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CGB’s temporary sewerage solution working well, Rymer reports

CGB’s temporary sewerage solution working well, Rymer reports

The interim measures implemented to alleviate the troubling issue of a malfunctioning sewerage system in Cane Garden Bay is working well, Works Minister Kye Rymer has said. Speaking in the House of Assembly on Thursday, the minister said: “Some remedial […]

by / on October 18, 2019 at 2:42 PM /
Employers must ‘exhaust’ an actual list of unemployed locals before getting work permits

Employers must ‘exhaust’ an actual list of unemployed locals before getting work permits

Employers in the British Virgin Islands are now required to prove that they have fully exhausted the territory’s pool of unemployed locals before any of their work permit applications are approved. Premier Andrew Fahie described this as one of government’s […]

by / on October 18, 2019 at 8:27 AM /
More than $1M cost overrun announced for construction of Iris O’Neal Medical Centre

More than $1M cost overrun announced for construction of Iris O’Neal Medical Centre

Phase one of construction of the new Nurse Iris O’Neal Medical Centre on Virgin Gorda is costing the government more than one million dollars in overruns. This is according to Minister of Health Carvin Malone who said this phase of […]

by / on October 18, 2019 at 7:37 AM /
HLSCC receives additional 134 acres of Crown land

HLSCC receives additional 134 acres of Crown land

More than 100 acres of addition Crown land has been given to the state-owned H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC). Making the announcement in the House of Assembly on Thursday, Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said the move is a […]

by / on October 18, 2019 at 7:14 AM /
Comprehensive traffic study being conducted for Road Town

Comprehensive traffic study being conducted for Road Town

A comprehensive study aimed at solving traffic congestion within the Road Town area is being undertaken. This was revealed by Minister of Transportation & Works, Kye Rymer, during a statement in the House of Assembly on Thursday. He said: “I […]

by / on October 18, 2019 at 6:44 AM /
67% of all eligible gov’t workers have now received 2016 salary increments

67% of all eligible gov’t workers have now received 2016 salary increments

Sixty-seven percent of eligible public officers have received their 2016 increments that was promised by government earlier this year. Premier and Minister of Finance Andrew Fahie made the announcement during Thursday’s sitting of the House of Assembly. The Premier said […]

by / on October 17, 2019 at 2:44 PM /
Gregory Skelton appointed the new Acting DMV Commissioner

Gregory Skelton appointed the new Acting DMV Commissioner

Senior public officer Gregory Skelton has been appointed as Acting Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Skelton, whose appointment took effect on October 1, has taken over the position from Bethsaida Smith-Hanley who was appointed back in December […]

by / on October 17, 2019 at 8:10 AM /
Man charged for pocketing, spending envelop of cash found in business parking lot

Man charged for pocketing, spending envelop of cash found in business parking lot

A 32-year-old local has admitted to using stolen cash to purchase groceries last Christmas Eve. Charged with one count of theft is Akeem Hull of West End.  He pleaded guilty when he appeared before Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo on Wednesday. What […]

by / on October 17, 2019 at 7:48 AM /
Junior athletes left shocked after one-on-one sessions with local pros

Junior athletes left shocked after one-on-one sessions with local pros

Reports coming out of a recent sports clinic on Tortola — where junior athletes received one-one-one sessions with the territory’s top professional athletes — are that the juniors were astonished to discover how approachable these local pro athletes were. Local […]

by / on October 17, 2019 at 7:34 AM /
Gender Affairs Office hosting initiatives to bring awareness to domestic violence locally

Gender Affairs Office hosting initiatives to bring awareness to domestic violence locally

The Office of Gender Affairs will be hosting a number of initiatives across the territory for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, as part of their goal to raise awareness and get persons to take action. Gender Affairs Coordinator Tara […]

by / on October 17, 2019 at 6:57 AM /