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Gov’t, HLSCC sets sight on becoming centre of marine studies in the Caribbean

Gov’t, HLSCC sets sight on becoming centre of marine studies in the Caribbean

The H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) has said it is working to become the centre stone for maritime studies in the entire region. Speaking at the recent launch of the Back To The Sea Marine Programme this week, Premier […]

by / on August 15, 2019 at 7:34 AM /
Some 800 students to benefit from back-to-school packages, treat in VG

Some 800 students to benefit from back-to-school packages, treat in VG

Parents of some 800 primary and secondary school-aged students in the Ninth District are set to benefit from a back-to-school treat this coming Sunday. Ninth District Representative Vincent Wheatley told BVI News that his Back-to-School Fiesta will take place at […]

by / on August 15, 2019 at 7:18 AM /
More to marine industry than just deckhand, boat captain roles — Premier

More to marine industry than just deckhand, boat captain roles — Premier

In a bid to generate greater interest in the marine industry, Premier Andrew Fahie has assured locals that there are more jobs in the marine industry besides the perceived deckhand and boat captain roles. Speaking at the launch of the […]

by / on August 14, 2019 at 3:43 PM /
Married vs single men tug-of-war a crowd favourite at Carrot Bay Fiesta

Married vs single men tug-of-war a crowd favourite at Carrot Bay Fiesta

A clear crowd favourite, the ‘married men versus single men’ tug-of-war competition was one of the main highlights of Friday’s leg of the Carrot Bay Cultural Fiesta. Anchored by Health Minister Carvin Malone, the married men emerged as victors over […]

by / on August 14, 2019 at 1:22 PM /
Survey reveals concern that proposed bus system will affect taximen, Ministry allays fear

Survey reveals concern that proposed bus system will affect taximen, Ministry allays fear

While most of the 1,350 residents who have completed the public transportation survey are in support of the service, concerns are being raised about the potential revenue loss to existing taxi operators. Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works […]

by / on August 14, 2019 at 8:20 AM /
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 /