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Archive for April, 2019

Returning the favour| Mitch declares support for Premier’s bodyguard decision

Returning the favour| Mitch declares support for Premier’s bodyguard decision

Opposition legislator Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull is throwing his support behind Premier Andrew Fahie’s decision to hire personal bodyguards. Turnbull declared his support for the decision while noting that Fahie had extended support to him when his (Turnbull’s) own colleagues and […]

by / on April 29, 2019 at 7:47 AM /
Officials want BVI to host regional CARIFTA Games

Officials want BVI to host regional CARIFTA Games

Officials in the local sporting industry now have the ambition to host a staging of the regional CARIFTA Games in the BVI. This was made known by Minister of Sports Dr Natalio Wheatley who was speaking at Friday’s sitting of […]

by / on April 29, 2019 at 7:38 AM /
Cavaliers lead point standings in local T20 competition

Cavaliers lead point standings in local T20 competition

BVI Cavaliers lead the point standings in the Ralph O’Neal T20 Cricket competition after recently completing round-one of the tournament. Six of the eight teams in the competition currently sit on six points each, but the Cavaliers’ superior run-rate has […]

by / on April 27, 2019 at 1:56 PM /
2019 budget passes

2019 budget passes

The 2019 budget has been passed in the House of Assembly. The budget, which is legally titled the Appropriation Act 2019, has retroactively come into force on January 1. The budget passed with amendments at roughly 8:30 pm on April […]

by / on April 27, 2019 at 11:49 AM /
‘Claude will be fired if he doesn’t deliver’ — Premier

‘Claude will be fired if he doesn’t deliver’ — Premier

Premier Andrew Fahie has assured that Claude Skelton Cline and his company Grace Consultants will be “fired” if they fail to deliver on the terms of their six-month contract with government. The Premier gave that assurance at Thursday’s sitting of […]

by / on April 26, 2019 at 3:41 PM /
Statutory bodies in major jeopardy, HLSCC at risk of losing accreditation

Statutory bodies in major jeopardy, HLSCC at risk of losing accreditation

The H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) is facing more financial woes, and this time it is placing the institution’s accreditation at risk. This is according to Premier Andrew Fahie who was making his contribution to the 2019 budget debate […]

by / on April 26, 2019 at 7:59 AM /
Ban vehicles older than 10 years or impose stiff taxes on buyers — Rymer

Ban vehicles older than 10 years or impose stiff taxes on buyers — Rymer

Transportation Minister Kye Rymer wants vehicles older than 10 years to be banned from entering the British Virgin Islands. Rymer made the suggestion while making his contribution to the 2019 budget debate at the House of Assembly on Thursday. He […]

by / on April 26, 2019 at 7:45 AM /
Psychological games won’t work, can’t bully me to make erratic decisions

Psychological games won’t work, can’t bully me to make erratic decisions

Premier Andrew Fahie said, since taking up office, he has come under considerable pressure to transform the British Virgin Islands almost overnight. But the leader of government business made it clear he will “not be bullied” into making hasty and […]

by / on April 26, 2019 at 7:27 AM /
BVI to benefit from EU’s $2M resilience programme

BVI to benefit from EU’s $2M resilience programme

Government is to benefit from a project valued at 2 million euros ($2,227,520) which is geared towards resilience-building in the BVI. The sum follows a financing agreement between the European Union and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) which, according […]

by / on April 26, 2019 at 6:58 AM /
2020 budget will be passed by December 15 this year, says Premier

2020 budget will be passed by December 15 this year, says Premier

Premier Andrew Fahie has scheduled the next budget for the British Virgin Islands to be passed in approximately eight months. He made the announcement while making his introductory contribution to the 2019 budget debate in the House of Assembly on […]

by / on April 25, 2019 at 2:51 PM /