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Roughly $300K to repair the East End Community Centre
Roughly $300,000 is being spent to repair the East End/Long Look Community Centre on Tortola.
This cost was approved as part of the decisions made during Cabinet’s February 3 meeting.
Cabinet decided to award the $299,853.37 contract to Zane Potter on the recommendation of government’s Central Tenders Board.
The Ministry of Health & Social Development is now to instruct the Attorney General’s Chambers to draft the contract.
The community centre was one of several properties damaged during the September 2017 hurricanes — Irma and Maria.
Among other things, the building sustained damage to its roof and windows during the category-five disasters.
Ground broken for new National Emergency Operations Centre
Officials didn’t just break ground on the new National Emergency Operations Centre site in McNamara on last week. They also broke the building that it will replace.
Four contracts signed for three islands
The Recovery and Development Agency was bustling last week as officials signed contracts to install a solar facility at Ivan Dawson Primary School in Cane Garden Bay, to repair ...
California's coronavirus strain looks increasingly dangerous
A coronavirus variant that probably emerged in May and surged to become the dominant strain in California not only spreads more readily than its predecessors but also evades ant...
World's 1st doses of Covax vaccines delivered
Ghana has become the first country to receive coronavirus vaccines through the Covax vaccine-sharing initiative.
Trudeau tells Biden 'US leadership has been sorely missed'
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn't exactly hide his pleasure that former President Donald Trump is no longer leading his southern neighbor, at least on matters that h...
Caribbean told to develop common identity to sell tourism
When it comes to festivals, no region can rival the diversity that is found in the Caribbean.
Criminal Sentences Agreement signed between SVG & Cuba
An agreement to facilitate the repatriation of criminals to serve their sentences in their home country has been signed between St Vincent and the Grenadines and Cuba.
Dominican Republic receives China's Sinovac vaccine
The Dominican Republic received a shipment of vaccines developed by Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac on Tuesday night, authorities said.
Time for public conversation on mandatory vaccination
Social Commentator and talk show host Claude O. Skelton-Cline has called for a public conversation on mandatory vaccinations, should frontline workers refuse to get vaccinated a...
USVI sets 50,000 vaccination goal
On the US mainland, some scholars are confident that the country will achieve Covid-19 herd immunity by April, a projection that would end the pandemic, by some estimates, rathe...
Newly launched Trade Commission to be ‘fully functional’ in 3-5 years
Premier and Minister of Finance Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) said, despite the launching of the Virgin Islands Trade Commission yesterday, February 23, 2021, it will not beco...
Long Trench woman charged for being armed with offensive weapon, assault
A woman from Long Trench was among the persons arrested and charged during the period February 7 to February 2021, after she was allegedly armed with an offensive weapon, accord...
Field fire destroys over 100 bales of recyclables and aluminium
More than a hundred bales of recyclable plastics and aluminium were destroyed in the massive fire that spread across a large field near the H Lavity Stoutt Community College in ...
How can frontline workers refuse COVID vaccines?
Public commentator and government consultant Claude Skelton Cline has decried the reported decision of some essential workers who’ve refused to take Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Virgin Islands Trade Commission to take business to another level
The government yesterday launched the Virgin Islands Trade Commission, a statutory agency tasked with developing policies, programmes and initiatives to improve trade relations ...
Gov’t’s unprecedented hostility towards UK concerning
Opposition Leader Marlon Penn has criticised the Andrew Fahie-led government for projecting what he said has been unprecedented hostility towards the United Kingdom (UK).
Over 6% of BVI’s population vaccinated so far
A total of 2,050 persons have been vaccinated in the British Virgin Islands as at Tuesday, February 23.
UN group launches blueprint to tackle global tax abuse
A group of world leaders have launched a blueprint for a United Nations (UN) tax convention and a new intergovernmental tax body under the UN to radically tackle rampant global ...
Premier takes COVID-19 vaccine!
Premier Andrew Fahie has now made good on his promise to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
David Beckham-backed cannabis firm sparks investor rush on eve of public float
SYNTHETIC cannabinoid company Cellular Goods has seen 13 applications for each one of the 260 million shares on offer when it officially launches on the London Stock Exchange.
Police in Germany and Belgium make Europe's biggest ever cocaine bust
Authorities in Germany and Belgium seized more than 23,000 kilograms (50,700 pounds) of cocaine, worth billions of dollars, in an international operation that resulted in one ar...
CBD Might Be Your Next Go-To Skincare Ingredient
CBD's rise as a prominent skincare ingredient brings glowing results.
The Secrets Behind A Unique Living Room Decor
The living room is the heart of any home, space where family and friends gather together and the main area for daytime activities.
What Britain could learn from New Zealand about home-schooling
If ever there was a moment to address the issue of home-schooling, it is now. The pandemic has disrupted teaching, school life and examinations in catastrophic ways. Many childr...
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