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Appeal Judges Grant Simmonds Extra Time

Appeal Judges Grant Simmonds Extra Time

  Today the Court of Appeal granted Rodney Simmonds Jr also known as Lil Rod more time to file a notice of appeal. Through his lawyer Mr Micheal Maduro, Simmonds made an application for extra time to file a notice of...

01 Oct 2014

Sir Richard Branson Proposes Massive Marine Reserve

Sir Richard Branson Proposes Massive Marine Reserve

  Eastern Caribbean countries are being challenged to set up a marine reserve beyond the 25-mile of their respective shores. This challenge came last evening Sir Richard, founder of Virgin Group, September 30. He was speaking at the opening ceremony...

01 Oct 2014

Children-Only Parade In East End Needs More Time

Children-Only Parade In East End Needs More Time

The idea which was floated back in 2012 for there to be a Children-Only parade in East End/Long Look and Adults-Only parade in Road Town during festival, needs more planning to be realized. In the 2013 annual...

30 Sep 2014

PEP Speaks Anti-Corruption

PEP Speaks Anti-Corruption

The newly formed People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) has assured residents that they are very serious when it comes to corruption and are guarded against it. Public Relations Officer of PEP, Mr Lorie Rymer said that the party wants...

30 Sep 2014

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BVI Tourist Board Announces November Food Fete

BVI Tourist Board Announces November Food Fete

It will be a culinary affair this November as the Territory prepares to welcome foodies from near and far for its very first ‘Food Fete.’ The grand event which Director of the BVI Tourist Board anticipate will put the Territory on the map with other culinary niche market was... Read more

Hon. Fahie: Is $3M Enough For W/E Ferry Dock

Hon. Fahie: Is $3M Enough For W/E Ferry Dock

Opposition Member, and First District Representative, Hon. Andrew Fahie has expressed concerns about the amount that has been allotted for the West End Ferry Dock project. The Legislator, while speaking at a public meeting that was held in his District earlier this month questioned whether the $3,000,000 that... Read more

We Must Be Climate Ready- OECS Official As VI Opens Climate Change Exhibition

We Must Be Climate Ready- OECS Official As VI Opens Climate Change Exhibition

  Residents are being encouraged to be climate ready by joining the rest of the Caribbean region in the awareness campaign of  the effect sof Climate Change. Today, an exhibition was opened at the Central Administration Complex which is being hosted by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and... Read more

Youths inspiring Youths’ at RCT Annual Youth Forum 2014

Youths inspiring Youths’ at RCT Annual Youth Forum 2014

    The Rotary Club of Tortola is poised to take on yet another of its signature programmes, the ‘Annual Youth Forum’ set for October 2nd, 2014 at the Multi Purpose Complex , Tortola at 8:30AM and on October 3rd, 2014 at the New Testament of Hope Church, Virgin Gorda at... Read more

Finally NEOC To Be Repaired

Finally NEOC To Be Repaired

After much complaining, it was announced that the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC), which was repeatedly described as needing critical repairs will be fixed. The announcement of the proposed building project was announced in a report from the Department of Disaster Management that was tabled in the House of... Read more

Sewage Spills To Be Addressed In Long Look

Sewage Spills To Be Addressed In Long Look

The current sewage spills that are occurring in Long Look on the eastern end of the island will be addressed soon as part of the government's national sewerage project. The national programme involves the implementation of a National Sewerage System in East End/Long Look and Road Town, on Tortola. Minister... Read more

National Theatre Presentation at HLSCC on Saturday

National Theatre Presentation at HLSCC on Saturday

The Appleby presented National Theatre Live screening continues at the Eileen Parsons Auditorium (HLSCC) on Saturday September 27 with the airing of Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night. The production is based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon. It was adapted by Simon Stephens and... Read more

We Are Working Post Haste To Stabilize Electricity Supply- Works Minister

We Are Working Post Haste To Stabilize Electricity Supply- Works Minister

  Residents are being assured that all is being done to address the frequent power outages occurring Territory-wide. In a statement in the House of Assembly late yesterday afternoon, Hon. Mark Vanterpool, Minister for Communications and Works apologized to the public for the unstable power supply in recent months. "We wish... Read more

Calypsonians May Have To Pay Up To Enter Competition During Festival-Report

Calypsonians May Have To Pay Up To Enter Competition During Festival-Report

  Persons entering the annual Calypso competition during Emancipation may have to pay a registration fee going forward. The Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee's long awaited 2013 annual report was made public yesterday in the House of Assembly where it stated that, "it is also recommended that in the... Read more

Hon. Maduro-Caines Complain About Jail Time

Hon. Maduro-Caines Complain About Jail Time

Sixth District Representative, Hon. Alvera Maduro-Caines expressed concern about the alleged disparity between court sentencing for persons found guilty of simple possession of cannabis and other matters involving young persons  who are sent to prison for first offences. In her debate contribution to the bill to amend the... Read more

Old Times to be Celebrated at 2014 Friendship Day

Old Times to be Celebrated at 2014 Friendship Day

The 2014 USVI/BVI Friendship Day will be held on October 17 and 18 in the United States Virgin Islands. It was announced that the main event will be hosted in downtown Charlotte Amalie. This year’s event will be celebrated under the theme “Ole Tyme Tings -- Celebrating the Ties that Bind... Read more

NDP Ministers Accused Of Treating Opposition Like Children

NDP Ministers Accused Of Treating Opposition Like Children

  The governing party ministers have been accused of being disrespectful and treating members of the opposition like children. “When some of them answer you, you want to know if they are talking to a little three-year old child what come to them for something…This is nothing that I am making... Read more

No Boycott of House of Assembly Today!

No Boycott of House of Assembly Today!

  It is expected that the members of the opposition will turn up to the House of Assembly when it convenes at 10.00 am today, September 25, some weeks after they had protested the alleged illegal adjournment of the House in August. BVI Hot Press understands that the opposition members will... Read more

Origin of BVI Chikungunya Cases

Origin of BVI Chikungunya Cases

As more persons become infected with the chikungunya virus a series of public meetings have been scheduled to rally community support to rid the territory of mosquitoes that are responsible for the spread. Still, the question continues to be asked how did the virus arrive here? An explanation... Read more

Over 10 Overseas Companies Express Interest In Solar Project

Over 10 Overseas Companies Express Interest In Solar Project

Last evening, the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) announced that over 10 companies from across the globe have expressed interest for the installation of a solar system to deliver approximately 2 megawatts of power at five locations in the Territory. Mr. Lerory Abraham, General Manager of BVIEC speaking at opening ceremony... Read more

Ferry Staff Guilty of Customs Non-Disclosure

Ferry Staff Guilty of Customs Non-Disclosure

Collin St Clair, the Smith´s Ferry crew member who was arrested and charged for not declaring $13,325 to the Customs Department in April 2012 was found guilty of the by Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-DaBreo on September 22. St Clair was arrested after Customs Officers confiscated monies exceeding $10,000 from... Read more

NAGICO Provides Text Books To First Formers

NAGICO Provides Text Books To First Formers

  The first year of high school can be nerve-racking and costly, but for nine graduates of the Isabella Morris Primary School, NAGICO Insurances has made the transition to the Elmore Stoutt High School a bit easier with a donation of textbooks. On Thursday, September 22, Managing Director, Mr. Shan Mohamed... Read more

C&W Minister Apologizes

C&W Minister Apologizes

Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Mark Vanterpool announced this week that he takes full responsibility for the slow pace that the renewable energy implementation in the Territory has been moving. In a statement issued to the media on Monday, Hon Vanterpool announced that he was hoping that the... Read more

Danny Benjamin Appeals 10-Year Sentence

Danny Benjamin Appeals 10-Year Sentence

The Court of Appeal is expected to hear the appeal case of Mr. Danny Benjamin who is seeking for the court to reduce his ten-year sentence. The Court of Appeal meets next week in Road Town. According to information reaching BVI Hot Press, Benjamin, 28, wants... Read more

Simon Potter Appointed Chairman Of New Minimum Wage Committee

Simon Potter Appointed Chairman Of New Minimum Wage Committee

The long awaited Minimum Wage Advisory Committee has been formed and government late yesterday afternoon announced the names of the members who were appointed by Cabinet. The Chairman is Mr. Simon Potter and with Mrs. Benedicta Samuels-Richardson as Vice chairman. ... Read more

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Over 10 Overseas Companies Express Inter…

Over 10 Overseas Companies Express Interest In Solar Project

Last evening, the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) announced that over 10 companies from across the globe have expressed interest for the installation of a solar system to deliver approximately 2... Read more

Sir Richard Branson Proposes Massive Mar…

Sir Richard Branson Proposes Massive Marine Reserve

  Eastern Caribbean countries are being challenged to set up a marine reserve beyond the 25-mile of their respective shores. This challenge came last evening Sir Richard, founder of Virgin... Read more

Appeal Judges Grant Simmonds Extra Time

Appeal Judges Grant Simmonds Extra Time

  Today the Court of Appeal granted Rodney Simmonds Jr also known as Lil Rod more time to file a notice of appeal. Through his lawyer Mr Micheal Maduro, Simmonds made... Read more

Education Minister Backs New ESHS Princi…

Education Minister Backs New ESHS Principal

  Ms Sandy Underhill, new acting principal of the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) has the full backing of her boss. Yesterday speaking at the first general assembly... Read more

PEP Speaks Anti-Corruption

PEP Speaks Anti-Corruption

The newly formed People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) has assured residents that they are very serious when it comes to corruption and are guarded against it. Public Relations Officer... 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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