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VIP promises ‘district councils’, reduced imported labour, whistleblowing law

VIP promises ‘district councils’, reduced imported labour, whistleblowing law

Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Andrew Fahie is promising to implement ‘district councils’ in local constituencies if his party is elected as the next Government of the Virgin Islands. He said this strategy will make district representatives more […]

by / on January 17, 2019 at 7:49 AM /
West End station reopening nears, cops to share space with Customs, Immigration

West End station reopening nears, cops to share space with Customs, Immigration

Customs and Immigration officers based on the western end of Tortola have been offered a space at the West End Police Station when the facility reopens. Police Commissioner Michael Matthews said the “virtually fully restored” and is hopeful the station will […]

by / on January 17, 2019 at 7:35 AM /
RTW employee runs to raise support for Diabetes Association

RTW employee runs to raise support for Diabetes Association

PRESS RELEASE: On Sunday, December 29th, NorthWest employees and community members from store locations challenged themselves with the Grand Cayman Marathon a 26.2 mile run in support of the Company’s Healthy Horizons Foundation. Representing the British Virgin Islands was Mr […]

by / on January 17, 2019 at 5:03 AM /
No telling when hospital project will be completed, $114M spent so far

No telling when hospital project will be completed, $114M spent so far

Newly-appointed Health Minister Marlon Penn ‘cannot say’ when the construction project for Peebles Hospital in Road Town will be completed. Responding to questions in the House of Assembly on Tuesday, Penn said the construction cost for the medical facility to […]

by / on January 16, 2019 at 3:28 PM /
2023 reprieve: UK extends deadline for BVI to implement public registers

2023 reprieve: UK extends deadline for BVI to implement public registers

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff The United Kingdom government has granted its Overseas Territories a reprieve and is now allowing the British Virgin Islands to go without implementing the bedevilling public registers of company beneficial ownership until 2023. This […]

by / on January 16, 2019 at 8:47 AM /
Changes: Prisoners could vote before election day under amendments to law

Changes: Prisoners could vote before election day under amendments to law

Select inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison might become eligible to vote prior to election day if a pending amendment to the territory’s 25-year-old Elections Act is passed in the House of Assembly. The Elections (Amendment) Act, 2019 is currently being […]

by / on January 16, 2019 at 8:18 AM /
We face ‘constitutional crisis’ if elections don’t happen early — Skelton

We face ‘constitutional crisis’ if elections don’t happen early — Skelton

Political leader of the Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) and former Finance Minister Ronnie Skelton is calling for the 2019 General Election to happen at least two months before the end of April so that the territory’s economy does not […]

by / on January 16, 2019 at 7:30 AM /
Walwyn not under police investigation, says Premier

Walwyn not under police investigation, says Premier

Education Minister Myron Walwyn is not under police investigation. Premier Dr D Orlando Smith made that statement while answering questions from opposition legislator Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull in the House of Assembly on Tuesday. Turnbull’s questions were phrased to ask about […]

by / on January 16, 2019 at 7:22 AM /
First four local athletes qualify for 2019 CARIFTA Games

First four local athletes qualify for 2019 CARIFTA Games

Four British Virgin Islands athletes have already qualified for the 2019 CARIFTA Games which are to be held in the Cayman Islands. Diamante Gumbs, Jaleel Croal, Palesa Ceasar, and Djimon Gumbs are the qualifiers. The quartet made the national CARIFTA […]

by / on January 16, 2019 at 7:04 AM /
Premier: Taxpayer $$ also used to pay BVI Airways’ debts, no one got rich from airline

Premier: Taxpayer $$ also used to pay BVI Airways’ debts, no one got rich from airline

Part of the $7.2 million government paid over to the seemingly defunct BVI Airways was used to clear the airline’s debts, Premier Dr D Orlando Smith revealed in the House of Assembly on Tuesday. “It was spent paying off debts […]

by / on January 15, 2019 at 3:49 PM /