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Funding now available for  major developments to parking, market in RT

Funding now available for major developments to parking, market in RT

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Funds are already earmarked to begin physical changes aimed at decluttering Road Town to make the city more pedestrian-friendly and colourful. While the exact figures were not revealed, work is set to commence shortly, […]

by / on May 31, 2019 at 3:53 PM /
Nonsense! Opposition not against regularisation because we dislike non-nationals

Nonsense! Opposition not against regularisation because we dislike non-nationals

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn is denying claims that members of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition are against the controversial ‘regularization’ programme because they dislike expatriates. Penn said those claims came from the Andrew Fahie administration — the initiators of the programme. […]

by / on May 31, 2019 at 11:53 AM /
BVI’s ‘unfavourable’ terrain makes internet more expensive, says telecoms providers

BVI’s ‘unfavourable’ terrain makes internet more expensive, says telecoms providers

Unfavourable terrain and the expensive cost of infrastructure have largely contributed to the cost of internet services in the territory, local telecommunications providers have said. Marlon Solomon, Corporate Sales Manager of Cable and Wireless Ltd — the parent company of […]

by / on May 31, 2019 at 8:16 AM /
Turnbull calls for another protest against govt’s ‘regularisation’ amendments

Turnbull calls for another protest against govt’s ‘regularisation’ amendments

Second District Representative Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull is calling on residents to stage another protest against what is increasingly becoming government’s controversial amendments to the Immigration and Passport Act. Turnbull made the call during a community meeting held by members of […]

by / on May 31, 2019 at 7:38 AM /
Major plans to use Old Gov’t House to showcase more of BVI history

Major plans to use Old Gov’t House to showcase more of BVI history

Major plans are afoot to showcase several aspects of the British Virgin Islands’ history and culture as part of the move to revamp Old Government House in Road Town. Dr Michael Kent, a member of the committee in charge of […]

by / on May 31, 2019 at 6:48 AM /
Two teens listed in latest arrest blotter

Two teens listed in latest arrest blotter

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is reporting eight arrests between May 19 to May 25. The accused persons were implicated for a number of charges ranging from possession of a controlled drug, burglary, assaulting a police officer, among […]

by / on May 30, 2019 at 3:10 PM /
BVIslander’s murder feared to fuel xenophobia, anti-expat conversation

BVIslander’s murder feared to fuel xenophobia, anti-expat conversation

With a Vincentian resident being accused of the harrowing murder of 46-year-old BVIslander Lenia Green, there is now a concern that the longstanding struggle between locals and Caribbean expats might worsen. Cultural specialist Richard Georges described it as ‘very unfortunate’ […]

by / on May 30, 2019 at 9:00 AM /
Cyber amendments | Possible penalties for sharing videos of minors fighting, misbehaving

Cyber amendments | Possible penalties for sharing videos of minors fighting, misbehaving

Persons might soon be penalised for sharing videos of students or minors participating in mischief such as fighting. Premier Andrew Fahie gave that indication as he announced that amendments will be made to the territory’s existing cyber laws. “What we […]

by / on May 30, 2019 at 7:49 AM /
BVI ‘losing lots of revenue’ with Dolphin Discovery still away

BVI ‘losing lots of revenue’ with Dolphin Discovery still away

Junior Tourism Minister Shereen Flax-Charles said the British Virgin Islands are “losing lots of revenue” because Dolphin Discovery has not resumed operations in the territory. “Every time a cruise ship docks at our pier we normally have four to five […]

by / on May 30, 2019 at 7:20 AM /
Faster fire response as stations in East, West reopen July | New trucks

Faster fire response as stations in East, West reopen July | New trucks

Residents can expect quicker response times by the fire department in the areas of East End/Long Look and West End as the stations in these locations are set to re-open by late July. Chief Fire Officer Zebalon McLean told BVI […]

by / on May 30, 2019 at 7:13 AM /