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UPDATE: Aircraft crash victim dies

UPDATE: Aircraft crash victim dies

  The individual rescued from the aircraft that crashed in the sea at the Terrence B Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island has died. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force made the pronouncement minutes before 6 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon, July […]

by / on July 18, 2018 at 5:02 PM /
Henry rubbishes claims that premiership contenders should run At-Large

Henry rubbishes claims that premiership contenders should run At-Large

Social commentator Julio ‘Sam’ Henry has rubbished claims by NDP leader Myron Walwyn that persons vying to become Premier should only run ‘At-Large’ and not at the district level. According to Henry, former Chief Ministers H Lavity Stoutt, Dr Willard […]

by / on July 18, 2018 at 3:37 PM /
STUDY: Public registers may cause over 2000 job losses

STUDY: Public registers may cause over 2000 job losses

Up to 2,300 jobs could be lost in the British Virgin Islands if public registers of company beneficial ownership are implemented, a government-commissioned study has revealed. British research company Capital Economics said these job losses would happen over the next […]

by / on July 18, 2018 at 8:16 AM /
Hanley fined for stealing from Immigration

Hanley fined for stealing from Immigration

Immigration Officer Donald Hanley has been convicted and fined $3,000 for theft. Senior Magistrate Tamia Richards slapped the 35-year-old with the penalty when he appeared before her yesterday, July 17. He was ordered to pay the fine or serve six […]

by / on July 18, 2018 at 7:46 AM /
Pickering pitches sargassum warning system to OECS

Pickering pitches sargassum warning system to OECS

An early warning system to sound an alarm when masses of the foul-smelling sargassum seaweed are approaching is being suggested for the BVI and the wider Caribbean. Minister of Natural Resources, Dr Kedrick Pickering pitched the idea before regional leaders […]

by / on July 18, 2018 at 7:24 AM /
Tropical wave to move over BVI area tonight — DDM

Tropical wave to move over BVI area tonight — DDM

A tropical wave is predicted to move over the area of the British Virgin Islands tonight, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has said. This tropical wave might result in what the DDM described as unsettled weather conditions across the […]

by / on July 18, 2018 at 7:13 AM /
Willock eyes At-Large candidacy for VIP

Willock eyes At-Large candidacy for VIP

Businessman Julian Willock is seeking approval from the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) to run as a VIP At-Large candidate in the upcoming general election. Willock recently released a video more than six minutes long stating the reasons he should be […]

by / on July 18, 2018 at 7:03 AM /
Festival fever on at Digicel

Festival fever on at Digicel

PRESS RELEASED: Digicel, the British Virgin Island’s (BVI) total communications and entertainment provider, is pleased to announce the launch of its Festival Fever campaign, where customers will be gifted with cash, smartphones, data and branded items, in celebration of BVI’s […]

by / on July 18, 2018 at 5:35 AM /
Faulty line caused today’s outage | Nothing of great concern

Faulty line caused today’s outage | Nothing of great concern

Authorities at the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has said a ‘faulty transmission line’ was cause of consequtive power outages that affected all BVIEC-powered islands, except Anegada, this morning, July 17. However, residents are being assured they have nothing to be […]

by / on July 17, 2018 at 12:59 PM /
Heads of gov’t agencies neglecting duties, PWD singled out

Heads of gov’t agencies neglecting duties, PWD singled out

Department heads in various government agencies are being accused of often shirking the responsibilities of the post in which they are appointed. Junior Minister for Tourism Archibald Christian levelled those accusations in the House of Assembly last week. “Why does […]

by / on July 17, 2018 at 7:36 AM /