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Archive for October, 2018

Anegada Beach Club named Boutique Eco-Hotel of the Year

Anegada Beach Club named Boutique Eco-Hotel of the Year

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Tucked on the edge of the Keel Point, the quaint Anegada Beach Club (ABC) is beginning to garner rave reviews since undergoing a $3 million renovation following the onslaught of last year’s hurricanes. Its […]

by / on October 26, 2018 at 7:00 AM /
VG man sentenced to 36 months for burglary, drugs

VG man sentenced to 36 months for burglary, drugs

Virgin Gorda resident, Aaron Joseph, was given a custodial sentence of 36 months at Her Majesty’s Prison for his burglary and drug-related offences when he appeared before Magistrate Shawn Innocent on Thursday. A breakdown of the prison sentences shows the […]

by / on October 26, 2018 at 6:55 AM /
Gov’t ending material grant assistance to hurricane-hit homeowners

Gov’t ending material grant assistance to hurricane-hit homeowners

Government is ending the segment of its Housing Recovery Assistance Programme that has been issuing material grants to homeowners since the 2017 hurricanes. The Material Assistance Grants initiative is being dissolved at the end of this month. Homeowners had been […]

by / on October 26, 2018 at 6:10 AM /
Man held with cocaine fined $6K, drug supply charge dismissed

Man held with cocaine fined $6K, drug supply charge dismissed

A Sophie Bay resident was slapped with a $6,000 fine in the Magistrate’s Court for cocaine possession. Shaunlee Fahie was sentenced this month after pleading guilty to 7.8 grams of the drug. Magistrate Shawn Innocent ordered the offender to pay […]

by / on October 25, 2018 at 3:55 PM /
Imported workers deserting employers for higher paying jobs

Imported workers deserting employers for higher paying jobs

Construction workers imported into the territory under the post-hurricane Skilled Workers Programme are abandoning their employers for better-paying jobs. Labour Minister Dr Kedrick Pickering has therefore called for a review of the policy governing the programme, which allows for needed […]

by / on October 25, 2018 at 7:41 AM /
Struggling Man accused of aggravated burglary

Struggling Man accused of aggravated burglary

The well-known restauranteur accused of aggravated burglary and damaging the property of his Dominican Republic girlfriend after learning that another man lived with her has been granted bail. Clarence Mactavious, the owner of the popular Sea Cow’s Bay restaurant called […]

by / on October 25, 2018 at 7:35 AM /
Housing, transport problems hurting policing on VG

Housing, transport problems hurting policing on VG

Housing and transportation problems are hurting police operations on the sister islands – especially Virgin Gorda. That is according to Police Commissioner Michael Matthews who spoke on local radio recently. “We’ve recently tried to increase the number of officers on […]

by / on October 25, 2018 at 7:33 AM /
Amended vehicles and road traffic legislation in effect

Amended vehicles and road traffic legislation in effect

PRESS RELEASE: An amendment to the Vehicles and Road Traffic (Traffic Signs) legislation is now in effect. Acting Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, Mr Andrew St. Hilaire said the policy on traffic signs is to reflect […]

by / on October 25, 2018 at 7:05 AM /
BVI needs horse racing, restore the sport — Fraser

BVI needs horse racing, restore the sport — Fraser

Representative for the Third Electoral District Julian Fraser is, once again, calling for the legislators to give attention to horse racing, which he described as the largest sport in the British Virgin Islands. He complained that the sport was given […]

by / on October 25, 2018 at 7:02 AM /
Keep your truck loads covered

Keep your truck loads covered

PRESS RELEASE: The Ministry of Communications and Works is reminding the public to practice safety on the roads. Motorists have been spotted on occasion operating dangerously on public roadways, which poses an inherent danger to other users. Heavy equipment and […]

by / on October 25, 2018 at 7:01 AM /