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Archive for November, 2019

Resident urged to discontinue practices that harm marine local environment

Resident urged to discontinue practices that harm marine local environment

The Deputy Premier and Minister of Natural Resources Vincent Wheatley is appealing to residents who continue to harm the marine environment through various ill practices to discontinue from such activities. Minister Wheatley made the appeal during a recent sitting in […]

by / on November 18, 2019 at 7:19 AM /
CTL offering pre-Black Friday sale, accompanying free ferry for VG residents

CTL offering pre-Black Friday sale, accompanying free ferry for VG residents

Clarence Thomas Limited (CTL) Home Centre will be having a pre-Black Friday sale on Saturday, November 23 and will be offering discounts of up to 30 percent at their Fish Bay location on Tortola. The sale will also include a […]

by / on November 18, 2019 at 6:10 AM /
COMMENTARY: The BVI’s 70-year journey on the path of self-determination

COMMENTARY: The BVI’s 70-year journey on the path of self-determination

By Benito Wheatley, Contributor The 24th of November 2019 will mark 70 years since the Great March of 1949 in which the people of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) peacefully marched through Road Town to protest the gross neglect of […]

by / on November 18, 2019 at 6:05 AM /
COMMENTARY: The one percent

COMMENTARY: The one percent

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Jack the super-wealthy and the working poor austere trickledown economics has created a world oligarchy. The world is ruled by the super-wealthy. A great irony with globalization is that it has re-established the exponential social inequalities […]

by / on November 17, 2019 at 11:50 AM /
PHOTOS: Culture Week Grand Food Fair

PHOTOS: Culture Week Grand Food Fair

The British Virgin Islands has celebrated Culture Week for the last 25 years. It is celebrated territory-wide and includes events such as the Grand Food Fair. Here are highlights from this year’s food fair held at the festival grounds in […]

by / on November 16, 2019 at 1:49 PM /
Flow announces faster, cheaper prices for internet following meeting with Premier

Flow announces faster, cheaper prices for internet following meeting with Premier

Telecommunications giant Flow has announced that it will be offering faster speeds and cheaper prices for internet service in the British Virgin Islands. Ravindra Maywahlall made the announcement on Friday following a recent meeting with Premier Andrew Fahie. “Based on […]

by / on November 15, 2019 at 3:37 PM /
Gov’t to introduce legislation for the ‘production and sale’ of medical marijuana

Gov’t to introduce legislation for the ‘production and sale’ of medical marijuana

Government is putting the necessary legislation in place that will allow for medical marijuana to be produced and sold in the British Virgin Islands. This was revealed by Governor Augustus Jaspert during his Speech from the Throne address in the […]

by / on November 15, 2019 at 10:10 AM /
Anti-harassment legislation promised for visitors

Anti-harassment legislation promised for visitors

Legislation to further protect persons from being harassed while visiting in the British Virgin Islands is on the horizon, Governor Augustus Jaspert has announced. The Governor said the Bill entitled the Anti-Visitor Harassment and Solicitation legislation would form part of […]

by / on November 15, 2019 at 8:17 AM /
Untrue! Gov’t dismisses accusations made in relation to BVIEC board

Untrue! Gov’t dismisses accusations made in relation to BVIEC board

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff Minister with responsibility for the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Kye Rymer has denounced claims made in the House of Assembly that he ‘unceremoniously’ dismissed the corporation’s former board. The dismissal claims had been put […]

by / on November 15, 2019 at 7:38 AM /
Rymer bats for more $$ | Says monthly $10K allocation for district assistance insufficient

Rymer bats for more $$ | Says monthly $10K allocation for district assistance insufficient

Representative of the Fifth District and government legislator Kye Rymer is requesting additional funding to assist constituents that make up the nine electoral districts of the British Virgin Islands. While making contributions in the House of Assembly on Thursday, Rymer […]

by / on November 15, 2019 at 6:03 AM /