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Wheatley to UK Gov’t: You buckled to political pressure

Wheatley to UK Gov’t: You buckled to political pressure

In a recent address to special advisors to British Prime Minister Theresa May, Director of the BVI London Office Benito Wheatley stopped just short of calling the UK Government weak-willed. He was referring to the Theresa May Government’s decision not […]

by / on May 29, 2018 at 7:40 AM /
Save our elderly | Senior citizens programmes may merge

Save our elderly | Senior citizens programmes may merge

The Ministry of Health and Social Development is considering to merge various senior citizens programmes in the British Virgin Islands. Chief Social Development Officer Annie Malone-Frett made the announcement when she appeared before the Standing Finance Committee recently. Her remarks […]

by / on May 29, 2018 at 7:01 AM /
UK navy vessel docks in Miami in preparation for hurricane season

UK navy vessel docks in Miami in preparation for hurricane season

PRESS RELEASE: The  Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship ‘RFA MOUNTS BAY’ will be docked in Port Miami from May 22nd to May 25th, to re-embark her Royal Navy WILDCAT helicopter and Disaster Relief military force in preparation for the 2018 hurricane season […]

by / on May 29, 2018 at 6:15 AM /
Do not block garbage bins with bulky waste

Do not block garbage bins with bulky waste

PRESS RELEASE: Residents are asked to stop blocking community bins with bulky waste. When bins are blocked, garbage trucks are unable to clear their contents, and this leaves an unsightly build-up of trash Trash build-up harbours rodents, flies and other […]

by / on May 28, 2018 at 2:27 PM /
Old structure: Cost to repair Robinson O’Neal shoots pass $1M

Old structure: Cost to repair Robinson O’Neal shoots pass $1M

More than $1 million is to be spent on repair works ongoing at the Robinson O’Neal Memorial Primary School. That is according to Construction Manager at the Oil Nut Bay Construction Company, Brendan O’ Reilly. O’Reilly told BVI News that […]

by / on May 28, 2018 at 2:20 PM /
Concerns over metallic dump on VG as hurricane season looms

Concerns over metallic dump on VG as hurricane season looms

Residents of Virgin Gorda have raised concerns over a metallic dump site that was created in the North Sound section of the island months ago. The dump in question is located near the Robinson O’Neal Memorial Primary School. The unsecured […]

by / on May 28, 2018 at 8:04 AM /
15 months to rebuild WE ferry dock | Gov’t hunts consultants

15 months to rebuild WE ferry dock | Gov’t hunts consultants

A permanent ferry terminal in West End is projected to be reconstructed within 15 months of government securing a consultant for the job. Government said it is currently in the process of procuring consultancy services for the ‘design and supervision’ […]

by / on May 28, 2018 at 7:13 AM /
LETTER: The march was a circus, not a protest

LETTER: The march was a circus, not a protest

Dear Editor, As an invested resident of these beautiful Virgin Islands, I am deeply troubled by the events of May 24, which organisers have called the Decision March. I feel duty-bound to say the entire thing came off as a […]

by / on May 28, 2018 at 7:05 AM /
DDM receives telecoms equipment

DDM receives telecoms equipment

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has received communications equipment to aid in strengthening the emergency telecommunications system in the territory. A government media release said the donation consists of an extreme satellite phone, a satellite internet terminal, and two […]

by / on May 28, 2018 at 6:15 AM /
PHOTOS: The 2018 Poker Run

PHOTOS: The 2018 Poker Run

Scores of patrons and participants gathered for the 2018 staging of the Poker Run held on Sunday, May 27. By all indications, the event was a success. The Poker Run involves boaters making several stops across the BVI; the first […]

by / on May 28, 2018 at 5:07 AM /