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Lives matter more | HoA postponed due to looming inclement weather

Lives matter more | HoA postponed due to looming inclement weather

The continuation of the Sixth Sitting of the House of Assembly which was scheduled for Monday (today) has been postponed to September 2, due to the looming inclement weather. “We wanted to give members a chance to consult with their […]

by / on August 26, 2019 at 12:49 PM /
Gumption raises thousands to rebuild elderly man’s home despite having no place of his own

Gumption raises thousands to rebuild elderly man’s home despite having no place of his own

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Despite not having a home of his own since the 2017 hurricanes, Allington ‘Gumption’ Creque has raised more than $40,000 to rebuild the home of an elderly man on Virgin Gorda. Speaking to BVI […]

by / on August 26, 2019 at 10:31 AM /
BVI a well-oiled machine for storm preparations, territory ready if Dorian hits

BVI a well-oiled machine for storm preparations, territory ready if Dorian hits

While there are a few things still left to be put in place, the British Virgin Islands is largely prepared if Tropical Storm Dorian was to alter its course and hit the British Virgin Islands as a hurricane. Dorian currently […]

by / on August 26, 2019 at 7:54 AM /
Three dozen vulnerable 9th district families to receive food, uniform vouchers

Three dozen vulnerable 9th district families to receive food, uniform vouchers

Roughly three dozen families in the Ninth District will benefit from food and school-uniform gift vouchers to assist with back-to-school preparations. Ninth District Representative Vincent Wheatley told BVI News on Sunday that this is to ensure every school-aged child feels […]

by / on August 26, 2019 at 7:17 AM /
UPDATE: Dorian still strengthening, not projected to be a direct hit to BVI

UPDATE: Dorian still strengthening, not projected to be a direct hit to BVI

Though Tropical Storm Dorian is forecast to potentially be near hurricane strength by Tuesday or Wednesday, the weather system is not expected to make a direct impact with the British Virgin Islands. In a 5 o’clock weather update on Monday […]

by / on August 26, 2019 at 6:01 AM /
Enis Adams Primary’s reconstruction nearing completion

Enis Adams Primary’s reconstruction nearing completion

Works to the Enis Adams Primary School is said to be progressing well and now “nears completion”. “The school is taking shape with every passing day and will be superb once finished,” said project contractor and Managing Director of Newton […]

by / on August 23, 2019 at 4:26 PM /
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 /