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COMMENTARY: The Thrift Paradox

COMMENTARY: The Thrift Paradox

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor There are two types of player in the market economy: the producer and the consumer. Producers and consumers can be further described as savers and spenders; and lenders and borrowers. This is an important dichotomy of […]

by / on December 14, 2019 at 9:51 AM /
Plans for Foxy’s Old Year’s Night party underway

Plans for Foxy’s Old Year’s Night party underway

Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands – Planning for Foxy’s “Old Year’s Night” celebration on December 31, 2018 is underway. General admission to Foxy’s Tamarind Bar and Foxy’s “Outback” Main Stage is FREE and open to the public. Foxy’s is […]

by / on December 14, 2019 at 8:02 AM /
Budget debate kicks off today, only one Opposition member present for start

Budget debate kicks off today, only one Opposition member present for start

The budget debate for the 2020 fiscal year kicked off in the House of Assembly (HOA) on Friday, December 13 and only one member from the parliamentary Opposition was present. The debate — which can be described as one of […]

by / on December 13, 2019 at 2:03 PM /
Fake news! My tenure as Deputy Premier ended, Malone to be sworn in next — Wheatley

Fake news! My tenure as Deputy Premier ended, Malone to be sworn in next — Wheatley

Minister of Natural Resources & Labour Vincent Wheatley has dismissed reports that he is the permanent Deputy Premier of the British Virgin Islands. “Fake news,” was his response to BVI News’ queries about reports made by a well-known online publication […]

by / on December 13, 2019 at 12:54 PM /
Gunman escapes minimum 10-yr sentence for 2016 shooting because of ‘mental challenges’

Gunman escapes minimum 10-yr sentence for 2016 shooting because of ‘mental challenges’

A local man has been sentenced to roughly a half-decade at Her Majesty’s Prison after he shot his friend with a firearm back in 2016. Kani Hazel will serve four-and-a-half years for the prohibited firearm offence and one year for […]

by / on December 13, 2019 at 8:27 AM /
Young and gifted | 11-year-old pens children’s book to join fraternity of BVI authors

Young and gifted | 11-year-old pens children’s book to join fraternity of BVI authors

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Meet Chelsea Simpson. The 11-year-old is perhaps the youngest author in the British Virgin Islands following the launch of her book, ‘The Story of Five Besties’ — a tale about friendship, bravery and kindness. […]

by / on December 13, 2019 at 7:54 AM /
Major savings on subsidy costs expected for BVIEC with Anegada Renewable Energy Project

Major savings on subsidy costs expected for BVIEC with Anegada Renewable Energy Project

Once completed, the Anegada Hybrid Renewable Energy Project is expected to allow the BVI Electricity Corporation to save considerably on the subsidies it currently provides to the far-flung sister island. This was revealed by Premier Andrew Fahie during a meeting […]

by / on December 13, 2019 at 7:32 AM /
Governor deports fake visa holder

Governor deports fake visa holder

Dominican Republic national Richardson Gonzales Baez who was convicted for possession of a forged visa has been placed on early release and a deportation order issued for him. Governor Augustus Jaspert made the order on December 5. He said the […]

by / on December 13, 2019 at 6:01 AM /
It’s official! Gov’t signs agreement with Airbnb for Hotel Accommodation Tax

It’s official! Gov’t signs agreement with Airbnb for Hotel Accommodation Tax

Government and Airbnb have signed a voluntary collection agreement for Hotel Accommodation Tax on transient occupancy. This is according to a government-commissioned media release which said the agreement was signed by Premier Andrew Fahie on November 20. The agreement is […]

by / on December 12, 2019 at 4:17 PM /
Youngster fined $5K for burglarizing animal shelter

Youngster fined $5K for burglarizing animal shelter

Keimanie Christopher has been slapped with $5,000 in fines for burglarizing the local animal shelter where he once worked. He was fined after pleading guilty to three counts of burglary, criminal damage and using threatening language. Christopher was fined $2,000 […]

by / on December 12, 2019 at 2:01 PM /