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Dozens react to massive pothole on Brewers Bay road

Dozens react to massive pothole on Brewers Bay road

A photo of a woman nestled deep inside an enormous pothole on a damaged road leading to the Brewers Bay area yesterday drew hundreds of reactions on social media. A wooden pole stood upright at the centre of the chasm, […]

by / on May 29, 2024 at 7:38 AM /
BVI financial services to host trade show in China

BVI financial services to host trade show in China

Minister for Financial Services Lorna Smith has announced that the BVI intends to host its first financial services trade show in Shenzhen, China in early 2025, as the jurisdiction seeks to strengthen ties with one of its biggest markets. Minister Smith, […]

by / on May 29, 2024 at 7:31 AM /
Unacceptable! Premier misses HOA debate on Crown lands

Unacceptable! Premier misses HOA debate on Crown lands

Second District Representative Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull, has called out Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley who was absent from the May 28 House of Assembly sitting where elected leaders debated the Crown Land Management Bill 2024. The bill — which was drafted […]

by / on May 29, 2024 at 7:24 AM /
Gov’t rolls out medium-term debt strategy

Gov’t rolls out medium-term debt strategy

The government published its first-ever medium-term debt strategy yesterday, describing the move as a guide to its borrowing policies and debt management operations. The 2024-2026 Medium-Term Debt Strategy (MTDS) is aligned with the 2024-2026 Budget and Medium-Term Fiscal Plan (MTFP) […]

by / on May 29, 2024 at 6:03 AM /
System surge! Sections of territory affected by power outage

System surge! Sections of territory affected by power outage

Sections of the territory are currently being affected by a widespread power outage. There have been reports of power outages in communities across Tortola, including Pockwood Pond, Long Swamp, Greenland, and other areas on both the eastern and western ends […]

by / on May 28, 2024 at 12:43 PM /
Immigration laws should have been amended before COI — Premier

Immigration laws should have been amended before COI — Premier

As his government moves to overhaul the territory’s immigration laws, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley said amendments to the legislation should have been implemented earlier and not in response to external pressures. While addressing the House of Assembly recently, Dr Wheatley […]

by / on May 28, 2024 at 8:02 AM /
PHOTOS: Short lead time affected Music Fest turnout — Walters

PHOTOS: Short lead time affected Music Fest turnout — Walters

The BVI Tourist Board’s Events Manager, Dirk Walters, has raised questions over whether the just-concluded BVI Music Fest event was adequately promoted and whether the government received real value for its investment. The government announced just two months ago that it would pump an […]

by / on May 28, 2024 at 7:54 AM /
Public reeducation needed post-COI implementation

Public reeducation needed post-COI implementation

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has emphasised the need for public reeducation to adapt to the new governance systems that will have been born from implementing the Commission of Inquiry (COI) recommendations. In a recent interview, the Premier stated that the […]

by / on May 28, 2024 at 7:38 AM /
Premier welcomes Governor’s COI review

Premier welcomes Governor’s COI review

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has welcomed Governor Daniel Pruce’s first quarterly review of the Implementation of the COI Recommendations under the Framework Agreement between the BVI and UK governments. At a press conference last week, Governor Pruce said his office is […]

by / on May 28, 2024 at 7:27 AM /
Gunmen assaulted manager during Leverick Bay robbery

Gunmen assaulted manager during Leverick Bay robbery

BVI News has received details of the attempted robbery at Leverick Bay Marina, Virgin Gorda on May 26. It’s understood that the two masked gunmen, dressed in black, entered the restaurant and asked the manager to open a safe, which […]

by / on May 27, 2024 at 6:31 PM /