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Archive for November, 2019

COMMENTARY: US and UK leaders’ xenophobia and race-hate has spiralled

COMMENTARY: US and UK leaders’ xenophobia and race-hate has spiralled

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Austere trickledown economics has created a dangerous world. The western world especially the US and UK are in a similar place the world sat in 1935. In the US and UK xenophobia and race-hate has spiralled. […]

by / on November 23, 2019 at 9:42 AM /
South African fined $1K for illegal stay

South African fined $1K for illegal stay

A South African man was fined $1,000 in the Magistrate’s Court after he was found to be residing illegally in the British Virgin Islands for roughly eight months. Richard Currie pleaded guilty to the offence when he appeared before Magistrate […]

by / on November 22, 2019 at 12:05 PM /
Gov’t to implement ‘no import tax’ policy for hybrid vehicles and clean energy systems

Gov’t to implement ‘no import tax’ policy for hybrid vehicles and clean energy systems

Premier Andrew Fahie has announced that hybrid vehicles and other environmentally-friendly systems will not attract any taxes when they are imported into the territory. Hybrid vehicles are effectively powered by combining a petrol/diesel engine with an electric motor. This type […]

by / on November 22, 2019 at 8:22 AM /
Tourist Board gets budget increase | BVI targets Canada, Scandinavia as tourism markets

Tourist Board gets budget increase | BVI targets Canada, Scandinavia as tourism markets

A request by the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) for a $3.7 million increase to its annual allocation from the government has been approved. Premier and Tourism Minister Andrew Fahie said during his recent budget address that the “total allocation for […]

by / on November 22, 2019 at 8:20 AM /
Premier praises IBC Act for catapulting BVI in financial services

Premier praises IBC Act for catapulting BVI in financial services

Premier Andrew Fahie has hailed the International Business Company (IBC) Act of 1984 as being the main pillar to lead the BVI towards being a formidable force in the global financial services market. He made the statement in a government […]

by / on November 22, 2019 at 8:14 AM /
Historical plantation site on VG to receive facelift

Historical plantation site on VG to receive facelift

The historical plantation-era gravesite on Virgin Gorda is expected to undergo a facelift. This will be done through a joint venture between the Department of Culture and the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board. A recent government media release said the […]

by / on November 22, 2019 at 5:16 AM /
Digicel giving away $60K in cash and prizes this Christmas

Digicel giving away $60K in cash and prizes this Christmas

Digicel is giving away $60,000 in cash and prizes up until December 31 as part of its annual Christmas campaign. This was revealed during a media briefing at Digicel’s flagship store in Road Town on Thursday, November 21. The telecommunications […]

by / on November 21, 2019 at 2:21 PM /
Supa Cop threatens to report lawyer for ‘disrupting court’; dispute cause adjournment

Supa Cop threatens to report lawyer for ‘disrupting court’; dispute cause adjournment

Well, known police officer, Glenn ‘Supa Cop’ Callwood has threatened to file a report against a defence attorney who he accused of disrupting proceedings at the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, November 20. The dispute unfolded when the attorney arrived at […]

by / on November 21, 2019 at 2:09 PM /
Drag racing to become an official sport in the BVI, gov’t to begin search for designated area

Drag racing to become an official sport in the BVI, gov’t to begin search for designated area

Government is planning to turn drag racing into an official sport in the British Virgin Islands and will begin its search for a designated area where the motorsport can be done freely. Premier Andrew Fahie gave that indication this week […]

by / on November 21, 2019 at 8:24 AM /
Gov’t plans to provide emergency airlift for visitors ahead of hurricanes

Gov’t plans to provide emergency airlift for visitors ahead of hurricanes

Persons visiting in the British Virgin Islands will soon be able to be airlifted from the territory whenever a hurricane is approaching the territory. Premier Andrew Fahie made that announcement on Tuesday and said the intention behind the move is […]

by / on November 21, 2019 at 8:05 AM /