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August 17th, 2023
Some civil servants still not paid increments despite the many promises

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The strikes and rumours of strikes have died down; however, our news centre has been advised that some civil servants, members of statutory organisations, and retired and resigned civil servants have still not been paid their increments.

August 16th, 2023
Waste Management seeking cleaning company for Long Bush facility

LONG BUSH, Tortola, VI- With almost every single need for services by Government having go to public tender, following the controversial Commission of Inquiry (CoI) sponsored by the United Kingdom (UK) during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Waste Management is inviting tenders for a company to provide cleaning services to their Long Bush facility located in Boynes Warehouse.

August 16th, 2023
Great prospects for agricultural cooperation between Guyana & VI- Dr the Hon Dawson

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– As the Virgin Islands (VI) seeks to increase production in agriculture and fisheries, Junior Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr the Honourable Karl Dawson (R1) said there are great prospects for cooperation between Guyana and the VI.

August 15th, 2023
UPDATE: Deputy Premier reports of ‘very successful’ 1st trade mission to Guyana

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- After meeting with top officials in Guyana, including its President Dr Mohamed Irfan Ali, Vice-President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo and Prime Minister Mark Phillips, Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Trade and Labour Honourable Lorna G. Smith, OBE has reported on a “very successful” trade mission to Guyana by a 17-member delegation from the Virgin Islands from July 30 to August 4, 2023.

August 14th, 2023
Portion of CDB loan to go towards new West End Ferry Terminal Project- VI Gov't

WEST END, Tortola, VI- The Government of the Virgin Islands (GOVI) has received financing from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount equivalent to US$65,291,000, and some will be allocated for the construction of the West End Ferry Terminal.

August 11th, 2023
Premier Wheatley congratulates 1st cohort of Asia Scholarship Programme

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has congratulated the recipients of the Asia Study Abroad Scholarship programme.

August 11th, 2023
Trade Commission being gradually streamlined to improve services- Dr Jerry R. Smith

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI– Chairman of the Virgin Islands (VI) Trade Commission Dr Jerry R. Smith says the Virgin Islands (VI) Trade Commission is now in the process of streamlining its operations to provide the best services to the people of the VI.

August 6th, 2023
‘Slavery is slavery boss! I ain’t going nowhere jumping up’- L. Allen Wheatley

EAST END, Tortola, VI- Some 1,000 revellers are expected to storm the streets of Road Town for the August Monday Parade to celebrate Emancipation from slavery; however, don’t look for former Financial Secretary and D8 political candidate in the recently concluded 2023 general elections, Mr L. Allen Wheatley, to be a part of the procession.

August 4th, 2023
Pier Park seeking to implement transportation dispatching service

WICKHAM’S CAY I, Tortola, VI- As part of ongoing efforts to enhance security measures and improve the visitor experience at Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park (CBRTPP), the Park is seeking to implement a taxi, transportation and dispatching service.

August 4th, 2023
‘Miscommunication’ caused ferry passengers to encounter locked gate @ RT Jetty- BVIPA

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Referring to the incident as caused by “miscommunication”, the BVI Ports Authority (BVIPA) has publicly apologised for an incident that resulted in passengers of a ferry encountering a locked gate at the Road Town Jetty on August 2, 2023.

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