BVI FINANCIAL SERVICES SECTOR EXPERIENCES HUGE GROWTH IN FIRST HALF OF 2021

The British Virgin Islands’ (BVI’s) financial services sector has continued to see strong growth in the first half of 2021, with a 68 percent increase in company incorporations and almost a three-fold (269%) increase in the registration of limited partnerships (LPs). This is according to a media release from the Premier’s Office which said that … Continued

PARADE AND BAKE OFF TO HEADLINE WORLD FOOD DAY ACTIVITIES

The Ministry of Health and Social Development will be launching a parade and health fair for adults and children as part of activities to observe World Food Day on October 16. The events are being organised for residents to address issues related to their overall health and well-being in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic … Continued

NAGICO DONATES STATE-OF-THE-ART SMART BOARD TO EBENEZER THOMAS PRIMARY SCHOOL

In an effort to enhance the delivery of quality education in the Territory,NAGICO Insurances recently joined with the Rotary Club of Central Tortola(RCCT) to donate a state-of-the-art interactive Smart Board to the EbenezerThomas Primary School. Dr. The Honourable Natalio Wheatley, Ministry of Education, Culture,Agriculture, Fisheries, Youth Affairs and Sports accepted the donation onbehalf of the … Continued

MINISTER WHEATLEY DISAPPROVES IN THE MANNER OF WHICH THE PREMIER WAS TREATED IN RECENT COI HEARING

Minister for Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration Vincent Wheatley has voiced his disapproval in the manner of which the Premier of the Virgin Islands was displayed in a recent Commission of Inquiry hearing. Minister Wheatley in a recent appearance on the Honestly Speaking radio programme said he believes that Premier Andrew Fahie during his hearing … Continued

SPIKE IN THEFT OF GENERATORS AND TOOLS – RVIPF URGES RESIDENTS TO SECURE PROPERTY

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force is recording an uptick in thefts of generators and tools left around private properties and road sides unattended. This week, one resident of Hodge’s Creek reported three generators stolen from her property, while a contractor reported a generator stolen from his construction site. Weed eaters and blowers were also … Continued

COI “UNREASONABLE” DEADLINES OVERWHELMING PUBLIC OFFICERS AND AFFECTING THEIR NORMAL DUTIES

Officers within the Public Service continue to be overwhelmed with the high volume of work and what has been described as “unreasonable” deadlines set by the Commission of Inquiry. This is according to Premier Andrew Fahie who made the comments during yesterday’s Sitting of the House of Assembly as he requested for a rearrangement of … Continued

VI REMINDED TO STAY READY DURING HURRICANE SEASON PEAK

His Excellency the Governor John Rankin continues to urge residents of the Virgin Islands to Be Ready for the possibility of a tropical storm or hurricane as the Atlantic basin remains active. “History shows us that September brings more storm activity than any other time of the year. The best way to protect lives and livelihoods from … Continued

SPEAKER WILLOCK DESCRIBES THE RECENT PRESCRIPTION OF THE $77K LEGAL BILL AS AN ACT OF INTERFERENCE AGAINST LEGISLATIVE ARM

The recent decision made by the Supreme High Court to administer legal charges totaling more $77,000 for the now withdrawn injunction which was filed against the Commission of Inquiry attorneys, is now being described as an act of interference against the BVI Legislature. This assertion comes from the Speaker of the House of Assembly Julian … Continued

WATER AND SEWERAGE INSTALLING DIGITAL METERS TERRITORY WIDE

The Water and Sewerage Department continues improvement efforts in the replacement of defective meters, with digital metres across the Territory. Director Mrs. Perline Scatliffe-Leonard said work began in July 2020 to replace faulty mechanical metres that have been in the field for 20 plus years and have surpassed their useful life. Mrs. Scatliffe-Leonard said, “Approximately … Continued

JVD PRIMARY TO REOPEN TODAY AFTER MAJOR ISSUES HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED – SCHOOL WILL HAVE 3 RETROFITTED TRAILERS FOR STUDENTS

The Jost Van Dyke Primary School is expected to reopen today Wednesday September 22 after the majority of the issues identified recently have been rectified. This is according to the Education Minister Dr. Natalio Wheatley who made the announcement while speaking on the VIP Lets Talk radio programme last night. He said the works completed … Continued