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June 12th, 2024
70th VI Emancipation Festival Village named after Larina L. Jacobs-Lamothe

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The main festival village of the 70th [British] Virgin Islands Emancipation Festival will be named in honour of Jost van Dyke native Larina Loretta Jacobs-Lamothe, who is also affectionately known as ‘Rena’.

June 11th, 2024
Nearly 50% of waste burned @ Pockwood Pond is compostable- Aragorn A. Dick-Read

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI - Regenerative organic farmer and Virgin Islander Mr Aragorn A. Dick-Read, who is engaged in sustainable agriculture in the territory, says a large percentage of waste at the Pockwood Pond Incinerator can be used for composting and other agricultural purposes.

June 11th, 2024
VI will continue pushing for removal of reserved Order in Council– Premier tells UN C-24

NEW YORK, NY, USA– Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says the [British] Virgin Islands will continue pressing the United Kingdom (UK) to remove its reserve Order in Council to suspend the local constitution if triggered.

June 11th, 2024
Unlocked vehicles in public parking lots being used to commit crime- RVIPF

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The public is being advised not to leave vehicles unlocked in especially public parking lots, since criminals are targeting these vehicles for use to commit crimes.

June 11th, 2024
Nurse Stacey Bartley-Penn donates books to local schools

CARROT BAY, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islander and Registered Nurse Mrs Stacey Bartley-Penn, a 1997 graduate of the Leonora Delville Primary School and a member of the Class of 2003 of the then BVI High School, has given back.

June 11th, 2024
Jehkhalibbah & Kie-Andre Williams charged for various offences including burglary

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Following several weeks of intensive investigation into reports of burglary, theft, and other offences committed at both commercial and residential properties, Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) detectives have made a series of criminal charges against two males.

June 10th, 2024
RVIPF cautions of ‘criminal offence’ to knowingly transmit HIV, STIs

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Persons in the Virgin Islands are being urged to get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV, amidst concerning statistics showing an increase in cases in the territory over the last 5 years.

June 10th, 2024
Fixing incinerator by 3rd quarter of 2024 a 'top priority' for Gov't– Premier

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – On the road to building a more green and sustainable [British] Virgin Islands, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr The Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) says fixing the incinerator at Pockwood Pond remains a top priority for his government.

June 10th, 2024
BVIOC says it does not have authority to intervene in BVIBF election impasse

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The British Virgin Islands Olympic Committee (BVIOC) has said it has been approached by several basketball stakeholders to intervene in the current impasse affecting the sport in the territory.

June 10th, 2024
Public alerted about spike in burglaries on Tortola

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has alerted the public that there continue to be elevated numbers of commercial and residential burglaries in certain areas on Tortola.

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