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Sub-committee for VG Easter Fest in pipeline | Festival starts April 11

Sub-committee for VG Easter Fest in pipeline | Festival starts April 11

Culture Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said plans are in motion to re-elect a new Virgin Gorda Easter Festival sub-committee. Speaking to BVI News on Monday, Dr Wheatley said a meeting is scheduled for Wednesday to kick start the process. He […]

by / on January 28, 2020 at 3:04 PM /
Some of the weapons found at Her Majesty's Prison throughout 2019. (BVI News photo)

Several dozens of deadly weapons, drugs, phones infiltrated into HMP

In series of searches of Her Majesty’s Prison throughout 2019, authorities undercovered dozens of contraband — several of which are so dangerous, they could be used to inflict potentially fatal chop and stab wounds. Among those weapons were a machete […]

by / on January 28, 2020 at 8:45 AM /
Not any of the pop-up vendors mentioned in the story.

Permission needed to operate! RT seeing increase in ‘pop-up shops’

Amid an “increase” in the emergence of pop-up shops in Road Town, City Manager Janice Brathwaite-Edwards is warning residents and would-be operators that a temporary trade license and permission must be sought before setting up these temporary points of sale. […]

by / on January 28, 2020 at 8:32 AM /
The team from Claudia Creque Educational Centre on Anegada was one of the victors of the evening. (BVI News Photo)

Cedar and Claudia Creque advance to semi-finals of school debates

Cedar International School (CIS) and Claudia Creque Educational Centre (CCES) are through to the semi-final round of the 2020 Inter-Secondary School Debates. Competing in the first debate of the preliminary rounds on Monday, CIS defeated St George’s Secondary School (SGS) […]

by / on January 28, 2020 at 7:52 AM /
Minister of Health & Social Development Carvin Malone.

Legislation to benefit nurses and midwives promised for the BVI

Legislation to empower nurses to function in enhanced capacities in their profession is being promised for the British Virgin Islands. Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Carvin Malone had made the promise following the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) declaration of […]

by / on January 28, 2020 at 7:19 AM /
Ian Penn. Photo Credit: Government Information Sevice

Immigration and health officials meeting to discuss measures to guard against Coronavirus

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff The BVI’s Immigration Department is preparing to take whatever border control measures that may be necessary to safeguard the territory from the deadly Coronavirus outbreak in China. Acting Chief Immigration Officer Ian Penn told […]

by / on January 27, 2020 at 1:59 PM /
Inside the TB Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island.

Mixed results | New kiosks reveal generally satisfied travellers at airport

The new customer service kiosks placed at the TB Lettsome International Airport and at the Road Town Ferry Terminal depicts that while travellers are generally satisfied in the service they received at the airport, a number of them were not. […]

by / on January 27, 2020 at 12:11 PM /
Marlon Penn

Penn-led PAC promises to probe VIP gov’t and past NDP spending

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff With a promise of performing effectively, members of the Opposition have given an assurance that the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will be utilising its legislative powers to probe government spending from both the present […]

by / on January 27, 2020 at 7:41 AM /
Second District Representative, Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull

A local was ‘never intended’ to head RDA — Turnbull

While commenting on talks from the Fahie administration about the possibility of a local becoming the next CEO of the Recovery & Development Agency (RDA), Opposition legislator Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull has said the qualifications for the post indicate that a […]

by / on January 27, 2020 at 6:23 AM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

Premier open to discussions with other legislators willing to switch

Premier Andrew Fahie is remaining tight-lipped on whether other Opposition legislators are expressing interest in joining the Virgin Islands Party (VIP). Fahie, who is the VIP’s chairman, however, said he is open to entertaining discussions around the topic if others […]

by / on January 27, 2020 at 6:07 AM /