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Archive for August, 2020

Junior Peters Peters was a landscaper at Government House -- the governor's residence.

Junior Peters’ death ruled an accident | Funeral this Saturday

Junior Peters, the Jamaican landscaper found dead a week after vanishing, died by accident, a post-mortem examination has revealed. Peters’ decomposing body was found in Horse Path bushes last month. “The preliminary investigation is that it was an accident. When […]

by / on August 7, 2020 at 10:08 AM /
ESHS' 2020 Graduation Ceremony. (Photos by Esther Durand/BVI News)

ESHS has first drive-in graduation | 59% graduates with honours

The Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) saw nearly 60 percent of its graduating class emerging as honour students this year. During the first drive-in graduation ceremony held for ESHS at the H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) grounds on Thursday, […]

by / on August 7, 2020 at 9:29 AM /
“I have every reason to believe that there is some form of a cavalier attitude towards this honourable House coming out of the Governor’s Office and it has to stop." — Fraser

Remove it from law! Acquisition of land by ‘prescription’ legal robbery

Opposition legislator Julian Fraser has said he hopes to have legislation allowing the ‘acquisition of land by prescription’ removed from the territory’s law books. Acquisition by prescription, in this context, enables squatters who have enjoyed uninterrupted possession of a property […]

by / on August 7, 2020 at 6:40 AM /

Wheatley sends support to BVI’s Lebanese community following major explosion in Middle East

Following this week’s explosion in Beirut, Lebanaon, government legislator Vincent Wheatley has expressed his condolences and support to Lebanese families residing in the British Virgin Islands. The explosion in the Middle Eastern country left at least 137 people dead and […]

by / on August 7, 2020 at 6:27 AM /
Opposition Leader Marlon Penn

No proper planning! Penn criticises gov’t for indefinite ban on returning work permit holders

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has said the recent decision to “arbitrarily” ban work permit holders from entering the territory shows government’s lack of a coherent plan to properly manage the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement released on Thursday, Penn said […]

by / on August 6, 2020 at 11:05 AM /
Josiah's Bay resident, Geoffrey Day.

BVI resident still stranded abroad as gov’t places indefinite block on returning permit holders

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff A resident living in the BVI for the last 12 years said he has been stuck in St Maarten for five months and is now uncertain what his next move will be since government […]

by / on August 6, 2020 at 9:19 AM /
Culture Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley

Wheatley braces for backlash from those who wanted regular festival

Culture Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley has said he is anticipating backlash from residents who were disappointed in the cancellation of the usual events associated with the territory’s emancipation celebrations. Dr Wheatley gave that indication during the Festival of Culture & […]

by / on August 6, 2020 at 8:30 AM /
HOA approves supplementary estimates to reflect BVI’s revenue loss from COVID-19

HOA approves supplementary estimates to reflect BVI’s revenue loss from COVID-19

This year’s supplementary estimates for the territory’s finances have been amended to reflect the loss of revenue brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Effectively, supplementary estimates mean a revision to the originally approved budget for a given fiscal year. The […]

by / on August 6, 2020 at 7:31 AM /
Health Minister Carvin Malone and Premier Andrew Fahie are both adorned in protective masks at this point of the proceedings. The masks minimally distorted their audibility.

BVI economy showing signs of bouncing back — Premier Fahie

Despite the current economic strain brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the British Virgin Islands economy is showing signs of “bouncing back”. Premier and Minister of Finance Andrew Fahie made that statement while speaking in the House of Assembly last […]

by / on August 6, 2020 at 7:20 AM /
The Sugar Boys celebrate another Cup win

Sugar Boys win BVIFA Festival Cup!

The Sugar Boys FC were crowned the BVI Football Association’s Festival Cup Champions after MVP Derol Redhead scored a winner late in the first half of their match against Lion Heart FC. The Boys walked away with 2-1 victory at […]

by / on August 6, 2020 at 6:23 AM /