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Missed deadline | Incinerator still ‘undergoing repairs’

Missed deadline | Incinerator still ‘undergoing repairs’

Now nearly a year since being out of service, the incinerator at Pockwood Pond on Tortola is still undergoing repairs. However, a joint media release from the Department of Waste Management and the Ministry of Health indicated that electricity has […]

by / on October 2, 2019 at 7:46 AM /
BVI ought to consider using same mosquito control technique as USVI — Chief Med Officer

BVI ought to consider using same mosquito control technique as USVI — Chief Med Officer

While echoing sentiments that the US Virgin Islands’ proposed Sterile Insect Technique for mosquito control is safe, Chief Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr Irad Potter, has gone further to say the method is something that might work […]

by / on October 2, 2019 at 7:19 AM /
Construction of multi-level admin building for Ports coming

Construction of multi-level admin building for Ports coming

Plans are underway to construct an administration building adjacent to the container port located at Port Purcell on Tortola. The structure, which will be a disaster-resilient and multi-storey building, is expected to use its second floor to house Customs, Immigration, […]

by / on October 2, 2019 at 7:15 AM /
Grieving family of domestic  violence fatality speaks out, female legislators urged to act

Grieving family of domestic violence fatality speaks out, female legislators urged to act

The grieving family of domestic violence fatality wants other victims to speak out and get help before it’s too late. “We are still in the grieving process. The Family Support Network (FSN) didn’t mean anything to us before August 2018. […]

by / on October 2, 2019 at 6:31 AM /
Magistrate suspends imprisonment for convicted drug dealers in 4yo case

Magistrate suspends imprisonment for convicted drug dealers in 4yo case

Two men involved in a four-year-old drug case were spared imprisonment due to the extensive time that has elapsed since they first committed the offence. They are Jariel Harrigan and Dillon Findlay who were both found guilty of possession of […]

by / on October 1, 2019 at 2:50 PM /
BVI meets UK’s end-of-September deadline for recovery framework

BVI meets UK’s end-of-September deadline for recovery framework

The British Virgin Islands has met the end-of-September deadline issued by the United Kingdom to present its blueprint on the way forward for its recovery and development, Premier Andrew Fahie has said. The deadline mentioned above was one of the […]

by / on October 1, 2019 at 8:54 AM /
Local sports officials say Kyron’s world champs performance a ‘clear indication of greatness’

Local sports officials say Kyron’s world champs performance a ‘clear indication of greatness’

Local sporting officials have commended athletic sensation Kyron McMaster for his outstanding recent performance at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. McMaster finished fourth in the final of the men’s 400-metre hurdles event in a seasons best time […]

by / on October 1, 2019 at 7:55 AM /
USVI releasing mosquitos into their territory will not impact BVI — Chief Env’t Health Officer

USVI releasing mosquitos into their territory will not impact BVI — Chief Env’t Health Officer

Chief Environmental Health Officer Lionel Michael has said the ‘Sterile Insect Technique’ to be used on St Croix in the neighbouring US Virgin Islands to control their population of the disease-carrying Aedes Aegypti mosquito will have no effect on the […]

by / on October 1, 2019 at 7:24 AM /
Dominican trucker fined for cannabis

Dominican trucker fined for cannabis

A Dominican man was fined more than $900 after cannabis was found in his possession on June 19 last year. Charged with possession 24 grams of cannabis is 21-year-old Bradley Bell of an undisclosed local address. The trucker entered a […]

by / on October 1, 2019 at 6:10 AM /