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Archive for December, 2019

Gov’t will be involved in selling of medicinal marijuana products too

Gov’t will be involved in selling of medicinal marijuana products too

Following the recent announcement that legislation is being drafted to facilitate “the production and sale of medical marijuana”, the 2020 Standing Finance Committee (SFC) Report have indicated that the Government of the Virgin Islands will also be directly involved in the […]

by / on December 31, 2019 at 8:58 AM /
RVIPF reports a drop in crime and increase in crime detection for 2019

RVIPF reports a drop in crime and increase in crime detection for 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is reporting a reduction in overall crime and an increase in crime detection this year. Commissioner of Police Michael Matthews gave that indication when he appeared before […]

by / on December 31, 2019 at 8:14 AM /
BVIPA sees 37% boost in revenue this year

BVIPA sees 37% boost in revenue this year

The BVI Port Authority has seen a nearly 40 per cent revenue boost in 2019. This is according to the 2020 Standing Finance Committee (SFC) Report, which states that revenue collected from January to October 2019 was $15,419,787, compared to […]

by / on December 31, 2019 at 8:01 AM /
New Police Act to address challenges in relation to policing crime locally

New Police Act to address challenges in relation to policing crime locally

The new Police Act 2019 legislation which is likely to be passed in the House of Assembly in 2020 will be aiming to address the present and future challenges faced in relation to policing crime in the British Virgin Islands. […]

by / on December 31, 2019 at 7:54 AM /
Unbearable assault! Unemployed drag racers a nightly nuisance to residents — Lorna Smith

Unbearable assault! Unemployed drag racers a nightly nuisance to residents — Lorna Smith

Local businesswoman and former First Lady of the British Virgin Islands, Lorna Smith, wants authorities to intervene in what she refers to as an ‘unbearable’ nuisance brought on by unemployed drag racers during the night-time hours. In an open letter […]

by / on December 30, 2019 at 7:32 AM /
Premier spreads Christmas cheer at hospital

Premier spreads Christmas cheer at hospital

Premier Andrew Fahie assisted in spreading holiday cheer to patients at the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital on Christmas Day. Patients also received gifts in addition to the visit from the Premier, who was accompanied by At-Large representative, Neville Smith. […]

by / on December 30, 2019 at 7:05 AM /
Water & Sewerage is a ‘disaster’, turn it into a statutory body — Vanterpool

Water & Sewerage is a ‘disaster’, turn it into a statutory body — Vanterpool

Opposition legislator Mark Vanterpool has issued a call for the Water & Sewerage Department – an entity for which he had ministerial responsibility for the last eight years — to be made into a statutory body. Contributing to the recently-concluded […]

by / on December 30, 2019 at 6:20 AM /
Harrigan-Scott receives BVI Athletics Lifetime Achievement Award

Harrigan-Scott receives BVI Athletics Lifetime Achievement Award

Recently-retired local athlete Tahesia Harrigan-Scott has been given the coveted BVI Athletics Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 BVI Athletics Association’s Athlete Gala held at The Moorings on Sunday, December 30. Harrigan-Scott became the first Virgin Islands female athlete to […]

by / on December 30, 2019 at 6:09 AM /
Contracts valued a combined $1.7M awarded to two companies for rehabilitation of Admin Complex

Contracts valued a combined $1.7M awarded to two companies for rehabilitation of Admin Complex

Two government contracts with a combined value nearing $1.7 million have been awarded to two externally-based companies for the rehabilitation of the Ralph T O’Neal Administration Building in Road Town. Works Minister Kye Rymer made the announcement while stating in […]

by / on December 30, 2019 at 6:03 AM /
COMMENTARY: Brexit and a new ‘special relationship’

COMMENTARY: Brexit and a new ‘special relationship’

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor Brexiters are clearly upbeat at this dawn of a new decade. Remainers/Europhoiles, like this Old Boy, are disappointed. There is a feeling in the air that the UK has changed for good — and not necessarily […]

by / on December 28, 2019 at 11:44 AM /