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Labour’s promised online payment system coming ‘early next year’

Labour’s promised online payment system coming ‘early next year’

The Ministry of Labour & Immigration is looking to put systems in place to establish and have its promised online payment system operational in a few short months. According to the Minister of Labour & Immigration Vincent Wheatley, sometimes it […]

by / on October 22, 2021 at 8:06 AM /
Man gets more bail after visiting woman he allegedly beat earlier

Man gets more bail after visiting woman he allegedly beat earlier

A Baugher’s Bay man who is said to have violated his bail by visiting a woman he allegedly hauled from a vehicle and badly beat a day earlier has been offered additional bail. The accused man is 24-year-old Earl Hazel […]

by / on October 22, 2021 at 6:10 AM /
COMMENTARY: Close ‘talk shop’ and open real convo about BVI’s future

COMMENTARY: Close ‘talk shop’ and open real convo about BVI’s future

By Shaina Smith-Archer, Contributor There has been a “talk shop” over the last 20 years about where we want to see our country in the future.  Two decades later we are still talking. I would like to close the “shop” […]

by / on October 22, 2021 at 6:01 AM /
Security guard allegedly stores 172 bricks of cocaine for friend

Security guard allegedly stores 172 bricks of cocaine for friend

A local government security officer allegedly caught with 172 bricks of cocaine has claimed he was holding it for a friend. Charged with possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply to another is 43-year-old and father of five, […]

by / on October 21, 2021 at 3:42 PM /
Gov’t giving residency to former felon wasn’t a ‘cut and dry decision’

Gov’t giving residency to former felon wasn’t a ‘cut and dry decision’

An unnamed person who had a criminal record was granted Residency status this year against the advice of the Immigration Board who had rejected the application. Premier Andrew Fahie was called before the Commission of Inquiry (COI) today, October 21, […]

by / on October 21, 2021 at 1:30 PM /
Top gov’t officials’ link to criminal gangs helped prompt COI — Jaspert

Top gov’t officials’ link to criminal gangs helped prompt COI — Jaspert

In a shocking revelation, former governor, Augustus Jaspert, said high-level government officials have allegedly been linked to drug dealers and criminal gangs in the BVI.  Governor Jaspert made the disclosure during a hearing before the Commission of Inquiry (COI) yesterday, […]

by / on October 21, 2021 at 8:24 AM /
Webster signals at new stimulus audit gov’t might not want seen

Webster signals at new stimulus audit gov’t might not want seen

Auditor General (AG), Sonia Webster, has suggested that more audit reports are likely to be forthcoming on the government’s COVID-19 stimulus grant spending which started last year.  Webster gave that indication after being recalled before the Commission of Inquiry (COI) […]

by / on October 21, 2021 at 8:05 AM /
Gov’t funding for public service training steadily declining

Gov’t funding for public service training steadily declining

Governor John Rankin has raised concerns that government funding to train public servants has seen “a steady decline” over the last five years despite an expansion of the service in that same period. “In 2016, $138,000 was provided for local […]

by / on October 21, 2021 at 8:05 AM /
K&C Construction awarded over $800K in gov’t contracts since 2021

K&C Construction awarded over $800K in gov’t contracts since 2021

Local firm K&C Construction has been awarded a contract for the construction of a public restroom facility at Brewers Bay Beach, making this at least the fourth such government contract received since the start of the year. This latest project […]

by / on October 21, 2021 at 6:22 AM /
COI should not be an impediment — Premier

COI should not be an impediment — Premier

Premier Andrew Fahie has contended that the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI) should not be viewed as an impediment to the people of the BVI.   The Premier’s remarks came last evening, October 19 during the governing Virgin Islands Party’s (VIP’s) […]

by / on October 20, 2021 at 2:54 PM /