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No exclusive access! Nat’l Parks Trust ordered to reopen Baths to all

No exclusive access! Nat’l Parks Trust ordered to reopen Baths to all

Vincent Wheatley at the Baths[/caption] Natural Resources Minister, Vincent Wheatley has ordered the National Parks Trust (NPT) to immediately reverse its decision to give cruise shippers exclusive access to The Baths on Virgin Gorda at special hours of the day. […]

by / on July 1, 2021 at 12:02 PM /
COI publishing stimulus audit report online despite objections

COI publishing stimulus audit report online despite objections

Despite objections from the government, the man leading the ongoing Commission of Inquiry (COI), Sir Gary Hickinbottom has ruled that he will be placing a COVID-19 audit document on the COI’s website, thus making them publicly accessible. The audit covers […]

by / on July 1, 2021 at 9:37 AM /
Tropical Storm Elsa to pass south of BVI!

Tropical Storm Elsa to pass south of BVI!

A tropical storm has now developed in the Atlantic and is forecast to pass near or over portions of the Windward Islands OR south of the Leeward Islands where the BVI is located on Friday, July 2. At 5 am […]

by / on July 1, 2021 at 7:37 AM /
COVID closes Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour & Immigration

COVID closes Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour & Immigration

The Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour, & Immigration is closed from Thursday, July 1 until further notice. The ministry issued that announcement minutes of 8 pm on Wednesday. “The reason for closure is that two members of staff have tested […]

by / on July 1, 2021 at 6:55 AM /
The Baths closed to residents from 9am to 2pm on cruise ship days

The Baths closed to residents from 9am to 2pm on cruise ship days

The National Parks Trust (NPT) has decided to put a limit on the number of persons allowed to access the territory’s national parks at any given time. The Trust did not disclose what this limit will be when it announced […]

by / on July 1, 2021 at 6:09 AM /
UPDATE: Arrests made following armed bank robbery on VG

UPDATE: Arrests made following armed bank robbery on VG

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said an unknown number of persons have already been arrested in relation to the Virgin Gorda bank robbery that occurred at 10:30 am on Friday, March 20. In a subsequent media release Friday […]

by / on March 20, 2020 at 3:55 PM /
Removal, processing of derelict vessels

Removal, processing of derelict vessels

PRESS RELEASE:The Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) – a statutory Agency established by the Government of the Virgin Islands with the purpose of ensuring the timely and proper implementation and execution of the Recovery to Development Plan of the Virgin […]

by / on March 8, 2019 at 2:41 AM /
Up to residents to pressure local authorities if they’re unhappy with BVI politics

Up to residents to pressure local authorities if they’re unhappy with BVI politics

While noting that their remit is not to police the 2019 election season, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region (CPA BIMR) has said residents of the British Virgin Islands are the ones who are ultimately responsible to […]

by / on February 19, 2019 at 4:51 PM /
UPDATE: Power restored at airport, operations resume

UPDATE: Power restored at airport, operations resume

Power has been restored at the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport on Beef Island and the facility has now reopened. Electricity was restored at the facility at 1:15 pm, Diana Maduro of the BVI Airports Authority told BVI News. PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ARTICLE The […]

by / on February 19, 2019 at 1:02 PM /
Liquor licence applications deadline November 22

Liquor licence applications deadline November 22

The public is notified that all liquor licence applications are to be submitted to the Environmental Health Division no later than November 22. This will ensure that pre-requisite inspections are carried out within a reasonable time-frame for the sitting which […]

by / on November 9, 2018 at 6:18 PM /