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Archive for June, 2019

Engine malfunction causes major blackout across BVI

Engine malfunction causes major blackout across BVI

The major power outage affecting sections of the territory is as a result of an engine malfunction at the territory’s main power plant on Tortola. This is according to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works & Utilities, Jeremy Hodge, […]

by / on June 28, 2019 at 11:26 AM /
Man, grandmother charged after alleged $15K bribe offer to drop court case

Man, grandmother charged after alleged $15K bribe offer to drop court case

A 59-year-old retired hotel employee and the father of her grandson have been brought before the Magistrate’s Court after allegedly trying to bribe a complainant with a sum in excess of $10,000 to discontinue a court complaint against him. Charged […]

by / on June 28, 2019 at 7:40 AM /
Public invited to weigh in on whether to have organised public transport system

Public invited to weigh in on whether to have organised public transport system

Members of the public are being offered the opportunity to weigh in via an online survey whether they believe an organised public transportation system is needed in the British Virgin Islands. The survey was recently launched and is targeting as […]

by / on June 28, 2019 at 7:30 AM /
It’s official! CAPE removed from local secondary schools, now only at HLSCC

It’s official! CAPE removed from local secondary schools, now only at HLSCC

The decision to remove the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) from the secondary schools’ curriculum has been finalised. Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said CAPE will now only be pursued at the H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC). “CAPE is […]

by / on June 28, 2019 at 7:12 AM /
Top 10 secondary school students in the territory all from ESHS

Top 10 secondary school students in the territory all from ESHS

The Elmore Stoutt High School ended the 2018/19 school year on a high as it produced all 10 of the territory’s top students this year. Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley made the announcement at their graduation ceremony held at the […]

by / on June 28, 2019 at 7:05 AM /
Budget for all 2019 festivals climbs to $1.3M

Budget for all 2019 festivals climbs to $1.3M

The overall budget allocated to all festivals for 2019 has now increased by an estimated $600,000 from the original figure reported back in April. Culture Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley told BVI News the budget now stands at $1.3 million. “We […]

by / on June 27, 2019 at 12:57 PM /
Guilty: Guyanese to spend 9 months in prison for conspiracy to personate

Guilty: Guyanese to spend 9 months in prison for conspiracy to personate

Guyanese national Lolita Callender-Skelton wept uncontrollably in the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday after she was sentenced to nine months at Her Majesty’s Prison for conspiracy to personate. Following the conclusion of the woman’s three-day trial, Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo said she […]

by / on June 27, 2019 at 8:12 AM /
Wet fete added to emancipation events, Carrot Bay Fest returns to 3 days

Wet fete added to emancipation events, Carrot Bay Fest returns to 3 days

At least two significant changes have been made to this year’s staging of the emancipation celebrations — the reintroduction of the three-day Carrot Bay Fest and the addition of a new event to the schedule of events. According to Stuart […]

by / on June 27, 2019 at 7:45 AM /
Absence of corporal punishment not to be blamed for disrespectful students

Absence of corporal punishment not to be blamed for disrespectful students

The absence of corporal punishment in local schools is not to be blamed for the increased occurrences of students being disrespectful towards teachers and/or other authority figures. This is according to Chief Education Officer, Connie George, who said there are […]

by / on June 27, 2019 at 6:50 AM /
Big int’l acts named among lineup of artistes for 2019 emancipation festivities

Big int’l acts named among lineup of artistes for 2019 emancipation festivities

Some of the Caribbean’s biggest soca, reggae and dancehall artistes are set to perform at this year’s staging of emancipation celebrations dubbed ‘The Prime Time Festiville’. The festivities will run from July 25 to August 10 and will include acts […]

by / on June 27, 2019 at 6:10 AM /