PLANS UNDERWAY TO RAMP UP FOOD SECURITY IN THE BVI

The Virgin Islands government is ramping up efforts to achieve greater food sovereignty and self-sufficiency, according to Junior Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Hon. Karl Dawson. In a statement at a recent press conference Dawson outlined various ongoing plans and initiatives aimed at boosting local agricultural production and strengthening food security in the Territory. Key … Continued

EXXONMOBIL ANNOUNCES NEW OIL DISCOVERY OFFSHORE GUYANA

ExxonMobil Guyana announced a new oil discovery on Friday, March 15, marking their first find of 2024 in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana. The Bluefin well encountered a significant amount of hydrocarbon-bearing sandstone, indicating potential for future development. Drilled by the Stena Drillmax drillship in over 4,200 feet (1,294 meters) of water, the Bluefin well … Continued

CTO REPORTS REGIONAL SUCCESS IN 2023, POSITIVE OUTLOOK FOR CARIBBEAN TOURISM

The Caribbean tourism industry experienced a robust year in 2023, exceeding pre-pandemic arrival numbers by 0.8%, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO). This positive trend marks a significant recovery for the region, driven by a surge in international arrivals and a revitalized hotel sector. Dona Regis-Prosper, Secretary-General of the CTO, delivered the “Caribbean Tourism … Continued

ETPS STUDENTS CONDUCT MOCK HOA SITTING

On Friday, 8th March, the Grade 5 students of the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School had the unique opportunity to participate in a Special Sitting of the House of Assembly. Led by Teacher Candia McFarlane, 19 students engaged in a mock legislative session where they proposed constitutional changes aimed at benefiting the Virgin Islands. In this simulated … Continued

BVI POISED TO BECOME GLOBAL DIGITAL ASSETS HUB

The British Virgin Islands is positioning itself to emerge as a world-leading hub for the burgeoning digital assets sector, anchored by a robust new regulatory framework and ecosystem for innovative fintech businesses, according to Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services Hon. Lorna Smith, OBE. Addressing the International Arbitration Centre conference, Smith outlined the Territory’s … Continued

CARIBE WAVE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI EXERCISE SET FOR MARCH 21

The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is encouraging Virgin Islands residents to participate in the 2024 Caribe Wave regional earthquake and tsunami exercise set for March 21. The purpose of the exercise is to evaluate Territorial tsunami response plans, increase tsunami preparedness, and improve coordination throughout the region. Director of Disaster Management Mr. Jasen Penn … Continued

MINISTER ADDRESSES SAFETY HAZARDS AND COSTS OF INCOMPLETE ROAD NEAR PARK

In a recent session of the House of Assembly, Deputy Speaker and Territorial At-Large Representative Hon. Stacy Mather brought attention to a longstanding question perplexing the community: the purpose of the enigmatic third lane adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth II Park. Directing his inquiries to the Minister for Communications and Works, Hon. Kye Rymer, Mather … Continued