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Archive for November, 2019

First-ever Agri-Health & Wellness Expo being held in BVI

First-ever Agri-Health & Wellness Expo being held in BVI

An event being promoted as the territory’s first-ever Agri-Health & Wellness Expo is to be held on the main island of Tortola this month. The wellness event is scheduled to be held at the Transformation Church International on Saturday, November […]

by / on November 4, 2019 at 6:21 AM /
Premier’s Office relocating | Paying $1.2M over 5 years to rent spaces at Cutlass Tower

Premier’s Office relocating | Paying $1.2M over 5 years to rent spaces at Cutlass Tower

Government has entered into a five-year lease agreement valued a little more than $1.2 million for rental accommodation for the Office of the Premier. According to a report on Cabinet’s October 2 meeting, government decided to enter into the lease […]

by / on November 3, 2019 at 12:29 PM /
Trump, Brexit, and the working class

Trump, Brexit, and the working class

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Now, this old boy has been labelled a racist for his pointing out the fact that politics in the USA and UK today is driven by race, ethnicity, and social class, principally. Politics in the USA […]

by / on November 2, 2019 at 9:01 AM /
Report on BVI Airways audit to be made public ‘shortly’, says governor

Report on BVI Airways audit to be made public ‘shortly’, says governor

The report into the controversial deal between the Government of the Virgin Islands and the defunct airline, BVI Airways, will be made public ‘shortly’. This is according to Governor Augustus Jaspert who gave that indication during a conference with members […]

by / on November 1, 2019 at 12:30 PM /
Cocaine found on VG values over $30M, court hears | Local men granted $500K bail

Cocaine found on VG values over $30M, court hears | Local men granted $500K bail

The street value of the cocaine recently seized on Virgin Gorda by the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) in collaboration with the US Coast Guard has been estimated at $30.9 million. This was revealed when the four men arrested […]

by / on November 1, 2019 at 8:46 AM /
Nearly 60 confirmed cases of Hand-foot-and-mouth disease in BVI; one rare adolescent case

Nearly 60 confirmed cases of Hand-foot-and-mouth disease in BVI; one rare adolescent case

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff Coming off the heels of news that more than 10 daycares are grappling with the Hand-foot-and-mouth disease, health officials have confirmed nearly 60 cases in the last five weeks. Speaking at the first community […]

by / on November 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM /
BVI joins regional collaborative effort to rid Caribbean of sargassum nuisance

BVI joins regional collaborative effort to rid Caribbean of sargassum nuisance

A programme entitled the ‘Caribbean Programme for Sargassum’ is expected to be among the many regional cooperation plans to be put in place to eliminate the growing threat of sargassum seaweed from within the region. According to a recent government […]

by / on November 1, 2019 at 7:19 AM /
Closure needed | RVIPF appeals for public’s help to solve murder, attempted murder cases

Closure needed | RVIPF appeals for public’s help to solve murder, attempted murder cases

Residents of the British Virgin Islands are being urged to come forward with any information relating to two unsolved murders and an attempted murder which occurred last year. Via a press release late Thursday, October 31, the Police Information Office […]

by / on November 1, 2019 at 6:49 AM /