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Concrete roofs in high demand

Concrete roofs in high demand

  Concrete roofs are now in high demand from residents who lost their traditional galvanised roofs during the recent hurricanes that affected the British Virgin Islands. This is according to the local Rotary Clubs, whose members have pledged to rebuild […]

by / on October 18, 2017 at 12:45 PM /
Nanny Cay announces opening this season, fewer docks

Nanny Cay announces opening this season, fewer docks

  The management of Nanny Cay Resort and Marina on Tortola said it hopes to be in a position to accommodate many of its guests this tourist season, adding that 40 percent of its rooms already have been made available […]

by / on October 18, 2017 at 9:24 AM /
Shelter boxes only for family units – Rotary

Shelter boxes only for family units – Rotary

Local Rotary Clubs yesterday made it clear that residents without access to potable water and proper sanitation facilities will not qualify for shelter boxes. The nonprofit organisation stated that only relatively sizable families will be eligible to receive these temporary […]

by / on October 18, 2017 at 9:07 AM /
BVI regional position questioned in prison outrage

BVI regional position questioned in prison outrage

Governor Augustus Jaspert has hinted that the 21 prisoners sent to St Lucia after Hurricane Irma damaged Her Majesty’s Prison are likely to remain in that country possibly for nine months, but some St Lucians are still not happy that […]

by / on October 18, 2017 at 8:28 AM /
Our people are the most underused – Turnbull

Our people are the most underused – Turnbull

Representative of the Second Electoral District Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull said residents in the territory are being underused, and has called for Government to include them during efforts to rebuild the British Virgin Islands. The Government lawmaker made the statement in […]

by / on October 18, 2017 at 7:54 AM /
Scammers use BVI to steal $2M – Branson

Scammers use BVI to steal $2M – Branson

Billionaire Sir Richard Branson has sounded an alarm on con artists who he said have been using the hurricane-struck British Virgin Islands (BVI) as a way to dupe unsuspecting donors out of their money. Branson said US$2 million already has […]

by / on October 17, 2017 at 1:29 PM /
Residents urged to be vigilant, avoid leptospirosis

Residents urged to be vigilant, avoid leptospirosis

Residents are urged to be vigilant and avoid leptospirosis amid concerns in the region and prime conditions locally for its transmission. Medical Officer of Health Dr Ronald Georges said Puerto Rico has a number of suspected cases, and the neighbouring […]

by / on October 17, 2017 at 12:15 PM /
Horse track ripe for private investment – Lake

Horse track ripe for private investment – Lake

By Davion Smith, BVI News Online Staff Prior to Hurricane Irma investors had expressed interest in developing horse-racing tracks in the British Virgin Islands and US Virgin Islands, and President of the BVI Horse Owners Association Patsy Lake said the […]

by / on October 17, 2017 at 9:08 AM /
Caines blasts ‘heartless’ employers

Caines blasts ‘heartless’ employers

Representative of the Sixth Electoral District Alvera Maduro-Caines has accused some employers of being heartless because they – among other things – have told workers that the time lost as a result of category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria should […]

by / on October 17, 2017 at 9:05 AM /
Residents get deadline to remove damaged vehicles

Residents get deadline to remove damaged vehicles

Persons hoping to salvage vehicles that were left in public spaces, after being thrashed by the hurricanes, now have until the end of the month to retrieve them. The Department of Waste Management said, after October 30, damaged vehicles located […]

by / on October 17, 2017 at 8:12 AM /