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VG man sent to Partnership for Peace after attacking pregnant wife

VG man sent to Partnership for Peace after attacking pregnant wife

A man accused of punching his wife who was at full-term pregnancy has been ordered to enrol in the territory’s Partnership for Peace Programme which seeks to utilise restorative justice practices to tackle domestic violence issues. The 45-year-old Handsome Bay […]

by / on November 26, 2021 at 7:55 AM /
Don’t blame UK for BVI’s failings in public service — Governor

Don’t blame UK for BVI’s failings in public service — Governor

Laying blame at the foot of the governor or the United Kingdom for inadequate policy development and funding for the BVI’s public service is not an accurate reflection of those truly responsible. Governor John Rankin expressed this view when he […]

by / on November 26, 2021 at 7:29 AM /
OneMart honours local non-profits during 35th anniversary celebration

OneMart honours local non-profits during 35th anniversary celebration

The atmosphere at OneMart Superstore in Purcell Estate was bursting with a feeling of thanksgiving and celebration yesterday as the company donated cash to three organisations to celebrate its 35th anniversary of operation in the territory. The company also announced […]

by / on November 26, 2021 at 7:07 AM /
Residents warned about Antimicrobial Resistance

Residents warned about Antimicrobial Resistance

The Ministry of Health & Social Development is pleading with the residents of the Virgin Islands to become more aware of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and play a greater role in reducing their vulnerability to developing the affliction. The World Health […]

by / on November 25, 2021 at 3:01 PM /
‘Confrontational relationship with Premier did not prompt COI’

‘Confrontational relationship with Premier did not prompt COI’

While claiming he was subjected to false or misleading assertions from Premier Andrew Fahie, former governor Augustus Jaspert has said this did not prompt the Commission of Inquiry (COI). Jaspert made that claim directly in response to criticisms that Premier […]

by / on November 25, 2021 at 9:08 AM /
Unconstitutional for gov’t to block Governor’s Office from using GIS

Unconstitutional for gov’t to block Governor’s Office from using GIS

Governor John Rankin has said he believes the Government Information Services (GIS) should facilitate the work of both the elected government and the sitting governor, without any hurdles. The governor, who appeared before the Commission of Inquiry (COI) in a […]

by / on November 25, 2021 at 8:09 AM /
No enforcement to remove petrol company from unlawful land use

No enforcement to remove petrol company from unlawful land use

Delta Petroleum’s allegedly continuous violation of the law meant that another entity, Natures Way, was unable to get a lease to a portion of government land for several years, despite legal measures to remove Delta. This was disclosed when former […]

by / on November 25, 2021 at 8:00 AM /
Strong comeback expected for Lobster Fest this year

Strong comeback expected for Lobster Fest this year

The BVI Tourist Board and Film Commission (BVITB) expects a strong comeback for its ninth staging of the annual Anegada Lobster Festival to be held from November 26 to 28. The Director of Tourism, Clive McCoy said there will be […]

by / on November 25, 2021 at 7:49 AM /
BVI to be assessed on anti-money laundering policies

BVI to be assessed on anti-money laundering policies

Ahead of an assessment of the territory’s anti-money laundering structure, Managing Director of the BVI Financial Services Commission (FSC) Kenneth Baker has said he anticipates the legislative process for this structure “will be complete” by year’s end. Baker, who is […]

by / on November 25, 2021 at 7:38 AM /
Governor rubbishes Speaker’s claims about Consolidated Fund

Governor rubbishes Speaker’s claims about Consolidated Fund

Governor John Rankin today refuted claims that he has chosen to dip into the territory’s Consolidated Fund in order to to pay for an attorney to represent him before the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI). The claims, which were made […]

by / on November 24, 2021 at 3:01 PM /