BVI-ENVIRONMENT – Depletion in mangrove population attributed to recent hurricanes
Antigua Observer

A recent assessment of the mangrove population across the territory has found that it has been severely depleted due to last September’s hurricanes. The assessment was done by coastal restoration ecologist Dr. Greg...

Chris Famous Column: Tales From BVI Tortola
Bernews

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] As I sat on my porch looking out to the sea, I contemplated back on the last 14 days of my life...

Column: Surviving ‘Irmageddon’ In The BVI
Bernews

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] If one were feeling adventurous they would jump into the water on south shore Bermuda, point their...

From our House to yours
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On March 19, I was given the rare and distinct privilege to be invited to sit within the parliamentary chambers of the House of Assembly of the British Virgin Islands during its 2018-19 Budget Statement. As someone with...

Richard Branson's Necker Island to reopen in October
Jamaica Observer

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — Necker Island, one of the outer islands in the territory, will reopen for business in October.The island, owned by British business tycoon, Richard Branson, was devastated last...

BVI appoints new Deputy Governor
Montserrat Reporter

By STAFF WRITER TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Feb. 15, CMC – The Senior Liason Officer to the Governor, David Archer Jr., has been appointed Deputy Governor of this British Overseas territory. Archer will succeed...

C'BEAN MARKETPLACE: BVI sailing again
Jamaica Gleaner

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: Having lost 80 per cent of its marquee properties to hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, the British Virgin Islands has returned to its core business - sailing. "We were on pace to a record-selling...

Belco linemen continue BVI mercy mission
Royal Gazette

Belco has sent a third group of linemen to the British Virgin Islands to help bring power back to the hurricane-battered country. The latest five-man squad from Belco travelled to Tortola in the island group last week...

BELCO Sends Third Crew To Help In BVI
Bernews

BELCO sent its third crew to Tortola, British Virgin Islands [BVI] on Monday to further assist with ongoing hurricane restoration efforts following...

Independent audit to be conducted on relief distribution
Antigua Observer

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Jan. 13, CMC – An independent audit on relief distributionin the aftermath of last year’s hurricanes, will be conducted in this British Overseas territory.

BVI issues multi-year entry permits
Jamaica Observer

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — The British Virgin Islands is now issuing multi-year entry permits to some non-nationals.Acting Chief Immigration Officer Geraldine Ritter-Freeman said the multi-year entry...

Canada warns against traveling to several Caribbean islands
Dominica News Online

It has been months since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated parts of the Caribbean but the Canadian government is warning its citizens against non-essential travel to several islands including Dominica. Other islands on...

US Coast Guard repatriates 15 migrants to Cuba
Jamaica Observer

MIAMI, United States (CMC) — The United States Coast Guard says crew members aboard the Coast Guard Cutter William Trump repatriated 15 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Saturday.The US Coast Guard...

OECS, CXC collaborate to assist students after hurricanes
Dominica News Online

The OECS Commission’s Education Development Management Unit and the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) have collaborated to provide continuity in teaching to hurricane-affected students in the British Virgin...

Prince Charles tours hurricane ravaged BVI
Nation News

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles made his first visit to the British Virgin Islands on Saturday for a first hand look at the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and...

BVI National Emergency Operations to be deactivated
Nation News

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands – Governor of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Augustus Jaspert says that the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) is being deactivated. He said the NEOC will...

BVI national emergency operations to be deactivated
Jamaica Observer

TORTOLA, British Virgin Island (CMC) — Governor of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Augustus Jaspert says that the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) is being deactivated.He said the NEOC will officially...

Tortuga and Home Shopping Network celebrate 10-year partnership
Jamaica Gleaner

Tortuga, the Caribbean's leading rum cake and rum-based confectionery brand, is celebrating its 10th anniversary of partnership with the Home Shopping Network (HSN).According to Monique Hamaty-Simmonds, director of brand...

Prince of Wales to visit Antigua and Barbuda, BVI and Dominica
Nation News

LONDON  – Britain’s Prince Charles is scheduled to visit Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and the British Virgin Islands for a first-hand view of the widespread devastation caused by Hurricanes Maria and...

Prince of Wales to visit hurricane-ravaged islands
Jamaica Observer

LONDON, United Kingdom (CMC) — Britain's Prince Charles is scheduled to visit Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and the British Virgin Islands for a first hand view of the widespread devastation caused by Hurricanes...

BVI gets US$3-million CDB loan for clean-up
Jamaica Observer

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — The Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will be lending the British Virgin Islands US$3 million to clean up the territory in the aftermath of three major weather...

BVI to benefit from CDB loan for cleanup
Nation News

TORTOLA – The Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will be lending the British Virgin Islands US$3million to clean up the territory in the aftermath of three major weather events earlier this...

BVI to benefit from CDB loan for cleanup
Antigua Observer

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Nov. 14, CMC – The Barbados based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) will be lending the British Virgin Islands US$3million to clean up the territory in the aftermath of three major...

Sir Richard Branson meets with IMF on behalf of BVI
Jamaica Observer

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (CMC) — Billionaire Sir Richard Branson has held talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on behalf of the British Virgin Islands.Brason, who owns two of the outer islands in...

B.E.L. Sends More Linemen to Hurricane-Raved British Virgin Islands
Channel 5 Belize

A second team of five linemen has been deployed to assist the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation with ongoing power restoration on the group of islands. The team, which is [...]

Burt joins Caribbean leaders for talks
Royal Gazette

The devastation caused by hurricanes Maria and Irma formed the focus of discussions at a Special Meeting of the Caribbean Overseas Territories this weekend. David Burt flew to Miami to join leaders of Anguilla, Monserrat,...

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