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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 /
Market Day to become more frequent in Carrot Bay, people hungry for it  — Wheatley

Market Day to become more frequent in Carrot Bay, people hungry for it — Wheatley

Residents of Carrot Bay and surrounding communities will soon have a more frequent avenue to buy, sell and socialize as plans are underway to have a Traditional Market Day several times per year. Culture Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley told BVI […]

by / on August 12, 2019 at 8:02 AM /
Forensic auditor being sought to probe former BVIAA board, operations

Forensic auditor being sought to probe former BVIAA board, operations

A forensic auditor is being hired to solve what Premier Andrew Fahie has described as the latest mystery surrounding the BVI Airport Authority (BVIAA) and the alleged mismanagement of funds by its former board. The forensic auditor is being hired […]

by / on August 12, 2019 at 7:59 AM /
Cops giving away Ford pickup to raise funds for community projects

Cops giving away Ford pickup to raise funds for community projects

Residents of the BVI will have a chance to win a 2019 Ford Ranger XLT and six months of free gas as part of a vehicle raffle being put on by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). The raffle […]

by / on August 12, 2019 at 7:24 AM /
What’s the latest exchange rates against one US dollar?

What’s the latest exchange rates against one US dollar?

The British Virgin Islands has become a regional hub where persons from various nationalities come to live, work and do business. And in this global trading economy, the currency strength of these respective nationalities fluctuate daily. Below is the latest […]

by / on August 12, 2019 at 5:04 AM /
Job opportunities ahead | Ghut, roadside clearing to intensify — Rymer

Job opportunities ahead | Ghut, roadside clearing to intensify — Rymer

Residents of the British Virgin Islands will soon find additional employment opportunities as the government intensifies ghut and roadside clearance in anticipation of the peak of the hurricane season. Works Minister Kye Rymer made the announcement during the recent sitting […]

by / on August 9, 2019 at 2:11 PM /