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Plans to clamp down on vehicles with loud speakers

Plans to clamp down on vehicles with loud speakers

The Commissioner of Police Mark Collins has indicated that steps are being taken to formally clamp down on residents who disturb others within the community with loudspeakers in their vehicles. The Commissioner made the revelation recently when he appeared before […]

by / on January 3, 2023 at 8:10 AM /
New buildings at a the Elmore Stoutt High School in Lower Estate. (RDA photo)

Education Minister elated at ESHS re-opening

As government officials mark the ceremonial opening of the newly constructed buildings at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) today, January 3, Education Minister Sharie deCastro has expressed immense happiness at the completion of a journey that has been eagerly […]

by / on January 3, 2023 at 8:08 AM /
Walwyn’s big wish for 2023

Walwyn’s big wish for 2023

As the community continues to recover from the political turbulence in 2022, former legislator Myron Walwyn has revealed his big wish for the territory in 2023, saying he hopes residents will have more trust in each other. “My wish for […]

by / on January 3, 2023 at 7:43 AM /
Meet the BVI’s first baby born in 2023

Meet the BVI’s first baby born in 2023

There are few things in the Virgin Islands that give as much hope as a baby born on New Year’s Day. For 2023, Najeeba Lynch-Hackshaw and Nathan Hackshaw gave themselves and the territory the perfect gift of life, delivering a […]

by / on January 3, 2023 at 6:04 AM /

God will save us from Order in Council — Malone

As the territory moves steadfastly to enact governance reforms stemming from last year’s Commission of Inquiry (COI) report, Territorial At-Large Representative Carvin Malone has expressed confidence that the BVI will be rescued from losing its self-governance status. In his new […]

by / on January 2, 2023 at 8:12 AM /
The power plant on Anegada.

Work begins on historic renewable energy plant on Anegada

Work has started on Anegada’s Hybrid Renewable Energy & Battery Storage System that will harness solar energy to power the island of Anegada upon completion in November of this year. The project will be led by US-based solar energy company […]

by / on January 2, 2023 at 8:10 AM /
Vincent Wheatley

Remove Sister Islands Coordination from Deputy Governor’s Office

Ninth District Representative Vincent Wheatley has called for sister islands’ coordination services to be removed from under the Deputy Governor’s Office and placed under the Premier’s Office for greater efficiency. Wheatley further said the sister islands’ coordination services should be […]

by / on January 2, 2023 at 7:56 AM /
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley

Premier’s New Year’s message for 2023

The following is the Premier of the Virgin Islands’ New Year’s message for 2023. Greetings to the beautiful people of the Virgin Islands. As we welcome the New Year, 2023, we do so with hopes of brighter days for everyone. […]

by / on January 2, 2023 at 6:17 AM /
House of Assembly prorogued

House of Assembly prorogued

The BVI’s House of Assembly (HOA) has been prorogued, bringing the Fourth Session of the Fourth House of Assembly to an end. According to a recent government release, Governor John Rankin, acting in conjunction with Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley, prorogued […]

by / on January 2, 2023 at 6:15 AM /
Scenes from Foxy’s Old Year’s Night Celebration on New Year’s Eve. (Photos by Andre ‘Shadow’ Dawson)

PHOTOS: Foxy’s Old Year’s Night Party

Hundred’s of patrons gathered on Jost Van Dyke on Saturday evening, December 31 to kick off 2023 at Foxy’s world-famous Old Year’s Night Party. The night included the usual food, fun and fêting, and this year’s staging featured performances from […]

by / on January 1, 2023 at 1:57 PM /