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Flow announces faster, cheaper prices for internet following meeting with Premier

Flow announces faster, cheaper prices for internet following meeting with Premier

Telecommunications giant Flow has announced that it will be offering faster speeds and cheaper prices for internet service in the British Virgin Islands. Ravindra Maywahlall made the announcement on Friday following a recent meeting with Premier Andrew Fahie. “Based on […]

by / on November 15, 2019 at 3:37 PM /
Gov’t to introduce legislation for the ‘production and sale’ of medical marijuana

Gov’t to introduce legislation for the ‘production and sale’ of medical marijuana

Government is putting the necessary legislation in place that will allow for medical marijuana to be produced and sold in the British Virgin Islands. This was revealed by Governor Augustus Jaspert during his Speech from the Throne address in the […]

by / on November 15, 2019 at 10:10 AM /
Anti-harassment legislation promised for visitors

Anti-harassment legislation promised for visitors

Legislation to further protect persons from being harassed while visiting in the British Virgin Islands is on the horizon, Governor Augustus Jaspert has announced. The Governor said the Bill entitled the Anti-Visitor Harassment and Solicitation legislation would form part of […]

by / on November 15, 2019 at 8:17 AM /
Untrue! Gov’t dismisses accusations made in relation to BVIEC board

Untrue! Gov’t dismisses accusations made in relation to BVIEC board

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff Minister with responsibility for the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) Kye Rymer has denounced claims made in the House of Assembly that he ‘unceremoniously’ dismissed the corporation’s former board. The dismissal claims had been put […]

by / on November 15, 2019 at 7:38 AM /
Rymer bats for more $$ | Says monthly $10K allocation for district assistance insufficient

Rymer bats for more $$ | Says monthly $10K allocation for district assistance insufficient

Representative of the Fifth District and government legislator Kye Rymer is requesting additional funding to assist constituents that make up the nine electoral districts of the British Virgin Islands. While making contributions in the House of Assembly on Thursday, Rymer […]

by / on November 15, 2019 at 6:03 AM /
Dr Ricardo Wheatley is the new Director of BVI House Asia

Dr Ricardo Wheatley is the new Director of BVI House Asia

Dr Ricardo Wheatley is the new Director of the BVI House Asia. His appointment will begin on January 1 next year. According to a recent government media release, “Dr Wheatley will assume responsibility for the management of the daily functions […]

by / on November 15, 2019 at 5:13 AM /
Vanterpool criticises gov’t for allowing BVIEC to function nearly 8 months without board

Vanterpool criticises gov’t for allowing BVIEC to function nearly 8 months without board

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Representative of the Fourth District Mark Vanterpool is criticising the government for allowing the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) to function without a full panel of board members for the past eight months. Vanterpool made those […]

by / on November 14, 2019 at 4:52 PM /
Gov’t introducing legislation to accommodate, regulate gambling and betting in the BVI

Gov’t introducing legislation to accommodate, regulate gambling and betting in the BVI

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Government is planning to introduce laws to legalize gaming and betting in the British Virgin Islands. Governor Jaspert gave that indication while delivering his Speech from the Throne address in the House of Assembly […]

by / on November 14, 2019 at 12:53 PM /
Reported complaints that some gov’t statutory boards victimising staff, VIP blamed

Reported complaints that some gov’t statutory boards victimising staff, VIP blamed

A major concern is being raised about the actions of some members of government statutory bodies following the 2019 elections. Opposition Leader Marlon Penn raised those concerns while reporting that he and other members of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition have […]

by / on November 14, 2019 at 8:10 AM /
Concerned | No need to fully evacuate admin complex for repairs, why is it taking 5 years?

Concerned | No need to fully evacuate admin complex for repairs, why is it taking 5 years?

By Kamal Haynes, BVI News Staff Members of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition are questioning the recent contract — that will cost taxpayers approximately $1.2 million — for government take a lease out on office spaces at the Cutlass Tower in […]

by / on November 14, 2019 at 7:33 AM /