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BVI’s minimum wage increasing to $8.50 per hour

BVI’s minimum wage increasing to $8.50 per hour

Following a public outcry, the Government of the Virgin Islands has officially announced an increase in the minimum wage in the territory, which will become effective by the end of November this year. Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services […]

by / on July 11, 2024 at 12:48 PM /
“Ayo worthless!” Rymer slams Opposition over no-confidence talk

“Ayo worthless!” Rymer slams Opposition over no-confidence talk

Communications & Works Minister, Kye Rymer, has lambasted the parliamentary opposition for suggesting the government should face a motion of no-confidence over its inability to govern effectively. Speaking in the House of Assembly recently, Rymer referenced the Opposition’s leadership fiasco […]

by / on July 11, 2024 at 8:20 AM /
D4 Rep proposes neighbourhood watch in constituency

D4 Rep proposes neighbourhood watch in constituency

Amid the recent uptick in crime in Road Town and surrounding communities, Fourth District Representative Luce Hodge-Smith has announced plans to implement a neighbourhood watch program in her constituency. Hodge-Smith announced the initiative at a community meeting held last evening, […]

by / on July 11, 2024 at 8:04 AM /
Gov’t should be summarily dismissed, Walwyn says

Gov’t should be summarily dismissed, Walwyn says

Sixth District Representative Myron Walwyn blasted the government’s handling of the economy and insisted they should be cast aside over their perceived incompetence. “This government should be summarily dismissed,” Walwyn declared, emphasizing the severity of the BVI’s economic challenges. “I […]

by / on July 11, 2024 at 6:34 AM /
We have a strong and vibrant economy — Premier

We have a strong and vibrant economy — Premier

Despite reports to the contrary and complaints from residents over the skyrocketing cost of living, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has insisted that the BVI’s economy remains buoyant. “There’s this whole concept being bandied about that the economy is weak, and […]

by / on July 11, 2024 at 6:15 AM /
Mather ‘apprehensive’ about amended Public Assistance Bill’

Mather ‘apprehensive’ about amended Public Assistance Bill’

Territorial At-Large Representative Stacy ‘Buddha’ Mather voiced significant concerns about the proposed changes in the Public Assistance Bill 2024 and their potential impact on vulnerable groups within the territory. The bill, introduced by Health Minister Vincent Wheatley, aims to revise […]

by / on July 10, 2024 at 8:19 AM /
People don’t need ‘forensic audit’ for a $200 grant — Premier

People don’t need ‘forensic audit’ for a $200 grant — Premier

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has strongly criticised the complex bureaucracy affecting those seeking public assistance in the territory. Yesterday, while debating the Public Assistance (Amendment) Bill 2024, Dr Wheatley highlighted the significant hurdles and inefficiencies in the current system, which […]

by / on July 10, 2024 at 8:04 AM /
BVI Olympic team announced

BVI Olympic team announced

The British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee (BVIOC) unveiled a four-member team for the upcoming Paris Olympics. This announcement was made at a press conference yesterday, July 9, where Adaejah Hodge, Kyron McMaster, Thad Lettsome, and Rikkoi Brathwaite were introduced as […]

by / on July 10, 2024 at 7:05 AM /
Prison inmate slapped with murder charge this week

Prison inmate slapped with murder charge this week

An inmate at His Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut was charged this week with the April 2023 murder of Long Look resident, Kemo Lettsome. Lettsome was fatally shot during a drive-by shooting while at a family gathering near the Stickett […]

by / on July 10, 2024 at 6:54 AM /
Get ready for Summer Sizzle BVI 2024

Get ready for Summer Sizzle BVI 2024

Summer Sizzle BVI has announced its 14th anniversary with a series of events from July 25-28.The festivities will kick off on July 25 with a Welcome Culture & Style Party held under the theme ‘A Taste of BVI’ at Prime […]

by / on July 10, 2024 at 6:39 AM /