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Archive for December, 2018

Gov’t gifts local centenarian with $5,000

Gov’t gifts local centenarian with $5,000

Living to see 100 years old is not something very many persons get to experience. Virgin Gorda resident Eda Flax Varlack is one of the few local who reached that milestone and was gifted with $5,000 grant as a result. […]

by / on December 28, 2018 at 7:22 AM /
Stoutt-Igwe appointed Deputy Governor’s PS after acting in post for 2 years

Stoutt-Igwe appointed Deputy Governor’s PS after acting in post for 2 years

It’s official. After more than two years ‘acting’ in the post, Carolyn Stoutt-Igwe has now been confirmed as Permanent Secretary in the Deputy Governor’s Office. Governor Augustus Jaspert officially appointed her to the post on November 1. A media release […]

by / on December 28, 2018 at 7:06 AM /
Successful return of horseracing to BVI | USVI overall winners of Box Day event

Successful return of horseracing to BVI | USVI overall winners of Box Day event

After months of preparation and more than a year of no action at the Ellis Thomas Downs on Tortola, horseracing successfully returned to the British Virgin Islands on Boxing Day. In usual fashion, the BVI went head-to-head against horseracing aficionados from […]

by / on December 27, 2018 at 8:32 AM /
BVI’s accommodation inventory to normalize in a year or so

BVI’s accommodation inventory to normalize in a year or so

Residents and visitors have been given a clearer indication of how much longer they will have to wait before the BVI returns to operating at full capacity as it relates to accommodation in the territory. “From all accounts, we anticipate […]

by / on December 27, 2018 at 8:25 AM /
US visitor’s body stuck in BVI as RVIPF probe death | Family distressed

US visitor’s body stuck in BVI as RVIPF probe death | Family distressed

Family members of Dr Joseph Horgan, the 66-year-old visitor whose body was found in BVI waters last Thursday, have expressed some amount distress that their loved one’s body is still stuck in the BVI as local authorities investigate his death. […]

by / on December 27, 2018 at 8:13 AM /
Five Haitians detained after being refused leave to land in BVI

Five Haitians detained after being refused leave to land in BVI

Nearly half-dozen Haitians were detained after being refused leave to land in the territory days ago. The five Haitians were under what is known as an ‘Immigration Detention Warrant’, BVI News understands. Usually-credible sources said the Haitian group, which comprised […]

by / on December 27, 2018 at 8:00 AM /
BVI economy in doom | I wish God’s blessings during our ‘sadness’

BVI economy in doom | I wish God’s blessings during our ‘sadness’

While delivering his 2018 Christmas message, Opposition legislator Julian Fraser has a painted grim picture of the BVI’s economy. He pointed to the current state of the territory’s finances and what he suggests would be an unfavourable future. “Just this […]

by / on December 25, 2018 at 10:58 AM /
Let’s share with those who still need help — Governor

Let’s share with those who still need help — Governor

While noting that a number of persons are still feeling the impacts of Hurricane Irma, even more than a year later, Governor Augustus Jaspert is calling on residents to assist those who may need it. “For those of us who […]

by / on December 25, 2018 at 9:45 AM /
Premier’s Christmas message

Premier’s Christmas message

Below is Premier Dr D Orlando Smith’s full address for the 2018 Christmas season Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, joyous greetings to each of you during this holiday season. The holidays as we know it, are a time of […]

by / on December 25, 2018 at 8:27 AM /
Christmas message from Andrew Fahie

Christmas message from Andrew Fahie

In 2017 the Virgin Islands experienced two of the worse natural disasters through two category five hurricanes Irma and Maria. In 2018 we continue to recover individually and as a Territory.  Although we still have a long way to go, […]

by / on December 25, 2018 at 8:11 AM /