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Local man comes clean about burglarising grocery store in March

Local man comes clean about burglarising grocery store in March

With mass evidence including fingerprints and CCTV footage stacked against Purcell Estate resident Dekembe Parsons, the 21-year-old reversed his original plea of ‘not guilty’ and confessed to burglarising Sunshine Grocery Store in March. Parsons, who was on remand at Her […]

by / on October 19, 2020 at 3:24 PM /
Gov’t, Opposition legislators donate over $12K to D5 Economic Zone

Gov’t, Opposition legislators donate over $12K to D5 Economic Zone

Three district representatives have made personal contributions totalling more than $12,000 towards the Fifth Electoral District’s Economic Zone that government will build in the Huntums Ghut community of Tortola. The pledges were made on Monday, October 19 at the groundbreaking […]

by / on October 19, 2020 at 1:52 PM /
EU grants Caribbean countries 3 million euros to secure COVID vaccine

EU grants Caribbean countries 3 million euros to secure COVID vaccine

The BVI is one of 24 Caribbean countries that will benefit from the European Union’s (EU) grant of 3 million euros given to the region for the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines (COVAX) or treatments when they become available. The countries […]

by / on October 19, 2020 at 7:34 AM /
CXC has changes to address complaints about 2020 exams

CXC has changes to address complaints about 2020 exams

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has announced it will be implementing measures to accommodate hundreds of students across the region who complained about unacceptable results in this year’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exams. […]

by / on October 19, 2020 at 7:30 AM /
Digicel investing half-million to improve internet speeds in BVI

Digicel investing half-million to improve internet speeds in BVI

Telecommunication provider Digicel has announced that they will be investing $500,000 to upgrade their local network infrastructure over the next six months. According to a media release from Digicel, the investment will involve the doubling of capacity in existing cell […]

by / on October 19, 2020 at 7:13 AM /
Over $2.3M in contracts awarded to two local firms for rehab works

Over $2.3M in contracts awarded to two local firms for rehab works

The Recovery & Development Agency (RDA) has awarded more than $2.3 million to two local construction companies to conduct rehabilitation works on three projects across the territory. This was revealed at a recent contract-signing ceremony where Caribbean Environmental Restoration Limited […]

by / on October 19, 2020 at 7:07 AM /
High bacteria levels detected on VG beach! Location closed

High bacteria levels detected on VG beach! Location closed

“Elevated bacteria levels” have been detected at the St Thomas Bay beach in the Valley on Virgin Gorda. Sections of the beach extending from Fort Point to Collision Point is therefore closed to recreational use. “The unit collected and tested […]

by / on October 18, 2020 at 9:38 PM /
UPDATE: Minor released but 3 adults charged for armed robbery

UPDATE: Minor released but 3 adults charged for armed robbery

The 15-year-old arrested in connection with Thursday’s armed robbery on Virgin Gorda has been released pending further investigation. On the other hand, the three other adult male suspects have now been charged. They have been identified as 25-year-old Tray Audain […]

by / on October 18, 2020 at 3:36 PM /
Protocols for air travel to be released by next Thursday

Protocols for air travel to be released by next Thursday

Premier Andrew Fahie has said the government is hoping to release the list of safety protocols that will govern air travel no later than next Thursday. Recently, Premier Fahie announced that the airport would be the first to reopen on […]

by / on October 17, 2020 at 11:03 AM /
St Vincent creates history by setting up a Consular Office in BVI

St Vincent creates history by setting up a Consular Office in BVI

St Vincent and the Grenadines have become the first CARICOM country to establish a consular office in the British Virgin Islands, with Vincentian Bishop Ishmael Charles being appointed as the first honorary consul. Effectively, a consul is an official appointed […]

by / on October 16, 2020 at 1:42 PM /