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Premier leading BVI’s first financial services mission to Africa

Premier leading BVI’s first financial services mission to Africa

The British Virgin Islands is expanding its financial services reach by embarking on a two-week trade mission to Africa in November. Minister responsible for finance, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith will be leading a local delegation across three African nations […]

by / on September 18, 2018 at 9:04 AM /
Cops on a roll: Another illegal gun recovered, Hispanic man held

Cops on a roll: Another illegal gun recovered, Hispanic man held

Police recovered another illegal gun in East End/Long Look on Saturday — making this at least the fifth firearm discovery in the last few weeks alone. A Spanish-speaking man is now custody in relation to the discovery. Members of the police […]

by / on September 18, 2018 at 8:17 AM /
BVI tops OECS in CXCs again

BVI tops OECS in CXCs again

The British Virgin Islands has once again topped the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) by producing the most students to pass five or more CXC subjects in one sitting this year. This achievement has caught the attention of the […]

by / on September 18, 2018 at 8:12 AM /
Man charged with forgery two years ago still not summoned to court

Man charged with forgery two years ago still not summoned to court

Arguing that it does not speak well for the BVI’s justice system, Magistrate Shawn Innocent has ordered that a government employee who was charged with two counts of forgery in 2016, be finally subpoenaed to court. The court was told […]

by / on September 18, 2018 at 7:30 AM /
Local special needs graduate lands job at primary school

Local special needs graduate lands job at primary school

Roughly four years after he began his life-altering journey to earn a secondary-level education as a differently-abled student abroad, Kaheem Malone is now employed at the Alexandrina Maduro Primary School in Baugher’s Bay. Malone was hired as a teacher’s aide […]

by / on September 18, 2018 at 7:18 AM /
Young men found with drugs at sea plead guilty

Young men found with drugs at sea plead guilty

Two young men who were found with more than one hundred grams of cannabis on a vessel back in 2016 have pleaded guilty to the offences. They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge of possession of a controlled drug […]

by / on September 17, 2018 at 3:10 PM /
Cabinet documents being converted to web format, gov’t inks deal

Cabinet documents being converted to web format, gov’t inks deal

Government has launched a software that will streamline local Cabinet processes and convert Cabinet documents into a web-based format. The software, which is called ExcoTrack, allows the Cabinet Office and its members to share policy documents without having to use […]

by / on September 17, 2018 at 2:18 PM /
BVI travellers to see enhanced border security procedures, policies

BVI travellers to see enhanced border security procedures, policies

Travellers arriving and departing the British Virgin Islands will be subject to heightened security measures now that a set of new Immigration policies are to be introduced in the territory. Governor Augustus Jaspert said those policies will include the implementation […]

by / on September 17, 2018 at 8:11 AM /
Problems solved: CDB president visits BVI, irons out challenges

Problems solved: CDB president visits BVI, irons out challenges

The challenges between the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the British Virgin Islands have been ironed out and business between the two is now expected to run more smoothly. This is because of a ‘courtesy call’ CDB President Dr William […]

by / on September 17, 2018 at 7:59 AM /
Gov’t was more hindrance than help for me serving sister islands

Gov’t was more hindrance than help for me serving sister islands

VIP candidate Vincent Wheatley said he resigned as Sister Islands Programme Coordinator because he believes he can do more for the islands independently than he could ever do while working under the directive of NDP government. Wheatley served as the programme […]

by / on September 17, 2018 at 7:45 AM /