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Premier announces $414M budget for 2020

Premier announces $414M budget for 2020

Premier and Minister of Finance Andrew Fahie has announced the territory’s 2020 budget to be $414,008,611. The 2020 budget, which is legally termed the ‘Appropriation (2020) Act, 2019, was announced during Second Sitting of the Second Session of the Fourth […]

by / on November 19, 2019 at 1:35 PM /
Gov’t enters 6 more lease agreements, to spend $500K on relocation costs

Gov’t enters 6 more lease agreements, to spend $500K on relocation costs

Government has entered into six additional lease agreements for rental accommodations for 14 ministries and departments who are relocating from the RT O’Neal Administrative Building to facilitate repairs to the facility. This is according to a report from Cabinet’s November […]

by / on November 19, 2019 at 8:39 AM /
Man accused of burglarizing home two nights in a row | Alleged intruder wins bail argument

Man accused of burglarizing home two nights in a row | Alleged intruder wins bail argument

A man accused of burglarizing a private residence twice in two days has been granted $60,000 bail after successfully lobbying for his release in the Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Charged with two counts of burglary is Sidney Varlack Malone of […]

by / on November 19, 2019 at 8:25 AM /
Inmates sometimes allowed to leave penitentiary for special visits

Inmates sometimes allowed to leave penitentiary for special visits

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Why would an inmate at Her Majesty’s Prison be allowed outside the penitentiary while still serving a term of imprisonment? Well, the prison often facilitates inmates to visit family members who are bed-ridden. Superintendent […]

by / on November 19, 2019 at 8:13 AM /
23 special waste bins to placed across BVI to collect ‘white waste’

23 special waste bins to placed across BVI to collect ‘white waste’

The Ministry of Health is planning to place 23 special waste bins across the British Virgin Islands to collect what it described as ‘white waste’ materials. This was revealed by Health Minister Carvin Malone who told BVI News the initiative […]

by / on November 19, 2019 at 8:07 AM /
New tropical storm forms in Atlantic, weather system not expected to impact BVI

New tropical storm forms in Atlantic, weather system not expected to impact BVI

Tropical Storm Sebastian is now the latest storm to have developed in the Atlantic Ocean but is not expected to impact the British Virgin Islands. This was revealed in the latest weather advisory from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) […]

by / on November 19, 2019 at 8:02 AM /
Budget day today!

Budget day today!

Within just a few short months of passing the 2019 budget, Premier and Minister of Finance Andrew Fahie has returned before the House of Assembly to deliver his address for the 2020 budget today, November 19. The Premier will discuss […]

by / on November 19, 2019 at 5:45 AM /
Turnbull calls for gender-sensitive language to be reflected in HOA policies, constitution

Turnbull calls for gender-sensitive language to be reflected in HOA policies, constitution

Second District Representative Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull has made a call for gender-sensitive language to be reflected in public policies; particularly documents such as the Virgin Islands Constitution and the Standing Orders that govern the House of Assembly. Turnbull urged the […]

by / on November 18, 2019 at 8:57 AM /
Woman charged for allegedly spending $20K erroneously deposited to bank account

Woman charged for allegedly spending $20K erroneously deposited to bank account

A Jamaica national living in the British Virgin Islands is facing a criminal charge after she allegedly refused to come up with a plan to repay $20,809.51 that Scotiabank had erroneously deposited to her account. Charged with theft is Kerron […]

by / on November 18, 2019 at 8:05 AM /
Gov’t to revise Student Code of Conduct policy to ‘build character’ of youths

Gov’t to revise Student Code of Conduct policy to ‘build character’ of youths

Government is planning to revise the territory’s 13-year-old Student Code of Conduct policy to assist with improving the character of students in the British Virgin Islands. This was revealed by Governor Augustus Jaspert during his recent Speech from the Throne […]

by / on November 18, 2019 at 7:36 AM /