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Maduro-Caines to be appointed Junior Minister for Trade

Maduro-Caines to be appointed Junior Minister for Trade

Now that Marlon Penn has been appointed the new Minister of Health and Social Development, his post as Junior Minister for Trade will be revoked, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has said. “In fact, that was just done,” Dr Smith […]

by / on November 20, 2018 at 1:32 PM /
Premier appoints new Health Minister, Junior Tourism Minister

Premier appoints new Health Minister, Junior Tourism Minister

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff Roughly 24 hours after firing Ronnie Skelton from his post as Minister of Health and Social Development, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has appointed a replacement for both him (Skelton) and Archibald Christian whose […]

by / on November 20, 2018 at 7:27 AM /
VG man allegedly steals generator for ‘safekeeping’

VG man allegedly steals generator for ‘safekeeping’

A Virgin Gorda resident accused of stealing a generator belonging to a store on the sister island said he took the appliance for safekeeping to prevent it from being looted in the aftermath of 2017 disasters. Samuel McSheene, a government […]

by / on November 20, 2018 at 6:51 AM /
Visitor experience being enhanced with telescopes, WiFi

Visitor experience being enhanced with telescopes, WiFi

As the BVI moves to restore its once-booming tourism industry, a number of initiatives are being rolled out to enhance visitor experience in the hurricane-hit territory. One of those initiatives includes mounting telescopes on each of the main islands of […]

by / on November 20, 2018 at 6:39 AM /
USVI national granted $60K bail after drug find

USVI national granted $60K bail after drug find

A St Thomas, US Virgin Islands national has been granted $60,000 bail with one surety after he was allegedly found carrying 60 grams of cannabis. Twenty-nine-year-old construction worker Hakeem Leonard did not enter a plea during his first appearance before Senior […]

by / on November 20, 2018 at 6:33 AM /
COMMENTARY: Is this the end to two-party politics in BVI?

COMMENTARY: Is this the end to two-party politics in BVI?

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor In twenty years, the state of Virgin Islands politics has never seen the flux and flow it sees today. In the past twenty years, the two-party system has governed the political landscape. Two party politics has […]

by / on November 20, 2018 at 6:04 AM /
UPDATE: Premier details Ronnie Skelton’s firing as Health Minister

UPDATE: Premier details Ronnie Skelton’s firing as Health Minister

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has fired Minister of Health and Social Development, Ronnie Skelton. In detailing the circumstances under which Skelton was sacked, Premier Smith said this morning: “Over the weekend after reading an […]

by / on November 19, 2018 at 12:12 PM /
Hard to pass new laws between now and election, gov’t too broken

Hard to pass new laws between now and election, gov’t too broken

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff While announcing an earlier-than-planned timeframe for General Election, Governor Agustus Jaspert called for legislators to band together and get as many laws passed between now and the April 2019 election deadline. But, Opposition Leader […]

by / on November 19, 2018 at 9:07 AM /
Day-trippers flocking BVI, 28% increase compared to last year

Day-trippers flocking BVI, 28% increase compared to last year

Notwithstanding declines in overnight visitors and cruise arrivals, day tripper statistics have shown an impressive increase this year when compared to last year, the BVI Tourist Board has reported. More than 11,000 day-trippers visited the BVI between January and September of […]

by / on November 19, 2018 at 7:35 AM /
Brandywine business robbed weeks before fire, operators suspect arson

Brandywine business robbed weeks before fire, operators suspect arson

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Considering that Nolly’s By The Beach Restaurant & Bar in Brandywine Bay experienced two major ill-fated events in less than four months of opening for business, operators of the establishment are now contemplating whether the […]

by / on November 19, 2018 at 7:30 AM /