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Archive for February, 2022

Eighth District Representative said he had these designs for a new port facility at Trellis Bay done from personal funds.

Embarrassing! Appeals made for Trellis Bay entry port facility

A stakeholder has pleaded with Eighth District Representative Marlon Penn that the Trellis Bay ferry dock is in dire need of an accommodation facility for waiting passengers. “At the Trellis Bay, we have a lot of passengers travelling to the […]

by / on February 28, 2022 at 1:11 PM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

Injustice for gov’t ministers to hire friends as Political Advisors

Premier Andrew Fahie has described it as an injustice if legislators within his government were to hire their friends as Ministerial Political Advisors. Speaking at a press conference recently, Premier Fahie said: “Any minister or junior minister worth their salt […]

by / on February 28, 2022 at 8:14 AM /
‘Buckle up’! Ukraine-Russia conflict expected to impact BVI

‘Buckle up’! Ukraine-Russia conflict expected to impact BVI

The Russian military invasion of Ukraine that began last week has roiled global markets in recent days sending global oil prices higher and the effects are expected to reach the Virgin Islands. The skyrocketing oil prices are expected to inject […]

by / on February 28, 2022 at 7:42 AM /
No set timeline to move! Other projects must get priority over HOA

No set timeline to move! Other projects must get priority over HOA

Premier and Minister of Finance, Andrew Fahie said there is no definite timetable to move the House of Assembly (HOA) from the Save The Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom as other projects have been given priority considering the resources […]

by / on February 28, 2022 at 6:15 AM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

Premier does not regret rejecting UK’s $426M loan guarantee offer

Premier Andrew Fahie said his government does not regret declining the $426 million loan guarantee from the United Kingdom government back in 2019 given the current state of the world’s economy. The Premier referenced an article written by the British […]

by / on February 28, 2022 at 6:12 AM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

Premier calls for community-based solution to crime

Following last night’s murder of Le’Shaughn Smith, — the second homicide victim in the BVI for 2022, Premier Andrew Fahie made an impassioned plea to the public to not only assist the police but to also look at a more […]

by / on February 25, 2022 at 4:38 PM /
Le’Shaughn Arr Smith

Police release the name of BVI’s second murder victim for 2022

The following is a media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Police can now release the name of the victim of last night shooting in the Huntums Ghut. Le’Shaughn Arr Smith, 30, of Horsepath Ghut was pronounced […]

by / on February 25, 2022 at 2:43 PM /
Premier Andrew Fahie

They’re talking but we know things too, Premier warns

Premier Andrew Fahie has signalled a warning to his political critics that he shouldn’t be counted out, since he still has things in his proverbial arsenal to reveal. At a Seventh District community meeting held earlier this week, Premier Fahie […]

by / on February 25, 2022 at 8:19 AM /
Kurt Menal

New BVIAA boss laying foundation to improve local airports

Exactly one month after being appointed as the Managing Director (MD) of the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA), Kurt Menal said it has been an educational period for him, but he sees the potential in his staff, the airport, and in […]

by / on February 25, 2022 at 8:06 AM /
The central administration complex in Road Town that houses several government offices. (GIS photo)

Gov’t actively searching for BVI’s first Contractor General

The government is moving forward with the establishment of the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) as the position has now been advertised to be filled. Applications for the job close on March 11 and applicants should have at least […]

by / on February 25, 2022 at 7:50 AM /