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Archive for April, 2019

Territory to get insight on state of economy during today’s budget address

Territory to get insight on state of economy during today’s budget address

The Office of the Premier said residents can expect to get a clearer snapshot of the state of the territory during the territory’s 2019 budget address today, April 2. Premier and Minister of Finance Andrew Fahie will be delivering that […]

by / on April 2, 2019 at 7:18 AM /
Policy being re-implemented: Owners to pay ‘disposal fee’ when licencing vehicle

Policy being re-implemented: Owners to pay ‘disposal fee’ when licencing vehicle

Plans are afoot to re-implement a key part of the territory’s 19-year-old Derelict Vehicle (Disposal) Act. General Manager for the Department of Waste Management Greg Massicotte said is because authorities have been experiencing considerable challenges with derelicts since the 2017 […]

by / on April 2, 2019 at 7:12 AM /
Still burning beneath | DWM awaiting funds to rid Cox Heath of lingering issue

Still burning beneath | DWM awaiting funds to rid Cox Heath of lingering issue

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff More than nine months after the government declared that the major fire at Cox Heath was extinguished, the temporary dump site is, even now, still smouldering. General Manager for the Department of Waste Management […]

by / on April 2, 2019 at 7:06 AM /
The Boys open another gas station on Tortola, plans to go territory-wide

The Boys open another gas station on Tortola, plans to go territory-wide

Months after opening their first gas station and convenience store in Sea Cows Bay, the local business owners who have dubbed themselves ‘The Boys’ have branched out to Huntums Ghut. The new location – formerly known as ‘Huntums Ghut Service […]

by / on April 2, 2019 at 6:58 AM /
Premature petition | Give Willock a chance, he’s done nothing wrong

Premature petition | Give Willock a chance, he’s done nothing wrong

Deputy Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley believes that Speaker of the House of Assembly, Julian Willock, has done nothing that warrants being removed from the post. Dr Wheatley’s statement comes on the heels of an online petition calling for Willock’s appointment […]

by / on April 1, 2019 at 7:28 AM /
Businesses report high sales at 48th BVI Spring Regatta

Businesses report high sales at 48th BVI Spring Regatta

Business owners are reporting high sales following the 48th staging of the BVI Spring Regatta. Part of the reason behind this reported boost in business is suspected to be because the venue of the event was changed from Nanny’s Cay’s […]

by / on April 1, 2019 at 7:16 AM /
Labour constraints likely to affect BVI’s reconstruction, says CDB

Labour constraints likely to affect BVI’s reconstruction, says CDB

Regional lending body, the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) does not believe the local recovery process will be at optimal levels; at least not this year. According to the CDB’s 2018 economic report on the BVI released last month, the territory […]

by / on April 1, 2019 at 7:08 AM /
My son with Down syndrome made me a better person

My son with Down syndrome made me a better person

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Despite suffering from Down syndrome, 11-year-old Shamario Patrick hopes to one day become a preacher of the gospel. “Sometimes he takes the brush or the comb and uses it as a microphone and stands […]

by / on April 1, 2019 at 6:55 AM /
Preliminary designs for new West End port to be made public this week

Preliminary designs for new West End port to be made public this week

Preliminary conceptual designs for a new West End port facility will be presented to the public this week. Officials will produce these designs at a public meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the West End Ferry Terminal. The meeting will […]

by / on April 1, 2019 at 6:39 AM /