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Costly | No home for our birds at Beef Island Airport, says VI Airlink

Costly | No home for our birds at Beef Island Airport, says VI Airlink

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff VI Airlink pilot, Neville Brathwaite Jr has said the lack of hangar space at the TB Lettsome International Airport has negatively affected the company’s bottom line because it has to spend almost double to […]

by / on November 26, 2019 at 8:48 AM /
BVI budgets getting bigger but service deliver less and less — Fraser

BVI budgets getting bigger but service deliver less and less — Fraser

Concerns are being raised that the British Virgin Islands is not receiving support in ‘critical areas’ such as service delivery, despite having a huge national budget. Opposition legislator Julian Fraser raised those concerns during the First Sitting of the Second […]

by / on November 26, 2019 at 8:22 AM /
Education Minister requests UNESCO’s assistance for further teacher training in BVI

Education Minister requests UNESCO’s assistance for further teacher training in BVI

Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley has requested assistance for further teacher-training from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for local educators. Dr Wheatley made the request during his speech at UNESCO’s recently-held 40th General Conference in Paris, […]

by / on November 26, 2019 at 6:34 AM /
The Great March of 1949 the catalyst for the BVI’s development

The Great March of 1949 the catalyst for the BVI’s development

Premier Andrew Fahie is attributing the Great March of 1949 to being the catalyst for what he describes as the wholesome development of the British Virgin Islands. The Premier made those remarks while commemorating the 70th anniversary of the said […]

by / on November 26, 2019 at 6:07 AM /
Legislator urges women to stand against discrimination,  violence in BVI

Legislator urges women to stand against discrimination, violence in BVI

Territorial At-Large Representative Shereen Flax-Charles is urging women in the territory to stand up against all forms of discrimination and or violence portrayed against them. She made the remarks while speaking at the Road Town Methodist Church Hall in recognition […]

by / on November 25, 2019 at 3:44 PM /
Employment growth! 2019 income tax revenue ‘surpasses expectations’ and reels in $51.8M

Employment growth! 2019 income tax revenue ‘surpasses expectations’ and reels in $51.8M

Income tax in the British Virgin Islands has exceeded expectations, reeling in some $51.8 million this year, Premier and Finance Minister Andrew Fahie has said. He said the above figure is $1.3 million more than the amount projected in the […]

by / on November 25, 2019 at 8:13 AM /
Sensitisation programmes on witness anonymity legislation to be implemented

Sensitisation programmes on witness anonymity legislation to be implemented

Government will be implementing a number of programmes in the British Virgin Islands to assist with sensitising residents on the new witness anonymity legislation which is expected to be brought before House of Assembly in the near future. This was […]

by / on November 25, 2019 at 7:24 AM /
Gov’t making moves to transform BVI into hub for financial technology

Gov’t making moves to transform BVI into hub for financial technology

Government has said it plans to turn the British Virgin Islands into a hub for Financial Technology which, effectively, is an emerging and innovative category of technology used to create easier ways to utilise and deliver financial services. An example of this […]

by / on November 25, 2019 at 6:03 AM /
BVICCHA to meet with gov’t for Business Solutions Forum

BVICCHA to meet with gov’t for Business Solutions Forum

Matters relating to labour, immigration, accessing the BVI, and the local workforce are some issues on the agenda for an upcoming business solutions forum being put on by central government. This is according to a government-commissioned media release which indicated […]

by / on November 25, 2019 at 6:01 AM /
COMMENTARY: UK and OTs | Toward soft colonialism or modern partnership?

COMMENTARY: UK and OTs | Toward soft colonialism or modern partnership?

By Benito Wheatley, Contributor As the United Kingdom (UK) General Election approaches, the country’s ongoing political turmoil over Brexit continues to overshadow the strained relationship between the Overseas Territories’ (OTs) and UK. The critical issue is whether the UK and […]

by / on November 25, 2019 at 5:55 AM /