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Archive for December, 2018

This photograph shows garbage being piled along the roadway in Purcell Estate.

District 6 looking like ‘dumping ground’ | DWM remove bins on request of business owners

Residents residing at Free Bottom and Purcell Estate have resorted to dumping garbage on the ground since two public dumpster containers were removed from the communities, which comprise nearly 500 residents. Representative for the Sixth Electoral District Alvera Maduro-Caines told […]

by / on December 19, 2018 at 12:24 PM /
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Legislators cry for ‘diversified economy’ amid more pressure on financial services

Amid pressure from yet another global superpower on the territory’s main revenue-earner — the financial services, several legislators in the House of Assembly are now crying for greater focus to be placed on other industries. “We need to continue to […]

by / on December 19, 2018 at 8:14 AM /
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Govt pays over $23 million in lawsuits, settlements in last 7 years

The Government of the Virgin Islands has paid in excess of $23 million in lawsuits and settlement claims in the last seven years, Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith has said. The Premier made the revelation at […]

by / on December 19, 2018 at 8:04 AM /
A section of the main island of Tortola. (Photo by Davion Smith/BVI News)

BVI forges formal partnership with Airbnb, signs MOU

With a decrease in the number of available accommodation for visitors since the September 2017 hurricanes, the BVI Tourist Board has signed a memorandum of understanding with Airbnb Incorporated — an online marketplace and hospitality service for people to lease […]

by / on December 19, 2018 at 7:59 AM /
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Burglar caught wearing stolen pants, shoes

A Huntums Ghut man who was caught wearing a pair of acid washed jeans and white sneakers that were reported stolen after a burglary last year has admitted to being the thief. Reynaldo Hewlett pleaded guilty to burglary when he […]

by / on December 19, 2018 at 7:02 AM /
The capital city of Road Town.

New legislation: Offshore companies must open physical offices in BVI, or else …

By Davion Smith, BVI News Staff Offshore financial services companies registered in the British Virgin Islands are expected to physically set up office spaces in the territory if they are to continue doing business with/through the BVI. That is the essence […]

by / on December 18, 2018 at 4:13 PM /
Local entrepreneurial sector experiencing ‘substantial increase’

Local entrepreneurial sector experiencing ‘substantial increase’

The local business and entrepreneurial sector is experiencing a “substantial increase”. That is according to the Director of Trade, Investment Promotions and Consumer Affairs, Karia Christopher. The trade director did not provide statistics but said her department will be hosting […]

by / on December 18, 2018 at 10:58 AM /
Walwyn/ministry gave public, Treasury ‘false info’ on wall — Auditor General

Walwyn/ministry gave public, Treasury ‘false info’ on wall — Auditor General

While noting that Education Minister Myron Walwyn has fed the public with some amount of ‘false’ information, Auditor General Sonia Webster has impliedly described the minister’s recent response to her office’s special report on the Elmore Stoutt High School perimeter […]

by / on December 18, 2018 at 7:33 AM /
The tourism hotspot, Quito's Gazebo in Cane Garden Bay

Back in business | Quito’s reopens after million-dollar upgrade

Quito’s Gazebo in Cane Garden Bay has reopened after a six-week setback caused by scarce building materials on Tortola and subsequent shipping interruptions. Owner of the tourist hotspot, Quito Rymer, said the million-dollar upgraded Gazebo was unveiled at a soft launch […]

by / on December 18, 2018 at 7:31 AM /
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21 horses set to race on Boxing Day

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff After about a 15-month hiatus due to the havoc caused by the 2017 natural disasters, the British Virgin Islands will once again host its annual Boxing Day races. Twenty-one horses are set to compete […]

by / on December 18, 2018 at 7:30 AM /