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December 6th, 2023
UPDATE: Tourist pulled from water @ Beef Island dies

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The elderly female tourist who was rushed to Dr D. Orlando Smith Hospital after encountering difficulties while in the water at Long Bay, Beef Island this morning, Wednesday, December 6, 2023, has passed.

July 17th, 2023
UPDATE: Airport re-opens following strike action by fire officers

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI – Sources within the BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) have confirmed that following some internal industrial action today, July 17, 2023, by firefighters attached to the airport, the T.B. Lettsome International Airport has been reopened.

June 22nd, 2023
WINAIR announces direct flights between Beef Island & Antigua from July 2023

SIMPSON BAY, Sint Maarten- Winward Islands Airways International (WINAIR), which services the region, including the [British] Virgin Islands, has announced it will begin flying between Beef Island and Antigua next month.

June 1st, 2023
June 1, 2023 is a 'red-letter day’ for VI’s air transportation growth– Hon Rymer

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI – Minister for Communications and Works Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5) has called a ‘red letter day’ the official landing of the commercial direct flight from Miami to the Virgin Islands (VI) by American Airlines today, Thursday, June 1, 2023.

May 27th, 2023
Phase 1 of Long Bay Beach Management plan nears completion

BEEF ISLAND, VI - Phase 1 of the Long Bay, Beef Island Beach Management Plan is nearing completion which includes the construction of public and taxi parking lots, and a beach dune protection barrier to protect the eastern sand dune from vehicular traffic while also facilitating its restoration.

May 25th, 2023
AA aircraft lands in VI on test flight

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- At 11:31 AM, today, Thursday, May 25, 2023, an American Airlines (AL) aircraft landed at Terrance B. Lettsome Airport on Beef Island as part of a test flight by the airline ahead of officially commencing direct flights from Miami to the [British] Virgin Islands on Thursday, June 1, 2023.

May 9th, 2023
UPDATE: 2 held; Cocaine seized in early morning joint operation-RVIPF

LONG BAY, Beef Island, VI- Two persons have been arrested and a large amount of suspected cocaine seized, following an operation between local and US Virgin Islands (USVI) authorities in the East End/Beef Island area early this morning, Tuesday, May 9, 2023.

May 5th, 2023
Car flips on Beef Island

TRELLIS BAY, Beef Island, VI- It is unclear if anyone was seriously hurt when a vehicle toppled on Beef Island this afternoon, Friday, May 5, 2023.

April 12th, 2023
Hon Penn claims VIP Gov’t was looking to build runway through Hans Creek

PARAQUITA BAY, Tortola, VI- Without providing any proof to support his claims, National Democratic Party (NDP) Chairman and Eighth District Representative Hon Marlon A. Penn accused the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) administration of planning to build an airport runway through Hans Creek on Beef Island.

December 20th, 2022
2 injured in motor scooter accident @ Slaney

SLANEY, Tortola, VI- Two persons on a motor scooter were injured after they became involved in an accident at Slaney today, December 20, 2022.

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