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Changing sign at hospital predicted to cost over $100K, old sign to remain a while longer

Changing sign at hospital predicted to cost over $100K, old sign to remain a while longer

The ‘Peebles Hospital’ sign still mounted atop the recently renamed Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital is expected to remain a while longer as the cost for the change is predicted to be more than $100,000. This is according to Chief […]

by / on October 31, 2019 at 12:59 PM /
Health agencies to hold meetings on Hand-foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in territory

Health agencies to hold meetings on Hand-foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in territory

The Ministry of Health has planned a series of community meetings to discuss the recent outbreak of the Hand-foot-and-mouth disease across pre-schools in the territory. The ministry said these meetings aim to inform operators of pre-schools and day-care facilities as […]

by / on October 31, 2019 at 12:52 PM /
BVIPA to expand Port Purcell’s bulkhead to accommodate larger cargo vessels

BVIPA to expand Port Purcell’s bulkhead to accommodate larger cargo vessels

The British Virgin Islands will soon have the capacity to berth larger cargo vessels at Port Purcell. This is because of plans by the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) to expand the existing bulkhead at the facility. The BVIPA said it […]

by / on October 31, 2019 at 7:55 AM /
Local becomes first to represent an OT as delegate in Int’l Leadership Programme

Local becomes first to represent an OT as delegate in Int’l Leadership Programme

A local woman will become the first-ever Overseas Territory delegate to participate at the UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office International Leadership Programme (ILP) next month. She is April Glasgow of Long Look, Tortola and is among 187 nominees from 103 […]

by / on October 31, 2019 at 7:16 AM /
Hurricane-ravaged hotel being sold | Tamarind Club on the market for $750K

Hurricane-ravaged hotel being sold | Tamarind Club on the market for $750K

Roughly two years after hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged the Tamarind Club on Tortola, the popular hotel and restaurant is now up for sale. Real estate company Coldwell Banker said the Josiah’s Bay-based property, which is approximately 8,000 square feet […]

by / on October 31, 2019 at 6:16 AM /
Humane Society seeking $500K in donations to build new animal shelter

Humane Society seeking $500K in donations to build new animal shelter

The Humane Society is seeking half-million dollars to build a new facility in Josiah’s Bay on Tortola. Via a GoFundMe account created nearly a day ago, the society said they have been asked to leave their rented quarters located at […]

by / on October 30, 2019 at 1:44 PM /
Two locals among four charged in connection to major cocaine bust on VG

Two locals among four charged in connection to major cocaine bust on VG

Two BVIslanders are among four men charged by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) for Sunday night’s major cocaine drug bust on the sister island of Virgin Gorda. The RVIPF identified those two locals as 25-year old Nickel Simon […]

by / on October 30, 2019 at 12:24 PM /
Gov’t to develop waste management strategy, CCTV being considered as part of plan

Gov’t to develop waste management strategy, CCTV being considered as part of plan

Health & Social Development Minister Carvin Malone said a comprehensive waste management strategy is being developed and will be backed with legislation to deter perpetrators from the indiscriminate waste-disposal in the British Virgin Islands. Malone gave that indication while responding […]

by / on October 30, 2019 at 8:00 AM /
VG airport runway to be finally paved, BVIAA wants weight bearing capacity to last 20 years

VG airport runway to be finally paved, BVIAA wants weight bearing capacity to last 20 years

Plans are underway to pave the Taddy Bay Airport on Virgin Gorda. This was announced through a recently-issued tender notice inviting interested companies with aviation experience to provide planning, architectural, engineering consultancy, construction, and project management services to bid on the […]

by / on October 30, 2019 at 7:45 AM /
BVI to pioneer smart emergency shelter standards regionally, says PAHO representative

BVI to pioneer smart emergency shelter standards regionally, says PAHO representative

The British Virgin Islands is developing smart emergency shelter standards which will be used within other countries in the region. This is according to a statement from Pan American Health Organisation representative, Dr Jean Marie Rwangabwoba. In his absence, the […]

by / on October 30, 2019 at 7:37 AM /