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Archive for September, 2019

McMaster misses out on World Champs medal | Now ranked 4th fastest in the world this year

McMaster misses out on World Champs medal | Now ranked 4th fastest in the world this year

Local athletic sensation Kyron McMaster has ended his 2019 World Championship campaign by just missing out on a podium finish in the final of the men’s 400-metre hurdles on Monday, September 30. Running out of lane two, McMaster looked likely […]

by / on September 30, 2019 at 4:13 PM /
Public Officers’ salary disbursement delayed due to accounting system update

Public Officers’ salary disbursement delayed due to accounting system update

Public Officers will have to wait an additional day to receive their salaries because of an update being done to the government’s accounting system. This was revealed by a statement sanctioned by the Ministry of Finance and the Department of […]

by / on September 30, 2019 at 12:45 PM /
CGB beach closed until further notice | High level of bacteria found in water

CGB beach closed until further notice | High level of bacteria found in water

The popular visitor and tourist attraction, Cane Garden Bay Beach, is now closed to the public until further notice. A bulletin published on government’s official website late Friday said this is as a result of high volumes of bacteria found […]

by / on September 30, 2019 at 7:53 AM /
Sterile mosquitos to be released in USVI, local attorney says BVI should have been consulted

Sterile mosquitos to be released in USVI, local attorney says BVI should have been consulted

A concern has been raised that authorities from the neighbouring US Virgin Islands (USVI) did not consult with the BVI before deciding to deliberately release a breed of non-biting mosquitos on to St Croix, USVI to reduce the population of […]

by / on September 30, 2019 at 7:35 AM /
DR man granted $50K bail after allegedly brandishing machete at debtor

DR man granted $50K bail after allegedly brandishing machete at debtor

A Dominican Republic man was granted $50,000 bail after he allegedly visited another man’s home and brandished a machete. Charged with aggravated burglary is Alquimedes Rabsatt of an unspecified local address. Rabsatt was not required to plead when he appeared […]

by / on September 30, 2019 at 7:29 AM /
Collapse of global tour operator not expected to impact BVI’s tourism industry

Collapse of global tour operator not expected to impact BVI’s tourism industry

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff The recent bankruptcy and closure of global tour operator, Thomas Cook Group, is not expected to have any major impact on tourism in the British Virgin Islands.  This is according to Junior Minister of […]

by / on September 30, 2019 at 7:14 AM /
Back in the race | McMaster successfully appeals ‘disqualification’ from 400M final

Back in the race | McMaster successfully appeals ‘disqualification’ from 400M final

Local athletic sensation Kyron McMaster has successfully appealed his disqualification from the finals of the men’s 400-metre hurdles and is now set to start in the event come Monday, September 30. McMaster was disqualified following a lane violation during his […]

by / on September 28, 2019 at 12:14 PM /
Unregulated capitalism and US isolationism are destroying mankind

Unregulated capitalism and US isolationism are destroying mankind

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor One family owning more wealth than hundreds of millions of people, is no longer environmentally or socially sustainable in a world headed for the climate change precipice. A new socialism is on the horizon, where massive […]

by / on September 28, 2019 at 8:58 AM /
Fat Hogs Bay man fined after cultivating nearly two dozen plants to ‘make tea’

Fat Hogs Bay man fined after cultivating nearly two dozen plants to ‘make tea’

A local who said he cultivated nearly two dozen cannabis plants for tea purposes has been fined $1,000. Charged with the cultivation of cannabis is Wilston Stoutt of Fat Hogs Bay, Tortola. Stoutt was fined after pleading guilty to the […]

by / on September 27, 2019 at 1:30 PM /
Legislator bats for North Sound admin building to be renamed after late postmaster

Legislator bats for North Sound admin building to be renamed after late postmaster

Territorial At-Large Representative Shereen Flax-Charles has said she believes the government administrative building in North Sound on Virgin Gorda should be renamed after a former public officer who she says spent his professional life serving that community. “I would like […]

by / on September 27, 2019 at 1:13 PM /