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Republic Bank, Rotary Club donate laptops to students

Republic Bank, Rotary Club donate laptops to students

Republic Bank (BVI) said it has partnered with Rotary Club Sunrise to donate laptops to local schools. The bank said the partnership is part of a basic education and literacy focus meant to address the lack of resources and supplies […]

by / on September 24, 2020 at 6:01 AM /
Brace for increase in lumber, plywood prices

Brace for increase in lumber, plywood prices

At least one local distributor in the construction industry is warning residents to brace for an increase in lumber and construction plywood prices. CTL Home Center said the price increases will be as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic […]

by / on September 24, 2020 at 2:25 AM /
NHI seeing reduction in claims

NHI seeing reduction in claims

The National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme has seen a reduction of more than $3 million in claims in the first seven months of this year. This is according to the minister responsible for Social Security, Vincent Wheatley, who gave an […]

by / on September 23, 2020 at 4:49 PM /
Young persons encouraged to get on voters list

Young persons encouraged to get on voters list

Young persons in the BVI who’ve reached the age of 18 years are being encouraged to register to vote. In a recent media release, Supervisor of Elections, Juliette Penn said the voter registration process is still ongoing and persons are […]

by / on September 23, 2020 at 4:39 PM /
PREMIER: Other supermarkets got COVID contracts from gov’t too

PREMIER: Other supermarkets got COVID contracts from gov’t too

Premier Andrew Fahie has rushed to the defence of Fourth District Representative Mark Vanterpool, saying the legislator’s supermarket isn’t the only one that got business from the government during the territory-wide COVID-19 shutdown earlier this year. Vanterpool’s supermarket, OneMart Superstore […]

by / on September 23, 2020 at 8:34 AM /
Banks need to do better!

Banks need to do better!

Premier Andrew Fahie has lashed the territory’s banking sector, saying some need to do a better job at creating “stimulus” programmes to assist residents during these hard times. Speaking in the House of Assembly on September 22, the Premier said […]

by / on September 23, 2020 at 8:22 AM /
Ministry tackles $2M in outstanding invoices! Some span a decade

Ministry tackles $2M in outstanding invoices! Some span a decade

The Ministry of Transportation, Works & Utilities has accumulated more than $2 million in outstanding invoices from vendors who rendered services that date back more than a decade ago, in at least one instance. This is according to the portfolio […]

by / on September 23, 2020 at 8:03 AM /
Hospital receives full accreditation from international body

Hospital receives full accreditation from international body

The Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital has now achieved full accreditation status from the international accrediting body, DNVL — Det Norske Veritas (Norway) and Germanischer Lloyd (Germany). The state-own hospital has gotten accreditation for three years and is the first […]

by / on September 23, 2020 at 7:38 AM /
Premier commits to ‘publicly accessible registers’ despite reservations

Premier commits to ‘publicly accessible registers’ despite reservations

Premier Andrew Fahie has formally announced his commitment to implementing publicly accessible registers of company beneficial ownership for the British Virgin Islands. Premier Fahie made the statement during Tuesday’s session in the House of Assembly where he said that despite […]

by / on September 22, 2020 at 3:25 PM /
Jamal Smith appointed chairman of Labour Tribunal

Jamal Smith appointed chairman of Labour Tribunal

Local attorney Jamal Smith has been appointed the new chairman of the Labour Arbitration Tribunal in the British Virgin Islands. Smith’s appointment took effect on August 1 and will last for two years. Now the successor of Queen’s Counsels Luis […]

by / on September 22, 2020 at 1:03 PM /