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Plans to build detention centre as illegal immigrants break the bank

Plans to build detention centre as illegal immigrants break the bank

The government will be looking to build a detention centre to temporarily hold illegal immigrants that are captured while the territory seeks to deport them to their native country. While speaking at a press conference last Friday, Minister Vincent Wheatley […]

by / on November 29, 2021 at 7:31 AM /
PHOTOS: Major success! Lobster Fest ‘makes money’ for Anegada

PHOTOS: Major success! Lobster Fest ‘makes money’ for Anegada

As the sun made its way down the horizon and the second day of the ninth annual Anegada Lobster Festival came to a close, there was a growing sense from stakeholders that the event went well. Representative of the Ninth […]

by / on November 29, 2021 at 7:09 AM /
Another tender waiver: Top Priority bags $327K contract for ESHS

Another tender waiver: Top Priority bags $327K contract for ESHS

Cabinet has announced that Top Priority Security Services will be given yet another retroactive tender waiver to provide contracted services to a local educational facility. In a recent post-Cabinet statement, the government said the Lesmore Smith-owned Top Priority was contracted […]

by / on November 29, 2021 at 6:52 AM /
BVI passengers stuck on aircraft after arriving at ‘closed’ airport

BVI passengers stuck on aircraft after arriving at ‘closed’ airport

At least four senior citizens and a young mother with her suckling infant were among roughly two dozen passengers forced, for more than an hour, to stay inside an aircraft that landed at the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport some […]

by / on November 28, 2021 at 11:56 AM /
Police officer charged with indecent assault

Police officer charged with indecent assault

The following is a media release from the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force. An Officer of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force was officially charged today for Indecent Assault of a minor. Due to the sensitive nature of the incident, […]

by / on November 28, 2021 at 9:45 AM /
Threat of COVID-19 will not stop Lobster Fest

Threat of COVID-19 will not stop Lobster Fest

With the annual Anegada Lobster Festival happening this weekend, the government has acknowledged the looming threat of a COVID-19 outbreak but said it is not prepared to halt the economic progress of the territory and prevent the festival from going […]

by / on November 26, 2021 at 3:12 PM /
Deciding Belongership should stay with local gov’t, Premier tells UK

Deciding Belongership should stay with local gov’t, Premier tells UK

Premier Andrew Fahie has made it clear to the United Kingdom that issues such as Belongership should not be abolished or taken out of the hands of the local government. Fahie said he shared that position at the recent Overseas […]

by / on November 26, 2021 at 2:59 PM /
Cane Garden Bay Police Station reopens

Cane Garden Bay Police Station reopens

The Cane Garden Bay Police Station have resumed their operations to the Public. Their operating hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. They can be contacted at (284) 368-9740.

by / on November 26, 2021 at 11:47 AM /
Is the governor answerable to BVI residents? Rankin says yes

Is the governor answerable to BVI residents? Rankin says yes

Governor John Rankin has denied that he is not accountable in any way to residents of the BVI. During a recent hearing of the Commission of Inquiry (COI), Sir Geoffrey Cox — who represents the Attorney General and ministers of […]

by / on November 26, 2021 at 8:54 AM /
Fines, license suspensions coming for illegal bulk waste dumping

Fines, license suspensions coming for illegal bulk waste dumping

Minister for Health & Social Development, Carvin Malone, has promised to introduce legislation that would see fines being instituted for bulk waste dumping at unapproved garbage disposal sites in communities across the territory. In a Facebook post made yesterday afternoon, […]

by / on November 26, 2021 at 8:18 AM /