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Archive for November, 2021

A mural along the roadway in Fahie Hill.

More partnership needed to develop local creatives

There is a strong call for greater partnership between the private sector and the Culture Department to curate a proper space in the territory for creatives to operate, develop and export their products. Speaking at the opening ceremony for Culture […]

by / on November 3, 2021 at 7:39 AM /
The Police Marine Base on Tortola. (Photo Credit: RDA)

Active search for missing snorkeler discontinued

The active search for the visitor who recently went missing while snorkelling in BVI waters last Monday has been discontinued. Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) gave that indication in a media release on Tuesday, November 2. “The active search […]

by / on November 3, 2021 at 6:31 AM /
An empty Althea Scatliffe Primary School captured today, November 2.

Face-to-face classes suspended after ceiling collapses at ASPS

An eerie silence engulfed what would be a usually buzzing day with students playing on the field behind the Althea Scatliffe Primary School (ASPS). Over the weekend, the ceiling in one of the classrooms on the school’s main block caved […]

by / on November 2, 2021 at 2:06 PM /
Health & Social Development Minister Carvin Malone

‘Born-here degree’ doesn’t give right to contracts — Malone

Being of local pedigree is unlikely to assist contractors in securing future projects when the government’s proposed Public Procurement Act becomes law. This is according to government legislator Carvin Malone who debated the bill before the House of Assembly yesterday, […]

by / on November 2, 2021 at 8:29 AM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

Minor bump but Fahie forges ahead with Speaker’s exemption bid

Premier Andrew Fahie has insisted the proverbial show must go on with regard to an exemption being moved in the House of Assembly (HOA) for Speaker Julian Willock to disregard a court ruling that ordered him to pay legal costs […]

by / on November 2, 2021 at 8:17 AM /
Nanny Cay's new hotel facilities.

Nanny Cay opens new hotel wing

Nanny Cay Resort and Marina have unveiled the first nine rooms of its newly-constructed Seaview wing as it prepares for the busiest time of year in the marine industry. Speaking at the official unveiling last Friday, October 29, General Manager […]

by / on November 2, 2021 at 7:55 AM /
Lead organiser of the 'We the People are Fed Up' motorcade protest, Cindy Rosan-Jones during the event on Saturday, June 12.

‘The people will not back down’, says protest organiser

The organiser of yesterday’s protest outside the House of Assembly (HOA), Cindy Rosan-Jones, said the people will not back down and will be paying keen attention to the decision taken by the government regarding the payment of Julian Willock’s legal […]

by / on November 2, 2021 at 7:42 AM /
Prison escapee Sebastian

Prison escapee recaptured

The manhunt underway for 40-year-old prison escapee Germaine Sebastian has ended. Sebastian was recaptured in the Vanterpool Estate area of Tortola Monday evening, police said in a short statement earlier tonight. No other information was provided. The inmate had escaped […]

by / on November 1, 2021 at 10:56 PM /
The ceiling of a classroom at Althea Scatliffe Primary School has collapsed.

Classroom ceiling collapses at Althea Scatliffe Primary

A classroom ceiling has caved in at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School. No one was hurt during the in the incident that happened over the weekend. According to the Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley, the information he received indicated the […]

by / on November 1, 2021 at 4:04 PM /
Protestors outside the Save the Seed Energy Centre where the HOA is being held.

Protestors march on HOA ahead of debate on Willock’s legal fees

Scores of residents have gathered outside the Save the Seed Energy Centre, where the House of Assembly (HOA) is being held, to protest the government’s attempts to pass the burden of Speaker Julian Willock’s court injunction legal fees to taxpayers. […]

by / on November 1, 2021 at 1:27 PM /