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Archive for November, 2021

Dr Wheatley

Tertiary education encouraged as more local employers hire outside

Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley is encouraging students to pursue tertiary education after leaving high school so they can become more competitive in the evolving labour market locally. Speaking at the Education Labour Connect Initiative hosted by his ministry earlier […]

by / on November 24, 2021 at 12:14 PM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

Careless persons can’t hold BVI economy hostage — Premier

Premier Andrew Fahie has insisted that his government has done all it can to protect residents against COVID-19 — including asking everyone to get vaccinated — and cannot allow careless persons to hold the BVI’s economy hostage. “I’m asking our […]

by / on November 24, 2021 at 8:43 AM /
One of the planes from Tradewing Aviation's 25-aircraft fleet.

Tradewind Aviation looking to be more visible in BVI

Tradewind Aviation is looking to offer more private chartered flights into the territory and become more visible by providing commercial flights internationally and domestically. The American airline headquartered at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport in Connecticut, USA had a signatory flight from […]

by / on November 24, 2021 at 8:17 AM /
A section of the main island of Tortola. (Photo by Davion Smith/BVI News)

Over a dozen social homes to be constructed in 2022

A little more than a dozen new social homes are slated to be built next year, even as the Ministry of Health & Social Development has been beset by various constraints in the past two years. This according to Premier […]

by / on November 24, 2021 at 6:52 AM /
"Although there is potential for abuse, we do not believe it is as loose and uncontrolled as portrayed in the Premier’s statement." — Former BVIAA board

Anegada airport certified for night flights after simulation exercise

The Captain Auguste George Airport in Anegada has now received the certification via the Overseas Territories Aviation Regulation to accommodate night flights following a simulation exercise last Thursday. Premier Andrew Fahie made the announcement yesterday at the reopening ceremony for […]

by / on November 24, 2021 at 6:28 AM /
Test flight lands in VG to mark reopening of Taddy Bay Airport

Test flight lands in VG to mark reopening of Taddy Bay Airport

There was a sense of shared excitement among public officials today as the Taddy Bay Airport in Virgin Gorda reopened with a test flight from TradeWind Aviation. Speaking at the reopening ceremony, Deputy Governor David Archer Jr said, as a […]

by / on November 23, 2021 at 3:44 PM /
A section of the main island of Tortola. (BVI News Photo)

Immigration detainees escape custody again

Another set of Immigration detainees have escaped custody, BVI News has been informed. Information to our news centre is that the escapees are two Haitian men. They were reportedly being held at Hotel Castle Maria on Tortola and were being […]

by / on November 23, 2021 at 11:47 AM /
Second District Representative, Melvin 'Mitch' Turnbull (foreground) standing beside legislators of the governing Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

Turnbull calls for VIP government’s removal

Citing ineffective leadership, Opposition legislator and Second District Representative, Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull has argued for the removal of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration from office. The VIP, helmed by Premier Andrew Fahie, has received flak on several fronts in […]

by / on November 23, 2021 at 8:26 AM /
Premier Fahie (foreground) and Governor Jaspert during an April 15 public broadcast.

Premier blasts former governor for ‘irresponsible’ drug claims

Describing them as irresponsible and baseless, Premier Andrew Fahie has blasted recent comments linking local elected officials to the drug trade and criminality. Former governor Augustus Jaspert expressed the allegations when he gave evidence before the Commission of Inquiry (COI) […]

by / on November 23, 2021 at 8:14 AM /
The central administration complex in Road Town that houses several government offices. (GIS photo)

$7M to be pumped into 4 priority areas to transform public service

Cabinet has approved $7 million to transform four areas identified as top priority areas in the public service for the next two years. The four priority areas identified are good governance, digital transformation of government, customer service improvement, and public […]

by / on November 23, 2021 at 8:00 AM /