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Archive for November, 2019

BVI’s GDP projected to grow by one to three percent at the end of 2019, 2020 — Premier

BVI’s GDP projected to grow by one to three percent at the end of 2019, 2020 — Premier

The British Virgin Islands is expected to see an increase in its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at the end of 2019 and 2020, Premier and Finance Minister Andrew Fahie has said. Effectively, GDP represents the total dollar value of all […]

by / on November 21, 2019 at 7:47 AM /
State funeral for Ralph T O’Neal scheduled for December 11

State funeral for Ralph T O’Neal scheduled for December 11

The state-funded funeral for former Premier, Ralph T O’Neal has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 11. A joint media release the House of Assembly and the Office of the Premier said O’Neal’s body will lie in state at the House […]

by / on November 21, 2019 at 7:10 AM /
Financial Assistance Programme promised for local fisherfolk

Financial Assistance Programme promised for local fisherfolk

With the aim of strengthening the fishing industry, government is planning to develop an assistance programme which will offer grants to local fisherfolk. Speaking in the House of Assembly where he delivered his Budget Address for the 2020 financial year, […]

by / on November 21, 2019 at 5:31 AM /
Increased reports of gastroenteritis, residents urged to employ preventative practices

Increased reports of gastroenteritis, residents urged to employ preventative practices

Chief Environmental Health Officer Lionel Michael is urging all persons in the British Virgin Islands to use the various preventative methods to minimise their chances of contracting the gastroenteritis (gastro) virus. This follows increased reports of persons contracting the virus […]

by / on November 20, 2019 at 2:05 PM /
Seven locals honoured during launch of Virgin Islands Communal Association

Seven locals honoured during launch of Virgin Islands Communal Association

PRESS RELEASE: Seven extraordinary BVIslanders were honoured at the launch of the Virgin Islands Communal Association (VICA) and Awards Gala Ceremony on Saturday, 16th November 2019 at the Moorings Marina Restaurant under theme Restoring Virgin Islands Cultural Heritage and Pride. The honorees […]

by / on November 20, 2019 at 8:21 AM /
Gov’t swaps land with HLSCC to ‘facilitate establishment of medical marijuana industry’

Gov’t swaps land with HLSCC to ‘facilitate establishment of medical marijuana industry’

Following a recent announcement that government will be drafting laws to facilitate “the production and sale of medical marijuana”, Premier Andrew Faie has said steps are already being taken to roll out the local production aspect of the business. He […]

by / on November 20, 2019 at 8:04 AM /
NHI scheme to be restructured! Current system ‘in threat of failure’, says Premier

NHI scheme to be restructured! Current system ‘in threat of failure’, says Premier

While delivering his Budget Address for the upcoming 2020 fiscal year, Premier and Minister of Finance Andrew Fahie has announced that the current National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme will be overhauled. “Your government intends to carry out a comprehensive restructuring […]

by / on November 20, 2019 at 7:36 AM /
Flow pushes to complete fixed-line service restoration by 2021

Flow pushes to complete fixed-line service restoration by 2021

Country Manager for Flow BVI, Ravindra Maywahlall, is pushing to have all fixed-line services restored in the territory by the end of 2021. Maywahlall made that statement during a media conference held at their Palestina Estate last Friday, November 15. […]

by / on November 20, 2019 at 6:01 AM /
Gov’t commissions review of designs for modern library in Road Town

Gov’t commissions review of designs for modern library in Road Town

Nearly three years after the closure of the territory’s primary public library in Road Town on Tortola, government has commissioned a review of the previous designs for a modern, “state-of-the-art” facility. Premier and Minister of Finance Andrew Fahie made that […]

by / on November 20, 2019 at 6:00 AM /
BVI visas to go on sale, Premier announces

BVI visas to go on sale, Premier announces

Persons will soon be able to purchase visitor visas for a one-week stay in the British Virgin Islands. Premier and Minister for Tourism Andrew Fahie made the announcement while delivering his budget address in the House of Assembly on Tuesday, […]

by / on November 19, 2019 at 3:51 PM /