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Archive for August, 2019

Fire Department reports increase in annual calls, many not fire-related

Fire Department reports increase in annual calls, many not fire-related

The Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service has reported an increase in the number of emergency calls it receives annually. Speaking to BVI News recently, Acting Chief Fire Officer William Penn said most of these calls have not been fire-related. […]

by / on August 23, 2019 at 8:20 AM /
Gov’t to create ad hoc economic committee, Premier calls on interested persons to join

Gov’t to create ad hoc economic committee, Premier calls on interested persons to join

In the face of a declining financial services revenue stream, plans are underway to create an ‘ad hoc economic committee’ to diversify the local economy. “I want to make a call to the people of the BVI because I told […]

by / on August 23, 2019 at 8:05 AM /
Call made for ‘hand-over’  policy to facilitate change in govts after an election

Call made for ‘hand-over’ policy to facilitate change in govts after an election

Amid occasional claims from the recently-elected VIP government that a number of critical public documents are ‘missing’, former Head of Human Relations at Rosewood Little Dix Bay Resort, Rosalia Gardener is calling for a handing-over period for new and outgoing […]

by / on August 23, 2019 at 7:43 AM /
Former nat’l athlete appointed BVI’s Chef De Mission for 2020 Olympic Games

Former nat’l athlete appointed BVI’s Chef De Mission for 2020 Olympic Games

Retired local athlete Tahesia Harrigan-Scott has been placed in charge of the British Virgin Islands national team that will compete at next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Harrigan-Scott’s appointment came from the BVI Olympic Committee which said the decorated […]

by / on August 23, 2019 at 7:21 AM /
Former BVIAA board responds to accusations, cites financial difficulties, misunderstanding

Former BVIAA board responds to accusations, cites financial difficulties, misunderstanding

The former board of the BVI Airports Authority Board (BVIAA) has fired back at Premier Andrew Fahie who publicly accused them of ‘deception’, ‘mismanagement’, and paying their salaries and operational costs with the $5 million sum that was intended to […]

by / on August 22, 2019 at 2:26 PM /
‘Long-hearted’ supervisors behind low wages in public service, Premier promises salary review

‘Long-hearted’ supervisors behind low wages in public service, Premier promises salary review

While stating that legislators don’t determine salaries in the public service, Premier Andrew Fahie has said some supervisors and persons in managerial roles are behind the low wages being paid to government employees. “I cannot understand why [some of these] […]

by / on August 22, 2019 at 7:50 AM /
Just had to help! Firefighters donate supplies to fire victims, family overwhelmed

Just had to help! Firefighters donate supplies to fire victims, family overwhelmed

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff In the aftermath of a fire that gutted a section of the Davis family home which housed three children in Huntums Ghut, Fire Officer Cuthbert Robinson knew he had to help. Whipping himself into […]

by / on August 22, 2019 at 7:23 AM /
Gov’t will be monitoring persons hired under ‘1000 jobs in 1000 days’ initiative

Gov’t will be monitoring persons hired under ‘1000 jobs in 1000 days’ initiative

Government will be monitoring the performances of persons who land jobs under its ‘1,000 jobs in 1,000 Days’ programme. Premier Andrew Fahie said this will be done to ensure persons don’t squander their job opportunities and, more importantly, develop themselves […]

by / on August 22, 2019 at 6:20 AM /
Public opinion still not for RDA | Residents call for agency to be disbanded

Public opinion still not for RDA | Residents call for agency to be disbanded

Several residents are calling for the UK-mandated Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) to be disbanded. These calls were made during the two-day public discussion on the United Kingdom’s £300 million loan-guarantee offer to the BVI. “We had the ability to […]

by / on August 22, 2019 at 6:02 AM /
1000 jobs in 1000 days not a gimmick | Premier gives local jobseekers employment guarantee

1000 jobs in 1000 days not a gimmick | Premier gives local jobseekers employment guarantee

Premier Andrew Fahie is assuring locals that his government’s ‘1,000 jobs in 1,000 days’ initiative is not a political stunt. The Premier made that statement at the official launch of the initiative on Wednesday, August 21. “As I look around […]

by / on August 21, 2019 at 2:36 PM /