BVI News

Archive for July, 2019

BVI bags 13 medals in archery tournament in Dominican Republic

BVI bags 13 medals in archery tournament in Dominican Republic

The British Virgin Islands archery team collected a total of 13 medals inclusive of seven gold, five silvers and one bronze in the recently concluded Caribbean Developmental Championships in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Amongst the medalist were Jaylyn […]

by / on July 2, 2019 at 1:05 PM /
UN told: BVI open to ‘free association’ relationship with UK, not independence

UN told: BVI open to ‘free association’ relationship with UK, not independence

While making it clear that the BVI is not pushing to gain independence, government has announced that the territory is open to considering ‘alternative’ relationships with the UK such as ‘free association’. In this instance, free association for the territory […]

by / on July 2, 2019 at 8:10 AM /
BVITB calls for $3.7M budget increase, cites major plans for tourism

BVITB calls for $3.7M budget increase, cites major plans for tourism

Director of the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) Sharon Flax-Brutus wants a $3.7 million increase to the statutory body’s annual budget. Such an increase would push the tourist board’s annual budget allocation to a figure just in excess of $14 million. […]

by / on July 2, 2019 at 7:46 AM /
Lack of credit/debit card machines stunts Immigration’s fee collection on VG

Lack of credit/debit card machines stunts Immigration’s fee collection on VG

Despite calls for assistance from the previous government, the Immigration Department’s fee collection operations on Virgin Gorda are being stunted because of a lack of payment terminals, which are colloquially termed as credit/debit card machines. Rosemary Callwood gave that indication […]

by / on July 2, 2019 at 7:20 AM /
Demolition begins | Long Bay Beach Club to be redeveloped

Demolition begins | Long Bay Beach Club to be redeveloped

Roughly two years after the 2017 hurricanes damaged the Long Bay Beach Club, restoration of the West End-based facility is underway. General Manager at the club Richard Smith told BVI News recently that there are major plans in the pipeline […]

by / on July 2, 2019 at 6:12 AM /
BVI celebrates Territory Day, six former legislators honoured

BVI celebrates Territory Day, six former legislators honoured

The British Virgin Islands honoured six former legislators who have impacted the territory’s social, economic, political and cultural history in one way or the other. The honorees were Ethlyn Smith, Omar Hodge, Reeial George, John Brudenell- Bruce, Anando Scatiliffe and […]

by / on July 1, 2019 at 4:25 PM /
New cops told: Never compromise integrity, don’t be ‘too familiar, friendly’

New cops told: Never compromise integrity, don’t be ‘too familiar, friendly’

Dean of Workforce Learning at the H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) Bernadine Louis wants newly minted officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force to never negotiate with their integrity. Louis was delivering the keynote address at the third […]

by / on July 1, 2019 at 11:44 AM /
Summer classes, credit recovery programme for students who failed to graduate

Summer classes, credit recovery programme for students who failed to graduate

Students who were unsuccessful in graduating from secondary schools this year now have an immediate second chance at earning their diploma. “For those students who failed the exit proficiency exam, there will be summer classes beginning on July 2 and […]

by / on July 1, 2019 at 10:58 AM /
UPDATE: Charter boat collision caused vessel to sink, passengers unharmed

UPDATE: Charter boat collision caused vessel to sink, passengers unharmed

The vessel bearing the Moorings’ logo which was seen sinking in waters near Baughers Bay on Tortola on Sunday, June 30 is now safely out of the water and transported to a boatyard. This was confirmed by Vice President of […]

by / on July 1, 2019 at 7:46 AM /