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Vanterpool resigns as HLSCC President | Minister dismisses claims of bullying

Vanterpool resigns as HLSCC President | Minister dismisses claims of bullying

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley has dismissed claims that Judith Vanterpool was bullied into resigning from her position as President of the H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC). When contacted on Tuesday morning, the […]

by / on October 22, 2019 at 1:42 PM /
BOSSs receives third amendment for 2019 to further prevent being blacklisted

BOSSs receives third amendment for 2019 to further prevent being blacklisted

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff The Beneficial Ownership Secure Search System (BOSSs) Act has received its third amendment for 2019 to further prevent the British Virgin Islands from being blacklisted as a non-compliant tax haven jurisdiction. The bill entitled […]

by / on October 22, 2019 at 7:49 AM /
New VIP gov’t spends over $300K on travel expenses so far, NDP racks up $6.8M

New VIP gov’t spends over $300K on travel expenses so far, NDP racks up $6.8M

Since taking office, the VIP administration has amassed more than $300,000 in travelling expenses, Premier Andrew Fahie has said. Fahie gave that indication while responding to questions from Opposition legislator Mark Vanterpool in the House of Assembly last week. The […]

by / on October 22, 2019 at 7:33 AM /
Foxy’s Old Year’s Night event to potentially feature on CNN, business operational again

Foxy’s Old Year’s Night event to potentially feature on CNN, business operational again

Talks are being had to potentially have Foxy’s Tamarind Bar on Jost Van Dyke featured on international media giant CNN for their upcoming Old Year’s Night party that is held annually. This is according to co-owner Theresa ‘Tessa’ Callwood who […]

by / on October 22, 2019 at 7:11 AM /
Gov’t moves to rename Central Admin Complex in honour of Ralph O’Neal

Gov’t moves to rename Central Admin Complex in honour of Ralph O’Neal

The governing Virgin Islands Party has commenced the process to rename the Central Administration Complex in Road Town in honour of former Premier, Ralph T O’Neal. Moving a motion in the House of Assembly recently, government minister Kye Rymer said […]

by / on October 22, 2019 at 7:03 AM /
Law enforcers seize large quantity of cocaine from vessel on VG

Law enforcers seize large quantity of cocaine from vessel on VG

Local law enforcers have made what is being suggested to be a major drug bust on the sister island of Virgin Gorda. The bust was made during a joint operation between the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) and Her […]

by / on October 21, 2019 at 1:08 PM /
‘Being a BVIslander or a Belonger is not enough to get a job’ — Premier warns

‘Being a BVIslander or a Belonger is not enough to get a job’ — Premier warns

BVIslanders and Belongers are being told that their bare Immigration status is not enough to earn them employment in the territory. Premier Andrew Fahie made that remark on the heels of his announcement that employers are now required to exhaust […]

by / on October 21, 2019 at 10:18 AM /
Contracts being drafted | Repairs to fire substations to commence soon

Contracts being drafted | Repairs to fire substations to commence soon

The substations of the Fire & Rescue Service across the territory will soon be repaired, Works Minister Kye Rymer has said. The minister gave that indication during Thursday’s sitting of the House of Assembly. He said: I wish to take […]

by / on October 21, 2019 at 10:04 AM /
Hopeful of 2020 return to its own location | Special needs school celebrates 47 years

Hopeful of 2020 return to its own location | Special needs school celebrates 47 years

Despite being out of their John’s Hole-based facility for more than two years now, the staff and students of the Eslyn Henley Richiez Learning Centre are keeping hope alive that they would return to their own quarters sometime next year. […]

by / on October 21, 2019 at 6:41 AM /
COMMENTARY: Brexit a mess with no end

COMMENTARY: Brexit a mess with no end

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor In spite of Boris Johnson’s supposed breakthrough deal, Brexit remains an eternal conundrum. This is why now, Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal of October 17, 2019 has been described by the anti-Brexit crowd as a Theresa May […]

by / on October 21, 2019 at 5:53 AM /