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Highest number of gov’t retirees in 5 years

Highest number of gov’t retirees in 5 years

Government’s Human Resource Department has said the year 2017 has recorded the highest number of persons to retire from the public service in half-a-decade. According to Director of Human Resources, Michelle Donovan-Stevens, a total of 73 government workers had retired […]

by / on June 4, 2018 at 7:30 AM /
Local chef to adjudicate regional culinary contest, Jr team readies

Local chef to adjudicate regional culinary contest, Jr team readies

  Local chef, Kenneth Molyneaux will be among the panel of judges in the upcoming Taste of the Caribbean Competition to be held in Miami on June 22 to 26. The owner of the Tropical Fusion Restaurant on Tortola and […]

by / on June 4, 2018 at 7:15 AM /
COMMENTARY: Why are we marching against the marchers?

COMMENTARY: Why are we marching against the marchers?

By Alred Frett, Contributor Our people are hurting; our country shrinking in values, our emotions screeching in top gear and the asphalt still warm from the patter of last month’s marching feet as we enter a new hurricane season. Meanwhile, […]

by / on June 4, 2018 at 5:47 AM /
Roughly 3K persons sign anti-public registers petition

Roughly 3K persons sign anti-public registers petition

Approximately 3,000 persons in the British Virgin Islands affixed their signatures to a petition objecting to the United Kingdom’s ‘public registers’ policy being imposed on British Overseas Territories. The petition will be officially handed over to the Governor Augustus Jaspert […]

by / on June 1, 2018 at 2:19 PM /
BVI athletes coming home on June 14

BVI athletes coming home on June 14

PRESS RELEASE: Residents of the Virgin Islands are invited to participate in a grand motorcade on Thursday, June 14 to welcome home Gold medalist Kyron McMaster and the team of athletes who represented the Territory at the 2018 Gold Coast […]

by / on June 1, 2018 at 12:37 PM /
A mother’s struggle: Still in shelter as hurricane season begins

A mother’s struggle: Still in shelter as hurricane season begins

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Before the disasters of 2017 *Anna was the working mother of a newborn baby boy who had her own apartment in Huntums Ghut. But, after hurricanes Irma and Maria, she became jobless and homeless […]

by / on June 1, 2018 at 9:12 AM /
We are reviewing BVI’s marijuana laws, says Premier

We are reviewing BVI’s marijuana laws, says Premier

Marijuana laws could possibly become relaxed in the British Virgin Islands. Currently, possession and distribution of marijuana of any quantity are illegal in the territory. But, while speaking with journalists at a media conference on Wednesday, Premier Dr D Orlando […]

by / on June 1, 2018 at 8:00 AM /
Anegada ranked among top 18 islands to visit this year

Anegada ranked among top 18 islands to visit this year

Regional online magazine the Caribbean Journal has ranked Anegada as one of the top 18 best islands to visit in the Caribbean this year. In the report published recently, the Journal highlighted Anegada’s recovery progress since hurricanes Irma and Maria […]

by / on June 1, 2018 at 7:45 AM /
No clue how fire started or when it will end — Fire Chief

No clue how fire started or when it will end — Fire Chief

Chief Fire Officer Zebalon McLean has said he does not know when the fire burning at the Cox Heath dump for three weeks will be extinguished; further stating the cause of the blaze may never be ascertained. “There are literally […]

by / on June 1, 2018 at 7:33 AM /
Season starts | Gov’t, UK readies as residents told to prepare

Season starts | Gov’t, UK readies as residents told to prepare

At the official start to the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season today (June 1), Governor Augustus Jaspert is promoting a message of preparedness to residents and local business owners. And while promoting that message, the Governor said the United Kingdom Government […]

by / on June 1, 2018 at 7:02 AM /