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Continued overflow of sewerage at Road Reef a health, financial risk

Continued overflow of sewerage at Road Reef a health, financial risk

After years of being left unattended, overflowing sewerage at the entrance of Road Reef is now posing a health and economic risk to operators in the area. When BVI News visited the area on Monday, raw sewerage was observed gushing […]

by / on October 27, 2021 at 8:30 AM /
Land & Marine Estate Policy a solution to Anegada’s land issues

Land & Marine Estate Policy a solution to Anegada’s land issues

The following is a government media release dated Tuesday, 26 October 2021. The Land and Marine Estate Policy will serve as the framework to resolve the issues of land distribution and the claims of ancestral lands in Anegada. The way […]

by / on October 26, 2021 at 6:02 PM /
Search underway for missing snorkeler visiting BVI

Search underway for missing snorkeler visiting BVI

A search is currently underway for a Canadian visitor who went missing yesterday morning while snorkelling in BVI waters. According to information from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), the male visitor joined a charter with four other visitors, […]

by / on October 26, 2021 at 12:58 PM /
Jaspert denies wilfully obstructing distribution of Crown land to locals

Jaspert denies wilfully obstructing distribution of Crown land to locals

Former governor Augustus Jaspert has denied having a deliberately obstructive approach to signing requests for Crown lands to BVI Belongers during his tenure. Before any piece of Crown land is issued, it must be approved by the sitting governor. But […]

by / on October 26, 2021 at 9:05 AM /
Gov’t ministers support proposal to give Anegada its own district rep

Gov’t ministers support proposal to give Anegada its own district rep

At least four government ministers have offered support for a proposal that seeks to give the island of Anegada an exclusive district representative. This was revealed when the ministers held a meeting with residents on the island over the weekend. […]

by / on October 26, 2021 at 7:44 AM /
I was shocked Premier tried to take over Public Service Transformation

I was shocked Premier tried to take over Public Service Transformation

Former governor Augustus Jaspert said he was “shocked” at efforts by Premier Andrew Fahie to have his (the Premier’s) office assume the lead role in the Public Sector Transformation Programme (PSTP). The former governor told the Commission of Inquiry (COI) […]

by / on October 26, 2021 at 7:35 AM /
Drug offender accuses RVIPF of police brutality

Drug offender accuses RVIPF of police brutality

A man has accused the Royal Virgin Island Police Force (RVIPF) of mistreatment while in custody when he appeared in the Magistrate Court on October 25. The man, identified as Kitt Hodge, said he received serious abuse when he was […]

by / on October 26, 2021 at 7:29 AM /
BVI waited too long to reopen and now its hurting us — Penn

BVI waited too long to reopen and now its hurting us — Penn

Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has said he believes the territory “waited a little too long” to reopen its borders after its initial COVID-19 lockdown last year and is now facing the consequences of that delay.  The territory’s borders closed in […]

by / on October 26, 2021 at 7:20 AM /
Haitians escape custody on Tortola

Haitians escape custody on Tortola

Four Haitians reportedly escaped custody while being held at what is believed to be a quarantine facility on Tortola recently. BVI News understands that the quartet was under the supervision of a well-known local security company when they escaped. Based […]

by / on October 25, 2021 at 4:03 PM /
Police issue 70 tickets, lay 25 charges in traffic crackdown on VG

Police issue 70 tickets, lay 25 charges in traffic crackdown on VG

The Royal Virgin Island Police Force (RVIPF) confiscated two scooters and issued 70 tickets in an operation on Virgin Gorda last Thursday. The RVIPF said 25 persons were also charged on the sister island as part of its territory-wide campaign […]

by / on October 25, 2021 at 3:25 PM /