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The Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisations holding a meeting with Jost Van Dyke fishers.

Overseas groups meet with local fishers to help build capacity

Several regional and international organisations charged with helping to build the capacity of fishing in the British Virgin Islands met with 50 small-scale farmers across the territory late last month and discussions arising from those meetings were described as successful. […]

by / on October 7, 2022 at 6:49 AM /
Health concerns force closure Alexandrina Maduro Primary

Health concerns force closure Alexandrina Maduro Primary

The Ministry of Education has ordered the immediate closure of the Alexandrina Maduro Primary School until further notice. The closure is related to number of recent student absences caused by illness. “Out of great concern, the Ministry immediately contacted the […]

by / on October 6, 2022 at 12:56 PM /
Governor John Rankin.

Several reform reviewers report difficulty accessing documents

Investigators appointed to review various areas of policy and governance under the recommended Commission of Inquiry (COI) reforms have reported difficulty accessing documents to conduct their duties. This is according Governor John Rankin who gave that indication this week in […]

by / on October 6, 2022 at 7:42 AM /
Minister of Youth and Education, Myron Walwyn

VIP government’s hostility towards UK was unwarranted — Walwyn

The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) government should not have adopted a hostile posture in its relationship with the United Kingdom after it entered office in 2019, former Education Minister Myron Walwyn has argued. Walwyn, while appearing on the Talking Points show recently, made […]

by / on October 6, 2022 at 7:33 AM /
Inside the makeshift building in Pasea Estate that houses ESHS students.

$97K contract inked to dismantle makeshift ESHS structure in Pasea

A contract valued nearly $100,000 has been issued to execute demolition works at the old CTL building where students of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) had previously been housed. Following hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017 and the […]

by / on October 6, 2022 at 7:30 AM /

UK wants COI reforms done before elections — Shaina Smith-Archer

Chairman of the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA) Shaina Smith-Archer has argued that the United Kingdom (UK) government wants the BVI to complete its Commission of Inquiry (COI) recommended reforms before the timeline that has been agreed. […]

by / on October 6, 2022 at 7:28 AM /
President of the Cancer Society Gloria Fahie

Cancer Society seeing more support from organisations

BVI Cancer Society is reporting that it has seen an uptick in support from community organisations. President of the Cancer Society Gloria Fahie made that announcement as her organisation kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the territory. The month […]

by / on October 6, 2022 at 6:26 AM /
Governor John Rankin

Gov’t still unjustifiably using tender waivers for contracts, UK told

Governor John Rankin has expressed concern to the United Kingdom government that Cabinet in the BVI is still indiscriminately issuing tender waivers for government contracts. He expressed those concerns this week in his first quarterly review of the ‘Framework for […]

by / on October 5, 2022 at 7:41 AM /
Belongership applications increase as gov’t halts unlawful policy

Belongership applications increase as gov’t halts unlawful policy

There has been an increase in applications for belongership status in the BVI in the last few months. This increase follows the Dr Natalio Wheatley administration’s commitment to do away with what the Commission of Inquiry (COI) report described as […]

by / on October 5, 2022 at 7:30 AM /
Speaker Julian Willock

Too hard to do business in BVI! Slow permit processing burden people

Former Speaker of the House of Assembly Julian Willock has bemoaned the lack of ease in doing business in the BVI, particularly as it relates to the processing of migrant workers.  The former House Speaker said while he appreciated that […]

by / on October 5, 2022 at 7:24 AM /