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VI Soon To Borrow Loans Without Seeking UK Approval-Premier

VI Soon To Borrow Loans Without Seeking UK Approval-Premier

Reporters were told during a press conference yesterday afternoon that the BVI will soon be able to take loans without having to go to the United Kingdom (UK) first for approval. Premier Hon. Dr. D. Orlando Smith said that...

26 Nov 2014

Incinerator Electricity Bill Down

Incinerator Electricity Bill Down

The electricity bill for the Incinerator at Pockwood Pond was reduced last year compared to the high cost previous years. The Department of Waste Management Annual report of 2013 has disclosed that on an average the bill...

25 Nov 2014

Bribery In Child Abuse Cases Covered Under Protocols; Victims Can Also Be Charged

Bribery In Child Abuse Cases Covered Under Protocols; Victims Can Also Be…

Family members of victims and victims themselves can be charged for taking any form of bribes to cover up child abuse allegations under the Protocol for Prevention, Reporting, Investigation and Management of Child Abuse and Neglect. "Where a victim...

25 Nov 2014

Jost Van Dyke Waste Transfer Reduces Flies and Pests

Jost Van Dyke Waste Transfer Reduces Flies and Pests

The transfer of garbage and refuse from Jost Van Dyke has resulted in the reduction of certain nuisances, the 2013 Department of Waste Management report announced. The document stated that a transfer station was constructed late in 2013 in...

25 Nov 2014

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74% Of Persons Born Abroad Take Up Jobs In Private Sector- Report

74% Of Persons Born Abroad Take Up Jobs In Private Sector- Report

Almost 74 percent of persons born abroad were in the private sector while 37.8 percent of nationals worked in the same sector with exactly 34 percent of nationals working with the government of the Virgin Islands. This was disclosed in the recently made public... Read more

VI's Debt At Whopping $111M

VI's Debt At Whopping $111M

The government of the Virgin Islands total public debt as of September 30, 2014 was at $111.87M. However, Premier and Finance Minister Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith sought to note that government's public debt was restated in accordance with international standards. He said government's debt is now defined in terms... Read more

PEP President Wants Ferry Reliability

PEP President Wants Ferry Reliability

President of the People's Empowerment Party (PEP), Mr. Natalio Wheatley is perplexed that there was no mention of plans to improve ferry services in the 2015 Budget Estimates. Speaking on the 3D radio program on ZBVI last Wednesday, Mr. Wheatley announced that he has heard mention of the airport project... Read more

How Is The $311M Budget Going To Benefit Average Joe? Opposition Wants To Know

How Is The $311M Budget Going To Benefit Average Joe? Opposition Wants To Know

Criticisms continue to pour in against several aspects of the National Democratic Party (NDP) government's $311M budget announcement for 2015. In many quarters persons have painted the budget as not catering for the average person and Hon. Alvin Christopher, Second District Representative and Chairman of People's Empowerment Party (PEP)... Read more

$2M To Complete Greenhouse Project

$2M To Complete Greenhouse Project

  The true cost of what it will cost government to complete the Greenhouse project at Paraquita Bay was revealed this week during the government's Budget plans for 2015.  It is to cost $2M. "Our recent discussions with International Business and Trade LLC, the company from whom the greenhouse technology... Read more

Under 50% Of Population Are Married; 58% Expats Migrate For Work-Census Report

Under 50% Of Population Are Married; 58% Expats Migrate For Work-Census Report

Close to 60 percent of the expatriates who reside in the Virgin Islands are here mainly for work, according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census Report which was made public this week in the House of Assembly. Further, only 49 percent of the population in the VI are married. ... Read more

$3.1M Going Towards Education Projects

$3.1M Going Towards Education Projects

The Education sector is set to undergo major improvements with some $3.1M going towards various projects and works in the sector.  Further, government is looking to have a complete restructuring process of the Ministry of Education in the coming months as it merges the Department of Education with... Read more

Possible Christmas on De Castro Street—Main Street Vendors Petition

Possible Christmas on De Castro Street—Main Street Vendors Petition

The concern that Christmas on Main Street will allegedly not be held on Main Street this year was expressed during the November 18 edition of the ZBVI Speak Out BVI Talk show. During the program which is hosted by Doug Wheatley, Main Street Business owner and Talk Show host... Read more

Premier Bemoans Biwater Contract in Budget Address

Premier Bemoans Biwater Contract in Budget Address

Over the past months Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool has lamented the contractual obligations Government has in relations to the Biwater agreement that was signed by the previous administration. Now BVI Leader, Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith has lent his voice to the bemoaning of... Read more

Employment Rate To Go Up By 2017-NDP Promises In Fiscal Plan

Employment Rate To Go Up By 2017-NDP Promises In Fiscal Plan

Acknowledging that employment rate has decreased over the past two years, the National Democratic Party (NDP) administration has promised that job numbers will jump in the next three years. In its Medium Term Fiscal Plan for 2015-2017 which was made public yesterday in the House of Assembly,... Read more

VIP Proposes Maritime Culture Revival

VIP Proposes Maritime Culture Revival

Restoring the maritime culture of the Territory is one of the things Chair of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP), Hon. Julian Fraser promises to do if his Government is elected to office. In a radio broadcast that was aired on November 12, Hon. Fraser announced that the VIP will... Read more

Fiscal Plan For Next Three Years To Be Tabled; Premier To Announce 2015 Budget Today

Fiscal Plan For Next Three Years To Be Tabled; Premier To Announce 2015 Budget Today

  Premier and Finance Minister Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith will today present the 2015 Budget at the House of Assembly. Premier Smith will move a motion for the Suspension of Standing Order 52(2) to allow for the Second Reading of the Bill entitled, “Appropriation (2015) Act, 2014 ”. Further, the Finance Minister... Read more

We Must Make Science Intriguing For Our Students- Education Minister

We Must Make Science Intriguing For Our Students- Education Minister

The Acting Chief Education Officer Mrs. Jillian Douglas Phillips has been challenged to put science at the forefront in the schools in order to help make it more appealing to students from an early age.  This challenge was issued by Hon. Myron... Read more

Still No Sight of Landlord Tenancy Bill

Still No Sight of Landlord Tenancy Bill

During a special ZBVI radio broadcast on November 12, Mr. Doug Wheatley, and Mr. Sowande Uhuru examined and compared the Speech from the Throne that was delivered in the first session of the second House of Assembly in 2011, against the speeches that followed including the most recent and... Read more

Labour Dispute Tribunal Decisions Can Be Overturned By High Court

Labour Dispute Tribunal Decisions Can Be Overturned By High Court

  The decision by the Labour Arbitration Tribunal in labour disputes maybe final but if any party appeals a decision based on alleged error in law, a High Court can overrule that decision. "Under the Labour Code the decisions of Tribunal are final but...there is allowed under that same provision... Read more

Students Taught How To Save $$ During Culture Week

Students Taught How To Save $$ During Culture Week

  The Elmore Stoutt High School )ESHS) came alive this morning as students and staff gathered under the tent to take part in their Culture Week activities which focused on how to save money. The event was part of Culture Week activities of 2014 which is being celebrated under... Read more

Biggest ever promotion in the BVI with $100,000 in prizes Digicel rewards over 5,000 winners this Christmas

Biggest ever promotion in the BVI with $100,000 in prizes Digicel rewards over 5,000 winners this Christmas

  In partnership with local businesses Digicel is making this Christmas extraordinary with over 5,000 winners this holiday season in the biggest promotion ever seen in the BVI. Beginning Friday 14th November one Digicel customer will win $1,000 cash every day while another 1,000 Digicel customers will be rewarded each week... Read more

Labour Regulation and Policy Almost Ready

Labour Regulation and Policy Almost Ready

Two documents needed to strengthen the 2010 Labour Code are presently being worked on Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Hon. Kedrick Pickering announced at the launch of the Labour Tribunal on November 11. Hon. Pickering said that the Regulation is presently being drafted, and the... Read more

Culture Minister Announces Territorial Wear Competition

Culture Minister Announces Territorial Wear Competition

  Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn has launched a Territorial wear competition and is donating prizes for the winners. Hon. Walwyn announced the competition on facebook this week stating: “I am personally hosting another Territorial Wear Competition for Culture Week. I am encouraging everyone - young and... Read more

VIP Will Save The Territory From Pending Fiscal & Social Disaster-Fraser In Public Address

VIP Will Save The Territory From Pending Fiscal & Social Disaster-Fraser In Public Address

The opposition Virgin Islands party (VIP) is positioning itself to regain power in the next general election and has its leader has promised that they will save the Territory from pending fiscal and social disaster. Last evening, Hon. Julian Fraser, Chairman of VIP and Third District Representative... Read more

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VI Soon To Borrow Loans Without Seeking …

VI Soon To Borrow Loans Without Seeking UK Approval-Premier

Reporters were told during a press conference yesterday afternoon that the BVI will soon be able to take loans without having to go to the United Kingdom (UK) first for... Read more

Incinerator Electricity Bill Down

Incinerator Electricity Bill Down

The electricity bill for the Incinerator at Pockwood Pond was reduced last year compared to the high cost previous years. The Department of Waste Management Annual report... Read more

Bribery In Child Abuse Cases Covered Und…

Bribery In Child Abuse Cases Covered Under Protocols; Victims Can Also Be Charged

Family members of victims and victims themselves can be charged for taking any form of bribes to cover up child abuse allegations under the Protocol for Prevention, Reporting, Investigation and... Read more

$3.1M Going Towards Education Projects

$3.1M Going Towards Education Projects

The Education sector is set to undergo major improvements with some $3.1M going towards various projects and works in the sector.  Further, government is looking to have a... Read more

Labour Regulation and Policy Almost Read…

Labour Regulation and Policy Almost Ready

Two documents needed to strengthen the 2010 Labour Code are presently being worked on Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Hon. Kedrick Pickering announced at the launch... Read more

VI’s Nanjing 2014 athletes announced at …

VI’s Nanjing 2014 athletes announced at Olympic Day celebrations

  The BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC) announced the 7 athletes who will be representing the Virgin Islands at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in swimming, sailing, and athletics. The... Read more

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