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Archive for December, 2019

Governor’s Office requesting up to $80K from gov’t for new vehicle

Governor’s Office requesting up to $80K from gov’t for new vehicle

The Office of the Governor is requesting up to $80,000 from government to purchase a new luxury vehicle to replace the 2011 Range Rover SUV currently servicing that office. Acting Executive Private Secretary in the Governor’s Office, Nolma Chalwell, made […]

by / on December 27, 2019 at 7:52 AM /
Customer Service Touch Terminals installed at two local ports of entry

Customer Service Touch Terminals installed at two local ports of entry

Customer Service Touch Terminals are now present in two of the territory’s ports of entry, which will now allow visitors to provide real-time feedback about their customer service experience in the British Virgin Islands. A December 24 government media release […]

by / on December 27, 2019 at 7:25 AM /
Other OT’s offer better pay to gov’t lawyers than BVI — Scatliffe-Esprit

Other OT’s offer better pay to gov’t lawyers than BVI — Scatliffe-Esprit

Principal Crown Counsel in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) Tiffany Scatliffe-Esprit has said the British Virgin Islands is not up to par with the other Overseas Territories (OT’s) in terms of their compensation packages for government […]

by / on December 27, 2019 at 7:15 AM /
Heavy rains disrupt Boxing Day Races; event pushed to January 19

Heavy rains disrupt Boxing Day Races; event pushed to January 19

The Boxing Day Horse Races which came to a premature end because of heavy rainfall will continue on January 19, President of the BVI Horse Owners Association Lesmore Smith has said. Only two of the seven races of the day […]

by / on December 27, 2019 at 7:01 AM /
C&W Foundation, Miss World Organisation donates $25K to ESHS

C&W Foundation, Miss World Organisation donates $25K to ESHS

The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation in collaboration with the Miss World BVI Organisation recently donated $25,000 to the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) for the restoration of their technical labs. The school’s labs were destroyed during Hurricane Irma back […]

by / on December 27, 2019 at 6:09 AM /
HLSCC to benefit from $1.7 million in gov’t subsidies

HLSCC to benefit from $1.7 million in gov’t subsidies

The H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) is set to benefit from more than $1.7 million in government subsidies. Cabinet decided during a December 9 meeting that the Paraquita Bay-based facility will receive $1,075,000 that will be channelled towards the […]

by / on December 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM /
From disaster comes decor | Craft Alive vendor creates Christmas decorations with mango seeds

From disaster comes decor | Craft Alive vendor creates Christmas decorations with mango seeds

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Meet 73-year-old Joan Wilson; a Greenland resident who has been creating authentic Christmas decor from recycled mango seeds. Wilson, the owner of Creative Crafts & Things at Craft Alive in Road Town, told BVI […]

by / on December 26, 2019 at 8:45 AM /
A vehicle for Christmas! East End resident the grand prize winner of RVIPF raffle

A vehicle for Christmas! East End resident the grand prize winner of RVIPF raffle

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff This Christmas is one that East End resident Muriel Penn will not soon forget as she became the grand prize winner of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force’s (RVIPF) Vehicle Raffle Fundraising Competition on […]

by / on December 25, 2019 at 10:49 AM /
SFC meetings not what it used to be — Fraser

SFC meetings not what it used to be — Fraser

Third District Representative Julian Fraser has said that the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) process has become a mere rubber stamp formality that only sees legislators automatically approving the proposed annual budget without giving proper consideration to what they learn during […]

by / on December 24, 2019 at 12:20 PM /
Two caught at sea with $500K, accused men deny knowledge of cash

Two caught at sea with $500K, accused men deny knowledge of cash

Two men who were allegedly caught aboard a vessel with half-million dollars in cash this month have been granted $100,000 bail in the Magistrate’s Court. Charged with failing to declare monies to Customs is Gerome Nibbs of the BVI and […]

by / on December 24, 2019 at 8:29 AM /