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Tropical Storm Jerry forms | Expected to become a hurricane Thursday, hit Saturday

Tropical Storm Jerry forms | Expected to become a hurricane Thursday, hit Saturday

Tropical Depression 10 has now been upgraded to a tropical storm and is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane within the next several hours. According to the Department of Disaster Management’s (DDM) 11 o’clock weather update on Wednesday, September 18, […]

by / on September 18, 2019 at 12:38 PM /
BVI on its way to signing on to UK’s loan guarantee offer, says Premier

BVI on its way to signing on to UK’s loan guarantee offer, says Premier

Premier Andrew Fahie has said the government is very likely to accept the United Kingdom’s £300 million loan guarantee offer since the recent talks between the BVI and the UK were a “resounding success”. “The discussions were cordial, productive and […]

by / on September 18, 2019 at 8:13 AM /
A/C issues rectified | Work resumes in full at Central Admin Complex

A/C issues rectified | Work resumes in full at Central Admin Complex

The faulty air conditioning system which affected operations at the government’s Central Administration Complex has been repaired. A government-commissioned release indicated that members of the public can once again access the government offices located at the complex during regular work […]

by / on September 18, 2019 at 7:57 AM /
False! School denies circulating claim that students suspended for uniform violation

False! School denies circulating claim that students suspended for uniform violation

Pastoral Principal of the Elmore Stoutt High School Donna Clyne-Thomas is refuting a claim posted on social media that more than 70 students from the institution were suspended for breaching the school’s uniform dress code. Up to press time, the […]

by / on September 18, 2019 at 7:37 AM /
Standard sentencing guidelines created for theft, drug and sex crimes

Standard sentencing guidelines created for theft, drug and sex crimes

Come October 1, the penalty for offenders convicted of theft, unlawful and aggravated sexual intercourse, a drug-related crime, robbery, or rape will now be determined by one standard set of sentencing guidelines across the BVI and Eastern Caribbean. As the […]

by / on September 18, 2019 at 7:01 AM /
Local businesses donate tablets for less fortunate HLSCC students

Local businesses donate tablets for less fortunate HLSCC students

Three local businesses have donated electronic tablets to the H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC). These devices are to assist less fortunate students with their studies. NAGICO Insurance, Alphonso Warner Insurance Agency, and telecommunications company CCT have donated a combined […]

by / on September 18, 2019 at 6:18 AM /
Nat’l Addressing System projected to be territory-wide by 2020, to generate revenue

Nat’l Addressing System projected to be territory-wide by 2020, to generate revenue

The Town & Country Planning Department is hoping to have the National Addressing System (NAS) fully completed by 2020 as well as have it become an additional source of revenue for government once fully operational. Planning Director Gregory Adams gave […]

by / on September 17, 2019 at 3:32 PM /
BVI experiencing increase in Dengue Fever, cases almost tripled since last year

BVI experiencing increase in Dengue Fever, cases almost tripled since last year

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff The British Virgin Islands is experiencing a spike in the number of reported cases of Dengue Fever, with numbers tripling since last year. Chief Medical Officer Dr Irad Potter told BVI News 106 more […]

by / on September 17, 2019 at 8:23 AM /
Closed till further notice | ‘Maintenance issues’ affecting East End library

Closed till further notice | ‘Maintenance issues’ affecting East End library

The doors of another physical library on Tortola have closed. A government-issued bulletin on September 13 said the East End Public library in Long Swamp is closed to the public ‘until further notice’.  “We are having some maintenance issues so […]

by / on September 17, 2019 at 7:34 AM /
1000 jobs initiative: Persons expected to land employment in next few days

1000 jobs initiative: Persons expected to land employment in next few days

The first batch of job seekers enrolled in government’s ‘1,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days’ Programme is expected to start landing jobs as early as next week, Premier Andrew Fahie has said.  This follows the completion of a mandatory four-day Workforce […]

by / on September 17, 2019 at 7:16 AM /