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Archive for July, 2019

Inside the Prime Time Festiville in Road Town.

Wednesday night village entertainment cancelled due to bad weather

Officials have cancelled the live performances that were scheduled for Wednesday night inside the festival village in Road Town. In a post on social media website, Facebook, the Virgin Islands Festival & Fairs Committee said: “Due to inclement weather, kindly […]

by / on July 31, 2019 at 8:47 PM /
Colombian woman fined after drunken episode with police

Colombian woman fined after drunken episode with police

A Colombia native was fined $700 at the Magistrate’s Court after she reportedly obstructed a police officer and used indecent language in the presence of the cop last year. Carol Schoonhoven pleaded guilty to obstructing police and indecent language when […]

by / on July 31, 2019 at 2:01 PM /
Banco Popular

Leasing issues delay return of banking to VG | Premier says matter beyond their control

Residents of Virgin Gorda will have to wait an approximate two months longer before banking is restored on the sister island. Government had said banking services would have returned to the island by August; thanks to Banco Popular who pledged […]

by / on July 31, 2019 at 8:16 AM /
Opposition Leader Marlon Penn

Penn pushes for antitrust legislation | Says current unfair trading could wipe out small businesses

Leader of the Opposition, Marlon Penn is calling for antitrust legislation to be drafted to prevent small businesses from being wiped out under the pressure of larger players in their respective sectors. This legislation — which Penn said would serve […]

by / on July 31, 2019 at 7:55 AM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

Legal action against businesses that fail to comply with Trade Commission decisions

Businesses could face legal action if they fail to comply with any ruling by the Trade Commission — a third-party body being created under the territory’s Consumer Protection legislation to settle trade disputes. Premier Andrew Fahie gave that indication during […]

by / on July 31, 2019 at 7:17 AM /
Very High Frequency (VHF) radio handsets.

Disaster preparedness network bolstered, less need to rely on imperfect mobile devices

After roughly two years of relying primarily on their mobile devices, emergency officers across some government departments now have a more resilient way of communicating in the event of a disaster. A media release from government said the Department of […]

by / on July 31, 2019 at 6:13 AM /
Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews and newly appointed governor Augustus Jaspert outside the High Court where the swearing-in ceremony was held yesterday, August 22. Photo Credit: Andre 'Shadow' Dawson/BVI News Online

RVIPF to be at ‘full strength’ by 2020

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is aiming to be back to full strength by the year 2020; while its headquarters is expected to be fully completed in the next few months. This is according to Commissioner of Police Michael […]

by / on July 30, 2019 at 3:30 PM /
Premier Fahie

Legislators to commence informal talks for constitutional review next month

Informal talks are expected to commence late next month for the territory’s next constitutional review cycle, Premier Andrew Fahie has said. The Premier made the disclosure during the recent sitting of the House of Assembly while responding to questions by […]

by / on July 30, 2019 at 7:19 AM /
Health Minister Carvin Malone. (BVI News photo)

Incinerator will be operational by September, says Health Minister

The Pockwood Pond-based incinerator is expected to be fully functional in roughly two months. Health Minister Carvin Malone gave that indication while answering questions in the House of Assembly recently. “We anticipate that the incinerator unit will be fully repaired […]

by / on July 30, 2019 at 7:17 AM /
The latest cohort of HLSCC graduates.

80% of HLSCC students benefited from free tuition last school year

Hundreds of local students are benefitting from the Tuition Assistance Programme (TAP) at the H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC). Responding to questions in the House of Assembly recently, Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said: “In the Spring semester which […]

by / on July 30, 2019 at 6:28 AM /