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Archive for November, 2023

2024 national budget lacking innovation to build revenue?

2024 national budget lacking innovation to build revenue?

A close examination of the national budget for 2024 reveals a notable absence of fresh ideas, innovations, or novel revenue streams to bolster the territory’s financial standing. This observation lends considerable weight to criticisms voiced by certain Opposition members who […]

by / on November 30, 2023 at 6:25 AM /
The building that houses the International Tax Authority in the BVI.

Tax reporting update benefits local businesses

The International Tax Authority (ITA) has introduced a new certification process to relieve certain entities, particularly local companies, from specific reporting requirements, with a focus on simplifying obligations under the economic substance regime. Economic substance pertains to the activities and […]

by / on November 30, 2023 at 6:17 AM /
$150K set aside for Beef Island building, boardwalk

$150K set aside for Beef Island building, boardwalk

An addition to Long Bay beach at Beef Island may soon be in the works once the government moves ahead with a $150,000 allocation for development in the area. Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley announced in the budget recently that the […]

by / on November 30, 2023 at 6:09 AM /
President of the BVI Athletic Association, Steve Augustine.

Youngsters urged to pursue athletics

President of the the BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA), Steve Augustine has urged youngsters to pursue athletics as this path offers numerous opportunities beyond the usual competition on the track and the field. Speaking on the Talking Points radio show earlier […]

by / on November 30, 2023 at 6:06 AM /
Seventh District Representative Dr Natalio Wheatley.

Premier to press for climate justice at Dubai conference

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley is attending the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) from today, November 30 to December 6 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The objective of this 28th annual United Nations (UN) climate change conference is to […]

by / on November 30, 2023 at 6:02 AM /
Attorney-at-law Daniel Fligelstone-Davies of Silk Legal

Prosecutors brought wrong man to court, says Davies

Local attorney and commentator Daniel Davies has alleged that prosecutors recently brought the wrong man to court and suggested this was the reason a murder trial fell apart. Davies suggested that Essadro Jefferson, a man who had spent roughly seven […]

by / on November 29, 2023 at 7:45 AM /
BVI long jump athlete, Khybah Dawson. (Photo by Cleave Farrington)

BVI’s Khybah Dawson signs historic deal with Texas University

Khybah Dawson — a former student of the Elmore Stoutt High School — is the latest BVIslander to make a historic move on the international stage. According to Caribbean news outlet Track Alerts, the long jumper has officially joined the […]

by / on November 29, 2023 at 7:25 AM /
Gov’t looks to reduce $8.9M office rent

Gov’t looks to reduce $8.9M office rent

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has pledged to find ways of increasing the government’s revenues and is looking at reducing the government’s office space rental expenses as one way of doing this. “While on one hand, we are looking at ways […]

by / on November 29, 2023 at 6:17 AM /
Opposition legislator Stacy 'Buddha' Mather has been appointed as Deputy Speaker.

Mather wants to see govt’s plans for sister islands

Territorial At-Large Representative Stacy ‘Buddha’ Mather said he wants to see the government’s plans for the sister islands following the recent budget presentation. After the budget was read, Mather said he was more critical of the content of the Premier’s […]

by / on November 29, 2023 at 6:05 AM /
Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley

Let’s press for full measure of self-government

Although he has denied pushing for the BVI’s independence, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley this week urged residents to progress towards self-government, saying the territory will be better off when the people are able to choose their own destiny. The Premier […]

by / on November 29, 2023 at 6:04 AM /