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“Seek knowledge before vengeance”

“Seek knowledge before vengeance”

By Sandra Phillip Hodge, Contributor On Sunday, March 26, we laid our dear brother, “Pupa Ken” to rest. My heartfelt gratitude to all who have been a source of comfort, help, encouragement, and inspiration since his passing on March 4th. […]

by / on March 29, 2017 at 6:20 AM /
Digicel giving customers up to 3GB of data free

Digicel giving customers up to 3GB of data free

PRESS RELEASE – Digicel announced today the launch of Quick Pick Plans, which gives customers up to 3GB of data, access to all their favourite social media applications plus unlimited talk to stay connected with the things they love. Jam-packed […]

by / on March 29, 2017 at 6:20 AM /
‘Our story must be told’

‘Our story must be told’

The Lions Club of Tortola is to embark on a campaign to raise funds for the construction of a Heritage Resource Centre, which the organization said will play a key role in helping to document and preserve local culture. The […]

by / on March 29, 2017 at 6:00 AM /
2 pedestrians hit – scooter riders flee

2 pedestrians hit – scooter riders flee

Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews has declared that his officers will be targeting unlawful scooter riders; this after two incident last week in which scooter riders reportedly hit pedestrians and fled the respective scenes. According to the Royal Virgin Islands […]

by / on March 28, 2017 at 3:19 PM /
Teen charged, rebuked for allegedly beating cops

Teen charged, rebuked for allegedly beating cops

An 18-year-old scooter rider from McNamara on Tortola, Mervin Flaherty Jr, has been charged in relation to an incident on Waterfront Drive last Friday that resulted in two traffic cops being injured. The officers were treated and released from Peebles […]

by / on March 28, 2017 at 2:58 PM /
Not enough money to repair various gov’t buildings

Not enough money to repair various gov’t buildings

The government’s failure to upkeep buildings across the territory caused unease during the recent sitting of the Standing Finance Committee, where calls for repairs were met repeatedly with the phrase ‘when funding becomes available’. Acting Permanent Secretary in the Deputy […]

by / on March 28, 2017 at 1:32 PM /
Hospital receives machine in honour of late Ellie

Hospital receives machine in honour of late Ellie

In honour of two-year-old Ellie Perkins, who succumbed to injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident in the Great Mountain area last year, a donation has been made to Peebles Hospital. The V400 AccuVein Machine, which was donated to […]

by / on March 28, 2017 at 9:16 AM /
UPDATE: Grace products no longer banned

UPDATE: Grace products no longer banned

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) government has removed the temporary ban it had placed on canned meat products bearing the Grace Foods label. The Environmental Health Division had placed a ban on the products after allegations surfaced internationally that Brazilian […]

by / on March 28, 2017 at 8:58 AM /
Winair restores fuel charges

Winair restores fuel charges

Windward Island Airways (Winair) said it will reintroduce fuel surcharge on all tickets sold for travel, commencing April 10. “Due to increasing world oil prices, Winair will reintroduce fuel surcharge on all tickets sold for travel commencing April 10, 2017. […]

by / on March 28, 2017 at 8:42 AM /
Less than 3 months – BVI getting clearer consumer protection view

Less than 3 months – BVI getting clearer consumer protection view

Junior Minister of Trade Marlon Penn recently gave an assurance that a policy document on consumer protection will be ready for discussion as well as presentation to Attorney General Baba Aziz within three months. “I want to assure that the […]

by / on March 28, 2017 at 7:51 AM /