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Articles By: Julia Donavan

Cline concerned about financial stability;  backs gov’t

Cline concerned about financial stability; backs gov’t

While underscoring the need to closely monitor the financial stability of the territory especially in light of international pressures facing the financial services industry, businessman Bishop John Cline has brushed aside criticism of the National Democratic Party (NDP) government’s performance. […]

by / on January 5, 2017 at 7:56 AM /
DeCastro on roads: Where is the value for money?

DeCastro on roads: Where is the value for money?

Former general election candidate of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Sharie DeCastro has questioned whether the territory received value for money in relation to a multi-million dollar road repair project being undertaken by Government. Minister of Communication and Works […]

by / on January 5, 2017 at 7:55 AM /
Minister told: Be truthful or find another job

Minister told: Be truthful or find another job

Representative of the First Electoral District Andrew Fahie has suggested that certain ministers of government may ultimately be made to seek another job if they are unable to provide the House of Assembly with ‘truthful’ information. He noted that he […]

by / on January 5, 2017 at 7:02 AM /
BVI Finance changes name to BVI Finance Ltd

BVI Finance changes name to BVI Finance Ltd

Government Information Service (press release) – BVI Finance has unveiled its new name and is now BVI Finance Ltd (BVIFL) which completes its transition to a private company. The BVIFL will play a crucial part in the Government’s ongoing BVI […]

by / on January 5, 2017 at 7:00 AM /
Nearly a dozen people to face court for marijuana

Nearly a dozen people to face court for marijuana

A total of 10 persons will face the Magistrate’s Court in the coming weeks to answer to different cases involving alleged possession of a controlled drug – predominantly marijuana. The charges, which were laid mainly on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, […]

by / on January 4, 2017 at 4:02 PM /
NHI awaiting legal opinion regarding suspension

NHI awaiting legal opinion regarding suspension

The management of the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme said it is awaiting legal opinion on whether it is allowed to suspend benefits enjoyed by employees, whose bosses are delinquent in making contributions to the NHI on their behalf. Deputy […]

by / on January 4, 2017 at 8:41 AM /
Filipino rep talks work, life in the BVI

Filipino rep talks work, life in the BVI

President of the British Virgin Islands Filipino Association Dr Christine Harry has charged her compatriots who have made the BVI their temporary or permanent home to continue working towards making the territory a better place. She stated that Filipinos who […]

by / on January 4, 2017 at 8:18 AM /
Child support: Employers may be sent to prison

Child support: Employers may be sent to prison

The British Virgin Islands has proposed relatively tough actions against employers who fail to carry out court orders under the territory’s first comprehensive legal framework that is seeking to address the vexing issue of child maintenance. Under the proposed Child […]

by / on January 4, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
Boat captain dies suddenly on VG

Boat captain dies suddenly on VG

A boat captain died suddenly on Virgin Gorda on New Year’s Day, prompting a police investigation into the circumstances of the death. The deceased is 48 year-old North Sound resident Leslie Shortte, otherwise known as Shabba. He is a native […]

by / on January 4, 2017 at 7:05 AM /
Neil Blyden was ill

Neil Blyden was ill

Reports are that there is so far no obvious sign of foul play regarding the death of prominent businessman and radio announcer, Neil Blyden, also known as Mr Melee. Blyden was displaying flu-like symptoms over his last few days, but […]

by / on January 3, 2017 at 3:49 PM /