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BVI shares territory’s story at hurricane conference in US

BVI shares territory’s story at hurricane conference in US

As the start of the 2019 hurricane season draws nearer, British Virgin Islands’ story of resilience is being further shared with the international community. A local delegation is currently attending the National Hurricane Conference (NHC) in New Orleans, Louisiana. “As […]

by / on April 24, 2019 at 2:40 PM /
Govt ‘invited’ Skelton Cline to submit proposal for $98K contract, says Premier’s Office

Govt ‘invited’ Skelton Cline to submit proposal for $98K contract, says Premier’s Office

The Andrew Fahie administration was the one who invited Claude Skelton Cline’s company, Grace Consultants, to submit a proposal to secure a $98,000 government contract. Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Office Elvia Smith-Maduro gave that statement to BVI News […]

by / on April 24, 2019 at 7:52 AM /
Festival officials temporarily barred from VG festiville, passes needed next year

Festival officials temporarily barred from VG festiville, passes needed next year

The Virgin Islands Festival & Fairs Committee might introduce the use of credential passes to next year’s Virgin Gorda Easter Festival after at least two officials experienced difficulties entering the festiville venue this year. The 2019 festival honouree Roy O’Neal […]

by / on April 24, 2019 at 7:45 AM /
BVIPA heightening security at local ports, increased surveillance

BVIPA heightening security at local ports, increased surveillance

Security at the territory’s ports is being revamped. This is being done through the installation of surveillance cameras at Port Purcell, the Road Town ferry dock, and the St Thomas Bay Jetty on Virgin Gorda. A perimeter fence that is […]

by / on April 24, 2019 at 7:27 AM /
Budget debate kicks off tomorrow

Budget debate kicks off tomorrow

The debate on the 2019 budget is to begin in the House of Assembly on Thursday, April 25. Premier and Minister of Finance Andrew Fahie said the debate will take place tomorrow as well as on Friday. The Premier had […]

by / on April 24, 2019 at 7:24 AM /
USVI rides away with over $36K in cash prizes at Easter Sunday races

USVI rides away with over $36K in cash prizes at Easter Sunday races

Horse owners from St Thomas in the neighbouring US Virgin Islands walked away with more than $36,000 in cash prizes after winning races that came with the largest purses at the Ellis Thomas Downs in Sea Cow’s Bay on Sunday. […]

by / on April 24, 2019 at 7:17 AM /
Soca artistes rock Virgin Gorda

Soca artistes rock Virgin Gorda

International soca acts Mr Killa and Farmer Nappy left Virgin Gorda in a frenzy after performing many of their hit songs during Sunday night’s staging of the Easter Fest. Showers of rain did nothing to dampen the mood as fans […]

by / on April 23, 2019 at 12:35 PM /
Croal strikes historic gold! BVI bags 7 medals at CARIFTA

Croal strikes historic gold! BVI bags 7 medals at CARIFTA

British Virgin Islands athletes wrote their names in history after tallying a total of seven medals at the recently-concluded CARIFTA Games in the Cayman Islands during the Easter weekend. Topping the list of those BVI athletes was Jaleel Croal who […]

by / on April 23, 2019 at 7:50 AM /
Construction of new ESHS will begin next year

Construction of new ESHS will begin next year

Premier Andrew Fahie has assured that the construction of new Elmore Stoutt High School buildings will begin by 2020. He made this announcement at the contract signing ceremony for the restoration of the school’s L-shape building at its Road Town […]

by / on April 23, 2019 at 7:30 AM /
PHOTOS: Governor, residents report good fun at 2019 Easter Parade

PHOTOS: Governor, residents report good fun at 2019 Easter Parade

This year’s staging of the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival was fun-filled, despite being curtailed, residents have said. The just-concluded festival climaxed with roughly 10 troupes participating in the Easter Parade and subsequent village entertainment on Monday. Governor Augustus Jaspert who […]

by / on April 23, 2019 at 7:20 AM /