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Archive for July, 2020

Jeremy Hodge

Ghut-cleaning will no longer be seasonal but will be done year-long

While noting that a major ghut-cleaning exercise was undertaken before the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaias on Tuesday, Acting Director of the Public Works Department, Jeremy Hodge said ghut-cleaning will now be a year-long effort. In an interview with BVI […]

by / on July 30, 2020 at 8:27 AM /
Governor Augustus Jaspert

All clear! Tropical Storm Isaias passes with no major damage! BVI remains under storm warning

Governor Augustus Jaspert has issued an ‘all clear’ for the territory now that Tropical Storm Isaias passed leaving no major reported damage to the British Virgin Islands. In a statement issued on Thursday, July 30, he said this also meant […]

by / on July 30, 2020 at 8:13 AM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

Premier wants governor’s powers to override certain decisions removed from constitution

Premier Andrew Fahie said one change that should be considered during the BVI’s constitutional review process is the power the governor can use to override certain decisions. Section 92 of the Virgin Islands Constitution says persons are appointed to certain […]

by / on July 30, 2020 at 6:14 AM /
Sections of BVI experiencing power outage! Centre of storm passes

Sections of BVI experiencing power outage! Centre of storm passes

As Tropical Storm Isaias continues to cause adverse weather for the British Virgin Islands, sections of the territory have been experiencing a power outage. The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) said in a late-evening statement on Wednesday that the Hope Hill […]

by / on July 29, 2020 at 11:17 PM /
Photos by Kamal Haynes/BVI News

Final storm-preparedness rush! Businesses batten down, heavy traffic in RT

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff Several residents and businesses were busy making final preparations ahead of the potential tropical cyclone that is forecast to impact the British Virgin Islands this afternoon into Thursday morning. Businesses in the Road Town […]

by / on July 29, 2020 at 4:55 PM /
Images of the BVI's weather conditions captured on Thursday, May 28, 2020. (Photos by Esther Durand/BVI News)

NEOC activated | Airports, Public Service to close early

The British Virgin Islands is gearing up for the potential impact of a Tropical Cyclone by activating the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) and closing the public service as well as local airports early. A circular from the Office of […]

by / on July 29, 2020 at 11:43 AM /
Jost Van Dyke

JVD and Anegada each need individual representatives

Opposition legislator Mark Vanterpool is calling for the sister islands of Anegada and Jost Van Dyke to have their own exclusive representatives under the British Virgin Islands’ newly proposed constitution. Vanterpool said he believes having a representative from all of […]

by / on July 29, 2020 at 8:29 AM /
Premier Fahie (foreground) and Governor Jaspert during an April 15 public broadcast.

Strike it from the constitution! Governors should not be able to dip into govt’s treasury — Premier

Recalling the unprecedented and highly-controversial move by former Governor John Duncan to dip into the Consolidated Fund to pump funds into the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force back in 2017, Premier Andrew Fahie is pushing to change the section of […]

by / on July 29, 2020 at 8:20 AM /
Neville Smith

Constitutional Review Youth Subcommittee being proposed by Deputy Speaker

Territorial-at-Large Representative and Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, Neville Smith is calling for the implementation of a youth subcommittee to be part of the British Virgin Islands’ constitutional review process. Smith made that call during Tuesday’s sitting of […]

by / on July 29, 2020 at 8:01 AM /
Premier claims UK was harder on BVI following 2018 ‘public registers’ protest

Premier claims UK was harder on BVI following 2018 ‘public registers’ protest

Premier Andrew Fahie said the British government did not take too kindly the BVI’s protest against the UK for introducing a law that forces the BVI to implement public registers of beneficial ownership. Concluding the House of Assembly’s debate on […]

by / on July 29, 2020 at 6:08 AM /