NO MONEY FOR LONG ELECTIONS – SAYS CLINE

Local Talk Show Host Claude Skelton Cline believes that it will be a sprint to the finish once elections are called in the Virgin Islands, mainly due to the territory’s main political parties lacking the necessary financial backing to fund a long election. “Neither of the two major parties have any money… Neither the NDP … Continued

ST. GEORGES STUDENTS RING IN THE HOLIDAYS

The St. Georges Primary School rang in the Holiday Season on Tuesday with a Christmas extravaganza which featured performances from its talented young students, who shared the Christmas Spirit, and reminded what the holiday is truly all about. Here are some moments from that activity.

VISAR EYES JUNIOR ICE HOCKEY LEAGUE

The Virgin Islands Search and Rescue has changed some minds on the topic of ice skating in the Caribbean over the past three years, with its Winter Wonderland at the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park. VISAR’s Operations Manager Phil Aspinall notes the activity as a success with scalable potential. Aspinall noted that the possibility … Continued

NO CONCERN FOR INCREASED CONTRABAND WITH DIRECT MIA FLIGHT

As the BVI prepares to welcome daily flights from the United States of America, local authorities have expressed confidence in the ability of the territory’s relevant Customs, Immigration and Security authorities to protect the BVI’s borders from any increased risk of imported contraband. When asked whether local authorities intend to implement any new, more stringent … Continued

VISAR’S WINTER WONDERLAND IS BACK

The Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) is back again this year with its premier holiday season fundraiser, the Winter Wonderland hosted at the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park. The event, which first came to Tortola in 2020, features the territory’s one and only ice skating rink, which utilises synthetic turf usually used for … Continued

FAIR TENANCY ACT IN THE WORKS – SAYS PREMIER

As Virgin Islanders are pushed to explore the use and development of their homes and properties in an effort to increase and diversify the territory’s ability to accommodate a greater number of incoming visitors, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley has admitted that this must coincide with the necessary legislative push to protect the availability of affordable … Continued

2022 MARKS 100 YEARS OF HEALTH SERVICES IN THE VI

Among important observations in the territory, the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) has noted that in December 2022 the territory observes the 100 year anniversary of the establishment of health services in the BVI. BVIHSA’s Chairman Moleto Smith spoke of the commemoration during a recent press conference. “In 1922 health services had been initiated as … Continued