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No salary decided for RDA CEO though he has commenced duties

No salary decided for RDA CEO though he has commenced duties

It has been more than a month since Paul Bayly commenced his duties as CEO of the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) but, to date, his salary of has not been decided. Premier and Minister of Finance Dr D Orlando […]

by / on September 14, 2018 at 7:34 AM /
Insufficient investigation from cops in drug case, court hears

Insufficient investigation from cops in drug case, court hears

Police officers seemingly did not conduct sufficient investigations to link Bradford Prince and his alleged drug-dealing operations to a quantity of cash that they suspected were the proceeds of criminal conduct. Police reportedly found more than 1,600 grams of cocaine, […]

by / on September 14, 2018 at 7:05 AM /
Over $3M approved to address water woes on Tortola

Over $3M approved to address water woes on Tortola

Premier Dr D Orlando Smith said $3.5 million has been earmarked to improve the water delivery service on Tortola. Premier Smith said the Cabinet of the Virgin Islands approved the funds, which will be used throughout the next four to […]

by / on September 13, 2018 at 3:27 PM /
Cabinet decisions will now be made public

Cabinet decisions will now be made public

  Cabinet – the executive arm of government – is ending the practice of generally withholding its decisions from the public. Governor Augustus Jaspert made the announcement while delivering his Speech from the Throne address in House of Assembly on Thursday, September […]

by / on September 13, 2018 at 11:53 AM /
Prison operations seeing stricter auditing, ‘reform plan’ coming

Prison operations seeing stricter auditing, ‘reform plan’ coming

Stricter and more systematic auditing of the daily operations of Her Majesty’s Prison in Balsam Ghut has been promised under the leadership of the penitentiary’s recently-appointed Superintendent, Verne Garde. Garde told BVI News this week that he has placed priority on […]

by / on September 13, 2018 at 8:25 AM /
Man found with gun, 57 bullets, and drugs pleads guilty

Man found with gun, 57 bullets, and drugs pleads guilty

A Hannah’s Estate man held last month with an illegal firearm, 12.1 grams of cannabis, and nearly 60 rounds of ammunition has pleaded guilty to the offences. Dion Thomas answered to the charges when he appeared before Magistrate Giselle Jackman-Lumy […]

by / on September 13, 2018 at 7:55 AM /
Gov’t seeking to guarantee a $5.8M loan for BVIPA

Gov’t seeking to guarantee a $5.8M loan for BVIPA

Roughly four years after becoming a $50 million loan guarantor for the cruise pier project, the Dr D Orlando Smith-led government is now seeking approval to guarantee an additional $5.8 million loan for the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA). Effectively, a […]

by / on September 13, 2018 at 7:35 AM /
Someone smuggled gun on our boat because BVI Port security lax

Someone smuggled gun on our boat because BVI Port security lax

Two men who were held after a prohibited firearm and a quantity of ammunition were found aboard their vessel last year, said poor security procedures by the BVI Ports Authority are to be blamed for their dilemma. Boat operators Lee […]

by / on September 13, 2018 at 7:18 AM /
Judge who presided in US extradition case appointed BVI magistrate

Judge who presided in US extradition case appointed BVI magistrate

Shawn Innocent, the magistrate who presided over a recent US extradition case involving two BVI locals has been appointed to the post of full-time Magistrate in the British Virgin Islands. His appoint took effect on September 3 and will last […]

by / on September 13, 2018 at 6:35 AM /
VG airport reopening late October

VG airport reopening late October

Taddy Bay airport on Virgin Gorda will reopen at the end of next month. The BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) made the announcement on Wednesday and gave a specific reopening date of October 29. The airport was closed due to the […]

by / on September 12, 2018 at 1:48 PM /