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Articles By: Julia Donavan

Police name murder victims; apparent drive-by shooting

Police name murder victims; apparent drive-by shooting

Investigators suspect that this morning’s double-murder was a drive-by shooting. Police Commissioner Michael Matthews gave the disclosure while releasing the names of the murder victims. “The victims are Michael Stevens and Clevaughn Sweeney who were found in a vehicle riddled […]

by / on February 10, 2018 at 1:29 PM /
UK team in BVI to replant local botanic gardens

UK team in BVI to replant local botanic gardens

A team from the United Kingdom-based Royal Botanic Gardens Kew are currently providing specialist assistance to replant vegetation in the J.R. O’Neal Botanic Gardens. The four-acre garden located in Road Town was completely ravaged by the hurricanes last September. “They […]

by / on February 9, 2018 at 2:02 PM /
Fire Chief laments ‘sheep pen’ condition at station

Fire Chief laments ‘sheep pen’ condition at station

Four months after Hurricane Irma unleashed a nightmare of devastation on the territory, officers at the Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service are still living that nightmare inside a cramped, mold-infested headquarter building in Road Town. It’s a condition that […]

by / on December 29, 2017 at 1:31 PM /
Sea Cows Bay had become the funeral capital — Fraser

Sea Cows Bay had become the funeral capital — Fraser

Third District Representative Julian Fraser said he is pleased that churches outside his constituency, which had been impacted by the September hurricanes, are getting back to a state of normalcy and can carry out functions such as hosting funerals once […]

by / on December 29, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
Irma blamed for incomplete greenhouse project

Irma blamed for incomplete greenhouse project

After years of futile efforts to get the greenhouse project in Paraquita Bay up and running, the National Democratic Party Government was on the brink of making it a reality until Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the multi-million dollar project […]

by / on December 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM /
Omar Hodge was a true patriot – Pickering

Omar Hodge was a true patriot – Pickering

Acting Premier, Dr Kedrick Pickering has described the late Hon. Omar Wallace Hodge as a true patriot who earned the love and admiration of everyone during the many decades he spent in politics. Hodge, a former legislator passed away on […]

by / on December 27, 2017 at 1:00 PM /
Plans to modernize CGB sewerage plant; beach still closed

Plans to modernize CGB sewerage plant; beach still closed

Plans are afoot to upgrade and modernize the faulty sewerage plant in Cane Garden Bay which is being blamed as the likely source of water contamination at Cane Garden Bay beach. The beach, which was ordered closed recently because of […]

by / on December 27, 2017 at 7:00 AM /
CTL Home Center spreads Christmas cheer

CTL Home Center spreads Christmas cheer

PRESS RELEASE – Clarence Thomas Home Center brought Christmas cheer to children across the BVI as it continues to give back to the community. This week CTL Home Center presented gifts to over 100 primary school students who were affected […]

by / on December 27, 2017 at 5:00 AM /
Another payday for persons on Household Assistance Program

Another payday for persons on Household Assistance Program

The close to 1,000 persons eligible to receive financial help under the Government’s Household Assistance Program now have one extra reason to smile this Christmas after money was disbursed to their accounts today. This is the second time for the […]

by / on December 22, 2017 at 7:19 AM /
Generous businessman donates cash to residents

Generous businessman donates cash to residents

Five families in the Second District who needed an extra push to aid in their recovery efforts after the hurricane were the beneficiaries of a cash donation totaling $5,000 courtesy of local businessman, Clive George. George, who is the owner […]

by / on December 22, 2017 at 6:50 AM /