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FINAL REPORT: Election observers echo calls for fixed election terms

FINAL REPORT: Election observers echo calls for fixed election terms

Calls are being echoed for the British Virgin Islands to consider changing the laws to reflect a fixed term for elections. This latest call comes through recommendations by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region Election Observation Mission. […]

by / on June 18, 2019 at 3:38 PM /
Another set of controversial documents missing! Premier claims TPP files ‘vanished’

Another set of controversial documents missing! Premier claims TPP files ‘vanished’

Premier Andrew Fahie has said files for the controversial Tortola Pier Park project have mysteriously gone missing — a problem he believes Mark Vanterpool could assist with if he is sworn into the House of Assembly. Vanterpool was the minister […]

by / on June 18, 2019 at 8:33 AM /
Incinerator still defunct, | ‘consultancy issues’ plague scrubber installation

Incinerator still defunct, | ‘consultancy issues’ plague scrubber installation

Officials are reporting that they are still experiencing difficulties installing the much-talked-about scrubber device needed to filter noxious fumes from the defunct incinerator in Pockwood Pond on Tortola. Up to April during this year’s sitting of the Standing Finance Committee, […]

by / on June 18, 2019 at 8:02 AM /
Still no insurance payouts for VG, Anegada airports nearly 2 years after hurricanes

Still no insurance payouts for VG, Anegada airports nearly 2 years after hurricanes

Nearly two years after the 2017 hurricanes and the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) has still not received an insurance payout for the damage to at least two of the territory’s airports. While addressing the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) back in […]

by / on June 18, 2019 at 7:30 AM /
16 teams expected to compete in this year’s Nat’l Basketball League

16 teams expected to compete in this year’s Nat’l Basketball League

A combined 16 teams will be participating in this year’s edition of the Honourable Julian Fraser Save the Seed National Basketball League competition which is set to begin on August 24. Although the draft date is yet to be announced, nine […]

by / on June 18, 2019 at 7:04 AM /
‘Fair’ | Gov’t paying 2016, 2017 salary increments without performance appraisals

‘Fair’ | Gov’t paying 2016, 2017 salary increments without performance appraisals

Government is one step closer to fulfilling their promise to pay two of the three years worth of outstanding salary increments owed to public officers. A report of Cabinet’s June 5 meeting said Cabinet decided to approve “payment of the […]

by / on June 18, 2019 at 7:01 AM /
‘D4 matter still in court’ | Willock mum whether he will swear in Vanterpool

‘D4 matter still in court’ | Willock mum whether he will swear in Vanterpool

Speaker of the House of Assembly Julian Willock is remaining mum on whether he will honour Premier Andrew Fahie’s request for him to swear in member-elect of the Fourth District, Mark Vanterpool. When BVI News contacted the Speaker on Monday, […]

by / on June 17, 2019 at 3:24 PM /
Almost incident-free weekend amid heavy influx of persons into BVI

Almost incident-free weekend amid heavy influx of persons into BVI

Reports of criminal activity were considerably low at the weekend when the territory received reggae star Buju Banton to stage a major concert in the territory. This is according to Police Commissioner Michael Matthews who told BVI News: “For the […]

by / on June 17, 2019 at 1:36 PM /
No resources to police illegal fishing, says Chief Fisheries Officer

No resources to police illegal fishing, says Chief Fisheries Officer

The Department of Conservation and Fisheries has said they do not have adequate resources to police illegal fishing in the BVI and that at-sea patrols have not happened since about 2016. Acting Chief Conservation Officer Kelvin Penn revealed this when […]

by / on June 17, 2019 at 7:30 AM /
HLSCC signs MOU for all top students to get scholarships to US university

HLSCC signs MOU for all top students to get scholarships to US university

Top-performing graduates from the H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) will soon be eligible for financial scholarships at Johnson and Wales University (JWU) in the United States. HLSCC’s President Judith Vanterpool said this is one of the benefits that the […]

by / on June 17, 2019 at 7:24 AM /