70 SLOGANS SUBMITTED FOR 70TH BVI EMANCIPATION FESTIVAL

The excitement is building as the 70th Virgin Islands Festival approaches. BVI residents have enthusiastically participated by submitting 70 creative slogans to commemorate this landmark celebration. The festival, now organised by the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board and Film Commission (BVITBFC), invites the public to play an integral role in choosing the festival’s slogan. Director … Continued

FORECASTERS WARN OF ABOVE-AVERAGE STORM ACTIVITY FOR 2024 – 23 NAMED STORMS

Forecasters at the Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Project have issued a cautionary prediction for the upcoming 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season, slated to commence on June 1. During a presentation at the Topical Weather Conference, Senior Research Scientist Dr. Phil Klotzbach revealed that the region is expected to experience above-average levels of storm activity. According … Continued

BVI DELEGATION LED BY MINISTER RYMER ATTENDS SEATRADE CRUISE GLOBAL 2024

Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Kye Rymer, is currently spearheading a delegation from the British Virgin Islands at the prestigious Seatrade Cruise Global 2024 event. Held in Miami, Florida, from April 8 to April 11, Seatrade Cruise Global is renowned as the world’s foremost annual gathering for the cruise industry, attracting top executives, stakeholders, … Continued

FRANCIS LETTSOME PRIMARY REIGNS SUPREME AT INTER-PRIMARY SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS

In a thrilling display of athleticism, the Francis Lettsome Primary School once again asserted their dominance on the track and field, clinching victory at the 2024 Inter-Primary Schools Athletics Championships. The event, held at the A. O Shirley Recreation Ground in Road Town, witnessed an electrifying showcase of talent as young athletes battled it out … Continued

BVI CARIFTA TEAM RECEIVES HEROIC WELCOME HOME

The British Virgin Islands CARIFTA team received a hero’s welcome at the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport on Tuesday, greeted with cheers and applause as they returned from the regional competition held in Grenada. Despite facing fierce competition, the BVI team showcased remarkable talent throughout the competition, culminating in a bronze medal secured by 15-year-old … Continued

ANEGADA GETS CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND

Six months since its official handover, the Anegada Children’s Playground continues to benefit children of all ages on the island. The completed playground is the combined power of a shared vision, and public-private partnerships, as funding was provided by Unite BVI and the Government of the Virgin Islands. Designed to promote physical activity and foster … Continued

GOVERNMENT MAINTAINS HIGH CREDITWORTHINESS RATINGS

The Government of the Virgin Islands has received reaffirmed issuer ratings of CariAA- (Foreign and Local Currency) on the Caribbean Information and Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS) regional scale, showcasing the territory’s continued commitment to sound fiscal management and economic stability. The ratings, accompanied by a stable outlook, underscore the Virgin Islands’ resilience amidst global … Continued

SISTER ISLANDS PROGRAMME SEEKS CERT VOLUNTEERS FOR DISASTER RESPONSE

The Sister Islands Programme Unit is actively recruiting Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers from Anegada, Virgin Gorda, and Jost Van Dyke, aiming to bolster disaster preparedness and response efforts across the British Virgin Islands. Mrs. Monel Nickie, Coordinator of the Sister Islands Programme, emphasized the crucial role of CERT volunteers in addressing community needs … Continued

BVI GRAMMY WINNER DONELLE “PHYZIC” SMITH HONORED WITH BILLBOARD

Grammy award-winning audio engineer Donelle Smith, the first BVIslander to win a Grammy Award, has been honored with a new billboard erected in Road Town. Motorists and Pedestrians on Waterfront Drive can catch a glimpse of the billboard, celebrating Smith’s accomplishment which resulted from his work on the soundtrack of the record-breaking “Barbie” movie featuring … Continued