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Archive for November, 2019

BVI eyes hosting OECS’ senior athletic championship next year

BVI eyes hosting OECS’ senior athletic championship next year

General Secretary for the BVI Athletic Association (BVIAA) Stephanie Russ-Penn has hinted at the possibility of the BVI hosting the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Senior Championships next year. Speaking at the association’s general assembly meeting on Monday, November […]

by / on November 28, 2019 at 7:03 AM /
Online condolence book being created to honour late legislator RT O’Neal

Online condolence book being created to honour late legislator RT O’Neal

Plans are well underway to create an online condolence book for the late Honorable former Premier, Ralph T O’Neal. A media release from the Office of the Premier said the book will be a tribute to O’Neal’s ‘life, legacy and […]

by / on November 28, 2019 at 6:25 AM /
BVI Athletic Association plans to field big team for 2020 CARIFTA Games

BVI Athletic Association plans to field big team for 2020 CARIFTA Games

The BVI Athletic Association (BVIAA) is aiming to field a large squad to the 2020 Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) Games in Bermuda, as one of the association’s many goals for next year. This was revealed by President Steve Augustine […]

by / on November 28, 2019 at 6:22 AM /
DeCastro attends UK seminar as Trade Minister the same day she’s reassigned to Tourism role

DeCastro attends UK seminar as Trade Minister the same day she’s reassigned to Tourism role

Despite being reassigned as the new Junior Minister for Tourism on Monday, November 25, government legislator Sharie deCastro is currently representing the territory as the Junior Minister of Trade & Economic Development at a UK seminar that commenced on the […]

by / on November 27, 2019 at 2:57 PM /
Man granted bail after allegedly molesting minor

Man granted bail after allegedly molesting minor

A 46-year-old man has been granted $40,000 bail after he allegedly molested a minor. The accused man, whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of the minor involved, is charged with two counts of indecent assault. He did […]

by / on November 27, 2019 at 8:01 AM /
Flax-Charles’ tourism expertise will bolster the trade and business portfolio, Fahie claims

Flax-Charles’ tourism expertise will bolster the trade and business portfolio, Fahie claims

While providing a rationale on why he had junior ministers Shereen Flax-Charles and Sharie de Castro abruptly swap portfolios, Premier Fahie has said he believes they both offer a fresh dimension of thinking to their respective new portfolios. In a […]

by / on November 27, 2019 at 7:40 AM /
Miss and Mrs BVI depart territory for respective international pageants

Miss and Mrs BVI depart territory for respective international pageants

Both the Mrs British Virgin Islands Globe and Miss British Virgin Islands Universe received their respective ceremonial send-offs as they departed the territory on Tuesday, November 26, to compete in their respective pageants. Mrs BVI Shondrea Turnbull was the first […]

by / on November 27, 2019 at 6:47 AM /
Over 45 vendors showing interest in 21st staging of Christmas on deCastro Street

Over 45 vendors showing interest in 21st staging of Christmas on deCastro Street

The annual Christmas on DeCastro Street is now in its 21st year, and so far, more than 45 vendors have shown interest in participating in the event. City Manager Janice Brathwaite-Edwards said the event, which is slated for December 6 and […]

by / on November 27, 2019 at 6:16 AM /
Two injured after reportedly being mowed down in Road Town

Two injured after reportedly being mowed down in Road Town

Two persons were injured after they were reportedly mowed down in Road Town Tuesday, night. The circumstances of the incident are not immediately clear. However, amateur video footage sent to our news centre shows two persons lying consciously on the […]

by / on November 27, 2019 at 5:57 AM /
UPDATE: Premier confirms that Flax-Charles reassigned! Swaps portfolios with deCastro

UPDATE: Premier confirms that Flax-Charles reassigned! Swaps portfolios with deCastro

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff Moments after the BVI News report that government legislator Shereen Flax-Charles was being bumped from the Junior Minister for Tourism portfolio, Premier Andrew Fahie has confirmed the reshuffle with his administration. In a media […]

by / on November 26, 2019 at 11:51 AM /