Articles By: Julia Donavan

BVI seeks loans, investors after some $3.3B damage

BVI seeks loans, investors after some $3.3B damage

While noting that damage to the territory as a result of recent natural disasters is estimated at some $3.3 billion across all sectors, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said his administration will use an appropriate mix of financing including grants […]

by / on October 13, 2017 at 8:31 AM /
Business owners down-spirited, done with BVI

Business owners down-spirited, done with BVI

Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist A number of business owners who suffered losses as a result of looting and Hurricane Irma have pledged to never operate in the British Virgin Islands again, said Leader of the Opposition Andrew Fahie. Reports […]

by / on October 13, 2017 at 7:52 AM /
Vanterpool appointed acting premier

Vanterpool appointed acting premier

Minister of Communication and Works Mark Vanterpool has been appointed to act in the top political job in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). He will serve in the post of Acting Premier until October 15 when Premier Dr D Orlando Smith […]

by / on October 13, 2017 at 6:00 AM /
Several job openings for residents

Several job openings for residents

The recent hurricanes may have caused widespread destruction and job losses in the territory, but endless job opportunities have opened up for residents in companies such as telecommunication company Digicel, which has announced that it is hiring locally. While stating […]

by / on October 13, 2017 at 4:35 AM /
Help residents get solar panels, Skelton urges gov’t

Help residents get solar panels, Skelton urges gov’t

The government has urged residents to invest in solar panels for their homes, but the minister of health and social development is suggesting that Government should help the poorer residents purchase the solar panels. “There are quite a number of […]

by / on September 27, 2017 at 7:26 AM /
You are in my prayers – Queen Elizabeth to residents

You are in my prayers – Queen Elizabeth to residents

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II said she has been intently watching the situation in the territory as it relates to the hurricane, and will be praying for the Islands as Hurricane Maria approaches. The message from the Queen was delivered […]

by / on September 19, 2017 at 1:31 PM /
Premier begs residents not to take Maria lightly

Premier begs residents not to take Maria lightly

Mere hours before Hurricane Maria begins to affect the territory, Premier Dr. D Orlando Smith is urging residents not to underestimate the destructive force of the hurricane. “For all residents of the Virgin Islands, I am urging you not to […]

by / on September 19, 2017 at 12:06 PM /
Discussions underway to reward helpful prisoners

Discussions underway to reward helpful prisoners

Inmates who chose to stay behind to repair a section of Her Majesty’s Prison that suffered damage due to the passage of Hurricane Irma, as well as, assisted with recovery efforts in communities could be rewarded for their philanthropy. Governor Augustus Jaspert […]

by / on September 19, 2017 at 9:02 AM /
Governor assures prison will hold up during Hurricane Maria

Governor assures prison will hold up during Hurricane Maria

Following the escape of over 100 inmates from Her Majesty’s Prison during the recent hurricane, Governor Augustus Jaspert has given the assurance that the facility will hold up when Hurricane Maria passes over the territory within the next few hours. […]

by / on September 19, 2017 at 8:13 AM /
Sports Complex announced as shelter; others checked

Sports Complex announced as shelter; others checked

The Multi-purpose Sports Complex in Road Town. While announcing that the Multi-purpose Sports Complex in Road Town will be added as a shelter for Hurricane Maria, members of the National Emergency Operations Committee (NEOC) said they will today examine the […]

by / on September 18, 2017 at 5:26 PM /