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Horseracing back on this Sunday with seven races!

Horseracing back on this Sunday with seven races!

Horseracing action will return to the Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola this coming Sunday. The event, labelled the Pre-Valentine’s Day Races, is the third attempt by the BVI Horse Owners Association to host the Boxing Day races […]

by / on January 31, 2020 at 2:52 PM /
MOU signed to give territorial rescue team specialised training, $261K in equipment

MOU signed to give territorial rescue team specialised training, $261K in equipment

Governor Augustus Jaspert has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see the British Virgin Islands (BVI) benefitting from specialized training and equipment worth $261,106 from the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The training and equipment will be […]

by / on January 31, 2020 at 2:04 PM /
Study finds that Sea Cows Bay is ‘vulnerable’, residents urged to establish committee to take action

Study finds that Sea Cows Bay is ‘vulnerable’, residents urged to establish committee to take action

Residents of Sea Cows Bay in the Third District were urged on Thursday to formulate a committee to mitigate against the community’s vulnerabilities in the face of a natural disaster. Enhanced Vulnerability Capacity Assessment (EVCA) Officer, Anisha Brewley, made the […]

by / on January 31, 2020 at 8:19 AM /
Hospital ready | Health screening for Coronavirus in place at ports

Hospital ready | Health screening for Coronavirus in place at ports

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff The British Virgin Islands is moving full steam ahead in its thrust to guard against the dreaded Coronavirus, Minister for Health Carvin Malone has said. Malone gave that indication while delivering an update on […]

by / on January 31, 2020 at 7:56 AM /
Local companies awarded contracts for repairs to AO Shirley Grounds

Local companies awarded contracts for repairs to AO Shirley Grounds

The Recovery & Development Agency (RDA) has awarded two contracts with a combined value of more than $850,000 to two local companies for repair work to the AO Shirley Recreation Grounds in Road Town. A media release from the RDA […]

by / on January 31, 2020 at 7:37 AM /
BFEC defeat ESHS in debates; ESHS advance as highest scoring loser

BFEC defeat ESHS in debates; ESHS advance as highest scoring loser

The Bregado Flax Educational Centre Secondary Division (BFEC) and the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) are the final two schools to advance to the semi-final round of the 2020 Inter-Secondary School Debates. Competing in the third and final preliminary round […]

by / on January 31, 2020 at 7:25 AM /
Gov’t approves more $$ to pay legal costs for economic substance legislation

Gov’t approves more $$ to pay legal costs for economic substance legislation

Local government has approved more funds for legal costs associated with the economic substance legislation, a post-Cabinet report has said. The decision was made during a special Cabinet meeting on December 16 last year. However, the report was only made […]

by / on January 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM /
Manhunt on for possibly ‘armed and dangerous’ Kevin Tyson — RVIPF

Manhunt on for possibly ‘armed and dangerous’ Kevin Tyson — RVIPF

Police have launched a manhunt for Johnson’s Ghut resident, Kevin Tyson who they said may be ‘armed and dangerous’. The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said in a media release on Thursday that Tyson is wanted in connection to […]

by / on January 30, 2020 at 12:38 PM /
Mangrove nursery to be established at HLSCC

Mangrove nursery to be established at HLSCC

Government and Unite BVI has signed a grant agreement with H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) which will see a mangrove nursery being established on their Paraquita Bay campus. Minister for Natural Resources Vincent Wheatley said the agreement was important […]

by / on January 30, 2020 at 12:31 PM /
Cabinet increases stipend for BVIPA, BVITB board members

Cabinet increases stipend for BVIPA, BVITB board members

Government’s Cabinet of the Virgin Islands has increased stipends for the board directors and members of two statutory bodies – the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB) and the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA). This was indicated in a statement from Cabinet’s December […]

by / on January 30, 2020 at 7:55 AM /