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Archive for January, 2020

Insufficient resources could set back outstanding financial audits even further

Insufficient resources could set back outstanding financial audits even further

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Government’s outstanding financial audits for the last three years is in jeopardy of falling even further behind due to the lack of human resources at the Office of the Auditor General.  Auditor General Sonia […]

by / on January 17, 2020 at 11:45 AM /
Waive taxes for USVI visitors coming for Sunday’s horse races

Waive taxes for USVI visitors coming for Sunday’s horse races

President of the BVI Horse Owners Association, Lesmore Smith, wants the taxes to enter the BVI to be waived for horseracing fans from the US Virgin Islands who are attending the upcoming races on Tortola. Smith is advocating for the […]

by / on January 17, 2020 at 8:19 AM /
Former Attorney General urges local lawyers to volunteer more

Former Attorney General urges local lawyers to volunteer more

Queen’s Counsel and former Attorney General Dancia Penn-Sallah has called on lawyers operating in the British Virgin Islands to volunteer more of their time to the communities where they live. Penn-Sallah made the call while delivering an address at the […]

by / on January 17, 2020 at 7:53 AM /
Understaffed! Youth Affairs Department without key officers for roughly 4 years

Understaffed! Youth Affairs Department without key officers for roughly 4 years

The Department of Youth Affairs & Sports is urgently in need of being staffed after failing to fill key vacancies for roughly four years. Department director Brenda Lettsome-Tye gave that indication when she appeared before the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) […]

by / on January 17, 2020 at 7:44 AM /
Enumerators needed for 2020 Population & Housing Census

Enumerators needed for 2020 Population & Housing Census

The Central Statistics Office is currently seeking qualified persons to become Census Enumerators for the upcoming 2020 Population & Housing Census which is scheduled for June this year. A media release from the Statistics Office said selected candidates will be […]

by / on January 17, 2020 at 7:29 AM /
Man who assaults, threatens to rape ex-lover jailed for a year

Man who assaults, threatens to rape ex-lover jailed for a year

A man who invaded his former lover’s home, injured, indecently assaulted and threatened to rape her has been slapped with a 59-month sentence — 12 of which he will spend on remand. The remaining 35 months was suspended for two […]

by / on January 16, 2020 at 10:36 AM /
Unsafe for police to ‘chase’ bikers! Reckless riders being prosecuted

Unsafe for police to ‘chase’ bikers! Reckless riders being prosecuted

Commissioner of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) Michael Matthews has given an assurance that riders who break the law are being prosecuted and their bikes are being seized. Commissioner Matthews made the comment on a recent airing of […]

by / on January 16, 2020 at 8:18 AM /
‘Earthquake swarm’ leaves researchers puzzled and DDM on ‘high alert’

‘Earthquake swarm’ leaves researchers puzzled and DDM on ‘high alert’

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is now on high alert, following the recent increase in earthquakes in the region. This was revealed by the DDM’s Information & Education Manager Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel who told […]

by / on January 16, 2020 at 8:02 AM /
Execution style murder! Norford allegedly used post-Irma prison break to kill victim

Execution style murder! Norford allegedly used post-Irma prison break to kill victim

Brain damage and brain compression were the fatal results for 43-year-old Julio Pineda Ceasar who died after being shot twice at close range four days after Hurricane Irma struck the territory back in September 2017. This was revealed on Wednesday […]

by / on January 16, 2020 at 7:47 AM /
Community meetings coming to Ninth District this month

Community meetings coming to Ninth District this month

Two community meetings are set for residents of the Ninth District in the month of January. A government-commissioned media release on Wednesday said the meetings will present residents with the platform to voice all concerns to their District Representative Vincent […]

by / on January 16, 2020 at 6:32 AM /