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No new topics for first two weeks of school

No new topics for first two weeks of school

Amid the fear of some parents that their children may be behind due to the challenges of the new academic year, Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley has given the assurance that no new topics will be taught during the first […]

by / on September 21, 2020 at 7:37 AM /
Loan-to-Own programme implemented on computer devices for students

Loan-to-Own programme implemented on computer devices for students

With computers and tablet devices now a necessity for the 2020/2021 academic year, the Ministry of Education has implemented a Loan-to-Own programme geared towards benefitting in-need students. Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said the programme was designed specifically for this […]

by / on September 21, 2020 at 7:20 AM /
Premier inspires: This will be the best school year ever!

Premier inspires: This will be the best school year ever!

“I declare that this school year will be the best school year ever, in the BVI!” This was the declaration made by Premier Andrew Fahie, as he encouraged students and teachers to deliver their best work throughout this academic year […]

by / on September 21, 2020 at 7:11 AM /
Second family ‘tied up’, robbed by gunmen

Second family ‘tied up’, robbed by gunmen

The police are reporting that a second family was attacked and tied up by masked gunmen on Friday, September 18; just hours after a similar incident occurred on Virgin Gorda. The second incident occurred in East End, Tortola. The official […]

by / on September 20, 2020 at 5:59 PM /
Physical schools reopening on a phased basis

Physical schools reopening on a phased basis

With a reduction in the number of COVID-19 cases now in the BVI, the government has approved the physical reopening of the territory’s schools on a phased basis. The reopening of schools was announced on September 18 in a live […]

by / on September 19, 2020 at 10:18 AM /
Family ‘tied up’ by gunmen who invade home on Virgin Gorda

Family ‘tied up’ by gunmen who invade home on Virgin Gorda

A family on Virgin Gorda has been left shaken after three masked gunmen invaded their home this afternoon, September 18. The police are seeking the public’s assistance in capturing the armed men who reportedly entered the home of an employee […]

by / on September 18, 2020 at 8:44 PM /
Lack of trust in local leaders hindering quest for independence

Lack of trust in local leaders hindering quest for independence

Public commentator Elroy Turnbull has expressed that a lack of confidence in locally-elected officials is the reason many BVIslanders shun the idea of becoming an independent nation. On the September 17 airing of the Honestly Speaking radio programme, Turnbull said […]

by / on September 18, 2020 at 4:55 PM /
BVIPA rebrands as plans advance to reopen to visitors ‘very soon’

BVIPA rebrands as plans advance to reopen to visitors ‘very soon’

Premier Andrew Fahie has hinted that the territory will be soon be reopening its borders for tourism as the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) undergoes a comprehensive rebranding initiative geared towards facilitating the rebooting of the economy. The Premier gave that […]

by / on September 18, 2020 at 2:38 PM /
BVI could pay 7 to 9 million to rehabilitate VG airport runway

BVI could pay 7 to 9 million to rehabilitate VG airport runway

BVI taxpayers are set to pay either $7 million or $9.4 million to pave the runway at the Taddy Bay International Airport on Virgin Gorda. The proposed costs for the long-awaited runway rehabilitation were revealed in a media release from […]

by / on September 18, 2020 at 8:40 AM /
We’re being watched by British secret service — Elroy Turnbull

We’re being watched by British secret service — Elroy Turnbull

As the BVI prepares to receive a new governor in 2021, at least one local is warning residents that governors are chosen to accomplish the UK’s agenda, which he said Britain determines through espionage. The warning was sounded yesterday September […]

by / on September 18, 2020 at 8:31 AM /