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The reservoir being constructed on Jost Van Dyke. (Photo by the Department of Water & Sewerage)

Reservoir reconstruction on JVD nearly complete

Construction of the steel water tank/reservoir that is being erected on Jost Van Dyke is nearly complete. Once construction is completed, this new reservoir will have a capacity of up to 28 feet of water. In explaining how the capacity […]

by / on December 4, 2018 at 7:13 AM /

COMMENTARY: Reflect on financial independence achieved 40 years ago

By Benito Wheatley, Contributor It should not be taken for granted that the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is today financially self- sufficient or that the Government’s finances are managed by a Minister of Finance appointed from among the elected representatives […]

by / on December 4, 2018 at 6:13 AM /
Myron Walwyn addressing students.

Zero tolerance: Disciplinary action to be taken against ‘student fighters’

Recent reports and video footage of students engaged in physical fights have caught the attention of Education Minister Myron Walwyn who has promised to take action against the student perpetrators. “These incidents will be thoroughly investigated, and the appropriate disciplinary […]

by / on December 3, 2018 at 1:54 PM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

NDP has turned locals against expats for political gains — Fahie

The National Democratic Party (NDP) government is being accused of causing or encouraging segregation between locals and expatriates. Opposition Leader Andrew Fahie levelled those accusations at a VIP press conference on Saturday; describing the move as a political play from […]

by / on December 3, 2018 at 7:52 AM /
Dion Thomas (foreground) being escorted from the Magistrate's Court in John's Hole recently.

Thomas sentenced to over 5 years for loaded gun, drugs

Dion Thomas has been sentenced to more than five years at Her Majesty’s Prison for the loaded XD-45 semi-automatic pistol police found him with during the emancipation celebrations this year. The Hannah’s Estate resident was slapped with a total of […]

by / on December 3, 2018 at 7:45 AM /
I didn’t get any team ‘I wanted’ — Fahie rubbishes claims

I didn’t get any team ‘I wanted’ — Fahie rubbishes claims

While noting that he has a strong team of candidates going into the upcoming General Election, VIP Chairman Andrew Fahie has rubbished claims that he has gotten the candidates he was secretly hoping for. Fahie dismissed those assertions on Saturday […]

by / on December 3, 2018 at 7:30 AM /
PVIM launches Friday

PVIM launches Friday

General Elections could be months or, perhaps, even weeks away and, in a matter of days, the reported Ronnie Skelton-led Progressive Virgin Islands Movement (PVIM) will be having its official launch. The launch will be held on Friday, December 7, […]

by / on December 3, 2018 at 7:06 AM /
Retiree Joyclyn Titley has her hand-made dolls on display at this year's staging of Christmas on DeCastro Street.

Elderly dollmaker offers seasonal Christmas treasure

Before last year’s hurricanes, residents and visitors could have walked into Virgin Treasures, a tiny store once perched on Main Street in Road Town, to purchase any of the local cloth dolls beautifully handed-crafted by government retiree, Joyce Titley. But, […]

by / on December 3, 2018 at 7:03 AM /
Perline Scatliffe-Leonard

Water & Sewerage boss re-elected VP of regional body

PRESS RELEASE: Director of the Water and Sewage Department Mrs Perline Scatliffe-Leonard was re-elected Vice President of the Caribbean Water and Sewage Association (CAWASA). Mrs Scatliffe-Leonard was re-elected at the association’s 27th Annual General Meeting recently held in Montego Bay, Jamaica. […]

by / on December 3, 2018 at 7:02 AM /
VIP At-Large candidates, from left: Sharie DeCastro (seated front), Neville Smith, Carvin Malone (back, right) and Shereen Flax.

DeCastro, Malone, Flax, Smith selected as VIP’s At-Large candidates

Congress of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has decided on its four Territorial At-Large candidates who will contest the next General Elections. The At-Large VIP contenders are Neville ‘Sheep’ Smith, Sharie DeCastro, Carvin Malone, and Shereen Flax. Congress selected the […]

by / on December 1, 2018 at 6:08 PM /