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Archive for November, 2019

A Virgin Islands treasury note (Part A)

A Virgin Islands treasury note (Part A)

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor A Virgin Islands treasury note for specific projects is an effective means of finance and development in a world of low-interest rates. A Virgin Islands Bond – well managed and trusted – could become legal tender […]

by / on November 30, 2019 at 10:47 AM /
Digicel appoints new CEO

Digicel appoints new CEO

Digicel British Virgin Islands has appointed Kevin Smith as their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Smith, who worked as a Commercial and Operations Director for Digicel from 2013 to 2015, said he was happy to return to continue the business […]

by / on November 29, 2019 at 3:50 PM /
Climate Change Trust Fund Act to be amended to allow BVI more access to int’l funding

Climate Change Trust Fund Act to be amended to allow BVI more access to int’l funding

Government is planning to make an amendment to the Climate Change Trust Fund Act to seek more revenue streams to further address issues of climate change. This was revealed in a government-commissioned media release on Thursday, November 28. “The Government […]

by / on November 29, 2019 at 1:21 PM /
Independent Airport Police Service to be established, BVIAA seeking applicants for job

Independent Airport Police Service to be established, BVIAA seeking applicants for job

Residents and visitors travelling through the territory’s airports can expect higher levels of security at those facilities as plans are in motion to establish an Airport Police Service. “The Airport Police, which will be introduced shortly, will provide a better-structured […]

by / on November 29, 2019 at 8:06 AM /
Premier promises to commence reconstruction of two sister islands schools next year

Premier promises to commence reconstruction of two sister islands schools next year

Premier Andrew Fahie has pledged to use next year to commence the reconstruction of two sister island schools that were ravaged by the September 2017 hurricanes. During his recent budget presentation in the House of Assembly, Fahie said: “We will […]

by / on November 29, 2019 at 8:04 AM /
BVIAA to VI Airlink: We have to ease burden on the treasury

BVIAA to VI Airlink: We have to ease burden on the treasury

By Esther Durand, BVI News While stating that it sympathizes with VI Airlink and is open to having talks with the local airline, the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) has said its main priority is to implement strategies that help the […]

by / on November 29, 2019 at 7:51 AM /
Historic! Brathwaite the first BVI queen to ever make top-40 in Miss World pageant

Historic! Brathwaite the first BVI queen to ever make top-40 in Miss World pageant

Miss World British Virgin Islands Rikkiya Brathwaite created history by becoming the first person from the territory to ever secure a position in the top 40 of the Miss World Pageant in London, United Kingdom. More than 100 women are […]

by / on November 29, 2019 at 7:15 AM /
Humane Society amasses $71K in donations for new shelter after one month

Humane Society amasses $71K in donations for new shelter after one month

In roughly one month after their public appeal for donations to fund their new shelter, the Humane Society has amassed more $71,000 in donations.  This was revealed by the charitable organisation via their website on Wednesday. “We have to date […]

by / on November 28, 2019 at 1:11 PM /
‘My duty to BVI transcends any office’ | Flax-Charles embraces change in portfolios

‘My duty to BVI transcends any office’ | Flax-Charles embraces change in portfolios

Newly-appointed Junior Minister of Trade & Economic Development Shereen Flax-Charles is embracing the recent decision made by Premier Andrew Fahie to swap ministerial portfolios with Junior Tourism Minister Sharie de Castro. In a public statement on Wednesday, November 27, the […]

by / on November 28, 2019 at 7:49 AM /
SOL’s hurricane-hit Wickhams Cay service station to reopen shortly

SOL’s hurricane-hit Wickhams Cay service station to reopen shortly

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff After months of renovations, SOL’s Wickhams Cay service station will once again open its doors to serve the public. General Manager at SOL BVI Rufino Lin told BVI News on Wednesday that the structure […]

by / on November 28, 2019 at 7:19 AM /