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Her Majesty’s Customs Junior Officers Complete Six Week Training

Her Majesty’s Customs Junior Officers Complete Six Week Training

Fourteen of Her Majesty’s Customs (HMC) Junior Officers completed a six week basic training course this week at Customs Headquarters.     This training was designed to improve the quality of service the Customs Department offers the community.  With...

17 Apr 2014

More Sister Islands’ Schools Receive Safe School Certification

More Sister Islands’ Schools Receive Safe School Certification

  Three more schools in the British Virgin Islands have attained SAFE School certification, bringing to 17 the total number of schools with such certification in the Territory.     The three, all of which are located on sister islands, are the...

17 Apr 2014

Hon. Fahie: Politics Affecting SSB Payments

Hon. Fahie: Politics Affecting SSB Payments

  First District Representative, and Opposition Member, Hon. Andrew Fahie during his contribution to the National Health Insurance Bill on April 8 opined that political intervention is one of the hindrance to the Social Security Board’s (SSB) collecting monies...

17 Apr 2014

Walwyn To Youth:

Walwyn To Youth: "I Take Pride In Saying I Started As A…

  Young persons in the Territory are being encouraged to take every opportunity to learn a skill and do not scorn any entry level jobs.     "A job is not all about money but its about building skills, building confidence,...

17 Apr 2014

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Top Cricketers To Benefit From NAGICO Insurances Sponsorship

Top Cricketers To Benefit From NAGICO Insurances Sponsorship

  NAGICO Insurances, sponsors of the regional Super50 cricket tournament, has announced its continued partnership with the BVI Cricket Association (BVICA) to provide performance incentives for players.     As part of the collaborative effort, NAGICO Insurances will provide a cash bonus to the leading run scorer and wicket taker at the end... Read more

Shereen: I Do It For the Love of Music

Shereen: I Do It For the Love of Music

She has been singing since primary school, and now years later Mrs. Shereen Flax-Charles says that music still calls her; and singing, she says remains her passion. The known lyricist says that her love for that art went beyond her St Croix school days, her days as Calypso... Read more

TWO MORE HAITIANS CHARGED IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING RING IN USVI

TWO MORE HAITIANS CHARGED IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING RING IN USVI

  As a result of a joint investigation between the RST in Dutch St Maarten, the Royal Virgin Islands Police Major Crime Team and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, Dieuseul Mompremier, 44, and Lamorthe Delva, 45, both Haitian nationals, were arrested last Friday [11th April 2014] on St.... Read more

BVIHSA PARTNERS WITH EUREKA MEDICAL CLINIC

BVIHSA PARTNERS WITH EUREKA MEDICAL CLINIC

  The British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has partnered with Eureka Medical Clinic to provide Orthopedic Specialty Clinics to the residents and visitors of the Virgin Islands.     According the Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Darlene Carty Baptiste, “The BVIHSA wishes to ensure that the Virgin Islands community has... Read more

Pastor Says Negative Comments Killing Community

Pastor Says Negative Comments Killing Community

Pastor Melvin Turnbull of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church says that the media is contributing to the unsupportive attitude exhibited in the community. The Pastor who was at the time speaking at the re-opening of Bobby’s Supermarket said that people appear to be more... Read more

Pastor Says Negative Comments Killing Community

Pastor Says Negative Comments Killing Community

Pastor Melvin Turnbull of the Cane Garden Bay Baptist Church says that the media is contributing to the unsupportive attitude exhibited in the community. The Pastor who was at the time speaking at the re-opening of Bobby’s Supermarket said that people appear to be more... Read more

Business Owner Thanks Staff For Working Without Pay

Business Owner Thanks Staff For Working Without Pay

  Local businessman Elton Leonard thanked his staff who turned up to work and supported him for several months without receiving a paycheck.     "A number of staff stuck with me for years even sometime not getting paid...Your are loyal staff...Even in the last eight months a... Read more

Fraser to Grill Premier On Finances During Tomorrow HOA Sitting

Fraser to Grill Premier On Finances During Tomorrow HOA Sitting

  Opposition Member, Hon. Julian Fraser is expected to shoot a number of tough questions regarding the finances of the Territory when the House of Assembly sits tomorrow, Thursday April 17.     Fraser, Third District Representative will Premier Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith to produce treasury statements for... Read more

Autism Centre Meeting Mandate

Autism Centre Meeting Mandate

The Autism Centre is meeting its mandate of improving the lives of autistic members of the community, and Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon. Ronnie Skelton in an update issued last week noted that the Centre since its 2012 is continuing to make a difference. ... Read more

Natural Resources Ministry Resumes Red Bay Dock Development

Natural Resources Ministry Resumes Red Bay Dock Development

    Efforts to expand and modernise the Territory’s fishing industry are underway with plans for the re-development of the Red Bay Fisherman’s Dock. This comes as Government commences work as part of the larger East End, Fat Hog’s Bay Harbour Development Project.     Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and... Read more

Department Of Motor Vehicles Clarifies Issuance Of License Stickers

Department Of Motor Vehicles Clarifies Issuance Of License Stickers

    In an effort to promote driver safety and to make sure all motorists are issued with a valid license sticker, customers whose vehicle insurance expires before the last date of the calendar month will be issued a license sticker for the previous month.     This is in response to... Read more

VG VENDORS ADVISED TO REGISTER BOOTHS FOR EASTER FESTIVAL

VG VENDORS ADVISED TO REGISTER BOOTHS FOR EASTER FESTIVAL

  Food vendors and businesses participating in the upcoming Virgin Gorda Easter Festival being held from April 19 to 21 are advised to register their booths, stalls and vending operators with the Environmental Health Division prior to the commencement of activities to avoid any delays in operation.     According... Read more

MAN CHARGED WITH ROBBERY

MAN CHARGED WITH ROBBERY

Police yesterday charged a man after he was accused by the victim of chasing and punching him in the face and stealing his money.     Verne Forbes Jr., 19, of Sea Cows Bay, is to appear in Magistrate’s Court today to face robbery charges in relation to the incident... Read more

ALL SIX TEENS CHARGED WITH INFLICTING BURNS ON MAN

ALL SIX TEENS CHARGED WITH INFLICTING BURNS ON MAN

  Police yesterday charged all six male teenagers with unlawful and malicious wounding in relation to the burn wounds received by a man while asleep in a parking lot.     The teenagers, ranging in age from 12 to 16 years, were alleged to have thrown inflammable liquid on a man who was... Read more

Hon. Fahie Says Opposition Needs a Lawyer

Hon. Fahie Says Opposition Needs a Lawyer

Members of the Opposition and Backbenchers need access to a lawyer and experts, First District Representative, and Opposition Member, Hon. Andrew Fahie told the House of Assembly on April 8 during the debate of the Status of Children legislation.   “I have asked Madame Speaker, and I... Read more

Beauty of the Week

Beauty of the Week

Name: Kadia "Kadie Kade" Turnbull Nationality: British Citizen Zodiac sign: Scorpio Favorite food: Pepperoni pizza Favorite colour: Pink Vacation Spot: Bora Bora Favorite quote: "Be optimistic in life's ups and downs, there's always a silver lining" Read more

Blood Moon & Full Moon Fun With Razor Blades and Splash

Blood Moon & Full Moon Fun With Razor Blades and Splash

  It will be anything, but, a boring Tuesday night as residents have the exciting opportunity of choosing between two great parties that will be taking place on the eastern and western ends of Tortola. The traditional full moon parties at Trellis Bay and Bomba Shack will... Read more

HENRY SHATTERS BVI RECORDS FOR TOP JR. COLLEGE SPOTS

HENRY SHATTERS BVI RECORDS FOR TOP JR. COLLEGE SPOTS

  Eldred Henry, a British Virgin Islands 2013 Carifta Games Discus Throw and Shot Put bronze medalist shattered the territory’s Discus mark and improved his own standard in the Shot, during two competitions in Arizona over the weekend.     At the Mesa Classic Discus Throw Invitational on Friday, Henry, the Central Arizona... Read more

Gov’t Seeking Approval To Borrow $22M

Gov’t Seeking Approval To Borrow $22M

  The government will be moving to the House of Assembly on Thursday to seek approval to borrow $22M from First Caribbean International Bank (Cayman) Limited and its affiliates (CIBC First Caribbean).     Premier and Finance Minister Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith will move the motion which states that the government is currently... Read more

20 Electricians Praised For Completing Course For Certification In PV Installation

20 Electricians Praised For Completing Course For Certification In PV Installation

Minister of Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool praised the twenty electricians who completed the historic training course for the installation and maintenance of photovoltaic systems.     At the end of the one week workshop which held at the H. Lavity Stoutt College (HLSCC) on Friday afternoon, Minister Vanterpool said they want... Read more

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Top Cricketers To Benefit From NAGICO In…

Top Cricketers To Benefit From NAGICO Insurances Sponsorship

  NAGICO Insurances, sponsors of the regional Super50 cricket tournament, has announced its continued partnership with the BVI Cricket Association (BVICA) to provide performance incentives for players.     As part of the... Read more

Her Majesty’s Customs Junior Officers Co…

Her Majesty’s Customs Junior Officers Complete Six Week Training

Fourteen of Her Majesty’s Customs (HMC) Junior Officers completed a six week basic training course this week at Customs Headquarters.     This training was designed to improve the... Read more

Vincy Gets 7 Years For Smuggling Marijua…

Vincy Gets 7 Years For Smuggling Marijuana Into The Territory

  Glenroy Pierre of St. Vincent was yesterday sentenced to seven years in prison for his involvement in a drug off off Anegada.     Pierre received one year for illegal... Read more

Metal Detector Needed at ESHS

Metal Detector Needed at ESHS

In a recently published media report, Commissioner of Police David Morris noted that metal detectors are needed at the Elmore Stoutt High School to among other things, prevent... Read more

Hon. Fahie: Politics Affecting SSB Payme…

Hon. Fahie: Politics Affecting SSB Payments

  First District Representative, and Opposition Member, Hon. Andrew Fahie during his contribution to the National Health Insurance Bill on April 8 opined that political intervention is one of... Read more

HENRY SHATTERS BVI RECORDS FOR TOP JR. C…

HENRY SHATTERS BVI RECORDS FOR TOP JR. COLLEGE SPOTS

  Eldred Henry, a British Virgin Islands 2013 Carifta Games Discus Throw and Shot Put bronze medalist shattered the territory’s Discus mark and improved his own standard in the Shot, during... Read more

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