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Archive for July, 2019

City parking lot to hold nearly 300 vehicles, says Transport Minister

City parking lot to hold nearly 300 vehicles, says Transport Minister

The parking facility government will build in Road Town will be able to facilitate nearly 300 vehicles upon completion. Speaking in the House of Assembly on Tuesday, Transportation Minister Kye Rymer said the process to get the project going has […]

by / on July 17, 2019 at 12:51 PM /
Missing files, deception: BVIAA took runway development $$ to pay salaries

Missing files, deception: BVIAA took runway development $$ to pay salaries

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff The newly-installed BVI Airport Authority (BVIAA) board has unearthed that some $5 million intended to develop the runway at the TB Lettsome International Airport was instead spent on paying salaries and operational costs. Describing […]

by / on July 17, 2019 at 8:18 AM /
Attempted murder charge changed, Collins granted bail after eyewitness recalls self-defence

Attempted murder charge changed, Collins granted bail after eyewitness recalls self-defence

Twenty-five-year-old Greenland resident, Kallique Collins, was granted $90,000 signed bail after an eyewitness report indicated that he was defending himself during a recent stabbing incident. Collins’ attempted murder charge was also changed to ‘wounding with intent’. He was not required […]

by / on July 17, 2019 at 7:50 AM /
Unfair burden | Inter-Island Airport Development Fee to be disbanded — Premier

Unfair burden | Inter-Island Airport Development Fee to be disbanded — Premier

Residents of Virgin Gorda and Anegada travelling to Tortola through the TB Lettsome International Airport may no longer be required to pay the Inter-Island Airport Development Fee. Describing it as an unfair burden, Premier Andrew Fahie said management of the […]

by / on July 17, 2019 at 7:42 AM /
Why are bodyguards for Fahie ‘the person’ and not ‘the Premier’?

Why are bodyguards for Fahie ‘the person’ and not ‘the Premier’?

Newly sworn-in Fourth District Representative Mark Vanterpool said he is not convinced about Premier Andrew Fahie’s reasons for hiring a full-time personal security detail with taxpayer dollars and said he has a number of questions surrounding the precedence set by […]

by / on July 17, 2019 at 7:20 AM /
Summer Sizzle 2019

Summer Sizzle 2019

PRESS RELEASE: Kimora Lee Simmons, Baby Phat, Korto Momolu, Project Runway Star, Zoey Grey and Uzuri International are among a roster of coveted fashion designers ready to rock the runways at Summer Sizzle BVI The 11th Summer Sizzle BVI, the […]

by / on July 17, 2019 at 5:41 AM /
Gov’t clamping down on importation of exotic plants, animals

Gov’t clamping down on importation of exotic plants, animals

Government is planning to clamp down on the importation of exotic animals and plants into the territory. This was revealed by Immigration Minister Vincent Wheatley in the Fifth Sitting of First Session of the Fourth House of Assembly on Tuesday, […]

by / on July 16, 2019 at 3:45 PM /
Vanterpool, Willock clash after swearing-in | Politician trashes Speaker outside parliament

Vanterpool, Willock clash after swearing-in | Politician trashes Speaker outside parliament

Even as the legal battle between Speaker of the House of Assembly, Julian Willock, and Fourth District Representative Mark Vanterpool officially concluded, their dispute manifested in another form moments after Vanterpool was sworn into the House on Tuesday, July 16. […]

by / on July 16, 2019 at 11:48 AM /
Algae bacteria turns local ponds pink, residents warned against making contact

Algae bacteria turns local ponds pink, residents warned against making contact

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Residents are being warned about making contact with the ponds at Cane Garden and Josiah’s Bay on Tortola at this time. Chief Environmental Health Officer Lionel Michael gave the warning amidst what is known […]

by / on July 16, 2019 at 7:48 AM /
‘Concerns’ raised about number of trade licences issued for car rentals, salons

‘Concerns’ raised about number of trade licences issued for car rentals, salons

The Department of Trade said it is concerned about the considerable number of trade licences it is being made to issue for businesses such as car rentals and beauty salons. Director of Trade and Investment Promotions Karia Christopher made the […]

by / on July 16, 2019 at 7:38 AM /