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Ports Authority closing half-day on New Year’s Eve

Ports Authority closing half-day on New Year’s Eve

Please be advised that the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority will close on Monday, December 31, 2018, at 1:30 pm. Please be guided accordingly.

by / on December 31, 2018 at 10:25 AM /
VISTS students record strong 77% passes in regional vocational exams

VISTS students record strong 77% passes in regional vocational exams

Students at the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS) recorded an impressive 77 percent pass rate in the Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ) exams this year. The CVQs — which are administered by the Caribbean Examination Council, more commonly known […]

by / on December 31, 2018 at 8:13 AM /
Anegada the new tourism oasis | Industry ‘thriving’ on sister island

Anegada the new tourism oasis | Industry ‘thriving’ on sister island

The sister island of Anegada is being reported as reaping big rewards since the local tourism industry’s promising comeback from hurricane devastation. “Anegada has rebounded so well. In fact, they have a thriving tourism industry over there,” Junior Tourism Minister […]

by / on December 31, 2018 at 8:03 AM /
Vanterpool proposing to name cruise pier after former Chief Minister

Vanterpool proposing to name cruise pier after former Chief Minister

Minister responsible for ports, Mark Vanterpool, is proposing that the multimillion-dollar Tortola Cruise Pier be named in honour of former Chief Minister, Cyril B Romney. Vanterpool made the proposition on Friday while describing the late legislator as “the father of […]

by / on December 31, 2018 at 7:54 AM /
FAHIE: Let’s hold off on using voting machines, voters don’t trust them

FAHIE: Let’s hold off on using voting machines, voters don’t trust them

Former Opposition Leader Andrew Fahie is requesting for Premier Dr D Orlando Smith not to use the new voting technology (the DS 200 Precinct Scanner and Tabulator machines) that are to be used in the 2019 General Elections. Fahie claims […]

by / on December 31, 2018 at 7:49 AM /
Watch out for dangerous seas, BVI under High Surf Advisory

Watch out for dangerous seas, BVI under High Surf Advisory

A High Surf Advisory has been issued for the British Virgin Islands. The territory will remain under this warning until Tuesday, January 1, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has said. The advisory was effected because of what has been […]

by / on December 31, 2018 at 6:49 AM /
Shooting at RiteWay in RT, reported armed robbery attempt

Shooting at RiteWay in RT, reported armed robbery attempt

Police have responded to a shooting in Road Town on Saturday night, December 29. The shooting is in relation to an attempted armed robbery at RiteWay food market on Fleming Street. There are no reported injuries, BVI News understands. Details […]

by / on December 29, 2018 at 10:14 PM /
Major red flags: Gov’t addressing ‘oversight’ in spending 11 years later

Major red flags: Gov’t addressing ‘oversight’ in spending 11 years later

A major concern has been raised over the general overseeing of the territory’s finances; this after several supplementary bills dating as far back as a decade ago have only now come before the House of Assembly. According to the Virgin […]

by / on December 28, 2018 at 1:20 PM /
Quick fixes a waste of money: Demolish, rebuild ESHS, fire station — Scatliffe

Quick fixes a waste of money: Demolish, rebuild ESHS, fire station — Scatliffe

Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) political candidate Karl Scatliffe believes it is a waste of taxpayers money to conduct remedial works on structures weakened by the 2017 hurricanes. In a recent interview with BVI News, Scatliffe used the Fire and […]

by / on December 28, 2018 at 8:03 AM /
Brace for strong winds, rough seas and wet weather, says DDM

Brace for strong winds, rough seas and wet weather, says DDM

Residents and visitors are being told to brace for strong winds that will generate pockets of moisture and a high chance of showers across the British Virgin Islands on Friday into the weekend. These wind conditions will also result in […]

by / on December 28, 2018 at 7:34 AM /