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Woman Wins Spanking New Vehicle In Digicel's Promotion

Woman Wins Spanking New Vehicle In Digicel's Promotion

  "I am happy because I always trying and never winning anything so I am happy," those were the words of Brendele Wheatley after she won a new Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in the Digicel Scratch and Win summer promotion yesterday,...

22 Aug 2014

Rotary Makes $50,000 Donation to Peebles Hospital

Rotary Makes $50,000 Donation to Peebles Hospital

The Rotary Club of Tortola presented a check of $50,000 to the Ministry of Health and Social Development and the BVI Health Services Authority on August 21. The $50,000 was part of the proceeds that were raised from...

21 Aug 2014

Resident Wants Church to Shut-up About Gambling

Resident Wants Church to Shut-up About Gambling

“Let the churches keep their mouths shut,” a resident declared in a fiery call for a referendum on gambling. The caller to the ZBVI radio program ‘Speak Out BVI’ on August 19 announced that the time had come...

21 Aug 2014

Over $140K Spent For Temporary Treatment Plant Set Up

Over $140K Spent For Temporary Treatment Plant Set Up

  The government incurred over a $140,000 for works to install and commission the temporary Sewage Treatment Plant In Greenland. The plant was commissioned in June.   Responding to questions posed by the Opposition late last week in the House of...

21 Aug 2014

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LIME CEO Announces US$7M Investment in the BVI

LIME CEO Announces US$7M Investment in the BVI

Phil Bentley, the Group CEO of Cable and Wireless (LIME) announced that the telecommunications company will be embarking on a US one billion dollar region wide network upgrade investment initiative referred to as Project Marlin, and that seven million dollars of that fund will be allocated to the BVI... Read more

Hon. Fraser Outlines Huge Disparity Between Foreign and BVI Artistes Payment

Hon. Fraser Outlines Huge Disparity Between Foreign and BVI Artistes Payment

Opposition Member and Third District Representative, Hon. Julian Fraser informed the House of Assembly on August 14 that a group of musicians met with him to complain about the way they were treated during the recently held Emancipation Festival. Hon. Fraser told the House that he would... Read more

Gov't Looking To Triple Cruise Arrival Numbers; Projects 1 Million Annually

Gov't Looking To Triple Cruise Arrival Numbers; Projects 1 Million Annually

In the next five years the government is hoping to triple the number of Cruise Ship passengers following the completion of its multimillion dollar cruise pier project which remains in controversy.  Hon. Mark Vanterpool, Minister of Communications and Works on Monday while addressing taxi operators, said there is a... Read more

Public Concerned Over Legislators Behaviour- Christian Claims

Public Concerned Over Legislators Behaviour- Christian Claims

Hon. Archibald Christian, At-Large Representative and government member expressed disgust at the attitude displayed by some members of the House of Assembly and claims that members of the public are also concerned. "I have my concerns about it and the public also have their concerns about it.... Read more

Impressive Tourist Season Ends, Greater One Anticipated

Impressive Tourist Season Ends, Greater One Anticipated

The recently concluded tourism season was announced to be the best the Territory has had in a while, and  Premier Dr. the Hon. Orlando Smith announced that preliminary indications suggests  that 2014/2015 tourism season will rival the last. Speaking on the August 18 NDP radio program that was aired... Read more

New Construction Works To Make Beef Island Model Road

New Construction Works To Make Beef Island Model Road

Construction works are set to be take place on the stretch of road from Beef Island to Paraquita making it a model road for the Territory.  Last evening during the National Democratic Party (NDP) radio program, Hon. Mark Vanterpool, Minister of Communications and Works said that the... Read more

Taxi Operators Receive Training To Provide Better Services

Taxi Operators Receive Training To Provide Better Services

  A number of taxi and livery operators are currently undergoing training at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.  Today, the Taxi and Livery Commission in conjunction with BVI Tourist Board, BVI Ports Authority and the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College commenced a Taxi Academy which is designed to improve... Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Bobby's Supermarket Robbed

BREAKING NEWS: Bobby's Supermarket Robbed

  After reopening for just under four months, Bobby's Supermarket in Road Town was robbed last evening by two masked men armed with guns. According to information reaching BVI Hot Press, the incident took place minutes before midnight and during the robbery staff members and security were held at gun point.   An... Read more

Minister Promises Consideration for Displaced W/E Vendors

Minister Promises Consideration for Displaced W/E Vendors

Temporary accommodations are being considered for vendors at the West End Ferry Dock during the construction/renovation of the facility, Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool assured during the House of Assembly sitting on August 14. The Minister’s comment was in response to a question regarding... Read more

Minister Says BVI Was Swift on Chikungunya

Minister Says BVI Was Swift on Chikungunya

Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Ronnie Skelton announced that prudency and effectiveness on the health authorities’ part prevented the chikungunya virus that ravaged the Caribbean from spreading here in the Territory. Speaking in the House of Assembly on August 14 during the... Read more

New Governor Sworn In; Promises To Work With Elected Officials

New Governor Sworn In; Promises To Work With Elected Officials

Today, Friday August 15,  Mr. John Duncan, OBE was sworn in as the new Governor of the Virgin Islands in the House of Assembly Chambers where he said he intends to work with elected officials. During his remarks the Governor said in carrying out his responsibility,... Read more

Hon. Skelton: Territory Has Cash Flow Problem

Hon. Skelton: Territory Has Cash Flow Problem

Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Ronnie Skelton has once again declared that the Territory has a cash flow problem. Speaking in the House of Assembly on 11 August during the debate of the Public Account Committees Report on the cruise pier project Hon. Skelton announced that Government has a... Read more

Biwater To Begin Supplying Water By October

Biwater To Begin Supplying Water By October

  Biwater BVI has promised that they will begin to supply water to Territory by October. This comes after many delays. On Wednesday afternoon, Hon. Mark Vanterpool, Minister of Communications and Work toured the Biwater Desalination Plant in Paraquita Bay. He was accompanied by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of... Read more

New Governor Arrives Today

New Governor Arrives Today

  The Virgin Islands will today welcome the new Governor, Mr. John S. Duncan, OBE to the Territory, August 14. Mr. Duncan who succeeds former Governor Mr. Boyd McCleary, will take the oaths of office tomorrow Friday, August 15 at a Swearing-in and Welcome Ceremony at the House... Read more

Why Is NDP Afraid Of Commission of Inquiry Into Pier Project- Fahie Wants To Know

  Why Is NDP Afraid Of Commission of Inquiry Into Pier Project- Fahie Wants To Know

  Hon. Andrew Fahie, First District Representative and Opposition Member is curious is to why the National Democratic Party (NDP) is against having a Commission of Inquiry into the controversial Cruise Pier Project. According to Hon. Fahie contrary to what is being peddled by the government, a commission of... Read more

PAC Report On Cruise Pier Project Adopted

PAC Report On Cruise Pier Project Adopted

The opposition led Public Accounts Committee (PAC) finale report on the Cruise Pier Project, was accepted just before midnightlast evening by the House of Assembly following days of debate. However, before the vote, Speaker of the House Hon. Ingrid Moses Scatliffe expressed concerns over the fact that... Read more

Health Minister Points Fingers for $100M Hospital Cost

Health Minister Points Fingers for $100M Hospital Cost

The blame for $100M cost of the new Peebles Hospital was leveled on the former administration by Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Ronnie Skelton in the House of Assembly on August 11. In his debate of the Public Account Committee’s report on... Read more

EHD Disqualifies Food Vendors Who Didn’t Meet Standards

EHD Disqualifies Food Vendors Who Didn’t Meet Standards

Food vending was announced to be one of the easiest enterprises to venture into in the Territory, and the Environmental Health Division (EHD) announced in a report that was laid on the table of a recent House of Assembly sitting that some vendors were disqualified because they did not... Read more

Most Of It Went Well- Blyden; Pleased With Crime-Free Festival

Most Of It Went Well- Blyden; Pleased With Crime-Free Festival

Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee, Mr. Marvin Blyden believes that for the most part the 2014 Festival was staged well.  "Most of what we did went well...And I would like to thank everyone for that...We came together," he said. Blyden was also... Read more

Festival Ends With A Bang; Rupee Steals Final Show

Festival Ends With A Bang; Rupee Steals Final Show

The 60th Emancipation Diamond Jubilee celebrations came to an end on Saturday night with a grand fireworks and high energy performances in the Iris Freeman Festiville, Road Town. In the village Barbados soca artiste Rupee who was a surprise artiste, stole the show with his energetic performance by... Read more

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Over $140K Spent For Temporary Treatment…

Over $140K Spent For Temporary Treatment Plant Set Up

  The government incurred over a $140,000 for works to install and commission the temporary Sewage Treatment Plant In Greenland. The plant was commissioned in June.   Responding to questions posed... Read more

Woman Wins Spanking New Vehicle In Digic…

Woman Wins Spanking New Vehicle In Digicel's Promotion

  "I am happy because I always trying and never winning anything so I am happy," those were the words of Brendele Wheatley after she won a new Mitsubishi Outlander... Read more

Judge Grants Bail To Duo In EE Armed Rob…

Judge Grants Bail To Duo In EE Armed Robbery

  This morning, Justice Vicki Ann Ellis granted bail to Samuel Harris and Denzil Wheatley for $100,000.00 signed with one surety each. In this case, Mr. Cliff Williams of East... Read more

Health Minister Points Fingers for $100M…

Health Minister Points Fingers for $100M Hospital Cost

The blame for $100M cost of the new Peebles Hospital was leveled on the former administration by Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon.... Read more

Hon. Christian: Government Is Not Liming

Hon. Christian: Government Is Not Liming

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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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