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Archive for March, 2019

Online petition launched | Calls for Willock to be revoked as HOA Speaker

Online petition launched | Calls for Willock to be revoked as HOA Speaker

There is an online petition calling for businessman Julian Willock’s appointment as Speaker of the House of Assembly to be revoked. The petition — which had nearly 50 signatures up to press time — was launched on Friday, March 29 […]

by / on March 29, 2019 at 2:43 PM /
Cabinet approves 2019 budget | Now to be brought before HOA

Cabinet approves 2019 budget | Now to be brought before HOA

Just a little more than a month before the implementation deadline, Cabinet has approved the 2019 budget. This year’s budget which is legally titled the Appropriation Act 2019 must be passed in the House of Assembly by April 30. According […]

by / on March 29, 2019 at 8:15 AM /
Shondrea Turnbull: Career mom, author crowned Mrs BVI

Shondrea Turnbull: Career mom, author crowned Mrs BVI

Shondrea Turnbull is the new Mrs British Virgin Islands. The 36-year-old wife of Dr Michael Turnbull was crowned at the Moorings Mariner Inn last night. “I was surprised, I was just told to show up and look nice, and that’s […]

by / on March 29, 2019 at 7:02 AM /
Harneys pays for life-saving technology for VISAR

Harneys pays for life-saving technology for VISAR

Financial services firm Harneys has donated $6,535 for the Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) group to purchase a key piece of life-saving technology for rescues. This technology is an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which is a portable device used […]

by / on March 29, 2019 at 6:44 AM /
Local trio launches books, hopes to reignite reading in BVI

Local trio launches books, hopes to reignite reading in BVI

Local author Walter Barrett is hoping to reignite reading among residents now that three new devotional books have become available locally. Barrett along with Dr Albert Thompkins and Joshua Edwards launched their latest work at Save the Seed Energy Centre […]

by / on March 29, 2019 at 6:09 AM /
Speaker not budged by governor’s stance, seeks legal advice

Speaker not budged by governor’s stance, seeks legal advice

Despite Governor Augustus Jaspert’s declaration that there will not be a by-election for the Fourth District, House of Assembly Speaker Julian Willock still maintains that the district seat is vacant. The Speaker reiterated his position in a statement on Thursday, […]

by / on March 28, 2019 at 6:56 PM /
Residents can now apply for renewable energy at BVIEC

Residents can now apply for renewable energy at BVIEC

The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) has announced that it is now “going green” with its renewable energy programme. A media release from the BVIEC said residents can now apply to receive renewable energy. “Customers wishing to install distributed generation renewable […]

by / on March 28, 2019 at 2:27 PM /
Major territorial transportation plan being developed, ready in 3 months

Major territorial transportation plan being developed, ready in 3 months

A territorial transportation policy and emergency response plan is being developed in the British Virgin Islands and is expected to be presented to Cabinet within three months. This policy/plan is promised to improve the public transportation bus service across the […]

by / on March 28, 2019 at 9:19 AM /
Residents in temporary houses to receive plumbing, utilities soon

Residents in temporary houses to receive plumbing, utilities soon

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Plans are afoot to provide plumbing and utilities to residents still living in temporary houses in the territory. Four domes costing $9,000 each were purchased for persons living in emergency shelters but did not […]

by / on March 28, 2019 at 8:35 AM /
Hospital readies for another hurricane season, repairing damage from 2017 disasters

Hospital readies for another hurricane season, repairing damage from 2017 disasters

Repairs to Peebles Hospital are now underway in preparation for the 2019 hurricane season which starts in June. The repairs being done are for damage caused to the Road Town-based facility during the natural disasters of 2017. CEO of the […]

by / on March 28, 2019 at 7:39 AM /