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Archive for October, 2019

Health Minister Carvin Malone. (BVI News photo)

Autism centre rebuilds to service over 30 clients weekly

The Autism Centre in the British Virgin Islands is now serving more than 30 persons per week after rebuilding and resuming services. Health Minister Carvin Malone made that announcement while making an address on Wednesday to mark the facility’s 7th […]

by / on October 30, 2019 at 7:20 AM /
Minister of Transportation, Works, & Utilities Kye Rymer.

EU gives BVI €2M grant to rehabilitate local emergency shelters

A two million-euro grant from the European Union (EU) will be used to rehabilitate 10 emergency shelters in the British Virgin Islands. The rehabilitation project is a partnership between the EU, the Department of Disaster Management, the Ministry of Health, […]

by / on October 29, 2019 at 3:22 PM /
Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome now curable locally – Dr Heskith Vanterpool

Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome now curable locally – Dr Heskith Vanterpool

Residents of the British Virgin Islands now have the option of seeking medical attention for Wolff Parkinson White (WPW) syndrome at home. Medical Director at the Bougainvillea Clinic Dr Heskith Vanterpool said his private hospital has once again created history […]

by / on October 29, 2019 at 1:56 PM /
Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola. (Photo by Andre 'Shadow' Dawson

Horseracing track to be repaired in ‘phased manner’ over two years — Premier

Horseracing supporters will have to wait two years before the Ellis Thomas Downs is fully repaired, Premier Andrew Fahie has said. The Premier said this is because of the extensive damage the facility sustained by the September 2017 hurricanes. “We […]

by / on October 29, 2019 at 8:15 AM /
Culture Minister Dr Wheatley

Preliminary Report: 2019 festival saw $300K budget increase to pay inherited debts

Culture Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said the budgeted allocation for the now-concluded 2019 Emancipation festivities was increased to more than $300,000 to clear off inherited debts. Dr Wheatley gave that preliminary report during a recent sitting of the House of […]

by / on October 29, 2019 at 8:04 AM /
Not the cocaine mentioned in the story

Four arrested as cops make second major cocaine seizure on VG in two weeks

Four males are in police custody following the seizure of a large quantity of cocaine on Virgin Gorda at the weekend. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said the drug bust happened Sunday night, October 27. They did not […]

by / on October 29, 2019 at 7:49 AM /
Head of the Traffic Division in the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force, Sergeant Augustus Bruce

Rider in deadly crash was not wearing helmet | Police urge others to protect their heads

Investigations from last week’s fatal traffic accident involving a motor scooter and a flatbed truck have revealed that the now deceased rider, Ryan Adams, was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. According to Head of the […]

by / on October 29, 2019 at 7:26 AM /
BVI under high surf warning, beachgoers advised to keep away from sea

BVI under high surf warning, beachgoers advised to keep away from sea

A high surf warning has been placed on the British Virgin Islands. A weather bulletin from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) on Monday, October 28 said an “enormous low-pressure area consisting of Hurricane Pablo and an extra-tropical cyclone” in […]

by / on October 28, 2019 at 10:30 AM /
Road Town Police Station

Truck driver involved in fatal crash in police custody and facing charges

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff The driver of the flatbed truck that was involved in last week’s fatal traffic accident with a motor scooter is in police custody and is facing at least one charge. This was revealed by […]

by / on October 28, 2019 at 8:20 AM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

Gov’t pumps over $18K to rebuild landmark on eastern Tortola — Premier

Government has channelled more than $18,000 into rebuilding a landmark near the Queen Elizabeth Bridge on the eastern end of Tortola. Premier and Minister for Tourism Andrew Fahie gave that indication while responding to questions by Eighth District Representative Marlon […]

by / on October 28, 2019 at 7:56 AM /