SAMUEL & ALPHONSO DENIED BAIL AND REMANDED TO PRISON – THE 400KG OF COCAINE SEIZED IS VALUED AT $41.9M

Pedro Samuel Sr., 58, of Diamond Estate, and Reno Alphonso, 27, of Fort Hill have been denied bail after appearing in court today with charges stemming from this weekend’s major cocaine drug bust which is said to be valued at nearly $42 million. Appearing before Magistrate Christilyn Benjamin, Samuel and Alphonso were both slapped with … Continued

THE ROAD TOWN SEWERAGE PROJECT IS COMPLETED – CONFIRMS MINISTER RYMER

The Road Town sewerage system project has been completed after undergoing extensive rehabilitation works. Deputy Premier and Minister for Communication and Works Honourable Kye Rymer confirmed the completion of the project in a statement to 284News today Wednesday, August 17. He said, “The project which was expected to be completed within 2-3 weeks was completed … Continued

5760 CASES OF WILD CHERRY FLAVORED CAPRI SUN JUICES RECALLED – NONE FOUND ON SHELVES IN THE BVI SAYS CEHO

Preliminary investigations by the Environmental Health Division across numerous local supermarkets have concluded that the contaminated “Capri Sun Wild Cherry Flavored Juice Drink Blend beverages by Kraft Heinz” are presently not in the territory. This was confirmed by the Chief Environmental Health Officer Mr. Lionel Michael, following a voluntary recall of approximately 5,760 cases of … Continued

PREMIER WHEATLEY AWAY ON BUSINESS – TO ATTEND BACK-TO-BACK REGIONAL MEETINGS

Premier and Minister of Finance Dr. the Honourable Natalio Wheatley is presently away on business in Nassau, Bahamas, attending the first ‘Regional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean’. The Premier’s Office confirmed the news in a media release this morning, stating that the inaugural event is in preparation for COP 27 in … Continued

WATER AND SEWERAGE TO BE TRANSFORMED INTO A STATUTORY BODY FOLLOWING THE PASSING OF LEGISLATION

The Government of the Virgin Islands has moved forward with plans to transform the Water and Sewerage Department into a statutory body following the passing of the Sewerage Authority Act 2022 in the House of Assembly. The bill, which was presented by Deputy Premier and Minister for Communication and Works the Honourable Kye Rymer, represents … Continued