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Perimeter wall to be reconstructed around A.O. Shirley Recreational Grounds

Perimeter wall to be reconstructed around A.O. Shirley Recreational Grounds

Rehabilitation continues at the A.O. Shirley Recreational Grounds with the perimeter walls set to be installed in the near future. This assurance was given by Director of the BVI Recreational Trust Stephen Payne who told BVI News the contracts to […]

by / on May 20, 2019 at 5:54 PM /
Stonewalled: BVI Airways files deleted from gov’t server, Premier launching audit

Stonewalled: BVI Airways files deleted from gov’t server, Premier launching audit

Premier and Minister of Finance Andrew Fahie said certain government files pertaining to the controversial deal between the previous NDP administration and BVI Airways cannot be found. Responding to questions on the $7.2 million airline deal on Friday, Fahie said […]

by / on May 20, 2019 at 7:15 AM /
VIP gov’t firing statutory board members based on ‘new policy’

VIP gov’t firing statutory board members based on ‘new policy’

Persons sitting on any of government’s statutory boards or commissions are now in danger of being sacked by the new VIP administration that was elected into government back in February. Minister of Transportation, Works, & Utilities Kye Rymer gave that […]

by / on May 20, 2019 at 7:13 AM /
Zero tolerance to fights, bullying | Amendments to Education law coming

Zero tolerance to fights, bullying | Amendments to Education law coming

Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said his ministry intends to clamp down on acts of bullying and fights by tweaking the existing policies governing students. Dr Wheatley made that remark at Friday’s sitting of the House of Assembly following what […]

by / on May 20, 2019 at 7:11 AM /
Confirmation? Premier hints that taxpayers funding Speaker’s legal fees in D4 case

Confirmation? Premier hints that taxpayers funding Speaker’s legal fees in D4 case

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff While pointing out that the case is still before the court, Premier Andrew Fahie has hinted that the legal fees for Speaker of the House Julian Willock in the ongoing legal battle with Mark […]

by / on May 20, 2019 at 7:09 AM /
Search for new DMV boss ongoing, new VG location found

Search for new DMV boss ongoing, new VG location found

The process for finding a new Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner is underway and full-time operations of the department will resume in Virgin Gorda in the coming weeks. Transportation Minister Kye Rymer told the House of Assembly on Friday […]

by / on May 20, 2019 at 6:52 AM /
UPDATE: ‘Not a dictator’| Public discussions now to be had on regularization initiative

UPDATE: ‘Not a dictator’| Public discussions now to be had on regularization initiative

Citizens will now have the opportunity to have their say on the government’s regularization initiative in the coming weeks, Premier Andrew Fahie has promised. The Premier’s remarks were made in the House of Assembly (HoA) on Friday when the Immigration […]

by / on May 18, 2019 at 11:49 AM /
Protesters kicked from HOA grounds | Unnecessary removal, says Vanterpool

Protesters kicked from HOA grounds | Unnecessary removal, says Vanterpool

Residents were kicked from the grounds of the House of Assembly (HoA) in Road Town where they had congregated to protest what they perceive to be the unfair treatment of Mark Vanterpool, who Speaker Julian Willock is refusing to swear […]

by / on May 17, 2019 at 12:13 PM /
12-year-old boy missing

12-year-old boy missing

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 12-year-old boy. Missing is Josiah Fontaine, who according to police, is “brown-skinned, approximately 5′ 5″ and 125 pounds.” He was last seen leaving his mother’s house on Tuesday, May 14. […]

by / on May 17, 2019 at 11:13 AM /
CGB sewerage project stalled by more upgrades to plan

CGB sewerage project stalled by more upgrades to plan

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff  Residents of Cane Garden Bay will have to wait a bit longer to see the much-talked-about sewerage project in their community become a reality. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works Jeremy Hodge […]

by / on May 17, 2019 at 7:26 AM /