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Archive for October, 2019

Private hospital owner accuses ‘mercenaries’ of diverting patients from Bougainvillea Clinic

Private hospital owner accuses ‘mercenaries’ of diverting patients from Bougainvillea Clinic

Owner of the Bougainvillea Clinic, Dr Heskith Vanterpool, is claiming that his one-year-old cardiac catheterization lab is under attack by persons who are diverting potential clients from his facility. Vanterpool made the remarks on Saturday while speaking at a celebratory […]

by / on October 28, 2019 at 7:14 AM /
Poor practices by residents said to be the cause of sewerage issue in East End

Poor practices by residents said to be the cause of sewerage issue in East End

The Department of Environmental Health has reported that the wastewater seen throughout various communities on Tortola is as a result of poor practices by some residents. The department said it arrived at that conclusion after conducting an assessment in the […]

by / on October 28, 2019 at 7:07 AM /
Trump, Brexit and a new world order

Trump, Brexit and a new world order

By Dickson Igwe, Contibutor Nationalism has been superseded by globalism. The world is changing significantly and rapidly. The screams of fear and anger, from western citizens, especially blue-collar whites in the USA and Britain, will not change that. Ok. This […]

by / on October 26, 2019 at 11:49 AM /
Innovative Business Lab to be established in BVI by 2020

Innovative Business Lab to be established in BVI by 2020

Government will be establishing an Innovative Business Lab in the British Virgin Islands next year. This was revealed at an Innovation Week (iWeek) media conference on October 25 by Junior Minister for Trade and Economic Development Sharie de Castro. While […]

by / on October 25, 2019 at 2:55 PM /
Fresh appeal for proper road safety practises made on the heels of traffic fatality

Fresh appeal for proper road safety practises made on the heels of traffic fatality

Coming off the heels of a traffic accident that claimed the life of a 20-year-old man, residents of the British Virgin Islands are being urged to exercise proper road safety measures. The call came from Transportation Minister Kye Rymer. He […]

by / on October 25, 2019 at 2:37 PM /
Digicel sponsors food fete

Digicel sponsors food fete

PRESS RELEASE: Digicel is bringing its commitment to supporting the people and the culture of the BVI to life with the news that it’s onboard for this year’s BVI Food Fete. The month-long event showcases the culinary talents of local […]

by / on October 25, 2019 at 1:19 PM /
Concerning | Infectious Hand-foot-and-mouth disease hits over 10 daycares locally

Concerning | Infectious Hand-foot-and-mouth disease hits over 10 daycares locally

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Roughly one dozen early-childhood centres in the British Virgin Islands have been affected to date by the contagious Hand-foot-and-mouth disease. National Epidemiologist, Harmony Brewley, told BVI News on Thursday that the viral disease — […]

by / on October 25, 2019 at 7:47 AM /
Health Ministry recalls ranitidine medications, drugs said to contain cancer-causing chemical

Health Ministry recalls ranitidine medications, drugs said to contain cancer-causing chemical

The Ministry of Health has issued a recall on ranitidine medications in the British Virgin Islands. Randintine — a stomach acid production medication that is sold under the trade name Zantac and other brands — was recalled because of reports […]

by / on October 25, 2019 at 7:23 AM /
Court case thrown out after cop overlaps travel plans with trial dates

Court case thrown out after cop overlaps travel plans with trial dates

The criminal matter against Alina Sprauve was dismissed at the Magistrate’s Court on Thursday after the investigating officer in her case was found to have overlapped his travel plans with the trial dates on more than one occasion. Sprauve was […]

by / on October 25, 2019 at 7:09 AM /
Continuity of gov’t plan being created for major post-disaster events

Continuity of gov’t plan being created for major post-disaster events

A ‘Continuity of Government Plan’ is expected to be created in the British Virgin Islands to enable central government to continue certain functions in the event the territory is impacted by a major natural disaster. This was revealed in a […]

by / on October 25, 2019 at 6:57 AM /