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Opposition tries to whip governor into action

Opposition tries to whip governor into action

Chairman of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Andrew Fahie has asked Governor John Duncan to intervene into matters regarding the current and past government’s questionable accountability record as it relates to the territory’s finances. The move comes weeks after […]

by / on January 12, 2017 at 8:00 AM /
Mediocrity now acceptable, DeCastro laments

Mediocrity now acceptable, DeCastro laments

While claiming that expectations in the territory have been lowered to the extent that mediocrity is now acceptable, Sharie DeCastro said she is looking forward for works minister Mark Vanterpool to show her ‘value for money’ in relation to the […]

by / on January 12, 2017 at 7:03 AM /
Authorities close more beaches

Authorities close more beaches

Department of Disaster Management (press release) – Beaches remain closed today as very rough sea conditions with waves reaching up to 11 feet continue to affect the Territory. As a result, the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service has issued stern […]

by / on January 12, 2017 at 6:11 AM /
Penn: We should embrace the Chinese investors!

Penn: We should embrace the Chinese investors!

Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Office Brodrick Penn said the government is ‘right’ to be welcoming Chinese investors, especially considering the current financial climate in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). He said a large number of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) […]

by / on January 11, 2017 at 12:26 PM /
Jean Vanterpool vows to give back amid concerns

Jean Vanterpool vows to give back amid concerns

While expressing concern about the thousands of diabetes cases in the territory, newly elected President of the British Virgin Islands Diabetes Association (BVIDA) Jean Vanterpool said her main aim is to give back to the community. She was elected President […]

by / on January 11, 2017 at 12:25 PM /
Social Security signs $11M contract for 43 houses

Social Security signs $11M contract for 43 houses

The state-owned Social Security Board (SSB) said it has signed an agreement to facilitate the design and building of 43 residential units at Joe’s Hill in the Road Town area, adding that the project will cost just over $11 million. […]

by / on January 11, 2017 at 7:50 AM /
Skelton caves in

Skelton caves in

The tension that gripped the National Democratic Party government over the weekend into Monday has started to subside; this after Minister of Health Ronnie Skelton reportedly changed his posture regarding the forced resignation of an appointee under his ministry. Premier […]

by / on January 11, 2017 at 7:42 AM /
Gov’t considering visa-free entry for Chinese

Gov’t considering visa-free entry for Chinese

While noting that the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has applied for permission to sell its tourism product in the Chinese market, the BVI government said it is looking to remove visa restrictions for Chinese nationals seeking to enter its shores. […]

by / on January 11, 2017 at 7:34 AM /
Giving business owners guns won’t solve crime -Fraser

Giving business owners guns won’t solve crime -Fraser

Leader of the Opposition Julian Fraser has reiterated his call for the police to carry guns, but he does not think the suggestion for business operators to more easily acquire licensed firearms would significantly help to curb the current spate […]

by / on January 11, 2017 at 7:10 AM /
Air quality problem forces changes at Supreme Court registry

Air quality problem forces changes at Supreme Court registry

Government Information Service (press release) – The Government of the Virgin Islands is taking urgent action to assess and address the air quality situation at the Registry of the Supreme Court. In the interim, measures are being put into effect […]

by / on January 11, 2017 at 6:41 AM /