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Shooting again! Brothers reportedly injured in separate incidents

Shooting again! Brothers reportedly injured in separate incidents

Information reaching BVI News are that two brothers are now nursing gunshot injuries following separate shooting incidents. The latest reported shooting is said to have happened in the Huntums Ghut area on Saturday night, February 17. That incident comes about […]

by / on February 18, 2018 at 12:44 AM /
Another shooting on Tortola; man injured

Another shooting on Tortola; man injured

Another shooting has happened on Tortola. Police told our news centre that one man has been injured in the incident. BVI News understands that the shooting happened sometime before 10pm in the Horse Path area of the island. The gunshot […]

by / on February 17, 2018 at 7:34 AM /
New online application system for Immigration

New online application system for Immigration

The Immigration Department is implementing an online application process for entry permits. Premier Dr D Orlando Smith made the announcement late Friday afternoon, adding that the online system is now being tested. “We expect this to be up and running […]

by / on February 16, 2018 at 6:19 PM /
PHOTO OF THE DAY: Business basket

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Business basket

Government minister Mark Vanterpool was recently photographed supporting this young entrepreneur who was selling a basket of snacks in Carrot Bay. The National Democratic Party administration has been an avid advocate of youth entrepreneurship in the British Virgin Islands. The […]

by / on February 16, 2018 at 3:12 PM /
DDM one of the ‘most robust’ in Caribbean, says Penn

DDM one of the ‘most robust’ in Caribbean, says Penn

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has been described as one of the most respected meteorological-associated agencies in the region. Chairman of the Disaster Recovery Coordination Committee (DRCC), Brodrick Penn hailed the DMM as ‘well-respected’ while speaking this week at […]

by / on February 16, 2018 at 1:05 PM /
BVI still in control even with UK-mandated Agency — Premier

BVI still in control even with UK-mandated Agency — Premier

By Davion Smith, BVI News Journalist Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has said the Recovery and Development Agency that is being implemented will not stop local government from continuing to manage its own affairs. The Agency is being set up […]

by / on February 16, 2018 at 7:24 AM /
Premier stepping in to fix Immigration mess

Premier stepping in to fix Immigration mess

The government will be rolling out ‘changes’ to remedy the ongoing dilemma at the Immigration Department in Road Town. “These changes that are due will definitely result in reduced waiting times, removal of those long lines from Immigration, and much […]

by / on February 16, 2018 at 7:11 AM /
Territory’s leader ‘satisfied’ with pace of recovery

Territory’s leader ‘satisfied’ with pace of recovery

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith has said he is pleased with the pace at which hurricane recovery is being undertaken in the British Virgin Islands. He, however, said there is room for improvement. “Yes, I am satisfied with the pace. I think […]

by / on February 16, 2018 at 7:07 AM /
Fischer’s Cove to be fully functional by 2019

Fischer’s Cove to be fully functional by 2019

After sustaining considerable damage from the hurricanes, the privately-owned Fischer’s Cove Beach Hotel on Virgin Gorda is aiming to be fully operational by 2019. Proprietor Anderson ‘Andy’ Flax told BVI News yesterday that the beachfront property consisting of eight cottages, […]

by / on February 16, 2018 at 7:02 AM /
VG fire officers operating under ‘trying conditions’

VG fire officers operating under ‘trying conditions’

Broken windows and doors, defective air conditioning units, and a faulty service vehicle are just some of the issues affecting the Virgin Gorda Fire Station. There are seven Fire and Rescue officers currently attached to the facility and like many […]

by / on February 15, 2018 at 2:19 PM /