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Premier promises improvements to BVI’s building legislation

Premier promises improvements to BVI’s building legislation

Improvements to the territory’s building legislation are being promised for the British Virgin Islands. Premier Andrew Fahie gave that indication as he announced the appointment of a new Planning Authority Board recently. His promise of improved building legislation was made […]

by / on November 12, 2019 at 8:07 AM /
A territory mourns | Late Premier described as true statesman, legend

A territory mourns | Late Premier described as true statesman, legend

A legend, a true statesman, a strong and principled politician were some of the words used to describe the late former Premier, Honourable Ralph T O’Neal, OBE. The former Premier passed away at about 2 pm at his McNamara residence […]

by / on November 12, 2019 at 7:44 AM /
Shift in inmates behaviours seen with non-punitive disciplinary action — HMP boss

Shift in inmates behaviours seen with non-punitive disciplinary action — HMP boss

Superintendent of Prison Verne Garde said enforcing non-punitive measures towards rebellious inmates at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) is paying off. Garde’s remarks were made in response to queries by BVI News on how management at the facility dealt with bullying […]

by / on November 12, 2019 at 7:22 AM /
Emergency response agencies to conduct mass rescue exercises in BVI this week

Emergency response agencies to conduct mass rescue exercises in BVI this week

Emergency response agencies across the British Virgin Islands will be conducting two mass rescue maritime exercises in the territory this week. A government-commissioned media release dated November 11 said the exercises will help the territory evaluate and improve its existing […]

by / on November 12, 2019 at 6:23 AM /
Former Premier Ralph T O’Neal has died at 85

Former Premier Ralph T O’Neal has died at 85

Former Premier the Honourable Ralph T O’Neal has died. BVI News understands that the retired legislator passed away sometime on Monday, November 11. The immediate circumstances surrounding his death are not yet clear but the former premier has been known […]

by / on November 11, 2019 at 3:31 PM /
Landfill fire likely to be extinguished by nightfall,  says minister

Landfill fire likely to be extinguished by nightfall, says minister

Health Minister Carvin Malone said the fire which reportedly started at the waste facility in Pockwood Pond on Sunday could be extinguished by nightfall today, November 11. Amid reports of an explosion that happened around the time the fire started, […]

by / on November 11, 2019 at 1:40 PM /
Faster processing of development applications promised under new Planning Authority board

Faster processing of development applications promised under new Planning Authority board

A new Planning Authority Board has been appointed in the British Virgin Islands and residents and developers are being promised faster processing of applications for construction and development. In a statement on Friday, November 8, Premier Andrew Fahie said the […]

by / on November 11, 2019 at 11:57 AM /
Taste of Tortola gets flavourful reviews as patrons flock event

Taste of Tortola gets flavourful reviews as patrons flock event

This year’s staging of the Taste of Tortola was said to be a major hit as the clear skies afforded hundreds of locals and visitors to revel in the great food and music made available at the Queen Elizabeth ІІ […]

by / on November 11, 2019 at 8:39 AM /
BVI grants Bahamas’ request for BVIEC workers to extend time and continue assistance

BVI grants Bahamas’ request for BVIEC workers to extend time and continue assistance

The four-member team from the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) that is in The Bahamas to assist with power restoration on Abaco has been granted an extension to continue works on the hurricane-ravaged island. “Bahamas Power & Light has requested a […]

by / on November 11, 2019 at 7:57 AM /
Relief! VG residents switch to Banco Popular following institution’s recent opening on island

Relief! VG residents switch to Banco Popular following institution’s recent opening on island

Residents of Virgin Gorda are making the switch to Banco Popular following its maiden opening on the sister island last week. For South Valley resident Roman Telemaque, making the switch was easy considering what he described as bad experiences when […]

by / on November 11, 2019 at 7:32 AM /