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

HURRICANE SAM INTENSIFIES RAPIDLY, STORM TRACKING WEST NORTHWEST, BUT FUTURE PATH STILL UNCERTAIN

VI CONSORTIUM Hurricane Sam is rapidly intensifying and the National Hurricane Center is projecting that the storm — sustaining 85 mph as of 5:00 p.m. Friday — will become a major hurricane by Saturday. Hurricane-force winds extend outward to 15 miles, and tropical storm-force winds outward to 60 miles. According to Yale University’s Climate Connections, … Continued

DEMOCRATIC PARTY CALLS FOR BLYDEN TO BE SANCTIONED, SLAMS SENATOR AS ‘SELFISH AND CARELESS’

VI CONSORTIUM The Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands on Friday castigated party member Senator Marvin Blyden, condemning the Senate majority leader for putting Virgin Islanders at “deadly risk,” and for acting “selfish and careless” when he attended a function with scores of people last Saturday after testing positive for Covid-19 two days earlier. “The … 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

TROPICAL STORM SAM FORMS

ABC 25 WPBF Tropical Storm Sam formed today Thursday. It is the 18th named storm of the season. Tropical storms Peter and Rose formed over the weekend, but have been downgraded to depressions. The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor one other disturbance that could become a tropical depression in the Atlantic. None of them … 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