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Archive for August, 2019

Gov’t seeking to purchase new ‘environmentally-friendly’ asphalt plant

Gov’t seeking to purchase new ‘environmentally-friendly’ asphalt plant

The Andrew Fahie-led administration is seeking to purchase a new asphalt plant. Speaking with BVI News on Tuesday, Works Minister and Deputy Premier Kye Rymer said the process has already started. “We know that it is something that is necessary […]

by / on August 14, 2019 at 7:56 AM /
Bodyguards no joke: Premier accuses Opposition of mocking threat against his life

Bodyguards no joke: Premier accuses Opposition of mocking threat against his life

Premier Andrew Fahie has lashed out at some members of the parliamentary opposition who he has accused of constantly mocking his decision to hire personal security. The Premier was at the time responding to questions about the legal fees of […]

by / on August 14, 2019 at 7:43 AM /
Six young locals to compete in junior tennis tournament in Puerto Rico

Six young locals to compete in junior tennis tournament in Puerto Rico

Six young tennis players from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will be travelling to Puerto Rico later this month to compete in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Caribbean Junior Development Tournament. The names of those players are Amia and […]

by / on August 14, 2019 at 7:06 AM /
VG airport closed again! More firetruck problems months after receiving new vehicle

VG airport closed again! More firetruck problems months after receiving new vehicle

After being closed for months because of malfunctioning fire services vehicle, the Taddy Bay Airport on Virgin Gorda has once again been forced to close because of a similar issue. The BVI Airport Authority (BVIAA) made that announcement in a […]

by / on August 13, 2019 at 2:34 PM /
Govt’s vending fees too high, says booth owners at festival

Govt’s vending fees too high, says booth owners at festival

A number of vendors who were based at the festival village in Road Town have said the fees to sell in the venue were simply too high this year. This is not the first year vendors have made that complaint. […]

by / on August 13, 2019 at 8:23 AM /
More serious penalties for illegally reclaiming seabed

More serious penalties for illegally reclaiming seabed

More serious penalties will now be imposed on persons who are caught illegally reclaiming any seabed in the British Virgin Islands. Natural Resources Minister Vincent Wheatley gave that warning in the House of Assembly where he said the illegal act […]

by / on August 13, 2019 at 7:13 AM /
SCB Harbour being dredged, to be used as marine shelter

SCB Harbour being dredged, to be used as marine shelter

As the peak of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season draws nearer, work is now underway to ensure the Sea Cows Bay Harbour is safe for the many vessels that dock there. “Over the years, a large amount of material has […]

by / on August 13, 2019 at 6:34 AM /
Legislator complains about HOA’s old furniture, says facility resembles ‘cattle shed’

Legislator complains about HOA’s old furniture, says facility resembles ‘cattle shed’

Describing it as something that now resembles an animal barn, senior legislator in the House of Assembly, Julian Fraser, is bemoaning that the House has had the same furniture for the last two decades, despite the territory’s growing annual budget. […]

by / on August 13, 2019 at 6:26 AM /
Young people want land | Roughly 600 have already applied — Wheatley

Young people want land | Roughly 600 have already applied — Wheatley

More young locals are interested in owning land in the British Virgin Islands, Minister for Natural Resources Vincent Wheatley has said. He said roughly 600 persons have already applied to the ministry. “We continue to receive more, almost daily.” “Land […]

by / on August 12, 2019 at 2:31 PM /
Way to go boys! BVI division winners of CONCACAF U15 championship

Way to go boys! BVI division winners of CONCACAF U15 championship

After securing a comprehensive seven-nil victory over the neighbouring St Maarten, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are now the Division Three winners of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Boys’ Under-15 Championship. Playing in Bradenton, […]

by / on August 12, 2019 at 12:21 PM /