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Archive for June, 2024

Roads are horrible, but we’re doing our best — Rymer

Roads are horrible, but we’re doing our best — Rymer

Communications and Works Minister Kye Rymer has acknowledged the dire state of the roads in the territory but said his ministry is actively working towards improving the infrastructure. Appearing on the Talking Points radio show this week, Rymer conceded that […]

by / on June 20, 2024 at 7:54 AM /
Darryl Frett wins gun conviction appeal

Darryl Frett wins gun conviction appeal

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court overturned the gun conviction of Darryl Frett, who had been sentenced to 73 months imprisonment in his absence for keeping a firearm without a licence. The Court of Appeal ruled that there was insufficient evidence […]

by / on June 20, 2024 at 7:49 AM /
Bragging rights for VG as they produce top scholars in BVI

Bragging rights for VG as they produce top scholars in BVI

The Virgin Gorda community has the official bragging rights in the territory having produced the top primary and secondary school students this academic year. The Ministry of Education recently announced Jezaan Demming from Bregado Flax Educational Centre Primary Division as […]

by / on June 20, 2024 at 7:38 AM /
BVI, UN strengthen ties as migrant crisis worsens

BVI, UN strengthen ties as migrant crisis worsens

The BVI and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have pledged to strengthen engagement as the Caribbean sees a steady rise in irregular migration alongside an increase in asylum cases and the number of refugees in neighbouring regions like Latin […]

by / on June 20, 2024 at 7:24 AM /
New requirements for student vacation visa waiver programme

New requirements for student vacation visa waiver programme

The Immigration Department has introduced simplified visa waiver rules for children visiting parents residing in the territory during the summer and Christmas holidays. The move aims to ease travel for families and boost tourism during peak seasons. Acting Chief Immigration […]

by / on June 20, 2024 at 6:58 AM /
Investigation launched into cause of VG house fire

Investigation launched into cause of VG house fire

An investigation has been launched into the cause of fire that occurred on Little Dix Bay Road, Virgin Gorda, on June 19. According to Chief Fire Officer Zebalon McLean, neighbours reported the fire at around 2 o’clock in the morning. […]

by / on June 19, 2024 at 12:35 PM /
Premier flies to conference amid mounting problems locally

Premier flies to conference amid mounting problems locally

Amid problems with electricity, healthcare and a new Crown lands bill that has left some feeling disenfranchised, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has left the territory on official business again, this time to attend the 54th Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) Annual […]

by / on June 19, 2024 at 6:21 AM /
Census should be complete this year with new punitive legislation

Census should be complete this year with new punitive legislation

Director of the Central Statistics Office (CSO), Raymond Phillips hopes to complete the census by this year following the implementation of legislation forcing individuals to provide information to enumerators. “I would say we are about 40 per cent complete, give […]

by / on June 19, 2024 at 6:12 AM /
Parsons snubs parliamentarians for absence at King’s parade

Parsons snubs parliamentarians for absence at King’s parade

Former legislator and BVI cultural icon, Eileene Parsons recently used a sports programme on local radio to express dissatisfaction that a number of the territory’s elected are absent from official functions and events. Parsons said she found it particularly deplorable […]

by / on June 19, 2024 at 6:11 AM /
Rymer shies away from giving opinion on Music Fest

Rymer shies away from giving opinion on Music Fest

Minister of Communications and Works, Kye Rymer, refused to give his frank opinion on the recently concluded Music Fest when asked about the controversial event on the “Talking Points” radio show earlier this week. Rymer acknowledged that he had an […]

by / on June 19, 2024 at 6:08 AM /