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Training for Daycare Centers Emphasized

Training for Daycare Centers Emphasized

Although, day-cares, pre-schools, and early learning centers in the BVI are private entities, these facilities are well monitored to ensure that the children are receiving a high level of care. The level of this support was highlighted on...

17 Apr 2015

Boat Owner Freed In Major Drug Case

Boat Owner Freed In Major Drug Case

Yesterday, Lucien Smith who was on trial charged jointly with Violet ‘Letty’ Hodge for conspiracy to import cocaine was freed of those charges by Magistrate Ayanna Baptiste-DaBreo. This was following a no case submission put forward by...

17 Apr 2015

$16M Loan Inked For Road Works

$16M Loan Inked For Road Works

The government yesterday afternoon signed the much talked about $16M loan agreement for road works with the Social Security Board (SSB). Hon. Mark Vanterpool, Minister of Communications and Works said the Government has long recognized the...

17 Apr 2015

Hon. Fraser Says He Has No Problem Distancing from Online Site

Hon. Fraser Says He Has No Problem Distancing from Online Site

  Virgin Islands Party Chairman and Third District Representative, Hon. Julian Fraser announced on the radio  during the VIP Let's talk program on April 15 that he does not know who the owners of the various online media are. The announcement...

16 Apr 2015

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BVI To Soon Allow Weddings On Cruise Ships

BVI To Soon Allow Weddings On Cruise Ships

Today, April 15, it was disclosed that the BVI will be moving to introduce legislation which will allow for weddings to take place on-board cruise ships while they are docked on the shores. This announcement was made by Premier and Tourism Minister Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith. He was... Read more

FSC Warns of a Fake Trust Company With Popular Name

FSC Warns of a Fake Trust Company With Popular Name

The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (FSC) issued a warning that there was an imitation company operating in the Territory with a name that is very close to the name of a legitimate BVI based trust company. The notice which was posted by the FSC announced that an entity... Read more

Residents Complain About Water Shortage

Residents Complain About Water Shortage

During the April 11 edition of the Speak Your Mind radio program residents contacted the Show to report that they are not receiving water. The first caller indicated that she was calling from Belle Vue and that for four days she did not receive any water. In response Host... Read more

Childhood Obesity In VI Ranks High In Region-Statistics

Childhood Obesity In VI Ranks High In Region-Statistics

The BVI children are ranked high among countries in the region with high obesity, this was disclosed yesterday by a government member at the launch of  the Ministry of Education and Culture's Healthy Schools Intervention Programme. A workshop is currently being held at Student Services Conference Room, Ward's Building. Hon.... Read more

Premier Follows Up With Advice for Job Seekers

Premier Follows Up With Advice for Job Seekers

On March 30, the Government hosted a large job fair to commence the Apprenticeship Program; and two weeks after Premier and Minister for Finance, Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith followed up with some employment tips for young job seekers. The BVI Leader admonished the youths to check their email... Read more

Apollo Sky Wins All-Local Feature Race

Apollo Sky Wins All-Local Feature Race

Apollo Sky of The Boys Stable won yesterday afternoon's feature race for the Easter race card against Doughmaker of L&B Stables. The race was part of the BVI Horse Racing Association's all-local races and Easter race card held at the Ellis Thomas Down. Apollo Sky crossed the finish line in... Read more

Resident Criticize Hon. Fahie For Condition of W/E Station

Resident Criticize Hon. Fahie For Condition of W/E Station

  A resident was very critical of First District Representative, Hon. Andrew Fahie, as it relates to the present condition of the West End Police Station. The caller was especially critical of the fact that the Representative was asking the Government to fix the station, which the caller claimed began deteriorating... Read more

Hon. O’Neal: Some Don’t Talk to Lower Class People

Hon. O’Neal: Some Don’t Talk to Lower Class People

  Leader of the Opposition, Ninth District Representative, and long serving Legislator, Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal took a swipe at persons who are not humble and refuse to speak to persons who they deem to be of a lower class. Hon. O’Neal made the comment during his speech... Read more

Community Group Rejected & Disrespected By Premier

Community Group Rejected & Disrespected By Premier

  Members of the Brewer’s Bay Action Committee (BBAC) feel as if they have been rejected and disrespected by the Territory's leader. In a statement, Vice President Mr. Clement Donovan, representatives from BBAC said that they met with Premier Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith a year ago about their concerns but... Read more

BVI to Host Caribbean Shipping Conference

BVI to Host Caribbean Shipping Conference

In a few weeks, the Territory would be hosting the 14th annual Caribbean Shipping Executives’ Conference (CSEC). The regional conference is scheduled for May 11-13 at U.P’s Cineplex. The organizers announced that the final touches are still being added to the event agenda. Nonetheless, the conference was described as “the... Read more

Limited Answers On Proposals For BVIEC Engines Under $35M Loan

Limited Answers On Proposals For BVIEC Engines Under $35M Loan

Hon. Mark Vanterpool, Minister of Communications and Works said he could not provide the House of Assembly with the proposals from each of the participating companies who bid for the contract to provide two engines for the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), under the recently approved $35M loan. Recently,... Read more

Its Not True- Fraser On Claims VIP Neglected Healthcare On VG

Its Not True- Fraser On Claims VIP Neglected Healthcare On VG

The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) chairman Hon. Julian Fraser has rejected claims that the VIP whilst in government neglected the urgent need for a healthcare facility on Virgin Gorda (VG), and placed the greenhouse project on that island as priority. The claims were made by Mr. Lorie... Read more

Walwyn & O'Neal Share Praises

Walwyn & O'Neal Share Praises

During the Virgin Gorda (VG) Easter Festival celebrations over the weekend, Opposition Leader and Ninth District Representative Hon. Ralph T. O'Neal and Hon, Myron Walwyn, Minister of Education and Culture both used the opportunity to sing praises for each other. The village this year was named in... Read more

Business Owners Using Company Money to Live Lavish

Business Owners Using Company Money to Live Lavish

Mr. Cromwell Smith, host of the JTV Spotlight talk show suggested that the practice of businesspersons using money from their business for their personal expenses is one of the reasons why there are difficulties compensating workers fairly. During the March 31 edition of the program, Mr. Smith said that... Read more

More Questions Over $1M Equipment Purchased Without Public Tendering

More Questions Over $1M Equipment Purchased Without Public Tendering

A number of questions have been raised over the government's decision to purchase road paving equipment to the tune of $1M without taking out to tender, affording local companies an opportunity. The equipment was bought from a company in China. Many questions were posed in the House... Read more

VG New Calypso King Says He Is Far From Over

VG New Calypso King Says He Is Far From Over

Reynold 'King Paido' Phillips who was crowned Virgin Gorda's (VG) 2015 Calypso King over the weekend said he has more surprises when it comes to the art form. King Paido who has been in the calypso arena for over twenty years, won the title from the 2014 Monarch... Read more

Skelton Gets High Praises From Boss

Skelton Gets High Praises From Boss

Premier and Finance Minister, Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith has showered praises on his health minister, Hon. Ronnie Skelton. Premier Smith on Monday said, Skelton has been delivering the mandate he has given him. "I asked him to build a healthier Virgin Islands: to modernise all government-owned... Read more

NDP & Its Unbudgeted $27M

NDP & Its Unbudgeted $27M

The National Democratic Party (NDP) is receiving blows for taking close to three years to go to the House of Assembly to approve millions which were spent without approval back in 2012. Hon. Andrew Fahie, First District Representative, and opposition member said this has been the longest that... Read more

Climate Change is Here Hon. Christian Says

Climate Change is Here Hon. Christian Says

  “If anyone thinks that climate change has not arrived in the BVI, it did a long time ago,” At Large Representative, Hon. Archibald Christian announced in the House of Assembly during the debate of “Virgin Islands Climate Change Trust Fund Act, 2015”on 24 March. In his debate contribution Hon. Christian announced... Read more

Premier Envisions Crime-free BVI

Premier Envisions Crime-free BVI

  Premier, Dr. the Hon. D Orlando Smith made a plea for crime in the Territory to become dormant at a press conference on March 27. In fact, Hon. Smith announced that Government has been taking steps to encourage crime reduction. One of the steps noted by Premier Smith... Read more

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Tourist Board Complains About Being Sadd…

Tourist Board Complains About Being Saddled with Event Bills

  Director of the BVI Tourist Board (BVITB), Sharon Flax-Mars informed Legislators that certain events are not the sole responsibility of the BVI Tourist Board, and as such she announced that... Read more

Training for Daycare Centers Emphasized

Training for Daycare Centers Emphasized

Although, day-cares, pre-schools, and early learning centers in the BVI are private entities, these facilities are well monitored to ensure that the children are receiving a high level... Read more

Shakeem Springette Placed On Curfew

Shakeem Springette Placed On Curfew

A 20 year old young man, Shakeem Springette, was placed on curfew by a High Court Judge today as he made his first high court appearance. Springette case which... Read more

End of March Launch for Apprentice Progr…

End of March Launch for Apprentice Programme

  Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn announced that the Ministry’s Apprentice Programme will be launched with a Job Fair on 30th March 2015. Prior to the... Read more

Climate Change is Here Hon. Christian Sa…

Climate Change is Here Hon. Christian Says

  “If anyone thinks that climate change has not arrived in the BVI, it did a long time ago,” At Large Representative, Hon. Archibald Christian announced in the House of Assembly... 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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