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Backbenchers Distance Themselves From PAC Report On Cruise Pier Project

Backbenchers Distance Themselves From PAC Report On Cruise Pier Project

  Two of the government's backbenchers who sits on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have publicly distanced themselves from the PAC's report on the controversial Cruise Pier Project. Yesterday afternoon, from the two-Hon. Marlon Penn, Eight District Representative...

22 Jul 2014

The Opportunity Is Here To Take Back The Country-Malone Tells Voters

The Opportunity Is Here To Take Back The Country-Malone Tells Voters

  President of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) has called on residents to take back the country from the governing National Democratic Party (NDP). Mr. Malone at a recent community meeting said that the VIP's chairman Hon....

22 Jul 2014

Liquor License Issues Being Addressed

Liquor License Issues Being Addressed

  A few bars, and some alcohol vending enterprises have complained about what they termed was at times a frustrating process to get a liquor license. Some even suggested that it is easier to get a temporary license. The complaints...

21 Jul 2014

VIP Chairman Offers Solution To Ailing Economy

VIP Chairman Offers Solution To Ailing Economy

  The opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) through its new leader has dished out its solution to the gloomy economic situation in the Territory. Hon. Julian Fraser, Third District Representative and Chairman of the party recently presented the...

21 Jul 2014

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Jkhoy & Afyah Frett Cop Prince and Princess 2014 Title

Jkhoy & Afyah Frett Cop Prince and Princess 2014 Title

  Following a stiff competition in a venue filled to capacity, couple #4, Jkhoy and Afyah Frett  was crowned Prince and Princess 2014, last evening at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall. The couple who are from Willard Wheatley & Bregardo Flax Primary respectively also won popularity award, best introductory... Read more

Residents Warned Against NDP Distraction Tactics

Residents Warned Against NDP Distraction Tactics

The opposition party has warned residents against allowing the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) use frivolous things to distract them from the real issues facing the Territory. Hon. Julian Fraser, Chairman of the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) made this call during a community meeting held on... Read more

Findings On Cruise Pier Project Up For Debate Next Week

Findings On Cruise Pier Project Up For Debate Next Week

Next week members of the House of Assembly are expected to debate the findings from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on the cruise pier development., according to information reaching BVI Hot Press.  Information suggests that Hon. Andrew Fahie, First District Representative who is also a member... Read more

Fathers Should Read To Their Children-Governor Urges

Fathers Should Read To Their Children-Governor Urges

  Governor Boyd McCleary who is winding up his tenure as Governor has made a special appeal to fathers to read to their children. Yesterday, the BVI Reading Council recognized the contributions made by the Governor and his wife, Mrs. Jenny McCleary to improving literacy in the Virgin Islands. The... Read more

It Was The VIP Who Built This Country-Fraser Reminds JVD Residents; NDP Accused Of Putting Elites First

It Was The VIP Who Built This Country-Fraser Reminds JVD Residents;  NDP Accused Of Putting Elites First

  Residents on Jost Van Dyke (JVD) were reminded last evening that it was the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) that built the BVI and it was a mistake made by the people by voting them out of office in 2011. However, according to Hon. Julian Fraser, Third District Representative and... Read more

No More Catching Rides by the Roundabout

No More Catching Rides by the Roundabout

Standing in front of the Post Office or TMF to hitch a ride will soon be a thing of the past. This announcement was made last week as Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool outlined plans to construct a bus stop that... Read more

Restroom Still in the Pipeline for Long Bay Beach, Beef Island

Restroom Still in the Pipeline for Long Bay Beach, Beef Island

Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. The Hon. Kedrick Pickering announced that the plans to have restrooms on Long Bay beach, Beef Island still stands and that the construction will be done before the next Fisherman’s Day beach event. Speaking at the ‘Government on the Road’ meeting... Read more

Lack of Volunteers Force Reduction In HIV Screening/Testing

Lack of Volunteers Force Reduction In HIV Screening/Testing

  There has been a reduction in the number of HIV testing and screening due to lack of volunteers. The HIV/AIDS Foundation BVI, made this disclosure during its annual report which was recently made public. "HIV screening/testing-this aspect of the Foundation activity has been significantly reduced... Read more

Cruise Project: $1M Dollar Oral Agreement With TPP Done Based On Trust?

 Cruise Project: $1M Dollar Oral Agreement With TPP Done Based On Trust?

  The government of the Virgin Islands may have orally agreed with Tortola Pier Partners (TPP) for the $1.7M for designs and other pre-development works based on trust. Under the first process for the Cruise Pier Development which for the most part... Read more

Minister Laments Teenage Pregnancy Problem

Minister Laments Teenage Pregnancy Problem

There is an issue of teenage pregnancy in the Elmore Stoutt High School, Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn announced on July 10 during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Rotary Club of Road Town, Follow the Movement and Hope Foundation at Maria's... Read more

Judge Grants Bail To Duo In EE Armed Robbery

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 End signed for both men. If they men is to flee the territory or not show up for their case,... Read more

“3rd District’s Got Talent!” Bringing Live entertainment 16 August

“3rd District’s Got Talent!” Bringing Live entertainment 16 August

  Sea Cow’s Bay, Tortola – ACT (Alternative Community Transformation) presents their first “3rd District’s Got Talent!” event on Saturday 16 August, 2014 at 6pm. The event will be held at the Ellis Thomas Downs, Sea Cows Bay. A night of live entertainment for the whole family showcasing talent from... Read more

Deputy Premier Announces Labour Plans

Deputy Premier Announces Labour Plans

Deputy Premier, and Minister with responsibility for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Hon. Kedrick Pickering announced a number of strides Government is taking to develop labour relations in the Territory. While speaking at the ‘Government on the Road’ meeting that was held in the Sixth District on July... Read more

Rotary & Youth Organizations Come Together To Help Youth

Rotary & Youth Organizations Come Together To Help Youth

  Yesterday, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between the Rotary Club of Road Town, Follow The Movement (FTM) and Hope Foundation to reach out and assist at-risk youth in the Territory. The signing took place at Maria’s By The Sea conference room. In the MoU the three parties... Read more

Government Taking a Second Look at Brandwine Bay Road Suggestion

Government Taking a Second Look at Brandwine Bay Road Suggestion

Premier, Dr. the Hon. D. Orlando Smith disclosed that Government is having a second look at the announced plans to construct an alternate road in the Brandywine Bay area. During a public meeting that was held on September 12, 2013 Deputy Premier, and Minister for Natural Resources and... Read more

Minimum Wage Committee Membership Recommendation Heading to Cabinet

Minimum Wage Committee Membership Recommendation Heading to Cabinet

“It might sound like pure rhetoric, but the paper is ready to go to Cabinet, certainly before the end of July,” Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Hon. Kedrick Pickering said in response to a question about attempts to raise the minimum wage. The question was... Read more

Premier Addresses Enforcing Immigration Rules On Expats

Premier Addresses Enforcing Immigration Rules On Expats

  The recent clampdown on expatriates having to return home after changing jobs, is just the Immigration Department enforcing the laws which are already on the books. This is according to Premier Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith. Speaking to reporters at his Tuesday press conference, Premier Smith said that the Chief Immigration Officer and... Read more

EE Armed Robbery Case Traversed

EE Armed Robbery Case Traversed

  The trial into the March 2013 armed robbery at a home in East End has been traversed to the October Criminal Assizes. This was confirmed yesterday when the accused men Doyle Guishard, Denzil Wheatley and Samuel Harris reappeared in court. The men were scheduled to stand trial yesterday but... Read more

There Is No Individual Compromise With FATCA- Premier Tells Media

There Is No Individual Compromise With FATCA- Premier Tells Media

Premier Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith has assured residents that there is no individual compromised by signing into to the United States (US) Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). On June 30, the Government signed a Model 1B intergovernmental agreement (IGA) in relation to the United... Read more

Hon. Fraser & Bishop Cline Working Together For Youth Development

Hon. Fraser & Bishop Cline Working Together For Youth Development

  Third District Representative, Hon. Julian Fraser and Bishop John I. Cline, Senior Pastor at the New Life Baptist Church and Founder of the Save The Seed Center are working together for youth development through the second annual Hon. Julian Fraser Save the Seed Basketball Tournament. The tournament was officially... Read more

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INTERNATIONAL MOTORS (Fish Bay) APPOINTED EXCLUSIVE MERCEDES-BENZ DEALER IN THE BVI

  International Motors, the leading car dealership in the BVI, has joined the global Mercedes-Benz dealer network and has been appointed the exclusive dealer for Mercedes-Benz in the BVI.   The ML-350 will... Read more

Backbenchers Distance Themselves From PA…

Backbenchers Distance Themselves From PAC Report On Cruise Pier Project

  Two of the government's backbenchers who sits on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have publicly distanced themselves from the PAC's report on the controversial Cruise Pier Project. ... 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

Principals Heading to Jamaica

Principals Heading to Jamaica

  Principals of schools in the territory will soon be heading to Jamaica for training, Minister for Education and Culture, Hon. Myron Walwyn informed the House of Assembly... Read more

It Was The VIP Who Built This Country-Fr…

It Was The VIP Who Built This Country-Fraser Reminds JVD Residents;  NDP Accused Of Putting Elites First

  Residents on Jost Van Dyke (JVD) were reminded last evening that it was the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) that built the BVI and it was a mistake made by... 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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