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August 4th, 2018
Gov’t extends Customs Duty exemption period

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) has announced that the Customs Duty exemption period has been extended until August 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018, for two categories of importers.

August 4th, 2018
PHOTO of the Day: A Basketball camp & two veteran players

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - For the third year running, the K & J Basketball Summer Camp is currently underway at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex, in Road Town, the Capital City.

August 4th, 2018
Dexta Daps now set to headline Thursday’s ‘Festiville’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Jamaican Dancehall star ‘Dexta Daps’ is now scheduled to perform in the Virgin Islands (VI) on Thursday, August 9, 2018, having missed his originally scheduled headline performance for the Official Opening of Emancipation 2018 Festival Celebrations on Friday, August 3, 2018.

August 3rd, 2018
VI taps into ‘Tourism Recovery Fund’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The Virgin Islands (VI) has already begun to benefit from the Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund, established by the non-profit organization, Tourism Cares and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), to build long-term recovery and enhance the ability of hurricane impacted destinations to rebound as quickly as possible.

August 3rd, 2018
Smith sold BVI Airways for $650,000 & a promise of millions more

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Former BVI Airways owner, Luke Smith, essentially signed away his interests, including shares in the company, for a mere $650,000, after being promised stocks worth up to $5M.

August 3rd, 2018
McMaster to lead VI team to NACAC 2018

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) has announced its national team that will participate at the North America, Central America, and Caribbean (NACAC) Athletics Senior Championships, from August 10, 2018 to 12, 2018, in Toronto, Canada.

August 2nd, 2018
RDA & DWM begins aggressive debris clearance programme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) and the Department of Waste Management (DWM) has partnered to clean up debris on Tortola and Jost van Dyke left from the passages of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

August 2nd, 2018
VI Gov’t wins compensation claims over 2006 ‘Oil Spill’

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Government of the Virgin Islands (VI) was awarded the sum of $221,935.86 for clean-up costs, as a result of an oil spill that occurred in the VI waters in 2006.

August 2nd, 2018
Hon Walwyn blames NDP for being slow to respond to allegations of corruption

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Chairman of the National Democratic Party (NDP), and Co-Leader Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), has admitted that the party’s ‘old guard’ had ‘dropped the ball,’ in defending itself against the corruption allegations made by several persons, including a former Governor, John S. Duncan OBE, the media, civil society and the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

August 1st, 2018
Chronic Care ‘Pilot’ to manage diseases

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - A new chronic care programme will be piloted by the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) next month, to improve the management of chronic diseases in the Territory.

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