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Articles By: Julia Donavan

Lower interest rates not promised despite SSB investment

Lower interest rates not promised despite SSB investment

Even with a $15 million investment from the coffers of the Social Security Board (SSB) which ensures the availability of more funds to on-lend to the public, the National Bank of the Virgin Islands has indicated that there is still […]

by / on December 20, 2017 at 8:22 AM /
Boats gone; Thomas breathes sigh of relief

Boats gone; Thomas breathes sigh of relief

More than three months after two catamarans ran aground on his Paraquita Bay property hampering his ability to rebuild his business that was damaged during the hurricane, Ecedro Thomas is finally able to breathe a sigh of relief. This is […]

by / on December 20, 2017 at 6:09 AM /
Dengue is back – Official confirms

Dengue is back – Official confirms

Medical Officer Dr Ronald Georges has confirmed reports of dengue fever in the British Virgin Islands. In an interview with BVI News, the high ranking medical official said, however, that it is not unusual to see cases appearing during the […]

by / on December 19, 2017 at 7:21 AM /
Bank offers short-term loans to customers awaiting settlements

Bank offers short-term loans to customers awaiting settlements

The National Bank of the Virgin Islands (NBVI) has announced that it is offering bridging loans or short-term loans to existing customers as they await the settlement of their property insurance claims. Noting that the bridging loan offer is valid […]

by / on December 19, 2017 at 7:18 AM /
Hundreds walk, run to help rebuild Autism Center

Hundreds walk, run to help rebuild Autism Center

Hundreds of persons participated in the Scotiabank Jingle Bells Run/Walk 5K event at the weekend which was aimed at raising funds to rebuild the Autism Center that was destroyed during Hurricane Irma. “Our staff came up with the Autism Center […]

by / on December 19, 2017 at 7:00 AM /
Vehicle overturns on Tortola

Vehicle overturns on Tortola

A vehicle overturned near Manuel Reef on Tortola this afternoon. Reports reaching BVI News are that the occupants of the vehicle sustained minor injuries. It is said that two persons were travelling in the vehicle at the time of the […]

by / on December 18, 2017 at 4:45 PM /
Over 1,000 gifted at annual Tree of Hands fun day

Over 1,000 gifted at annual Tree of Hands fun day

The Tortola Pier Park was transformed into an amusement park on Saturday when more than 1,000 children were given a special treat and gifted by the Tree of Hands. Tree of Hands is a local outreach group of volunteers and […]

by / on December 18, 2017 at 1:59 PM /
ESHS students ‘wreaking havoc’ in town – Walwyn

ESHS students ‘wreaking havoc’ in town – Walwyn

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist The Ministry of Education is pushing to end the recently-implemented shift system at Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) because of increasing incidents of students behaving unruly during afterschool hours. Some students are accused of shoplifting, […]

by / on December 18, 2017 at 7:32 AM /
I kept guns for protection from crime

I kept guns for protection from crime

Shakeel Pondt, the man who police held with three guns and 99 bullets has claimed that he found the guns and kept them for protection. “Basically I had no intention on using the gun on anyone. I only walk with […]

by / on December 18, 2017 at 7:31 AM /
Seek help from ‘colonial masters’ to solve crime – Gov’t told

Seek help from ‘colonial masters’ to solve crime – Gov’t told

With the territory recording 27 unsolved murders over a period of 17 years, it may be time that the Government considers calling on the United Kingdom for help. This suggestion was put forward by the Rector at St George’s Episcopal […]

by / on December 18, 2017 at 7:30 AM /