CARICOM LEADERS APPOINT FIRST FEMALE SECRETARY-GENERAL

History was created today when Dr Carla Barnett was appointed as the first female Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The leaders unanimously agreed to Barnett’s appointment at a Special Session, which was chaired by Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. Barnett, a national of Belize, will be the first person from the … Continued

BVI SCHOOL GARDEN INITIATIVE CONTINUES TO GROW

The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ School Garden Initiative is the recipient of an irrigation system including an irrigation hose, fittings, emitters and seedlings including, okra, kale, lemon basil, season and bell peppers courtesy of the Fort Garden Centre and Plant Wise VI. The Fort Garden Centre donated the irrigation system while the seedlings were … Continued

NEW ROTARY CLUB MAKES MANGROVE RESTORATION A MISSION

As part of their overall thrust of pursuing projects that offer protection and restoration of the environment, the newly formed Rotary Club of Central Tortola has embarked on a mission to partner with local agencies to replant hundreds of mangroves lost to the 2017 hurricanes.  The club plans to deploy its members and other volunteers … Continued

BVI BUILDING MENTAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT CAPACITY

The Government of the Virgin Islands continues to invest in strengthening mental health and building community resilience of its people through the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MPHSS) project. The project was launched as a result of a collaboration between the Ministry of Health and Social Development, the BVI Health Services Authority and the Pan … Continued

POLICE CHARGE K’SHOY ALEXANDER AND RICHARD HARIPERSAUD FOR POSSESSION OF PROHIBITED WEAPON IN CATHERINE PICKERING MURDER

Royal Virgin Islands Police Force laid charges on an additional two males yesterday in connection with the robbery that resulted in the death of Catherine Pickering on April 18. Both charged with possession of a prohibited weapon are K’Shoy Alexander of Valley, 20, of The Valley, Virgin Gorda and Richard Haripersad, 18, of Purcell Estate. … Continued

CHILDREN & ELDERLY ABANDONED AT EMERGENCY SHELTERS IN ST VINCENT

There are disturbing reports in St Vincent and the Grenadines of adults abandoning children and teenagers at emergency shelters as well as the elderly being left alone.   Director of the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) in SVG Michelle Forbes said they have had children (primary school-aged) being left alone for quite some time and teenagers being abandoned.   She said people were going back … Continued

BVI CUSTOMERS TO SEE INCREASED PRICES DUE TO WORLDWIDE SHORTAGES AND DELAYS

The BVI continues to feel the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the manufacturing industry. Worldwide, the pandemic has disrupted production and supply in home goods, appliances, paper products, food products, lumber, other building materials, and more resulting in shortages and rising prices. Managing Director at CTL Home Center, Michael Thomas said these shortages … Continued