VI RESIDENTS URGED TO TAP INTO “TOURISM PIE”

With the anticipation of an influx of tourist arrivals coinciding with the commencement of direct flights between Miami and Tortola via American Airlines on June 1, 2023, Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio Wheatley is urging Virgin Islanders to do their part to help the territory reap the maximum benefits of the new opportunity. One of … Continued

AA TO HAVE DIRECT FLIGHTS TO THE BVI FROM MIAMI

Commencing June 1 2023 the BVI will welcome daily flights onboard American Airlines, on a seasonal basis, creating a new bridge of consistent transport between the territory and the United States mainland. The announcement was made by Deputy Premier and Minister for Communication and Works the Honourable Kye Rymer on December 2. According to Rymer, … Continued

“WE MUST REMAIN AHEAD OF THE CURVE”- PREMIER ON GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

During his maiden budget presentation, Premier Dr the Honourable Natalio Wheatley took time to reflect on the global circumstances, which economies, including that of the BVI must brace for the effects of. To this end, the premier explored recent releases from institutions such as the World Bank, the World Economic Forum and the International Monetary … Continued

RESIDENTS URGED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON PUBLIC SERVICE

Deputy Governor David Archer Jr. is urging Virgin Islanders to get involved in ongoing efforts to revolutionise the delivery of services in the public sector by sharing their comments and concerns after receiving service from a public officer. In his November message, the deputy governor explained the importance of receiving such feedback. “I recognize that … Continued

CIMH PREDICTS HEAVY RAINS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Residents across the Caribbean are being warned to brace for heavy rains and possible flooding throughout the holiday season as the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology predicts significant risk for inclement weather throughout the month of December.  In an interview with the Caribbean Media Corporation, Climatologist Cedric Van Meerbeeck noted that despite the dry season … Continued

BVIHSA CHAIRMAN ADDRESSES AMBULANCE RESPONSE CONCERNS

While some can afford to have their loved ones transported via privately sourced ambulances, others must rely on what is publicly available. That is why, when word spreads that an ambulance would have taken over 30 minutes to respond to an accident scene within walking distance of its point of dispatch, there is a concern. … Continued

ANEGADA LOBSTER FESTIVAL 2022 HAILED AS A GREAT SUCCESS

The 10th annual Anegada Lobster Festival has been hailed by Director of Tourism Clive McCoy as a well-attended and well executed event. The activity, which was held over the past weekend, invited hundreds of visitors to the island of Anegada for days of culinary and cultural experiences. While the final figures have not yet been … Continued