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BVI can be a real model for green economies, says Governor

BVI can be a real model for green economies, says Governor

Governor Augustus Jaspert said he believes the BVI can be a real model of leadership in achieving a green economy in the territory. The governor said he supports the many green initiatives currently being undertaken by both government and private […]

by / on May 28, 2019 at 5:35 AM /
St Vincent man charged for Sunday night’s murder

St Vincent man charged for Sunday night’s murder

A man has been charged in connection to the fatal shooting of 46-year-old Great Mountain resident, Lenia Green on Sunday night. Charged with murder is 37-year-old St Vincent native, Rohan Williams. Acting Commissioner of Police, Alwin James, commended his officers […]

by / on May 28, 2019 at 12:26 AM /
Gov’t auctioning over 20 derelict vessels, yachts

Gov’t auctioning over 20 derelict vessels, yachts

More than 20 derelict vessels and yachts will be auctioned off in June by the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry (VISR). This according to a joint media release by the Ministry of Finance and VISR, which revealed that bidding will officially […]

by / on May 27, 2019 at 4:57 PM /
Man in custody on suspicion of murder, rape after Sunday’s shooting

Man in custody on suspicion of murder, rape after Sunday’s shooting

A man has been taken into custody following the shooting death of a woman on Tortola, Sunday night, May 26. The man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and rape, BVI News understands. Police have not release the identity […]

by / on May 27, 2019 at 12:16 PM /
Labour reform: Foreign companies must give locals top positions to operate in BVI

Labour reform: Foreign companies must give locals top positions to operate in BVI

Investors who establish new businesses in the British Virgin Islands will soon be required to grant their company’s senior management positions to BVIslanders/Belongers. Premier Andrew Fahie said this will be done through changes to the territory’s existing Labour and Immigration […]

by / on May 27, 2019 at 7:13 AM /
Gov’t to pay up to $70K yearly to subsidize Banco Popular operations on VG

Gov’t to pay up to $70K yearly to subsidize Banco Popular operations on VG

Government has agreed to pay thousands of dollars in subsidies to Banco Popular for the next few years to ensure banking services are restored on Virgin Gorda. Premier Andrew Fahie said those payments will be government’s investment in residents. “I […]

by / on May 27, 2019 at 6:52 AM /
Monitored sessions, exclusive remote lighting systems coming for major recreational facilities

Monitored sessions, exclusive remote lighting systems coming for major recreational facilities

Monitored sessions and remotely-operated lighting systems will be introduced at the major recreational facilities in the BVI. This is according to the Director of BVI Recreational Trust Stephen Payne who said facility managers will be present at specified times to […]

by / on May 27, 2019 at 6:22 AM /
Local company awarded $34K contract for debris clearance at ESHS

Local company awarded $34K contract for debris clearance at ESHS

The Recovery & Development Agency (RDA) has awarded a local company a contract valued more than $30,000 for debris clearance at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) campus in Road Town. Autland Heavy Equipment Co Ltd signed the $34,097.50 contract […]

by / on May 27, 2019 at 6:13 AM /
UPDATE: Woman in Sunday night’s shooting dies

UPDATE: Woman in Sunday night’s shooting dies

The woman who was injured in Sunday night’s shooting has died. Police have confirmed the shooting. However, the Information Unit of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force said they were not yet able to detail the circumstances of the incident […]

by / on May 26, 2019 at 11:29 PM /
Records tumble at latest fixture of the 2019 T20 cricket tournament

Records tumble at latest fixture of the 2019 T20 cricket tournament

A record-breaking knock of 159 not-out by Austin McDowall saw Road Town Wholesale (RTW) cruising to a comprehensive 119-run victory over Police in the latest fixture of the 2019 BVICA-NAGICO T20 Tournament in honour of Ralph O’Neal. When sent into […]

by / on May 25, 2019 at 1:20 PM /