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NDP leader Marlon Penn and VIP leader Dr Natalio Wheatley.

BVI may not accept Wheatley or Penn as Premier at next polls — CSC

The BVI may not be inclined to select either current Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley or former Opposition Leader Marlon Penn as its next leader at the upcoming general elections. This was the view expressed by outspoken clergyman and political commentator […]

by / on September 28, 2022 at 8:23 AM /
Junior Tourism Minister Sharie de Castro.

Suspension ineffective? Ministry revisiting school disciplinary policy

The Ministry of Education is revisiting existing disciplinary policies implemented for students presenting with behavioural issues at schools. Education Minister Sharie de Castro made that announcement while appearing as a guest speaker at a meeting with the Rotary Club of […]

by / on September 28, 2022 at 7:53 AM /
General Manager of the BVIEC, Leroy Abraham

Abraham out? BVIEC announces vacancy of GM post

BVI News understands that Leroy Abraham will not be returning as General Manager (GM) for the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC). This is signalled by a vacancy notice which the government-owned power company published on its social media page on Tuesday, […]

by / on September 28, 2022 at 7:09 AM /
Health & Social Development Minister Carvin Malone

Malone blunted again in calls for parallel COI report from Cox

Calling his determent from discussing a document in the House of Assembly (HOA) a ‘dark day’, Territorial At-Large Representative Carvin Malone was again left to rue a missed opportunity to secure the much-debated but highly elusive Sir Geoffrey Cox report from […]

by / on September 28, 2022 at 7:02 AM /
The progress of the ESHS redevelopment project as at Tuesday August 9, 2022. (Photo by Fitsroy Randall/BVI News)

ESHS reconstruction project to wrap up very soon — Premier

After contractors suffered delays with the shipment of construction materials for some time, work on the Elmore Stoutt High School reconstruction project is now expected to come to a close very soon, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley said recently. The delays […]

by / on September 28, 2022 at 6:26 AM /
RVIPF release names of BVI’s 8 most wanted men

RVIPF release names of BVI’s 8 most wanted men

The following is a media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is releasing a list of the eight most wanted persons. The list includes persons either on an arrest warrant or […]

by / on September 27, 2022 at 3:36 PM /
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Public officials engage in sargassum management workshop

Several public officials from across the public sector are attending a workshop on commercial drone policies this week which is a part of a UK government-funded Darwin Plus Project for Overseas Territories titled “Sustainable Sargassum Management”. The BVI government, through […]

by / on September 27, 2022 at 3:22 PM /
Hotel Castle Maria

Premier embarrassed, insists security beefed up at Castle Maria

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley said he was embarrassed about the fact that immigration detainees continued to escape from the Castle Maria Hotel, despite claims that security measures had been increased. The hotel has been used as a temporary immigration detention […]

by / on September 27, 2022 at 7:41 AM /
This 'BVI' sculpture is located at the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park.

‘Legal issues’ stalls National Tourism Plan

It would appear the BVI’s long-promised National Tourism Plan has been placed on perpetual hold with no further plans for it to continue. Premier and Minister for Tourism Dr Natalio Wheatley had previously updated the territory on the matter saying […]

by / on September 27, 2022 at 6:19 AM /
Time to review At-Large system — Premier

Time to review At-Large system — Premier

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has conceded that it may be time to review the Territorial At-Large system in place for candidates seeking elected political office and suggested this may be the best time to do so. There are four At-Large […]

by / on September 27, 2022 at 6:14 AM /