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Governor told: Prove UK not after control of BVI purse, put their conditions, flexibility in writing

Governor told: Prove UK not after control of BVI purse, put their conditions, flexibility in writing

Governor Augustus Jaspert has been challenged to give more than a ‘verbal assurance’ that the UK is willing to give the territory time return to compliance if it breaches the BVI-UK Protocols for Effective Financial Management agreement and borrows more […]

by / on August 21, 2019 at 10:25 AM /
Premier orders RDA to suspend hiring, criticises agency’s productivity

Premier orders RDA to suspend hiring, criticises agency’s productivity

­Criticizing the Recovery and Development Agency’s (RDA) current productivity level, Premier Andrew Fahie said he has issued instructions for the organisation to suspend its staff expansion efforts. He said the RDA has not administered any major work since its inception […]

by / on August 21, 2019 at 7:50 AM /
Residents concerned about drones: Say devices fly too close, invades privacy

Residents concerned about drones: Say devices fly too close, invades privacy

By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff Some residents on the main island of Tortola are becoming alarmed by what they say is an increase in the amount of drone activity in residential areas, especially during after-dark hours. These residents have […]

by / on August 21, 2019 at 6:59 AM /
Rosalind Penn Health Centre reopens in East End/Long Look community

Rosalind Penn Health Centre reopens in East End/Long Look community

Following the reopening of the Rosalind Penn Health Centre in East End/Long Look, residents are being urged to utilise the health services available in their communities. Health Minister Carvin Malone made that call while stating that the health centre’s reopening […]

by / on August 21, 2019 at 6:07 AM /
Work on stadium in East End to resume after hurricane season

Work on stadium in East End to resume after hurricane season

Works to the multi-purpose stadium at Greenland, East End is expected to resume by December this year. Minister responsible for Sports, Dr Natalio Wheatley told BVI News the project is expected to be completed by 2021. “We are waiting until […]

by / on August 20, 2019 at 2:53 PM /
Governor debunks Premier’s claims that UK wants RDA to control public purse

Governor debunks Premier’s claims that UK wants RDA to control public purse

Governor Augustus Jaspert has debunked claims by Premier Andrew Fahie that the United Kingdom wants the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) to have virtually full control of the territory’s finances in exchange for the UK to fulfil its offer of […]

by / on August 20, 2019 at 7:54 AM /
HLSCC records highest enrolment of new students since Irma

HLSCC records highest enrolment of new students since Irma

The H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) is expected to record its highest-ever number of new students enrolling at the educational institution since the 2017 hurricanes. While noting that 215 new students have already registered, Director of Marketing at the […]

by / on August 20, 2019 at 7:27 AM /
Coney Island to get separate entrance from festival village next year

Coney Island to get separate entrance from festival village next year

Coney Island — the area designated for children during the annual emancipation festivities — is expected to have a separate entrance from the festival village as one of the changes for next year’s events. Chairman of the Festival & Fairs […]

by / on August 20, 2019 at 6:31 AM /
UK’s current loan guarantee conditions unconstitutional, need revising

UK’s current loan guarantee conditions unconstitutional, need revising

Government believes there are a number of ‘loan guarantee’ conditions which exists between the UK and the BVI that are cause for concern and need to be urgently renegotiated. Premier Andrew Fahie said in a recent public statement that a […]

by / on August 20, 2019 at 6:16 AM /
Longstanding debt to festival vendors to be paid by October

Longstanding debt to festival vendors to be paid by October

The Virgin Islands Festival & Fairs Committee is expected to settle all its outstanding debts to festival vendors in the next two months. Committee Chairman Carnel Clyne gave that assurance while telling BVI News that his team has already started […]

by / on August 19, 2019 at 2:57 PM /