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Storm warning lifted as Karen moves away | BVI to feel lingering effects, caution urged

Storm warning lifted as Karen moves away | BVI to feel lingering effects, caution urged

The Tropical Storm Warning that had been imposed for the British Virgin Islands has been lifted as Tropical Storm Karen now moves further away from the territory. The weather system blew moderate and occasionally stronger winds that resulted in power […]

by / on September 25, 2019 at 7:32 AM /
Fix for dysfunctional sewerage systems in East End, Road Town to begin shortly, says ministry

Fix for dysfunctional sewerage systems in East End, Road Town to begin shortly, says ministry

Works on sewerage systems that have been a sore issue for several residents for years are expected to commence throughout Tortola shortly.  This is according to Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Works & Utilities, Jeremy Hodge who told BVI […]

by / on September 25, 2019 at 7:10 AM /
Traffic lights in Road Town, Pasea to go live in next few days

Traffic lights in Road Town, Pasea to go live in next few days

The traffic lights on the James Walter Francis Highway by Pasea Estate as well as those at the intersection of Administration Drive and Waterfront Drive are both ready to go live within the next few days. This was revealed by […]

by / on September 25, 2019 at 6:52 AM /
Nearly half-dozen sewerage complaints weekly | Overpopulation among the causes of  issue

Nearly half-dozen sewerage complaints weekly | Overpopulation among the causes of issue

While citing multiple reasons for the BVI’s chronic sewerage problem, the Department of Environmental Health has said it receives just fewer than half-a-dozen sewerage-related reports/complaints weekly. Chief Environmental Health Officer Lionel Michael cited that statistic while telling BVI News the […]

by / on September 24, 2019 at 8:10 AM /
Resigned VG festival committee chair reports ‘challenges and negativity’ during tenure

Resigned VG festival committee chair reports ‘challenges and negativity’ during tenure

While this was not confirmed as a reason for demitting their respective posts, the recently resigned members of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Sub-Committee said their experience was “challenging” and one coloured with ‘negativity’. The sub-committee headed by Lyra George […]

by / on September 24, 2019 at 7:35 AM /
ESHS student fined $1K for negligence on public road

ESHS student fined $1K for negligence on public road

An Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) student was slapped with a $1,000 fine after his negligence nearly cost him his life and that of others on January 19. The minor, whose name is being withheld to protect his identity, pleaded […]

by / on September 24, 2019 at 7:20 AM /
Some residents not taking Tropical Storm Karen seriously

Some residents not taking Tropical Storm Karen seriously

Some residents of the British Virgin Islands have expressed that they are not taking the possible threat of Tropical Storm Karen — which is forecast to impact the territory on Tuesday, September 24 — too seriously. When BVI News roved […]

by / on September 24, 2019 at 7:09 AM /
Public sector closes, NEOC activated as Karen restrengthens to tropical storm

Public sector closes, NEOC activated as Karen restrengthens to tropical storm

All government offices and schools will be closed today as the territory anticipates the passing of Karen, which has once again upgraded to a tropical storm.  Acting Governor David Archer, Jr made the announcement in a late statement published September […]

by / on September 24, 2019 at 6:52 AM /
Tropical Storm Warning issued for the BVI, Karen expected to hit Tuesday

Tropical Storm Warning issued for the BVI, Karen expected to hit Tuesday

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for the British Virgin Islands by the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services in anticipation of Tropical Storm Karen. The Department of Disaster Management’s (DDM) 11 o’clock weather update published September 23 stated that […]

by / on September 23, 2019 at 12:48 PM /
School gives assurance as parents complain about high prices, unhealthy foods at ESHS

School gives assurance as parents complain about high prices, unhealthy foods at ESHS

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff Administrators of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) are assuring parents that concerns about high prices and unhealthy foods being offered by some vendors at the school’s two locations are being addressed.  On Friday, September […]

by / on September 23, 2019 at 7:47 AM /