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CXC makes adjustments for BVI students

CXC makes adjustments for BVI students

The Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) has granted an extension to British Virgin Islands students for submission of their School Based Assessments (SBAs). SBAs are school projects that are part of CXC’s examination requirements; and they contribute to students’ final CXC test […]

by / on October 27, 2017 at 7:09 AM /
We are back on our feet; open for business

We are back on our feet; open for business

Nearly two months after Hurricane Irma, Premier Dr Orlando has said the British Virgin Islands is back on its feet and is now open for business. The Premier made the announcement yesterday while noting improvements to the territory’s utilities, port […]

by / on October 27, 2017 at 7:06 AM /
No gov’t worker will be laid off

No gov’t worker will be laid off

Public servants are being told that they have nothing to fear as it relates to job security. That assurance came directly from the man at the helm of Government, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr D Orlando Smith. “Yes. I […]

by / on October 26, 2017 at 5:36 PM /
BVIEC distributing one-third of regular power

BVIEC distributing one-third of regular power

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has announced that the BVI Electricity Corporation is now distributing one-third of the power it did before Hurricane Irma. That amount is 11 megawatts, which he said is being distributed to three of the four […]

by / on October 26, 2017 at 4:22 PM /
Probe: Dealerships selling tax-free vehicles at duty cost

Probe: Dealerships selling tax-free vehicles at duty cost

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Some car dealerships in the British Virgin Islands may be placed under investigation in light of reports that they have been breaking the law. Following government’s decision to place a three-month Customs duty waiver on […]

by / on October 26, 2017 at 8:53 AM /
Don’t be ungrateful; dark days ahead

Don’t be ungrateful; dark days ahead

While warning residents not to be ungrateful to humanitarians who have assisted the territory, Deputy Premier Dr Kedrick Pickering said ‘dark days’ are ahead for the British Virgin Islands.  Dr Pickering, who is also Representative of the Seventh Electoral District, gave the […]

by / on October 26, 2017 at 7:37 AM /
Nightmares: Residents affected by post-hurricane disorders

Nightmares: Residents affected by post-hurricane disorders

Residents are being encouraged to exercise self-care in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which health authorities believe to be the cause of psychological and emotional disorders among survivors. Medical Director for the National Health Insurance (NHI), Dr Harlan Vanterpool said […]

by / on October 26, 2017 at 6:12 AM /
Monthly cash for families under Household Assistance Programme

Monthly cash for families under Household Assistance Programme

Days after government rolled out it’s Household Assistance Programme for vulnerable families, it’s collaborative partners, BVI Red Cross and Caritas Antilles, said they will be providing financial assistance as part of the programme. “Cash transfers will be made directly to […]

by / on October 25, 2017 at 5:59 AM /
Family man and friend: Mouners say final farewell

Family man and friend: Mouners say final farewell

Though he was laid to rest weeks ago in his native land, scores of mourners, including parliamentary officials, still gathered at the Sea Cow’s Bay Methodist Church yesterday to pay last respects to one of the territory’s oldest media pioneers, […]

by / on October 25, 2017 at 5:40 AM /
BVI Angie’s List: Workers registry to be created

BVI Angie’s List: Workers registry to be created

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff While encouraging young persons to be alert of the entrepreneurial possibilities now available in light of the hurricanes, Minister of Education Myron Walwyn said government will be implementing a registry where the public can […]

by / on October 24, 2017 at 8:11 AM /