AM /
Why didn’t gov’t act sooner? Premier’s lead questioned

Why didn’t gov’t act sooner? Premier’s lead questioned

Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith has been called out to finally explain why a State of Emergency was not implemented prior to category 5 hurricane, Irma. The Smith-led government is widely […]

by / on November 10, 2017 at 12:05 PM /
NHI expires this month for evacuated residents

NHI expires this month for evacuated residents

Persons who have permanently evacuated the territory following the hurricanes have until the end of the month before their overseas coverage from the National Health Insurance (NHI) expires. This is according to Deputy Director for of the Social Security Board, […]

by / on November 10, 2017 at 8:51 AM /
BVI experiencing drop in crime – Top Cop

BVI experiencing drop in crime – Top Cop

Besides the widespread looting that occurred immediately after Hurricane Irma, crime has reduced in the British Virgin Islands, said Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews. The territory had morphed into a looters paradise when the September 6 hurricane had passed. However, […]

by / on November 10, 2017 at 7:06 AM /
Foxy’s still to host Old Year’s Night party

Foxy’s still to host Old Year’s Night party

Despite the devastation caused by the September hurricanes, the British Virgin Islands is still set to host what is arguably one of the best annual New Year’s events in the Caribbean. Organisers have confirmed that Foxy’s renowned Old Year’s Night […]

by / on November 10, 2017 at 6:27 AM /
They’re here! Digital textbook distribution next week

They’re here! Digital textbook distribution next week

PRESS RELEASE: In an effort to further enhance the teaching and learning process for students of the territory, the Ministry of Education and Culture will integrate the use of digital textbooks in the classroom for students in grades 7 and […]

by / on November 10, 2017 at 5:10 AM /
Branson meets with IMF for BVI

Branson meets with IMF for BVI

Billionaire Sir Richard Branson who owns two of the outer islands in the territory said he has held talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on behalf of the British Virgin Islands. Branson made the disclosure in a letter to […]

by / on November 9, 2017 at 8:20 AM /
Scar hospitalized ahead of court appearance

Scar hospitalized ahead of court appearance

Vicardo ‘Scar’ Farrell who is accused of murdering Devern ‘Snoopy’ Stanley was hospitalized yesterday ahead of his appearance before the Magistrate’s Court. BVI News understands that Farrell was brought to Peebles Hospital after complaining of abdominal pain. Highly-placed sources told […]

by / on November 9, 2017 at 8:05 AM /
Arrest Blotter: Drugs, theft, gun busts

Arrest Blotter: Drugs, theft, gun busts

Seven persons have been arrested for various offences within the period of October 30 and November 6. Police said persons were apprehended for theft, drug and firearm-related offences, murder, among other things. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, in its […]

by / on November 9, 2017 at 6:09 AM /