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Former BVIAA board responds to accusations, cites financial difficulties, misunderstanding

Former BVIAA board responds to accusations, cites financial difficulties, misunderstanding

The former board of the BVI Airports Authority Board (BVIAA) has fired back at Premier Andrew Fahie who publicly accused them of ‘deception’, ‘mismanagement’, and paying their salaries and operational costs with the $5 million sum that was intended to […]

by / on August 22, 2019 at 2:26 PM /
‘Long-hearted’ supervisors behind low wages in public service, Premier promises salary review

‘Long-hearted’ supervisors behind low wages in public service, Premier promises salary review

While stating that legislators don’t determine salaries in the public service, Premier Andrew Fahie has said some supervisors and persons in managerial roles are behind the low wages being paid to government employees. “I cannot understand why [some of these] […]

by / on August 22, 2019 at 7:50 AM /
Just had to help! Firefighters donate supplies to fire victims, family overwhelmed

Just had to help! Firefighters donate supplies to fire victims, family overwhelmed

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff In the aftermath of a fire that gutted a section of the Davis family home which housed three children in Huntums Ghut, Fire Officer Cuthbert Robinson knew he had to help. Whipping himself into […]

by / on August 22, 2019 at 7:23 AM /
Gov’t will be monitoring persons hired under ‘1000 jobs in 1000 days’ initiative

Gov’t will be monitoring persons hired under ‘1000 jobs in 1000 days’ initiative

Government will be monitoring the performances of persons who land jobs under its ‘1,000 jobs in 1,000 Days’ programme. Premier Andrew Fahie said this will be done to ensure persons don’t squander their job opportunities and, more importantly, develop themselves […]

by / on August 22, 2019 at 6:20 AM /
Public opinion still not for RDA | Residents call for agency to be disbanded

Public opinion still not for RDA | Residents call for agency to be disbanded

Several residents are calling for the UK-mandated Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) to be disbanded. These calls were made during the two-day public discussion on the United Kingdom’s £300 million loan-guarantee offer to the BVI. “We had the ability to […]

by / on August 22, 2019 at 6:02 AM /
1000 jobs in 1000 days not a gimmick | Premier gives local jobseekers employment guarantee

1000 jobs in 1000 days not a gimmick | Premier gives local jobseekers employment guarantee

Premier Andrew Fahie is assuring locals that his government’s ‘1,000 jobs in 1,000 days’ initiative is not a political stunt. The Premier made that statement at the official launch of the initiative on Wednesday, August 21. “As I look around […]

by / on August 21, 2019 at 2:36 PM /
Governor told: Prove UK not after control of BVI purse, put their conditions, flexibility in writing

Governor told: Prove UK not after control of BVI purse, put their conditions, flexibility in writing

Governor Augustus Jaspert has been challenged to give more than a ‘verbal assurance’ that the UK is willing to give the territory time return to compliance if it breaches the BVI-UK Protocols for Effective Financial Management agreement and borrows more […]

by / on August 21, 2019 at 10:25 AM /
Premier orders RDA to suspend hiring, criticises agency’s productivity

Premier orders RDA to suspend hiring, criticises agency’s productivity

­Criticizing the Recovery and Development Agency’s (RDA) current productivity level, Premier Andrew Fahie said he has issued instructions for the organisation to suspend its staff expansion efforts. He said the RDA has not administered any major work since its inception […]

by / on August 21, 2019 at 7:50 AM /
Residents concerned about drones: Say devices fly too close, invades privacy

Residents concerned about drones: Say devices fly too close, invades privacy

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Some residents on the main island of Tortola are becoming alarmed by what they say is an increase in the amount of drone activity in residential areas, especially during after-dark hours. These residents have […]

by / on August 21, 2019 at 6:59 AM /
Rosalind Penn Health Centre reopens in East End/Long Look community

Rosalind Penn Health Centre reopens in East End/Long Look community

Following the reopening of the Rosalind Penn Health Centre in East End/Long Look, residents are being urged to utilise the health services available in their communities. Health Minister Carvin Malone made that call while stating that the health centre’s reopening […]

by / on August 21, 2019 at 6:07 AM /