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All-time low participation for Fisherman’s tournament as Carrot Bay festivities begin

All-time low participation for Fisherman’s tournament as Carrot Bay festivities begin

The Oliver ‘Ollie’ Turnbull Fisherman’s Tournament was hit with an all-time low in participants as the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta went underway on Thursday, August 8. Member of the Fisherman’s Tournament Committee Levette Walters told BVI News only two fishermen […]

by / on August 9, 2019 at 7:59 AM /
‘Unavoidable expense’: Gov’t spends nearly $50K renting A/C unit for 10 weeks

‘Unavoidable expense’: Gov’t spends nearly $50K renting A/C unit for 10 weeks

Government has spent nearly $50,000 to rent an air-conditioning unit for the Multipurpose Sports Complex in Road Town for two-and-a-half months. Education and Culture Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said, in the first instance, his ministry rented the unit from May […]

by / on August 9, 2019 at 7:07 AM /
Organisers of East End Rise & Shine Tramp considering band clash next year

Organisers of East End Rise & Shine Tramp considering band clash next year

The East End/Long Look leg of the Rise & Shine Tramp may see a possible clash between bands on the road during next year’s festivities. Chairwoman of the East End/Long Look Festival Sub-committee Sandra Potter gave that indication in a […]

by / on August 9, 2019 at 6:51 AM /
‘Enough importation nonsense’ | Locals promised preference for ITA’s 35 job openings

‘Enough importation nonsense’ | Locals promised preference for ITA’s 35 job openings

Premier Andrew Fahie is assuring BVIslanders and Belongers that they will be given first preference for the 35 jobs expected to be made available at the International Tax Authority (ITA). Speaking at a recent sitting of the House of Assembly, […]

by / on August 9, 2019 at 6:36 AM /
I’m concerned too, says Vanterpool on looter’s 2-year prison sentence

I’m concerned too, says Vanterpool on looter’s 2-year prison sentence

Another legislator has publicly expressed concern over the recent two-year sentence handed down to Shamoii Dagou for looting a television set following Hurricane Irma nearly two years ago. Speaking at the recent sitting of the House of Assembly in Road […]

by / on August 8, 2019 at 2:15 PM /
Malone mines gold! Ends BVI’s 36-year medal drought at Pan Am Games

Malone mines gold! Ends BVI’s 36-year medal drought at Pan Am Games

Long Jumper Chantel Malone has earned the British Virgin Islands its first-ever medal at the Pan American Games after nearly four decades. Competing in the 18th edition of the games in Lima, Peru on Tuesday, Malone, in the first round […]

by / on August 8, 2019 at 7:58 AM /
Proposed $500K fines, prison times too excessive for cybercriminals — Vanterpool

Proposed $500K fines, prison times too excessive for cybercriminals — Vanterpool

Opposition lawmaker Mark Vanterpool wants the newly-proposed penalties for cyber-related offences tweaked before the legislation under which it falls — Computer Misuse, and Cyber Crime Amendment Act of 2019 — is passed in the House of Assembly. The 2019 amendments […]

by / on August 8, 2019 at 7:32 AM /
Financial Services has been good to us; Wheatley rebuts Fraser’s claims about industry

Financial Services has been good to us; Wheatley rebuts Fraser’s claims about industry

While admitting that the territory has accepted a subordinate role in the financial services industry, government legislator Dr Natalio Wheatley has rebutted claims that the BVI is not benefitting enough from the so-called trillion-dollar industry. Those claims had come from […]

by / on August 8, 2019 at 7:22 AM /
Speaker a hot topic in recent Calypso competition, Willock’s wig a subject of comedy

Speaker a hot topic in recent Calypso competition, Willock’s wig a subject of comedy

Calypso is a musical genre known for its social commentary and humour. For local calypsonians, no topic was hotter on their lips than Julian Willock, who has made headlines on multiple occasions since being appointed Speaker of the House of […]

by / on August 8, 2019 at 6:51 AM /
PHOTOS: Revellers flock East for Rise & Shine Tramp

PHOTOS: Revellers flock East for Rise & Shine Tramp

Hundreds of revellers came out and participated in the East End/Long Look leg of the Rise & Shine Tramp which was deemed a success by the organisers. The event started in the wee hours of Wednesday morning and lasted approximately […]

by / on August 7, 2019 at 3:30 PM /