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Archive for June, 2019

Hospital to be assessed for potential accreditation in 2 months

Hospital to be assessed for potential accreditation in 2 months

The BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) are advancing preparations ahead of its accreditation review set to take place in two months. This is according to Chief Executive Officer of the BVIHSA, Dr Ronald Georges. “We started our accreditation journey in […]

by / on June 25, 2019 at 6:31 AM /
RDA inks $221K contract to install music room containers at ESHS

RDA inks $221K contract to install music room containers at ESHS

The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) has signed a contract valued more than $200,000 which is geared towards providing the continuation of the temporary music programme at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS). A media release from the RDA said […]

by / on June 24, 2019 at 3:31 PM /
Taxi operators’ attire, vehicle condition a ’cause for concern  ⁠— Rymer

Taxi operators’ attire, vehicle condition a ’cause for concern ⁠— Rymer

Transportation Minister Kye Rymer is calling on taxi operators to practice better vehicle hygiene and dress more appropriately while on duty. “Sometimes you see taxi operators and the way they are dressed, I think, is a cause for concern. The […]

by / on June 24, 2019 at 7:35 AM /
Boat captain drowns at Norman Island on Sunday

Boat captain drowns at Norman Island on Sunday

A boat captain of a well-known charter company has reportedly drowned while on duty at Norman Island. BVI News understands that the incident occurred sometime between 12:30 pm to 1 pm on Sunday, June 23. “He was at work and […]

by / on June 24, 2019 at 7:34 AM /
Outdated and unstable | BVI needs new $5M revenue collection system

Outdated and unstable | BVI needs new $5M revenue collection system

A new Revenue Collection system is urgently needed for the British Virgin Islands as the existing system is likely to ‘crash at any time’. Deputy Commissioner of the Inland Revenue Orris Thomas gave that indication when he appeared before the […]

by / on June 24, 2019 at 7:01 AM /
2019 Gen Y Factor winner plans to launch gospel album

2019 Gen Y Factor winner plans to launch gospel album

Self-taught singing sensation Dwight Hutchinson, Jr from plans to utilize his recent victory at the Gen Y Factor ‘Battle of the Sexes’ competition to propel his gospel music career to higher heights. Following his victory at the Multipurpose Sports Complex […]

by / on June 24, 2019 at 6:34 AM /
VG females the top graduates at VISTS, 17 exits technical school

VG females the top graduates at VISTS, 17 exits technical school

Virgin Gorda residents Cheryce Todman and Rakesheah Young are the top achievers at Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS) for 2019. Todman graduated as the valedictorian with a grade point average of 3.70 while Young, the salutatorian, graduated with […]

by / on June 24, 2019 at 6:05 AM /
BVIslanders trained in marine sector be given ‘first preference’ for jobs

BVIslanders trained in marine sector be given ‘first preference’ for jobs

Government is implementing a policy giving BVIslanders and Belongers first preference for jobs in the marine sector. This according to the latest Cabinet statements published on June 20. The statement said: “In an effort to empower the people of the […]

by / on June 21, 2019 at 1:08 PM /
Reading, comprehension a major problem in local schools — Educators

Reading, comprehension a major problem in local schools — Educators

Some education officials believe a major problem plaguing the local school system is the inability of some students to fully read and comprehend well; even at the secondary school level. This position was voiced at a meeting held to discuss […]

by / on June 21, 2019 at 8:20 AM /
Dominican gets 8 months at HMP for gambling | Over $50K forfeited to Territory

Dominican gets 8 months at HMP for gambling | Over $50K forfeited to Territory

Dominican Cornelius Fontaine was slapped with an eight-month prison sentence after he was caught with $52,000 earned through gambling. Fontaine, a fisherman who resides in Antigua, had pleaded guilty to the offence of being in possession of proceeds of criminal […]

by / on June 21, 2019 at 7:24 AM /