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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 /
If each person does a little, you won’t have a load

If each person does a little, you won’t have a load

Chief Executive Officer of Digicel Kevin Gordon has called on business operators to take a local school under their wings to help ease the burden on Government. He made the statement while he noted that his company plans to sponsor […]

by / on October 17, 2017 at 7:33 AM /
Centenarian gets generator

Centenarian gets generator

One of the oldest living persons in the British Virgin Islands, Henrietta Smith, is the recipient of a generator from Convoy of Hope and Representative of the First Electoral District Andrew Fahie. Like other residents, Smith has been without power […]

by / on October 17, 2017 at 6:15 AM /
Company gives more than $50K worth of relief supplies

Company gives more than $50K worth of relief supplies

RoadTown Wholesale, which operates RiteWay, has donated more than $50,000 worth of rebuilding supplies to the National Emergency Operations Centre. The supplies include 5,000 tarps, duct tapes, and ropes, said the Government Information Service.

by / on October 17, 2017 at 3:21 AM /
Vincy officials to help with passports, schooling

Vincy officials to help with passports, schooling

Government officials from St Vincent and the Grenadines are visiting the territory to help with the replacement of passports, and to assist children of Vincentian parentage in relocating to that country to continue their education. Meetings to facilitate the aforementioned […]

by / on October 16, 2017 at 4:26 PM /
No loss of confidence – BVI Finance

No loss of confidence – BVI Finance

Leaders in the British Virgin Islands financial services industry said there is still no sense of loss of confidence or business in the industry despite the territory being hit severely by Hurricane Irma on September 6. Gary Hales, Head of […]

by / on October 16, 2017 at 3:11 PM /