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Int’l summit with world leaders, celebs to be held in BVI

Int’l summit with world leaders, celebs to be held in BVI

An international summit with world leaders, business gurus, and celebrities is currently in the pipeline for the British Virgin Islands. Humanitarian and President of Global Peace Initiative Dr Kilari A. Paul made the announcement at a press briefing today. He, […]

by / on January 15, 2018 at 2:07 PM /
Excavators destroying roads; tougher laws ahead

Excavators destroying roads; tougher laws ahead

Tougher laws are to be implemented to deter persons operating vehicles with continuous tracks from driving on public roads. According to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communication and Works Anthony McMaster, these vehicles are wrecking the territory’s roads and […]

by / on January 15, 2018 at 7:30 AM /
Taxi industry wants to be included in recovery plan

Taxi industry wants to be included in recovery plan

Director of the Taxi and Livery Commission, Dameon Percival wants the local transportation-for-hire sector to be given a share of the recovery funds being set aside for the British Virgin Islands. While speaking during a public consultation on government’s proposed recovery and […]

by / on January 15, 2018 at 7:19 AM /
Retirees under 65 still required to pay NHI

Retirees under 65 still required to pay NHI

PRESS RELEASE: Retirees under age 65 are required to pay their own contributions towards the Virgin Islands National Health Insurance (NHI) programme at a rate of 3.75 percent of the monthly pension amount. Deputy Director of the BVI Social Security […]

by / on January 15, 2018 at 7:16 AM /
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 /