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UPDATE: Nomination Day now February 14

UPDATE: Nomination Day now February 14

Nomination Day has been shifted to February 14; three days later than the previous February 11 date. Supervisor of Elections Juliette Penn said the change is to give candidates additional time to make what are known as ‘declarations of interest’. […]

by / on February 3, 2019 at 7:30 AM /
Sylvia Romney-Moses announced as PVIM’s candidate for First District

Sylvia Romney-Moses announced as PVIM’s candidate for First District

A final candidate has been added to the Progressive Virgin Island’s Movement (PVIM) team. The party announced former Director of the BVI International Affairs Secretariat, Sylvia Romney-Moses, as its candidate for the First Electoral District. “Sylvia brings to this team […]

by / on February 1, 2019 at 5:52 PM /
Pickering running independent? Launches campaign February 12

Pickering running independent? Launches campaign February 12

While there has been no official word from the man himself, recent developments suggest that Dr Kedrick Pickering is heading into the general elections as an independent candidate. While there were speculations that Dr Pickering was poised to join the […]

by / on February 1, 2019 at 4:32 PM /
Local educators to be trained how to assist asthmatic students

Local educators to be trained how to assist asthmatic students

Educators in the British Virgin Islands will soon be able to assist students who suffer asthma attacks while at school. This is the aim of the ‘A Breath of Fresh Air: helping teachers deal with students with asthma’ training workshop […]

by / on February 1, 2019 at 3:13 PM /
Pockwood Pond incinerator still not repaired over 2 months later, ministry seeks $$

Pockwood Pond incinerator still not repaired over 2 months later, ministry seeks $$

A little more than two months have elapsed since the major fire at the waste facility in Pockwood Pond. But, the facility’s incinerator is still not functional because no repairs have been done to date. The incinerator has not been […]

by / on February 1, 2019 at 9:27 AM /
‘Underinsurance’ is real, not a scam, says tribunal of experts

‘Underinsurance’ is real, not a scam, says tribunal of experts

The panel of experts that comprise the territory’s one-year-old Insurance Tribunal says the term ‘underinsurance’ — which consistently has been used by local insurers after the 2017 hurricanes — is not a ‘scam word’. The tribunal made that clear amid recent […]

by / on February 1, 2019 at 8:21 AM /
Harrigan proposing to restore D5’s age-old bridge, build civic centre

Harrigan proposing to restore D5’s age-old bridge, build civic centre

National Democratic Party (NDP) candidate for the Fifth Electoral District, Elvis ‘Juggy’ Harrigan, says he intends to construct a civic centre and revitalize an age-old bridge in the district if elected into office. Speaking in Huntums Ghut at the official launch of […]

by / on February 1, 2019 at 8:05 AM /
Monthly report: $8M of CDB loan earmarked for 18 consultancies

Monthly report: $8M of CDB loan earmarked for 18 consultancies

Officials in conduct of the $65 million rehabilitation and reconstruction loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) have earmarked more than $8 million of that loan for consultancy services, so far. The Projects Unit of the Ministry of Finance — […]

by / on February 1, 2019 at 7:40 AM /