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Archive for January, 2023

Troy Christopher

BVI constitution should be decolonised — Troy Christopher

Former President of the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association (BVICCHA), Troy Christopher, said there is a need for the territory’s constitution to be decolonised. “We should have, at minimum, started to decolonise the constitution and make sure those […]

by / on January 31, 2023 at 8:39 AM /
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley

Hundreds apply for jobs via govt’s new employment programme

Hundreds of applicants have flocked the government’s RATED (Registration, Apprenticeship, Training, Employment, and Development) programme that was launched to provide training and employment for Belongers who are unemployed and underemployed. According to statistics from Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley, 418 persons […]

by / on January 31, 2023 at 8:22 AM /
The renovated market square

Fully outfitted! Monthly rent for new market booths starts at $300

Vendors interested in conducting business at the newly renovated market square in Road Town can now apply to rent kiosks (vending booths) at the location for a few hundred dollars per month. Sixteen kiosks were constructed for use. Ten are […]

by / on January 31, 2023 at 8:16 AM /
Gov’t promises witness protection law, again

Gov’t promises witness protection law, again

Yet another pledge has been made to introduce witness protection legislation in the months ahead. The assurance was given during the Speech From the Throne two weeks ago, which served to outline the government’s ambitious legislative agenda.  According to the […]

by / on January 31, 2023 at 8:02 AM /
CARIFTA Games gold medalist Jaleel Croal speeds to victory at  recent staging of the Dag Samuels Developmental Meet. (Photos provided by BVIAA)

National Sports Policy to be updated

Changes in the national sports policy are expected to be introduced by the government in the coming months. Word of the amended policy came via the Speech From the Throne delivered by Governor John Rankin in the House of Assembly […]

by / on January 31, 2023 at 7:41 AM /
Not the actual scene from this morning's shooting.

Targeted? Gunshot victim in WE attack shot over half-dozen times

Information to BVI News suggests that last week’s shooting incident on the western end of Tortola was a targeted assault. Police officially confirmed that one man was injured during the incident and highly placed sources later told our news centre […]

by / on January 30, 2023 at 11:26 AM /
Health & Social Development Minister Carvin Malone

Malone asks gov’t to rethink CGB sewerage treatment project

Territorial At-Large Representative Carvin Malone has pleaded with the government about the prospect of reconsidering its approach to the Cane Garden Bay (CGB) Sewerage Treatment project. Malone recently asked Minister for Communications and Works Kye Rymer a series of questions […]

by / on January 30, 2023 at 10:42 AM /
The SSM funded the COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Grant Programme  disbursed by the Premier's Office.

Major shift coming for Social Security Act

The government has announced that there will be changes in the law that governs the Social Security Board (SSB) and said these changes are aimed at helping to improve the management of its finances. In the Speech from the Throne […]

by / on January 30, 2023 at 7:52 AM /
Speaker Julian Willock

Willock appalled! Says Najan Christopher only wrote a letter

Former Speaker of the House of Assembly Julian Willock expressed that he was appalled at the arrest of Najan Christopher last year. Christopher, the former Director of the International Affairs Secretariat in the Premier’s Office, was arrested and charged in […]

by / on January 30, 2023 at 7:43 AM /
Leader training programme launched for over 30 educators

Leader training programme launched for over 30 educators

Several local educators have enrolled in a training programme aimed at strengthening the leadership capacity of present and future school leaders. The initiative, which commenced in mid-January, is called the Effective Leadership Training Programme and was developed through a partnership […]

by / on January 30, 2023 at 6:55 AM /