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Visas being issued on arrival – Premier

Visas being issued on arrival – Premier

Amid some level of public uncertainty about the territory’s post-hurricane Labour and Immigration laws, Premier Dr Orlando Smith confirmed yesterday that persons coming into the British Virgin Islands to work will be issued a visa immediately after arriving into the […]

by / on October 24, 2017 at 7:38 AM /
Students barred from classes at HLSCC

Students barred from classes at HLSCC

A number of students were reportedly barred from classes during their first day back at H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) yesterday. HLSCC officially reopened for the first time since the hurricanes, which significantly disrupted regular operations at the educational […]

by / on October 24, 2017 at 7:15 AM /
Gov’t working behind the scenes, residents told

Gov’t working behind the scenes, residents told

Government minister Myron Walwyn yesterday sought to reassure residents that while they may not always see it, his government continues represent the British Virgin Islands and that work is happening ‘behind the scenes’. Walwyn’s statement has come at a time […]

by / on October 24, 2017 at 6:45 AM /
Tropical wave may cause showers tonight

Tropical wave may cause showers tonight

Residents are being advised that the British Virgin Islands might experience effects from a tropical wave tonight. The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) made the announcement in a media relaease today, October 24. The territory has been experiencing relatively continuous […]

by / on October 24, 2017 at 5:15 AM /
Roughly $50M to rebuild electricity grid – Vanterpool

Roughly $50M to rebuild electricity grid – Vanterpool

Minister of Communications and Works Mark Vanterpool said overall work to rebuild the territory’s electricity grid is estimated to cost $50 million. Vanterpool said the price tag covers two phases of the reconstruction. “They (the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) have an […]

by / on October 23, 2017 at 7:45 AM /
UK promises private sector task force to help BVI

UK promises private sector task force to help BVI

  The British Virgin Islands can expect additional assistance from the United Kingdom, which said it will set up a private sector task force to help this, and other hurricane-ravaged countries. While speaking at the recent World Bank meeting attended […]

by / on October 23, 2017 at 7:40 AM /
Tertiary scholarships from gov’t to continue

Tertiary scholarships from gov’t to continue

Students in the British Virgin Islands will still have an opportunity earn tertiary scholarships from government, even in light of hurricanes Irma and Maria which resulted in a considerable portion of the territory’s budgeted funds being reprioritized towards recovery. This […]

by / on October 23, 2017 at 6:00 AM /
Cooper Island Beach Club to reopen by Easter

Cooper Island Beach Club to reopen by Easter

Over a month after hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the British Virgin Islands, Cooper Island Beach Club has announced that it plans to reopen to guests by Easter. The beach club, which is one of the top tourism spots in […]

by / on October 23, 2017 at 5:52 AM /
Take a stand against domestic violence, residents told

Take a stand against domestic violence, residents told

While the territory grapples to recover from the destruction of last month’s hurricanes, government is raising awareness to another issue in the British Virgin Islands; domestic violence. The Ministry of Health said in a media release today that Friday, October […]

by / on October 23, 2017 at 5:35 AM /
Curfew relaxed further

Curfew relaxed further

Governor of the British Virgin Islands, Augustus Jaspert, has ordered for the ongoing curfew to be further relaxed. Starting tomorrow, October 21, the new curfew will run from 11pm to 6am daily. This gives residents an additional hour to traverse […]

by / on October 20, 2017 at 11:07 AM /