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Cabinet decisions will now be made public

Cabinet decisions will now be made public

  Cabinet – the executive arm of government – is ending the practice of closing its decisions and deliberations to the public. Governor Augustus Jaspert made the announcement while delivering his Speech from the Throne address in House of Assembly on Thursday, […]

by / on September 13, 2018 at 11:53 AM /
Prison operations seeing stricter auditing, ‘reform plan’ coming

Prison operations seeing stricter auditing, ‘reform plan’ coming

Stricter and more systematic auditing of the daily operations of Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut has been promised under the leadership of the penitentiary’s recently-appointed Superintendent, Verne Garde. Garde told BVI News this week that he has placed priority on […]

by / on September 13, 2018 at 8:25 AM /
Man found with gun, 57 bullets, and drugs pleads guilty

Man found with gun, 57 bullets, and drugs pleads guilty

A Hannah’s Estate man held last month with an illegal firearm, 12.1 grams of cannabis, and nearly 60 rounds of ammunition has pleaded guilty to the offences. Dion Thomas answered to the charges when he appeared before Magistrate Giselle Jackman-Lumy […]

by / on September 13, 2018 at 7:55 AM /
Gov’t seeking to guarantee a $5.8M loan for BVIPA

Gov’t seeking to guarantee a $5.8M loan for BVIPA

Roughly four years after becoming a $50 million loan guarantor for the cruise pier project, the Dr D Orlando Smith-led government is now seeking approval to guarantee an additional $5.8 million loan for the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA). Effectively, a […]

by / on September 13, 2018 at 7:35 AM /
Someone smuggled gun on our boat because BVI Port security lax

Someone smuggled gun on our boat because BVI Port security lax

Two men who were held after a prohibited firearm and a quantity of ammunition were found aboard their vessel last year, said poor security procedures by the BVI Ports Authority are to be blamed for their dilemma. Boat operators Lee […]

by / on September 13, 2018 at 7:18 AM /
Judge who presided in US extradition case appointed BVI magistrate

Judge who presided in US extradition case appointed BVI magistrate

Shawn Innocent, the magistrate who presided over a recent US extradition case involving two BVI locals has been appointed to the post of full-time Magistrate in the British Virgin Islands. His appoint took effect on September 3 and will last […]

by / on September 13, 2018 at 6:35 AM /
VG airport reopening late October

VG airport reopening late October

Taddy Bay airport on Virgin Gorda will reopen at the end of next month. The BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) made the announcement on Wednesday and gave a specific reopening date of October 29. The airport was closed due to the […]

by / on September 12, 2018 at 1:48 PM /
Walwyn to Fahie: Stop planning protests and assist with school repairs

Walwyn to Fahie: Stop planning protests and assist with school repairs

Education Minister Myron Walwyn has challenged First District Representative Andrew Fahie to divert his energy towards assisting to get schools in his constituency ready for the new academic year and away from preparing for protests. Walwyn made the statement in […]

by / on September 12, 2018 at 7:25 AM /
Still smoking | Brace for even more emissions at Cox Heath dump

Still smoking | Brace for even more emissions at Cox Heath dump

Smoke is still rising from the fire that started at the Cox Heath dump four months ago and residents are being told to brace for even more emissions. Manager at the Department of Waste Management Greg Massicote said smoke emissions […]

by / on September 12, 2018 at 7:18 AM /
Cline’s ‘core values’ programme being introduced in schools

Cline’s ‘core values’ programme being introduced in schools

A programme developed by the Bishop John Cline-led New Life Baptist Church has been given a place in the territory’s school curriculum. Education Minister Myron Walwyn said his ministry has had discussions with the church to implement what is being […]

by / on September 12, 2018 at 7:15 AM /