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HM Prison to Make Contribution to Museum

HM Prison to Make Contribution to Museum

The Office of the City Manager announced that  there will be a mid July opening of Her Majesty's Prison Museum; and it was announced that an agreement has been made...

03 Jul 2015

Science Lab For Anegada School

Science Lab For Anegada School

Claudia Creque Educational Centre on Anegada has faced some challenges during this year, but the teachers and students have been promised improvements from the upcoming school year. ...

03 Jul 2015

Surprised? No Questions From Opposition At Monday's Sitting

Surprised? No Questions From Opposition At Monday's Sitting

There will be no questions posed to government Ministers by members of the Opposition when the House of Assembly holds its first sitting for this session, on Monday July 6....

03 Jul 2015

Primary School Kids Now Have To Do Community Service- Education Minister Announces

Primary School Kids Now Have To Do Community Service- Education…

Like high school seniors, students in Primary 5 students, now Grade 6 will have to complete community service hours . Minister of Education and Culture Hon. Myron Walwyn,...

02 Jul 2015

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Six Pounds of Pot Seized At Airport

Six Pounds of Pot Seized At Airport

Officers of the Customs Department seized over six pounds of marijuana imported into the Territory via the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport. Assistant Commissioner for Enforcement, Mr. Clinton Romney said Her Majesty’s Customs’ K-9 Unit and Mobile Task Force Unit intercepted a quantity of plant matter that appeared... Read more

JVD Cleanup Part of Zika Prevention

JVD Cleanup Part of Zika Prevention

Prevention is better than cure, and in an effort to prevent the spread of Zika-- the mosquito borne virus that has been affecting the Caribbean a cleanup campaign aimed at ridding the sister island of Jost Van Dyke of waste and garbage that can breed mosquitoes will be carried... Read more

Premier Asks Employers to Provide Summer Jobs to Youths

Premier Asks Employers to Provide Summer Jobs to Youths

Employers are encouraged to give youths searching for summer employment a job; and he also admonished young job seekers to take opportunities that are presented to them. Hon. Smith said: “Many of the territory's young people will be searching for summer jobs or entering the job market over... Read more

We Are Not The Enemy- New Complaints Commissioner To Public Servants

We Are Not The Enemy- New Complaints Commissioner To Public Servants

Newly appointed Complaints Commissioner Mrs. Sheila Brathwaite has assured public servants that her office is not the enemy. At a press conference held today at the office on Main Street, she told members of the media that she will be able to use her years of experience... Read more

Let's Celebrate Emancipation With Fun & Respect- Culture Minister; Line Up Announced

Let's Celebrate Emancipation With Fun & Respect- Culture Minister; Line Up Announced

Residents and visitors were urged to celebrate this year's 61st Emancipation celebrations with fun and respect. "As we celebrate Festival 2015, please remember our forefathers and the legacy that they have left us. Let us continue to celebrate the freedoms that we have gained; understanding that those before... Read more

Jeanette Scatliffe-Boynes Installed As Rotary President

Jeanette Scatliffe-Boynes Installed As Rotary President

Surrounded by relatives, friends, well wishers and members of the Rotary family of the Virgin Islands, Mrs. Jeanette Scatliffe-Boynes took the oath of office as President of the Rotary Club Sunrise of Road Town along with a new board. During a gala installation dinner that included colorful entertainment pieces... Read more

This is Practice in Case We Leave the Mother Country –Hon. Walwyn

This is Practice in Case We Leave the Mother Country –Hon. Walwyn

Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn said that the Territory should consider this period of managing its affair as a learning process; and training should the day arrive when the Virgin Islands would be required to step away from the mother country—United Kingdom. During his remarks at... Read more

178 Graduate From ESHS

178 Graduate From ESHS

The Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) graduated 178 students yesterday as Fifth Formers for the last time as the extra school year will fully be into effect come next year. During the ceremony held at the Multi Purpose Sports Complex, graduates were showered with encouraging words especially from... Read more

Government Encouraged to Continue Alternative Energy Plan

Government Encouraged to Continue Alternative Energy Plan

“I would like us to move forward with our alternative energy drive,” At Large Representative, Hon. Archibald Christian announced at the House of Assembly sitting that was held on June 23. The need for alternative energy is highlighted by fluctuating oil prices and growing concerns for the global environment.... Read more

It Will Not Be Business As Usual- Premier Cautions Residents

It Will Not Be Business As Usual- Premier Cautions Residents

Premier Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith said while he understands that the people of the BVI have high expectations of his government, he would like to caution them. "As we go forward it will not be business as usual, with that overwhelming vote of confidence we... Read more

Walwyn Takes Up Band Issue With USVI Ag Governor

Walwyn Takes Up Band Issue With USVI Ag Governor

The long standing issue of BVI bands who face a hassle and sometimes being barred from performing in the neighbouring USVI, was brought to the forefront on Tuesday. The Territory's Education and Culture Minister Hon. Myron Walwyn said he used the opportunity following the First... Read more

Fraser Paints Gloomy Picture

Fraser Paints Gloomy Picture

In his brief remarks during the First Sitting of the First Session of the Third House of Assembly yesterday, Hon. Julian Fraser, Chairman of the opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP), painted a gloomy picture of the conditions of some residents. At the sitting held at the Multi Purpose... Read more

Members of the House of Assembly, Speaker To Be Sworn In Today

Members of the House of Assembly, Speaker To Be Sworn In Today

  All the Members of the House of Assembly, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker will be sworn in at a swearing in ceremony scheduled to take place today. The First Sitting of the First Session of the Third House of Assembly, starts at 10:00 a.m. at the Multi-purpose Sports... Read more

Make A Will-Premier Pleads

Make A Will-Premier Pleads

  Premier and Finance Minister Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith has called on persons to make a will to avoid any trouble with their families when they would have passed on. "In the last week or so I've been contacted by a few people who are having problems settling their family... Read more

Men Reporting Domestic Violence

Men Reporting Domestic Violence

  President of the Family Support Network, Judith Charles announced that the Family Support Network has seen an increase in the number of persons needing assistance, particularly male domestic abuse victims. During an television interview Ms. Charles announced that men are showing interest in the FSN, and have been... Read more

August Internal Elections for VIP

August Internal Elections for VIP

  The Virgin Islands Party Congress will be electing a new Executive Committee in August. In a press release that was issued to the media on Sunday, President of the Party Carvin Malone explained that the August date was selected after analysis of the general election results; and given the... Read more

Six Vying For Miss BVI 2015 Title

Six Vying For Miss BVI 2015 Title

  There will be six talented and intelligent young beauties vying for this year's Miss BVI crown. They were presented to the public on Friday evening at Village Cay Marina Inn. The contestants are Ciara Christian, contestant #1; Adorya Baly, contestant #2; Michelle Parsons, contestant #3; Ashellica Fahie,... Read more

Residents Throw Support Behind Ten Year Old Fundraiser

Residents Throw Support Behind Ten Year Old Fundraiser

Persons from different sections of the society turned out in numbers on Saturday evening to support young Jaleel Cameron Fundraising event at the Eileene Parsons Auditorium. The event which was in the form of a concert, saw several persons donating monies towards the cause which is to purchase... Read more

FSN Pantry Dry

FSN Pantry Dry

The Family Support Network (FSN) turned to the community for assistance in filling its pantry which provides food for many families in the BVI. The call for help was made on social media by a Representative of the Organization. In making  the call for donation it was announced that from... Read more

EU Blacklists BVI & Other Countries

EU Blacklists BVI & Other Countries

The European Union (EU) has blacklisted the British Virgin Islands and several other countries. The EU has published a list of 30 offending tax havens that includes well-known off shore financial centres such as the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Guernsey, but other jurisdictions that are commonly labelled as... Read more

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Minister Urges Workplace Safety

Minister Urges Workplace Safety

Deputy Premier, and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Hon. Kedrick Pickering during his remarks at the observance of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) World Day... Read more

HM Prison to Make Contribution to Museum

HM Prison to Make Contribution to Museum

The Office of the City Manager announced that  there will be a mid July opening of Her Majesty's Prison Museum; and it was announced that an agreement has been made... Read more

Woman On Trial For Wounding Ex

Woman On Trial For Wounding Ex

A woman is currently on trial in the High Court for the stabbing of her ex boyfriend at her Purcell Estate residence. Irene Mars, 21, is charged... Read more

Keyonna Farrington Is HLSCC Top Student;…

Keyonna Farrington Is HLSCC Top Student; 167 Graduate

One hundred and sixty seven (167) students graduated from the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) yesterday with Ms. Keyonna Farrington coming out at the top student after... Read more

August Internal Elections for VIP

August Internal Elections for VIP

  The Virgin Islands Party Congress will be electing a new Executive Committee in August. In a press release that was issued to the media on Sunday, President of the... 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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