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UPDATE: Hospital lockdown lifted; educator shot

UPDATE: Hospital lockdown lifted; educator shot

The lockdown placed on the state-owned Peebles Hospital on Monday night (November 20) has been lifted. BVI News understands that the lockdown happened minutes before 8pm when a gunshot victim was brought to the medical facility for treatment. Highly-placed sources told our […]

by / on November 20, 2017 at 8:41 PM /
PROBE: Gunman fires shots in bar, steals cash

PROBE: Gunman fires shots in bar, steals cash

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has launched a probe into an armed robbery in Sea Cow’s Bay last night. Reports are that around 10pm yesterday, a lone gunman entered through the back of Isabella Bar and opened fire […]

by / on November 20, 2017 at 4:33 PM /
PHOTOS: BVI hosts Women’s Football Day

PHOTOS: BVI hosts Women’s Football Day

Despite coming out of two category 5 hurricanes, the British Virgin Islands successfully held its third-ever staging of Women’s Football Day on Saturday (November 18). The event was sponsored by the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football […]

by / on November 20, 2017 at 1:56 PM /
Insurance delays may extend no import duties order

Insurance delays may extend no import duties order

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said Government is likely to extend the customs duties exemption that was placed on select items being imported into the British Virgin Islands. The duty-free order was implemented because of the September hurricanes and was […]

by / on November 20, 2017 at 6:50 AM /
Curfew will remain until more power restored

Curfew will remain until more power restored

Amid growing public uncertainty, government yesterday gave a clearer indication as to when it may lift the territory-wide curfew. Premier Dr D Orlando Smith noted issues in relation to public safety before stating that the curfew will remain until power […]

by / on November 20, 2017 at 6:35 AM /
Gov’t to offer soft loans to struggling residents

Gov’t to offer soft loans to struggling residents

Government said it will be offering low-interest loans to homeowners who are struggling to repair their residences. Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando Smith said his National Democratic Party government is already engaged in talks with international banks to fund […]

by / on November 20, 2017 at 6:30 AM /
Flow donates equipment to BFEC

Flow donates equipment to BFEC

PRESS RELEASE: The Bregado Flax Educational Centre Secondary Division is the recipient of an equipment donation from telecommunications provider Flow, as part of the company’s Missions Day community outreach activities. The donation of a multifunctional photocopier and lawn-mower was made […]

by / on November 20, 2017 at 5:35 AM /
COMMENTARY: $3.5B and counting – the true cost of Irma

COMMENTARY: $3.5B and counting – the true cost of Irma

By Dickson Igwe, Contributor The following story is an ongoing assessment of the economics of disaster. It is a narrative on the economic effects of Hurricane Irma to the Virgin Islands. Ok. There appears to be ambiguity over how much […]

by / on November 19, 2017 at 1:03 PM /
Good Publicity: Prince visits ESHS; residents flock

Good Publicity: Prince visits ESHS; residents flock

Underneath cloudy skies and occasional downpours, scores of people turned out to see the Prince of Wales up close and personal during his first official visit to the British Virgin Islands today, November 18. The Prince and his entourage made […]

by / on November 18, 2017 at 5:50 PM /
PHOTOS: FSN, education to benefit from NY fashion show

PHOTOS: FSN, education to benefit from NY fashion show

Soft, golden overhead lights from the sleek chandelier glowed on the polished floor of the Yumi Katsura Showroom in New York for the BVI Relief Fashion Show and silent auction. Seated in rows after rows were the fashionistas, 150 plus […]

by / on November 17, 2017 at 1:36 PM /