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Archive for December, 2018

Christmas message from Melvin Turnbull

Christmas message from Melvin Turnbull

I am Melvin Mitch Turnbull, Representative for the Second Electoral District and I’m honoured to extend Season’s Greetings to you on behalf of my family and the Second District Community. As the year is quickly coming to an end, I […]

by / on December 25, 2018 at 8:02 AM /
Dr Kedrick Pickering’s Christmas message

Dr Kedrick Pickering’s Christmas message

Greetings, I am Dr Kedrick Pickering, Representative for the Seventh Electoral District and Minister responsible for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Labour of the Government of the Virgin Islands. On behalf of the Ministry, I take this opportunity to […]

by / on December 25, 2018 at 7:48 AM /
Christmas message: Marlon Penn

Christmas message: Marlon Penn

Season’s Greetings Virgin Islanders, this is your Minister for Health and Social Development and 8th District Representative Marlon Penn. The time has come where we reflect on the past year; celebrate our achievements and review our challenges to make better […]

by / on December 25, 2018 at 7:16 AM /
Two major resorts to reopen next winter, says Premier

Two major resorts to reopen next winter, says Premier

Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda is one of at least two major resorts in the British Virgin Islands slated to reopen next winter. That is according to Premier Dr D Orlando Smith who said his government has been […]

by / on December 24, 2018 at 8:12 AM /
BVI doesn’t stand a chance after Britain leaves EU — Fraser

BVI doesn’t stand a chance after Britain leaves EU — Fraser

A concern has been raised as to how the British Virgin Islands will fair when negotiating with the European Union (EU) once Britain breaks away from the EU through a process called Brexit. “It’s to our disadvantage to be representing […]

by / on December 24, 2018 at 8:01 AM /
‘Urgent need’ causes Cabinet to waive tender process to buy voting machines

‘Urgent need’ causes Cabinet to waive tender process to buy voting machines

Given what is being described as an “urgent need”, Cabinet has waived the tender process for the purchase of DS 200 Precinct Scanner and Tabulator machines — voting equipment that will be used in the 2019 General Elections. The tendering […]

by / on December 24, 2018 at 6:32 AM /
Walwyn’s Xmas party facilitates donations to FSN

Walwyn’s Xmas party facilitates donations to FSN

The pantry of local non-profit organisation, the Family Support Network (FSN), received a top-up for the holidays through the annual Christmas party put on by government legislator and Chairman of the National Democratic Party, Myron Walwyn. The party held last […]

by / on December 24, 2018 at 6:11 AM /
COMMENTARY: Saving the BVI from pirates and politicians

COMMENTARY: Saving the BVI from pirates and politicians

By Alred Frett, Contributor All our lives we have been exposed to so much hatred that one would think that is all there is. Even the act of making love is often manifested in rape which is an act of […]

by / on December 24, 2018 at 6:03 AM /
Governor appoints Skelton as new Opposition Leader

Governor appoints Skelton as new Opposition Leader

Ronnie Skelton has been appointed Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition, effective Saturday, December 22. Governor Augustus Jaspert made the announcement on Friday, one day after receiving a letter from Skelton. “Honourable Skelton, in making representation via the letter, requested […]

by / on December 21, 2018 at 4:16 PM /
Cabinet grants Prospect Reef developers ‘extension’ till March

Cabinet grants Prospect Reef developers ‘extension’ till March

While there is no visible progress in the redevelopment of the state-owned Prospect Reef Resort, discussions are apparently still being had between government and the agreed developers, ICA (BVI) Group Corporation. Their latest discussion appears to be in relation to […]

by / on December 21, 2018 at 1:45 PM /