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Progressive plans: Free legal services, elderly healthcare, lunches under Fraser regime

Progressive plans: Free legal services, elderly healthcare, lunches under Fraser regime

Chairman of Progressives United (PU) Julian Fraser is promising a reformed Labour Department, free meals for students, as well as free healthcare, legal services, and transportation for the elderly if he is elected into office. Fraser made the pledge on […]

by / on January 12, 2019 at 5:14 PM /
Last-minute motion being introduced to rename Peebles in honour of Premier Smith

Last-minute motion being introduced to rename Peebles in honour of Premier Smith

Just fewer than two months after being appointed Minister of Health, Marlon Penn is moving to use his new portfolio to have Peebles Hospital renamed in honour of Premier Dr D Orlando Smith. According to an amended order paper of […]

by / on January 12, 2019 at 2:15 PM /
Fraser’s Progressives United presents four candidates at party launch

Fraser’s Progressives United presents four candidates at party launch

After weeks of virtual silence, the Julian Fraser-led Progressives United officially introduced four of its candidates for the upcoming general elections. The political organisation presented the candidates at its campaign launch in Sea Cows Bay on Friday. Contesting the First […]

by / on January 11, 2019 at 7:18 PM /
Gov’t submits application for airport development, to engage public with meeting

Gov’t submits application for airport development, to engage public with meeting

Government has submitted an application to the Town and Country Planning Department to move forward with plans to develop the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island. The Office of Premier made that revelation in a media release on […]

by / on January 11, 2019 at 10:09 AM /
Stop it! Vandals tearing down NDP posters, says party chairman

Stop it! Vandals tearing down NDP posters, says party chairman

National Democratic Party (NDP) Chairman Myron Walwyn has said his party has become victim to political vandalism. The politician said a number of his party’s campaign posters and billboards are being torn from the structures they are mounted on. While […]

by / on January 11, 2019 at 10:04 AM /
Crackdown: No operation if taxis don’t have fire extinguisher, not maintained

Crackdown: No operation if taxis don’t have fire extinguisher, not maintained

The Taxi and Livery Commission said it will be cracking down on taxi operators as it relates to vehicle safety; this after a tour bus burst into flames while carrying tourists around the island of Tortola on Tuesday. “What we’re […]

by / on January 11, 2019 at 8:26 AM /
Unacceptable! Man held with over $9K fake cash in 2017 appears in court for first time

Unacceptable! Man held with over $9K fake cash in 2017 appears in court for first time

An East End man allegedly held with nearly $10,000 in forged banknotes more than a year ago was only brought before the court for the first time yesterday, January 10. Charged with possession of forged currency notes is Jerrel Penn, […]

by / on January 11, 2019 at 8:10 AM /
Man accused of beating former lover with bar stool

Man accused of beating former lover with bar stool

A Great Mountain man accused of beating his former girlfriend with a bar stool has been arraigned in the Magistrate’s Court. Mitchell Brewley pleaded not guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm before Magistrate Shawn Innocent on Thursday. He was […]

by / on January 11, 2019 at 7:27 AM /
Dengue alert! Disease flares up in Caribbean

Dengue alert! Disease flares up in Caribbean

Residents are being put on alert of a dengue flare-up in the Caribbean region. The Environmental Health Division of the Ministry of Health issued the warning on Thursday, stating that it is now “assessing its Mosquito Control Programme” and increasing […]

by / on January 10, 2019 at 3:59 PM /
Where are our planes, pier park audit? Turnbull to tackle premier

Where are our planes, pier park audit? Turnbull to tackle premier

Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull, a legislator who recently served in the Premier Dr D Orlando Smith administration, is gearing up to place his former political leader in the hot seat about the government’s controversial $7.2 million BVI Airways deal. This is […]

by / on January 10, 2019 at 11:19 AM /