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Archive for December, 2019

BVI inks contract for top-notch border management and e-Visa system

BVI inks contract for top-notch border management and e-Visa system

Government has moved a step closer towards implementing its much-touted border management and e-Visa system. On Monday, government representatives signed a contract for the system with operatives from the Canadian Bank Note (CBN) Company Ltd. “Today is a historic and […]

by / on December 3, 2019 at 7:15 AM /
Locally-owned cultural museum reopens after being thrashed by 2017 hurricanes

Locally-owned cultural museum reopens after being thrashed by 2017 hurricanes

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff After more than two years of painstaking labour, the Jenesis Studios is once again reopen; offering the same authentic cultural experience to the public. Owner of Jenesis Studio and former Speaker of the BVI […]

by / on December 3, 2019 at 6:11 AM /
Tree of Hands to resume Santa parade, hand delivery of Christmas gifts to local children

Tree of Hands to resume Santa parade, hand delivery of Christmas gifts to local children

Children who are less fortunate on Tortola will once again receive a special Christmas gift from the charitable group, Tree of Hands. This year, however, child recipients can expect more pomp and fanfare, Alexandra Durante of Tree of Hands has […]

by / on December 2, 2019 at 2:59 PM /
Improved transportation service around Anegada promised for next year’s Lobster Fest

Improved transportation service around Anegada promised for next year’s Lobster Fest

Representative of the Ninth District where Anegada is located, Vincent Wheatley, has promised a few improvements in taxi operations for next year’s staging of the Anegada Lobster Festival. Wheatley made the promise following concerns raised by some visitors who said […]

by / on December 2, 2019 at 8:32 AM /
Proceeds from Lobster Fest shuttle being donated to school on Anegada

Proceeds from Lobster Fest shuttle being donated to school on Anegada

A shuttle service that was utilized during the Anegada Lobster Festival on November 30 and December 1 will be donating the proceeds from their service on those dates to a charity. This is according to Director of the BVI Tourist […]

by / on December 2, 2019 at 8:05 AM /
BVI calls for review of procurement policies to help small-island states after disasters

BVI calls for review of procurement policies to help small-island states after disasters

Special Envoy to the Government of the Virgin Islands, Benito Wheatley, is calling for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and their international partners to ‘re-examine’ domestic and international procurement rules and processes for natural disasters. Wheatley said adjustments to these […]

by / on December 2, 2019 at 7:00 AM /
December 11 declared as a special public holiday for Ralph O’Neal’s state funeral

December 11 declared as a special public holiday for Ralph O’Neal’s state funeral

Government has announced that Wednesday, December 11, 2019, is now a special public holiday in the British Virgin Islands. The decision was made to allow residents to be a part of the state funeral for the late former Premier, Ralph […]

by / on December 2, 2019 at 6:35 AM /