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ESHS STUDENT TAKEN TO POLICE STATION FOR INTERVENTION

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has publicly acknowledged the receipt of a report, made after 2 pm on Friday, March 1, seeking assistance at the Elmore Stoutt High School Campus. Responding to the call, officers promptly arrived at the scene and initiated inquiries. The nature of the incident was not disclosed in the … Continued

CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW COMMISSION ADVOCATES FOR FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LEGISLATION

In a bid to enhance transparency and accountability within the British Virgin Islands, the Constitutional Review Commission has put forward crucial recommendations, urging the implementation of freedom of information provisions through dedicated legislation. The Commission in its recently published report noted that the issue relating to the absence of freedom of information legislation was underscored … Continued

A LOOK AT THE CREATIVE WAVES ART EXHIBITION

Throughout the month of February, the British Virgin Islands has been abuzz with creativity as Creative Waves BVI, took center stage. Locals and visitors alike were invited to immerse themselves in the celebration of artistic expression, featuring over 73 talented artists and craftspeople from the BVI. One of the highlights of Creative Waves BVI was … Continued

BVIEC ENHANCES DISASTER RESILIENCE WITH BUSINESS CONTINUITY SUPPORT PROJECT

The British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) is fortifying its operational resilience with the implementation of the Business Continuity Support Project, aimed at ensuring uninterrupted service during extreme recurrent disasters in the territory. Kelvin Eubanks, Information Technology Manager at BVIEC, highlighted the significance of the initiative in a recent interview with 284 Media. The project … Continued

ISLANDERS SECURE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE WIN WITH DOMINANT 5-0 VICTORY – ACTION CONTINUE THIS WEEKEND

The Islanders Football Club extended their winning streak to four games, overwhelming Old Madrid FC last Sunday with a commanding 5-0 triumph at the Greenland Football Field.   The Islanders dominated with goals from Sheldon Harry (2nd, 45th +1), Oswort Holder (42nd), and Antonio Rodney (90th +1) with an own goal adding to the scoreline … Continued

Local

CALLWOOD’S HAT-TRICK SECURES 3-1 VICTORY FOR BVI IN CONCACAF U20 CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER

In a stellar performance, Azarni Callwood proved to be the driving force behind the British Virgin Islands triumph against Anguilla in the CONCACAF Under 20 Championship Qualifier on Thursday. Callwood’s hat-trick led the team to a convincing 3-1 victory at the Nicaragua National Stadium. The game saw Callwood opening the scoring in the 18th minute, … Continued

14 ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS DETAINED IN VG

On Thursday, February 29, officers of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) uncovered eleven illegal immigrants at an abandoned building on Virgin Gorda.  Following additional investigations, three more individuals were found at the same location, raising concerns that there may be others yet to be discovered. The RVIPF is now reaching out to the … Continued

PREMIER WHEATLEY REJECTS ECONOMIC LINKS TO CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR

Amid discourse in the Territory connecting recent criminal activity to a “sluggish economy,” Premier Hon. Dr. Natalio Wheatley has distanced the two issues. He cautioned the public not to perpetuate excuses that promote a narrative rationalizing the criminal lifestyle.  Wheatley was responding to questions posed by Member for the 6th District Hon. Myron Walwyn during … Continued

Regional

PREMIER WHEATLEY ADVANCES TALKS ON VISA-FREE TRAVEL BETWEEN BVI AND GUYANA

Premier Hon. Dr. Natalio Wheatley, has updated on the progress of plans to eliminate visa restrictions for Guyanese nationals entering the territory. In a recent interview with Guyana’s National Communications Network (NCN), the Premier expressed his support for the measure, which was initially announced by Deputy Premier Hon. Lorna Smith OBE during a 2023 trade … Continued

PETER “PEETAH” MORGAN, LEAD SINGER OF MORGAN HERITAGE, PASSES AWAY AT 46

Reggae icon and lead singer of Grammy-award winning Reggae group Morgan Heritage, Peter “Peetah” Morgan, has passed away. The singer’s death was confirmed on February 25, in a statement issued by the band through its official Instagram page. The band expressed their grief in a heartfelt statement saying, “It is out of sincere love that … Continued

11 YOUTH REPRESENT BVI AT LESSER ANTILLES BASEBALL EXTRAVAGANZA IN USVI

Eleven rising young baseball players from the British Virgin Islands are headed to the U.S. Virgin Islands this weekend to participate in the Lesser Antilles Baseball Extravaganza in St. Thomas. The Virgin Islands Softball-Baseball Association shared the news in a recent post, as it extended well wishes to the team. The talented athletes are accompanied … Continued

PREMIER WHEATLEY ATTENDING 46TH CARICOM CONFERENCE OF HEADS

Premier Hon. Dr. Natalio Wheatley is currently away from the Territory attending the 46th regular meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), taking place from February 25th to 28th, 2024.  The CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting is a semi-annual summit where leaders from the CARICOM member states gather to … Continued

World

PREMIER SENDS BEST WISHES TO KING CHARLES FOLLOWING CANCER DIAGNOSIS

The Government of the Virgin Islands have extended its prayers and best wishes to His Majesty King Charles III, following the announcement of his cancer diagnosis. In a statement on Monday, Premier Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley on behalf of his administration expressed solidarity with individuals worldwide who are sending positive thoughts and wishes to … Continued

KING CHARLES III DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER

King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer. Buckingham Palace confirmed the news in a statement to the public on Monday, noting that the 75-year-old monarch received the diagnosis after undergoing treatment for a separate medical procedure. “During The King’s recent hospital procedure for benign prostate enlargement, a separate issue of concern was noted. Subsequent … Continued

MCMASTER DOMINATES SOUTH CAROLINA INVITATIONAL WITH AN IMPRESSIVE 400-METER VICTORY

In a spectacular display of speed and skill, Kyron McMaster, the two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist, marked his commencement of the 2024 track and field season with an outstanding performance at the South Carolina Invitational this weekend. McMaster, primarily known for his excellence in the 400-meter hurdles, showcased his versatility by clinching the top spot … Continued

Politics

BACKLOG IN AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF STATUTORY BODIES RAISES CONCERNS

It has come to light that a number of the government’s statutory bodies are significantly behind in submitting their audited financial statements, with some reports being last completed over a decade ago. The alarming discovery was made during a recent sitting of the House of Assembly after the Opposition Leader Honourable Ronnie Skelton questioned the … Continued

APPROX. 65% OF COI RECOMMENDATIONS UNDER THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR’S OFFICE COMPLETED

The Office of the Deputy Governor has reported significant headway in the implementation of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) recommendations, noting that approximately 65 percent of the reforms have been completed. According to recent updates from their office, 20 of the 31 recommendations assigned have been completed with 1 no longer applicable and the outstanding … Continued

APPROX 62% OF COI IMPLEMENTATION ACTIONS COMPLETED – SAYS PREMIER

With 16 weeks remaining for the full implementation of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) recommendations, the Government of the Virgin Islands has revealed that it has completed approximately 62 percent of the actions relating to the reforms. Premier Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley in a recent update revealed that his government divided the 50 COI … Continued

Sports

CALLWOOD’S HAT-TRICK SECURES 3-1 VICTORY FOR BVI IN CONCACAF U20 CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER

In a stellar performance, Azarni Callwood proved to be the driving force behind the British Virgin Islands triumph against Anguilla in the CONCACAF Under 20 Championship Qualifier on Thursday. Callwood’s hat-trick led the team to a convincing 3-1 victory at the Nicaragua National Stadium. The game saw Callwood opening the scoring in the 18th minute, … Continued

BVI U20 TEAM CLINCHES THRILLING 4-3 VICTORY OVER BELIZE IN CONCACAF QUALIFIER

The British Virgin Islands Under 20 football team secured their first victory in the CONCACAF Under 20 Championship Qualifier, staging a thrilling comeback against Belize on Tuesday at the Estadio Nacional in Managua, Nicaragua. The match hailed as the most exhilarating of the day, saw the BVI rebounding from their earlier defeats to triumph 4-3 … Continued

Business

BVI YACHTING HOTEL AND TOURISM ASSOCIATION FORGES STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH GOVERNMENT

Demonstrating their shared resolve to advancing the BVI’s tourism product, the BVI Yachting, Hotel and Tourism Association (BVIYHTA), and the Honourable Premier Dr. Natalio Wheatley, engaged in an exciting dialogue on Thursday, February 22nd. For the newly formed BVIYHTA, this meeting marked a significant milestone in their effort to build partnerships which strengthen the tourism … Continued

GRENADA-BORN TECHNOLOGY LEADER DR. CAMILLE LEWIS SHINES AT US ENGINEERING AWARDS

Native Grenadian Dr. Camille Lewis has been officially recognized as a Modern-Day Technology Leader at the 38th Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) held from 15th-18th February 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States (US). The distinction is annually conferred on a cohort of trailblazing technology professionals in the US who are shaping the technological … Continued

BVI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOST EVENING OF NETWORKING AND CELEBRATION

On 1st February 2024, the BVI Chamber of Commerce (BVICoC) co-hosted an exclusive event, the Visit BVI Advertisers Cocktails, at the picturesque venue of Prime Restaurant’s LVL3 lounge in Road Town, Tortola to officially launch the 2024 edition and thank the businesses for their support. The event, co-hosted with the magazine publisher, North South Net … Continued

Entertainment

PETER “PEETAH” MORGAN, LEAD SINGER OF MORGAN HERITAGE, PASSES AWAY AT 46

Reggae icon and lead singer of Grammy-award winning Reggae group Morgan Heritage, Peter “Peetah” Morgan, has passed away. The singer’s death was confirmed on February 25, in a statement issued by the band through its official Instagram page. The band expressed their grief in a heartfelt statement saying, “It is out of sincere love that … Continued

MR. KILLA NOMINATED FOR “BEST SOCA ENTERTAINER” AT IRAWMA

Grenadian soca sensation Hollice Mapp, better known by his stage name Mr. Killa, has been nominated in the category of “Best Calypso/Soca Entertainer” at the upcoming 41st Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA).  Mr Killa, known for his energetic stage performances and unique sound, has had several memorable performances in the Virgin Islands.  … Continued

Opinion

MINIMUM QUALITY OF LIFE

The following is commentary by Shaina M. Smith-Archer. I heard about the call for comments in the news on increasing the minimum wage, and there is so much here I don’t know which corner to start at. I think we should first complete the population census to understand what is really going on in our … Continued

THE UNBORN CONSTITUTION PART 2: “THE CALIBRE OF LEADERSHIP REQUIRED IN THIS SEASON IS NOT TO BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED OR LIGHTLY: SHAINA SMITH-ARCHER

In part 1 of this commentary, I started sharing my thoughts on the Constitutional Review and why this exercise is laying the foundation for the best days of these Islands we call home. The more research I conduct on this topic I realise more that the system we have is not truly a democratic system … Continued

THE UNBORN CONSTITUTION PART 1 BY SHAINA SMITH-ARCHER; “WE ARE CURRENTLY WRITING THE VIRGIN ISLANDS’ FUTURE FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS.”

The following is commentary by Shaina Smith-Archer. I am glad to be alive for such a time as this. When I read about our national heroes like Hope Stevens and Howard. R. Penn and how they wrote our future in their “day,” we are currently writing the Virgin Islands’ future for the next 50 years. … Continued

Crime

PREMIER WHEATLEY REJECTS ECONOMIC LINKS TO CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR

Amid discourse in the Territory connecting recent criminal activity to a “sluggish economy,” Premier Hon. Dr. Natalio Wheatley has distanced the two issues. He cautioned the public not to perpetuate excuses that promote a narrative rationalizing the criminal lifestyle.  Wheatley was responding to questions posed by Member for the 6th District Hon. Myron Walwyn during … Continued

HIGH-SPEED CHASE LEADS TO 3 ARRESTS

A  police pursuit on Wednesday in Tortola resulted in the arrest of three male suspects.  According to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), officers attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle traveling towards East End. However, the driver refused to comply and instead accelerated to flee from police. A chase ensued as officers pursued the … Continued

ARRINGTON CHARGED WITH DRUG OFFENCES FOLLOWING POLICE OPERATION IN FISH BAY

One man is charged with two drug-related offences following a police operation on Wednesday, February 14, in Fish Bay. He is 32-year-old Purcell Estate resident Royanson Arrington. Arrington is charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of Controlled Drugs after members of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force intercepted a vehicle in Fish Bay and … Continued

Government

PREMIER WHEATLEY REJECTS ECONOMIC LINKS TO CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR

Amid discourse in the Territory connecting recent criminal activity to a “sluggish economy,” Premier Hon. Dr. Natalio Wheatley has distanced the two issues. He cautioned the public not to perpetuate excuses that promote a narrative rationalizing the criminal lifestyle.  Wheatley was responding to questions posed by Member for the 6th District Hon. Myron Walwyn during … Continued

GOVT TO ADDRESS ILLEGAL USE OF CROWN LAND – RVIPF TO AID IN THE REMOVAL OF ITEMS

Residents are being put on notice of the government’s intent to address the growing issue of illegal development on Crown land. The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change in a government-commissioned media release on Wednesday, noted that the ministry in collaboration with the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force will be removing all derelict … Continued

PREMIER WHEATLEY ADVANCES TALKS ON VISA-FREE TRAVEL BETWEEN BVI AND GUYANA

Premier Hon. Dr. Natalio Wheatley, has updated on the progress of plans to eliminate visa restrictions for Guyanese nationals entering the territory. In a recent interview with Guyana’s National Communications Network (NCN), the Premier expressed his support for the measure, which was initially announced by Deputy Premier Hon. Lorna Smith OBE during a 2023 trade … Continued

GOV’T WELCOMES CFATF REPORT; COMMITS TO IMPLEMENTING RECOMMENDATIONS

Premier Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley and Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services Honourable Lorna Smith, OBE have both reacted to the publication of the Mutual Evaluation Report of the Virgin Islands by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF).  The statement issued subsequent to the report’s release shared that the government has welcomed … Continued

Community

THIRD DISTRICT SENIOR CITIZEN HEALTH SOCIAL TO BE HELD

In their continued efforts to build on the ongoing works and legacy of Third District Representative, Hon Julian Fraser RA, Ms. Kishma P. Forbes of Virgin Islands School and Office Supplies and Mr. Julian Willock, former Speaker of the House of Assembly will host a Third District Senior Citizen Health Social. The event is scheduled … Continued

GOV’T WELCOMES CFATF REPORT; COMMITS TO IMPLEMENTING RECOMMENDATIONS

Premier Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley and Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services Honourable Lorna Smith, OBE have both reacted to the publication of the Mutual Evaluation Report of the Virgin Islands by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF).  The statement issued subsequent to the report’s release shared that the government has welcomed … Continued

CABINET APPOINTS NEW BOARD FOR PROSPECT REEF MANAGEMENT COMPANY

In a recent Cabinet meeting key appointments were made to the Prospect Reef Management Company Board.  The Cabinet decided on the following appointments: Mr. Collingston George, has been appointed as Chairperson for a period of three years, effective from 1st January, 2024 until 31st December, 2026. Ms. Kerrel Wilson, has been appointed as a Director … Continued

Andrew Fahie Trial

LEGAL SAGA CONTINUES IN FAHIE TRIAL – PROSECUTION & DEFENCE TO SUBMIT SOLUTION ON MARCH 7

Despite being found guilty on all counts relating to cocaine and money laundering charges on February 8, nearly two weeks following the verdict, the legal saga relating to the Andrew Fahie trial continues as a federal judge grapples with unresolved doubts raised by two jurors about their guilty verdicts. The latest development in what has … Continued

REPOLLING OF JURORS UNLIKELY BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE – SAYS LEGAL EXPERT

A local attorney with experience in the United States legal system believes the recent request by Andrew Fahie’s legal team to repoll two jurors following their decision to recant their guilty verdicts, is unlikely to be granted. The attorney who requested anonymity noted that while it is highly unlikely for the request to be granted, he said … Continued

PROSECUTION URGES COURT TO UPHOLD GUILTY VERDICT IN ANDREW FAHIE TRIAL

In a recent court submission to the United States District Court Southern District of Florida, the prosecution in the trial of former premier Andrew Fahie has emphatically urged the court to respect the guilty verdict handed down on Thursday, February 8. Fahie was found guilty of four counts relating to conspiracy to import cocaine into … Continued

LEGAL DRAMA CONTINUES – FAHIE REQUESTS FOR THE COURT TO EXERCISE DISCRETION

Former Premier Andrew Fahie has requested the court to exercise its discretion and repoll Jurors B and C regarding their recently published guilty verdicts following his trial. The 12-member jury found Fahie guilty of four counts on Thursday, relating to conspiracy to import a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine into the … Continued

Press Release

BVIFARS PAYMENT PORTAL TO GO LIVE IN JAN 2024

The BVI Financial Account Reporting System (BVIFars) payment portal is set to go live in January 2024. The International Tax Authority (ITA) made the announcement on Wednesday, December 6, as it reminded all relevant entities with reporting obligations to enrol in the BVIFARS portal. By enrolling, the ITA said it would satisfy the entities’ respective … Continued

CUSTOMER SERVICE CARE CENTRE LAUNCHES LIVE CHAT

The Government’s Customer Service Care Centre has launched its live-chat feature, in an effort to ensure customers can easily access the Government’s services. The feature allows individuals to contact the centre through messaging, and receive instant support and is accessible through https://bvips.org. Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Sharleen DaBreo-Lettsome, MBE … Continued

“REMEMBER MY NAME” PERFORMING ARTS PRODUCTION RATED AS A SUCCESS

Director of Culture, Dr. Katherine Smith has lauded the “Remember My Name” performing arts production that honoured ten Virgin Islands heroes as a major success. Dr. Smith said the performance made an earnest call for Virgin Islanders to reflect on the significant contributions made by the ten recently designated heroes and their altruistic efforts towards … Continued

Weather

FLASH FLOOD WARNING ISSUED FOR BVI

A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for low-lying and flood-prone areas of the British Virgin Islands, effective until midnight today, Wednesday 7 February 2024. This warning indicates that moderate to major flooding is either occurring or imminent in the specified areas, posing a serious threat to residents and property. Residents residing in low-lying or … Continued

ADVERSE WEATHER FORCES CLOSURE OF ALL PUBLIC SCHOOLS

In response to anticipated adverse weather conditions, the Ministry of Education following advice from the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) has issued a directive for all public schools in the territory to remain closed on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. The decision according to the Ministry of Education was made to prioritize the safety of students … Continued

PUBLIC WORKS DEPT. MOBILIZES IN ANTICIPATION OF HEAVY RAINS

In light of a weather alert for an approaching frontal trough system, the Public Works Department has mobilized crews to monitor and prepare for potential flooding and storm impacts. Minister for Communications and Works Hon.Kye Rymer said the Public Works Department has activated its emergency response team. Crews are inspecting waterways and ghuts across the … Continued

Travel and Tourism

PREMIER WHEATLEY ADVANCES TALKS ON VISA-FREE TRAVEL BETWEEN BVI AND GUYANA

Premier Hon. Dr. Natalio Wheatley, has updated on the progress of plans to eliminate visa restrictions for Guyanese nationals entering the territory. In a recent interview with Guyana’s National Communications Network (NCN), the Premier expressed his support for the measure, which was initially announced by Deputy Premier Hon. Lorna Smith OBE during a 2023 trade … Continued

LIAT (1975) AIRCRAFT SOLD OFF TO ALLOW FOR BIRTH OF LIAT (2020)

Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne has announced a major step toward launching the new LIAT 2020, with regional shareholder governments agreeing to sell aircraft from the defunct LIAT (1975) Limited, which took its last flight in January 2024, to the newly formed airline.  Browne described the $12.1 million sale of at least … Continued

THE BAHAMAS SIGNS SPACE TOURISM AGREEMENT WITH SPACEX

The Government of The Bahamas has announced a revolutionary agreement with aerospace company SpaceX to establish the Bahamas as a leading space tourism destination.  The Letter of Agreement (LOA) signed with The Bahamas’  Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation (MOTIA)  positions the Bahamas as the exclusive location globally for witnessing SpaceX rocket booster landings on … Continued

TURNBULL CALLS FOR COMPREHENSIVE FIX FOR PUBLIC RESTROOMS

District Two Representative the Honourable Melvin Turnbull has criticized the continued “band-aid” approach to fixing public infrastructure. He voiced concerns in a recent House of Assembly session while questioning Premier Hon. Dr Natalio Wheatley about progress in repairing bathrooms in Jost Van Dyke and Cane Garden Bay.  Citing the significance of functional public restrooms, Turnbull … Continued

Events

NEW COMMITTEE TO LEAD 57TH VG EASTER FESTIVAL

A new committee is at the helm as the highly anticipated Virgin Gorda Easter Festival draws near. This year’s theme, “Endless years of awesomeness with New beginnings, Tradition, and culture must go on,” sets the tone for the upcoming festivities. The main committee consists of Chairperson Stephanie Faulkner, Co-Chairperson Camile George, Treasurer Mignon Williams, Secretary … Continued

RUPERT “BUCK” VANTERPOOL IS THE 2024 EASTER FESTIVAL HONOUREE

The upcoming 57th Virgin Gorda Easter Festival, a cherished 57-year tradition, will pay tribute to the prominent Virgin Gorda businessman, Rupert “Buck” Vanterpool. Mr. Vanterpool has been named the honouree of the festival, recognizing his enduring commitment and substantial contributions to the event over the years. The Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Committee annually designates an … Continued

BVI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOST EVENING OF NETWORKING AND CELEBRATION

On 1st February 2024, the BVI Chamber of Commerce (BVICoC) co-hosted an exclusive event, the Visit BVI Advertisers Cocktails, at the picturesque venue of Prime Restaurant’s LVL3 lounge in Road Town, Tortola to officially launch the 2024 edition and thank the businesses for their support. The event, co-hosted with the magazine publisher, North South Net … Continued

Health

BVIHSA REVISES COVID-19 TESTING RULES FOR HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS

The British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has announced a change to its COVID-19 testing requirements before hospital and clinic admissions.  Effective immediately, patients without COVID-19 symptoms will no longer need to undergo pre-procedure testing. However, symptomatic patients and those recently exposed to confirmed COVID cases will still require testing prior to surgeries, procedures … Continued

PAHO ISSUES ALERT ON RISING DENGUE FEVER CASES

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has issued a new epidemiological alert, urging countries in the Americas to intensify efforts to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the primary vector transmitting dengue fever.  The alert comes in response to a significant surge in reported cases in several countries during the early weeks of 2024. According to … Continued

SEWERAGE OVERFLOW IN ROAD TOWN PROMPTS CALL FOR CAUTION AND CLOSURE OF PUMP STATION

The Water and Sewerage Department has issued a public advisory regarding a sewerage overflow in Road Town, stemming from a technical malfunction at the main pump station in the heart of the city. The incident has prompted the closure of the Road Town Pump Station, and both motorists and pedestrians are urged to exercise caution … Continued

MINISTRY TO HOST VIRTUAL WORKSHOP TO ENHANCE PRESCRIPTION MEDS FOR SENIORS

In an effort to enhance the prescription of medication for the elderly, the Ministry of Health and Social Development is organizing a virtual workshop titled “Safe Prescribing for the Elderly” which is scheduled for Thursday, February 29, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The ministry in a media release on Wednesday said the workshop will … Continued

Youth

11 YOUTH REPRESENT BVI AT LESSER ANTILLES BASEBALL EXTRAVAGANZA IN USVI

Eleven rising young baseball players from the British Virgin Islands are headed to the U.S. Virgin Islands this weekend to participate in the Lesser Antilles Baseball Extravaganza in St. Thomas. The Virgin Islands Softball-Baseball Association shared the news in a recent post, as it extended well wishes to the team. The talented athletes are accompanied … Continued

BVI FINANCE BRIDGES EDUCATION AND INDUSTRY WITH NEW INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME

In a joint venture, BVI Finance and the Ministry of Financial Services, Labour, and Trade have officially launched the “Tomorrow’s Leaders Internship Programme”.  This initiative is set to provide students in the Virgin Islands with a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the Financial Services Industry. “Our aim? To empower more Virgin Islands students … Continued

Environment

COASTAL REEFS RESTORATION PROJECT UNDERWAY

In a strategic collaboration, the Government of the Virgin Islands has partnered with the Association of Reef Keepers (ARK) and the award-winning organization Rethink Rebuild Regenerating “rrreefs” to initiate a pioneering project aimed at revitalizing coastal reefs in the territory. The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change noted that rrreefs, based in Zurich, … Continued

PREMIER TO PRESS BVIEC TO INTRODUCE SOLAR PANEL PROJECT FOR THE BVI

Premier and Minister responsible for Climate Change Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley says his government intends to press the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) to have it introduce a project to equip roofs of homes and buildings across the territory with solar panels. Premier Wheatley made the statement at a recent press conference in response to … Continued

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