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Land Policy To Help Resolve Anegada Issues
The government has announced that a Land and Marine Estate Policy will serve as the framework to resolve the long-standing issues of land distribution and the claims of ancestral lands on the sister island of Anegada.
I Can't Save! Grocery Prices Doubled
The cries from shoppers are the same - the cost of basic grocery items at the local supermarkets has become challenging, as the food prices have doubled over the past months.
There Is A Need For Leadership In ‘Every Sphere’
Businessman and former Government Consultant Mr. Claude Skelton Cline said there is a need for leadership in ‘every sphere’ in the British Virgin Islands.
Jamaica starts house-to-house COVID vaccination
The Health Ministry says it has now started house-to-house COVID vaccination in nine parishes.
CoI seems to have ended ‘abruptly’- Skelton-Cline
Radio talk show host Claude O. Skelton-Cline has questioned the seemingly abrupt ending of the United Kingdom-sponsored Virgin Islands (VI) Commission of Inquiry (CoI), which he says came as a court case is still outstanding for the alle...
Governor reportedly unlawfully pressured AG to audit COVID spending
Details from the BVI Commission of Inquiry Day 51 on October 20, 2021, has revealed that the Auditor General (AG) Sonia M. Webster may have been pressured by the Governor to execute an audit of the Fahie Government’s COVID-19 spending an...
Gas cylinder explodes in home near Delta Gas Station
A fire that broke out in a 2 storey home, in the vicinity of Delta Gas Station in Pasea, Tortola around noon, October 27, 2021, was successfully extinguished by fire officers.
Education Minister eager to hear reasons behind teachers' strike action
The strike action by some Junior School teachers of Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) caught the Ministry of Education, school administrators, some teachers, parents and even students off guard today, October 27, 2021. Even the Minister f...
Continued overflow of sewerage at Road Reef a health, financial risk
After years of being left unattended, overflowing sewerage at the entrance of Road Reef is now posing a health and economic risk to operators in the area.
Skelton Cline rails against claims of drug links to BVI high officials
Political Commentator Claude Skelton-Cline has hit out at revelations that high-level government officials in the BVI are allegedly connected to the drug trade.
Colombian drug lord’s capture hoped to reduce trafficking to BVI
The Commissioner of Police said he hopes last weekend’s capture of Dairo Antonio Úsuga — reportedly the biggest drug lord in Colombia since Pablo Escobar — can stem the flow of cocaine through the BVI.
Teachers at ESHS junior campus reportedly stage sickout
BVI News has been informed that teachers at the Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) junior campus in Road Town have staged a sickout.
Cleaning underway! Mould forces return of online classes for seniors
A mould infestation has reportedly forced the abrupt closure of the old Clarence Thomas Limited (CTL) building at Pasea Estate which houses senior Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) students.
Three found guilty of illegal gun possession in 5-year-old case
Roughly half-a-decade since their arrest, three men were found guilty of illegal possession of a firearm in the Magistrate’s Court this week.
WhatsApp will stop working on thousands of phones next week
WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app in the world, is about to stop working on thousands of phones.
Lawyer Who Sued Chevron over “Amazon Chernobyl” Ordered to Prison After 800+ Days of House Arrest
The environmental and human rights lawyer Steven Donziger joins us just before he is ordered to report to jail today, after a years-long legal battle with the oil company Chevron and 813 days of house arrest. In 2011, Donziger won an $18...
In Landmark Step, US Issues First Passport With 'X' Gender
The US State Department said it would make the "X" gender option routinely available by early 2022 both for passports and birth certificates of Americans abroad.
Eminent American Economist Jeffrey Sachs Exposes The Truth About How The West Is Keeping Africa Poor
American economist Professor, Jeffrey Sachs exposes how the White-West alliance and the defence industry have rigged the system to keep Africa from being prosperous.
Prada Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear Collection
Prada Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear collection, runway looks, beauty, models, and reviews.
Panthers maul One Love in BVIFA National League opener
Wayne Phillip opened the National League season in some style on Saturday, October 23, 2021, smashing in a hat trick as the Panthers FC overpowered One Love FC, 4-0, at the East End Stadium venue.
This Off-Grid Turkish Cabin Features a Nifty Pulley System
Pulley-operated walls and windows open the door to indoor/outdoor living in this tiny prefab cabin.
'Who do you turn to?’ to complain about Governors- Premier Fahie asks CoI
Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has raised serious questions about the powers of the Governor and how he is held accountable in the so-called "Modern Partnership" between the Government of th...
Moderna Shot Could Start Being Used In Children, Teens Within Weeks: CEO
Moderna CEO Staphane Bancel said based on dialogue with the US Food and Drug Administration, he believes his company's COVID-19 vaccine will be authorized for 12- to 17-year-olds in the next few weeks.
Canadian snorkeler still missing
The snorkeler who went missing yesterday morning, October 25, 2021, off Cooper Island has not yet been found, despite searches conducted.
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Unite BVI facilitates £25k donation from Necker guests to BFEC
In fulfilling its purpose to bring together people and resources for community benefit the Unite BVI Foundation, facilitated a £25, 000 donation made by guests of Necker Island for the benefit of the Bregado Flax Educational Centre on Vi...
Criminal Charges Against Alec Baldwin Not Ruled Out: US Official On Prop Gun Incident
An investigation into last Thursday's fatal shooting has recovered 500 rounds of ammunition from the set in New Mexico, Sheriff Adan Mendoza told reporters, adding detectives believe they were a mix of blanks, dummies and live rounds.
Make healthy food more attractive, lower tariffs on imports– Hon Penn
Opposition leader Honourable Marlon A. Penn (R8) said healthy foods should be made more attractive, and the tariffs on those foods should be reduced in the face of the high cases of chronic non-communicable diseases affecting the Virgin ...
Outsourcing UK sovereignty to America, Inc. ‘appalling’, ex-MI5 officer says of Amazon’s secrets-hosting deal with British spooks
Having a US tech company handle the secrets collected by GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 is a terrible idea, including because of the worrisome US track record of manipulating intelligence, MI5 whistleblower Annie Machon told RT.
Digicel to install state-of-the-art Wi-Fi system @ Pier Park
Digicel and Tortola Pier Park Limited are ensuring that tourists visiting the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park will have access to world-class connectivity, thanks to a new state-of-the-art Wi-Fi system to be installed in the facility.
Soon, Tourists Can Enjoy Self-driving "Roboats" In Amsterdam
It will be the electric-powered "Roboat", a catchier name than "autonomous floating vehicle" for a project shortly due to start test journeys aimed at improving the crowded city's transport options.
‘Persons who point out your weaknesses also see your strengths’- Hon Fahie
Virgin Islands (VI) Premier and Minister of Finance, Hon Andrew A. Fahie (R1) has called on Virgin Islanders to strengthen each other, rather than pull each other down, and recognise that those who point out your weaknesses also see your...
Top US Democrat Unveils Tax Plan For Super-Rich Americans
The proposed Billionaires Income Tax would apply to about 700 people with either $1 billion in assets or $100 million in annual income for three back-to-back years, and raise "hundreds of billions of dollars," according to Senator Ron Wy...
Drug offender accuses RVIPF of police brutality
A man has accused the Royal Virgin Island Police Force (RVIPF) of mistreatment while in custody when he appeared in the Magistrate Court on October 25.
PolXit: Poland is ordered to pay the European Commission a daily penalty payment in an amount of €1 000 000
As it has not suspended the application of the provisions of national legislation relating, in particular, to the areas of jurisdiction of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court, Poland is ordered to pay the European Commission a ...
BVI waited too long to reopen and now its hurting us - Penn
Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has said he believes the territory “waited a little too long” to reopen its borders after its initial COVID-19 lockdown last year and is now facing the consequences of that delay.
3 Things That Could Explain Why You're Always Horny
What's "normal" when it comes to libido, according to experts.
Gov’t ministers support proposal to give Anegada its own district rep
At least four government ministers have offered support for a proposal that seeks to give the island of Anegada an exclusive district representative.
‘Big Tech can & WILL censor everyone’: YouTube temporarily deletes prominent leftist news channel Novara Media, triggering outcry
YouTube wiped Novara Media – a left-wing news and commentary channel – from its platform, before reversing the move shortly after right and left media call YouTube to restore the channel. Conservatives, already used to Big Tech’s censors...
I was shocked Premier tried to take over Public Service Transformation
Former governor Augustus Jaspert said he was “shocked” at efforts by Premier Andrew Fahie to have his (the Premier’s) office assume the lead role in the Public Sector Transformation Programme (PSTP).
Free Julian Assange: Snowden, Varoufakis, Corbyn & Tariq Ali Speak Out Ahead of Extradition Hearing
As jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces an extradition hearing Wednesday in London, supporters gathered Friday for the Belmarsh Tribunal, named for the Belmarsh maximum security prison where Assange is being held. The mock trial...
Search underway for missing snorkeler visiting BVI
A search is currently underway for a Canadian visitor who went missing yesterday morning while snorkelling in BVI waters.
Inside the World of Buy Nothing, Where Dryer Lint Is a Hot Commodity
From medical supplies to half-eaten birthday cakes, Buy Nothing is fostering a quirky sense of community that is mostly fun and occasionally irritating.
Jaspert denies wilfully obstructing distribution of Crown land to locals
Former governor Augustus Jaspert has denied having a deliberately obstructive approach to signing requests for Crown lands to BVI Belongers during his tenure.
Bitcoin's Rally Brings Back the Satoshis Debate
Bitcoin (BTC) in a price discovery mode has reignited discussions over switching to satoshis (sats), the smallest unit of BTC, as the displaying unit for price quotes.
Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony To Be Held In Person This Year
The Nobel Foundation announced in September that those laureates would receive their prizes in their home countries for the second straight year, due to the pandemic.
What To Know About COVID-19 Vaccine For US Children
Pfizer and BioNTech have asked for authorization of a 10-microgram dose of the vaccine, a third of the dose size given to people 12 and older.
Didn't Give Information To China's Government: TikTok Tells US Lawmakers
Republican former President Donald Trump had sought to bar TikTok from U.S. app stores, saying it collected data from American users that could be obtained by China's government and posed a threat to U.S. national security.
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