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Archive for January, 2022

COI’s short time frame designed to overwhelm system — Malone

COI’s short time frame designed to overwhelm system — Malone

Health Minister Carvin Malone has said he believes the short timeframe within which the Commission of Inquiry (COI) was made to operate was a deliberate ploy to ‘overwhelm the system’. The ‘system’ to which Malone was referring was government. He […]

by / on January 25, 2022 at 9:49 AM /
Legislator concerned about limited police on sister islands

Legislator concerned about limited police on sister islands

Territorial At-Large Representative, Shereen Flax-Charles has expressed serious concern about inadequate police presence on some of the sister islands. In an appearance before the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) late last year, the legislator said she is very concerned about the […]

by / on January 25, 2022 at 9:22 AM /
2022 SFC Report: No permanent location to house Customs fleet

2022 SFC Report: No permanent location to house Customs fleet

The 2022 Standing Finance Committee (SFC) Report has indicated that Her Majesty’s Customs is yet to secure a permanent location to house the vessels it uses in daily maritime operations. Appearing before the SFC recently, Commissioner of Customs Wade Smith […]

by / on January 25, 2022 at 8:20 AM /
Gov’t enters accommodation agreement after DPP‘s security complaint

Gov’t enters accommodation agreement after DPP‘s security complaint

After a series of complaints aired by Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Tiffany Scatliffe-Esprit, her office will soon be relocated to another space. In a post-Cabinet statement issued recently, it was disclosed that government entered into an agreement with R.G. […]

by / on January 25, 2022 at 7:19 AM /
Fireman accuses police of dishonesty, targeting him

Fireman accuses police of dishonesty, targeting him

A local firefighter has accused the police of unfairly targeting him and lying in their testimony during his trial in the Magistrate’s Court yesterday. The firefighter, Allesta Brewley, was on trial for using indecent language, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct […]

by / on January 25, 2022 at 7:13 AM /
BVI reclaims award for best offshore financial services

BVI reclaims award for best offshore financial services

The BVI has captured the Capital Finance International (CFL.co) 2021 award for Best Offshore Financial Services in recognition of the crucial role it plays in the global economy. This is second consecutive year the territory has copped the award; having […]

by / on January 24, 2022 at 2:39 PM /
BVIEC still recovering from the 2017 hurricanes

BVIEC still recovering from the 2017 hurricanes

General Manager of the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Leroy Abraham said the power company is still trying to recover from the September 2017 hurricanes so its revenue is not where the Corporation wants it to be. Addressing the Standing Finance […]

by / on January 24, 2022 at 8:25 AM /
Not appropriate! Gov’t declines previous ‘prefab’ plans for ESHS

Not appropriate! Gov’t declines previous ‘prefab’ plans for ESHS

Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley has dismissed as ‘inappropriate’, plans that were previously in place for the redevelopment of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS).  According to Dr Wheatley, there were two pre-fabricated buildings contained within those plans. Any component of […]

by / on January 24, 2022 at 8:02 AM /
Foreclosures coming! Fraser wants National Bank debt forgiven

Foreclosures coming! Fraser wants National Bank debt forgiven

Third District Representative Julian Fraser has warned that foreclosures are on the horizon for some persons who have loans with the National Bank of the Virgin Islands (NBVI). Speaking in the House of Assembly recently, Fraser specifically referred to Virgin […]

by / on January 24, 2022 at 7:59 AM /
BVI Post partnering with DHL to deliver express mail

BVI Post partnering with DHL to deliver express mail

The BVI Post is hoping to implement some new measures this year to improve its revenue-generating capabilities. In her presentation to the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) recently, Acting Postmaster-General (PG) Iris Romney said these measures include replacing the damaged mailboxes […]

by / on January 24, 2022 at 7:42 AM /