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Archive for August, 2019

BVI poorer than before, rich on paper but residents suffering

BVI poorer than before, rich on paper but residents suffering

Opposition legislator Julian Fraser has said he believes the territory is not benefitting enough from the territory’s so-called trillion-dollar Financial Services Industry. “I am seeing more poverty in this territory now than I have ever seen before and yet there […]

by / on August 7, 2019 at 9:41 AM /
THULEAN wins Premier’s Cup, USVI horse owners ride away with nearly $60K in prizes

THULEAN wins Premier’s Cup, USVI horse owners ride away with nearly $60K in prizes

St Thomas’s THULEAN has once again asserted itself as king of the racetrack; sprinting to victory at the Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cow’s Bay to win the Premier’s Cup at the August Tuesday races. Along with the coveted trophy, […]

by / on August 7, 2019 at 8:19 AM /
Parade organisers consider pushing back event’s start time or future stagings

Parade organisers consider pushing back event’s start time or future stagings

Organisers of the annual August Monday Parade have said they will be taking steps to improve the overall timing and flow of the event, which is considered a major part of the territory’s emancipation festivities. Co-chair of the parade sub-committee […]

by / on August 7, 2019 at 7:32 AM /
‘Can’t believe Quan gone’ | 22yo identified as August Monday crash victim

‘Can’t believe Quan gone’ | 22yo identified as August Monday crash victim

Police are now conducting investigations into the vehicular accident that claimed the life of a local student who was studying abroad. In a media statement on Tuesday, police said: “The male involved in the early-morning accident at Fahie Hill is […]

by / on August 6, 2019 at 11:13 AM /
PARADE PHOTOS: VIBE, Showtime named joint Road March champs again

PARADE PHOTOS: VIBE, Showtime named joint Road March champs again

Two bands will once again share the title of Road March Champions in the British Virgin Islands. Last year’s joint champions VIBE along with nine-time champs Showtime were both named the 2019 winners following the August Monday Parade held in […]

by / on August 6, 2019 at 10:40 AM /
Nearly 2 dozen still in temporary homes on JVD, no $$ or land ownership

Nearly 2 dozen still in temporary homes on JVD, no $$ or land ownership

Social Development Minister Carvin Malone has pointed to insufficient funds and the lack of land ownership as the reasons nearly two dozen persons are still living in temporary housing on Jost Van Dyke. Malone made those remarks during the recent […]

by / on August 6, 2019 at 10:06 AM /
Nearly half-million in donations secured for JVD Primary’s reconstruction

Nearly half-million in donations secured for JVD Primary’s reconstruction

The Jost Van Dyke Primary School has secured nearly half a million dollars in donations to go towards its reconstruction. Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley made that announcement while answering questions in the House of Assembly recently. He said: “In […]

by / on August 6, 2019 at 7:12 AM /
Bria Smith crowned Miss BVI 2019

Bria Smith crowned Miss BVI 2019

Bria Smith is the 2019 winner of the Miss British Virgin Islands pageant. The 25-year-old Government Information Officer was crowned inside the Multipurpose Sports Complex in Road Town on Sunday, August 4. On her way to the crown, she swept […]

by / on August 5, 2019 at 7:53 AM /
Construction for permanent West End ferry port facility to start by March/April 2020

Construction for permanent West End ferry port facility to start by March/April 2020

Officials are expected to break ground for the construction of a permanent port facility at West End by the start of the second quarter of 2020. Premier Andrew Fahie made that announcement during the official opening of the temporary terminal […]

by / on August 5, 2019 at 7:49 AM /
First-timer Ramon G wins the 2019 Soca Monarch competition

First-timer Ramon G wins the 2019 Soca Monarch competition

Newcomer Ramon G is the BVI’s new Soca Monarch for the 2019 emancipation festivities. He collected a total of 226 points — one point more than the defending champion, JJ, to walk away with the grand prize of $6,500 and […]

by / on August 5, 2019 at 7:10 AM /