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Police investigation prompted after gunshot victim turns up at hospital

Police investigation prompted after gunshot victim turns up at hospital

Police are investigating reports of a shooting that has led to the wounding of an unidentified male victim on Tortola. The reported gunshot victim is now receiving treatment at hospital, our news centre has been told. The Information Unit of […]

by / on May 31, 2020 at 12:02 PM /
Major fire at Virgin Gorda dump

Major fire at Virgin Gorda dump

A major a fire has broken out at the public dump on the sister island of Virgin Gorda. Unofficial reports reaching our news centre is that the fire started around 7 pm on Friday, May 29. According to Territorial At-Large […]

by / on May 29, 2020 at 10:10 PM /
Residents disappointed with no mention of a more relaxed curfew

Residents disappointed with no mention of a more relaxed curfew

Some residents were seemingly disappointed when Premier Andrew Fahie made no mention of the ongoing curfew during his live broadcast last evening, May 28. Premier Fahie’s statements only addressed the second phase of his governement’s COVID-19 Economic Stimulus-Response Plan, which […]

by / on May 29, 2020 at 2:22 PM /
Gov’t to develop Energy Transition Plan

Gov’t to develop Energy Transition Plan

Government has revealed plans for the development of an Energy Transition Plan in the British Virgin Islands. The Office of the Premier issued a media release on Thursday, inviting Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified individuals or businesses to develop […]

by / on May 29, 2020 at 1:12 PM /
Premier delivers $62.9M COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Premier delivers $62.9M COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Premier Andrew Fahie has delivered a $62.9 million COVID-19 Economic Stimulus-Response Plan which seeks to allocate funds to jobless residents, struggling businesses, hotels, taxi operators, and other areas. He said the majority of the funds came from the Social Security […]

by / on May 29, 2020 at 7:58 AM /
Territorial song to replace nat’l anthem at Olympic events

Territorial song to replace nat’l anthem at Olympic events

The territorial song of the British Virgin Islands will now be played at all future events organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), including the 2021 Olympic Games. The BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC) confirmed in a media release dated Thursday, […]

by / on May 29, 2020 at 7:10 AM /
$3.9M to be equally shared among district reps as ‘quick response’ for needy residents

$3.9M to be equally shared among district reps as ‘quick response’ for needy residents

Premier and Minister of Finance Andrew Fahie has allocated $3.9 million to share equally among all elected representatives to assist needy residents impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This was one of the initiatives under the second phase of his administration’s […]

by / on May 29, 2020 at 7:06 AM /
Government petitions UK

Government petitions UK

Government has issued a petition to the United Kingdom to have five sections of the Protocols for Effective Financial Management either removed or restructured to the BVI’s benefit. Premier Andrew Fahie made the announcement whiling presenting the petition before the […]

by / on May 29, 2020 at 6:18 AM /
Motion moved to have Governor reprimanded for violating Audit Act

Motion moved to have Governor reprimanded for violating Audit Act

Senior Opposition legislator Julian Fraser has moved a motion in the House of Assembly to have Governor Augustus Jaspert reprimanded for violating the Audit Act.  Speaking in the House on Thursday, Fraser accused the governor of ‘brazenly’ failing to deliver […]

by / on May 28, 2020 at 6:03 PM /
Contract signed for Joe’s Hill Manor development after 3-year delay

Contract signed for Joe’s Hill Manor development after 3-year delay

After being put on hold for three years, the contract has finally been signed for the development of affordable housing in the Joe’s Hill area of Tortola. The contract was signed between the Social Security Board (SSB) and James Todman […]

by / on May 28, 2020 at 5:04 PM /