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Farara sworn in as High Court judge

Farara sworn in as High Court judge

Local Queen’s Counsel Gerard Farara has been appointed a High Court Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in the British Virgin Islands. Governor August Jaspert swore in Farara on Friday, August 30. It is not immediately clear how long […]

by / on August 30, 2019 at 4:56 PM /
From top to bottom, left to right: Malone, Dabreo, Potter, Igwe,Berkely, Davies

Gov’t reshuffles public service hierarchy, appoints new Permanent Secretaries

The Andrew Fahie-led Virgin Islands Party administration has restructured the public service hierarchy. “New and existing Permanent Secretaries have been appointed and have received their assignments within the ministries of government,” a government-commissioned release said on Friday, August 30. The […]

by / on August 30, 2019 at 2:12 PM /
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley

Funding CXC exams was always temporary, some students don’t show up when gov’t pays

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Some local students do not show up to sit external exams after they have been paid for and that is part of the reason government has decided to stop funding these exams. This is […]

by / on August 30, 2019 at 6:53 AM /
Road Town Police Station

Dorian floods RT Police Station | Cops patrol in height of storm, make minor arrests

The Road Town Police Station on Tortola has suffered the adverse effects of yet another natural disaster — Hurricane Dorian — which hit the territory on Wednesday, August 28. Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews, however, said his officers were still […]

by / on August 30, 2019 at 6:30 AM /
The renovated L-shaped building of the Elmore Stoutt High School campus in Road Town.

Shift system in territory’s secondary schools comes to an end

After two years of operating under a shift system, local secondary school students will return to regular school hours at the start of the new academic year in September. The shift system was implemented to facilitate students following the onslaught […]

by / on August 30, 2019 at 6:25 AM /
Parents at the official launch yesterday.

VOX POP: Parents react to gov’ts decision to stop paying CXC exam fees

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff Some local parents have expressed mixed reviews about the government’s recent decision to stop paying Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) exam fees for local students. Following the announcement, BVI News took to the streets of […]

by / on August 30, 2019 at 6:12 AM /
Gov’t pulls the plug on paying CSEC exams fees for local students

Gov’t pulls the plug on paying CSEC exams fees for local students

Effective immediately, local students sitting the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams with the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will have to do so at their own expense. “The ministry has been covering the cost of all CSEC exams written in […]

by / on August 29, 2019 at 3:22 PM /
File photo

Assessment of Central Admin Complex results in order for building to remain closed

Following Hurricane Dorian, the government’s Central Administration Complex located in Road Town on Tortola will remain closed today. This was revealed via a media release issued by Deputy Governor David Archer, Jr on Thursday morning. “Based on the initial assessment […]

by / on August 29, 2019 at 1:06 PM /
Hurricane Dorian in photos

Hurricane Dorian in photos

Hurricane Dorian might not have brought any major damage as it passed the BVI on Wednesday, August 28, but it left enough evidence to show it caused significant disturbance to the territory. Besides power outages, floods, and disruption in water […]

by / on August 29, 2019 at 10:27 AM /
Overlooking a section of Tortola post-Hurricane Dorian. (Photo by Kamal Haynes/BVI News)

Stay watchful: 2019 hurricane season not over yet, most active period ahead

As residents begin to breathe a sigh of relief now that Hurricane Dorian has passed, they are being reminded that the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season is not yet over. Premier Andrew Fahie issued the reminder in a post-Dorian address and […]

by / on August 29, 2019 at 8:31 AM /