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11yo Sterling Stout awarded Ivan Dawson Memorial Scholarship

11yo Sterling Stout awarded Ivan Dawson Memorial Scholarship

The 2019 recipient of the Ivan Dawson Memorial Scholarship (IDMS) is 11-year Sterling Stout, born January 24, 2008. He is the son of Mr Patrick A Stout and Mrs Adel Clyne Stout of Carrot Bay, Tortola, Virgin Islands. Sterling, a […]

by / on June 27, 2019 at 5:22 AM /
Lowering exit exams pass mark will benefit students, not handicap them

Lowering exit exams pass mark will benefit students, not handicap them

Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley has said his ministry’s move to lower the pass mark for the secondary school Exit Proficiency Exams (EPE) is to protect the interests of students in the long-term. The ministry announced recently that the pass […]

by / on June 26, 2019 at 7:45 AM /
Gov’t to distribute carbon filter masks to WE residents, begin air quality monitoring

Gov’t to distribute carbon filter masks to WE residents, begin air quality monitoring

Since smoke from the Pockwood Pond waste facility on Tortola is still a major menace to persons living in West End, Health Minister Carvin Malone said government intends to purchase and distribute carbon filter masks to affected residents. Malone explained […]

by / on June 26, 2019 at 7:26 AM /
Man fined for disrupting court | Says continuous adjournments frustrated him

Man fined for disrupting court | Says continuous adjournments frustrated him

A Horse Path man was slapped with a $1,000 fine on Tuesday for continuously disrupting the Magistrate’s Court. Rashawn Williams is facing up to four months at Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut if he fails to pay the fine. […]

by / on June 26, 2019 at 7:00 AM /
Boat captain who drowned Sunday identified, recently moved to BVI for work

Boat captain who drowned Sunday identified, recently moved to BVI for work

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has identified the boat captain who drowned at Norman Island on Sunday as United Kingdom national, Oliver Wheatley. The 27-year-old recently migrated to the territory for employment purposes, said the RVIPF who are […]

by / on June 26, 2019 at 6:29 AM /
Improved water supply coming to VG, new reservoir with increased capacity nearly complete

Improved water supply coming to VG, new reservoir with increased capacity nearly complete

Work on the new reservoir at Perot Hill in Virgin Gorda is in its final stages and will hold vastly more water than the previous tank. A June 19 media release by the Department of Water and Sewage said North […]

by / on June 26, 2019 at 6:16 AM /
Four locals qualify for 2019 Pan Am Games

Four locals qualify for 2019 Pan Am Games

Four athletes have been named to represent the BVI in the upcoming Lima 2019 Pan Am Games set to take place next month in Peru. Among the quartet is Thad Lettsome — the first sailor in almost three decades to […]

by / on June 25, 2019 at 1:40 PM /
Caught on camera | Trinidadian to spend 2 months in prison for child cruelty

Caught on camera | Trinidadian to spend 2 months in prison for child cruelty

A Trinidadian woman will spend 60 days at Her Majesty’s Prison after she was caught on camera ill-treating a two-year-old boy at a daycare centre on Tortola. Debra Jobe reportedly committed the offence on March 16, 2017. In handing down […]

by / on June 25, 2019 at 7:50 AM /
An added attraction | Businesswoman brings fairytale to life in BVI

An added attraction | Businesswoman brings fairytale to life in BVI

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Three custom-made carriages which could be described as something straight out of a fairytale are expected to provide an added attraction to locals and tourists alike in the British Virgin Islands. Yoland Franklyn, the […]

by / on June 25, 2019 at 7:49 AM /
$665k contract signed to restore VG Sports Complex

$665k contract signed to restore VG Sports Complex

The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) has awarded a local construction company a contract valued well in excess of half-a-million dollars for construction works to the Virgin Gorda Sports Complex. Rufred Forbes and Associates Limited was the recipient of the […]

by / on June 25, 2019 at 6:49 AM /