Programme helps repair 80 homes

Government officials on Tuesday announced the completion of the first phase of the Housing Recovery Assistance Programme, which helped repair 80 hurricane-damaged homes with about $670,000 in funding from the … Continue reading "Programme helps...

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Disability gets visibility during Awareness March

It wasn’t long ago that many Virgin Islands residents with disabilities would remain largely out of public view. On Friday, however, they and their supporters were among about 100 people who processed through Road Town during the Disability Awareness March and Fun Day. “Keep calm,...

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Attorneys face off over D-4 seat

Attorneys faced off in High Court on Friday and Saturday over the validity of Mark Vanterpool’s short-lived attempt to resign from his position as Fourth District representative. The hearing is the latest chapter in the saga between Mr. Vanterpool and Speaker of the House Julian...

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Incinerator repairs could hinge on US firm with troubled history

This article originally appeared in the Beacon's print edition on April 11. After the Pockwood Pond incinerator was badly damaged in a fire last November, government officials said repairs would require a new control panel from Consutech Systems LLC, a Virginia-based company that manufactured the...

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VI students to get $6k scholarships to UVI

Under a new collaboration between H. Lavity Stoutt Community College and the University of the Virgin Islands, all students from here who attend UVI are eligible for a $6,000 per year tuition scholarship. A memorandum of understanding announced at a press conference on Monday also...

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“Life in Paradise” book launch

Ethlyn Rhymer, author of Life in Paradise, presents a copy of the new book to her aunt during a book launch on April 3 at Maria’s by the Sea. “I feel like I just gave birth to a baby: I could sleep,” Ms. Rhymer said...

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Banking to return to Virgin Gorda

Starting in August, for the first time in almost a year, Virgin Gorda residents will have access to full banking services, government announced last week. “Following a series of meetings with representatives from Banco Popular, your government was successful in negotiating a banking solution for...

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VG Easter Festival to stay scaled down

This year’s 52nd Virgin Gorda Easter Festival will be scaled down again because of financial constraints and efforts to highlight local culture over international artists, officials said last week. At a press conference on Friday, organisers detailed the upcoming celebrations, which will start Saturday and...

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BCQS to manage BFEC build

Premier Andrew Fahie signed an agreement last week for the construction management of the repairs to Virgin Gorda’s Bregado Flax Educational Centre. “We want to get kids out of that tent. Hopefully by January at the latest, there should be no kids in that tent,”...

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14 battle it out in CPAC Poetry Slam

Coconut Lounge was packed on Saturday evening, but when poets took the microphone in their hands, the whole room fell silent. “So check yourself, respect yourself and let yourself be known as nothing less than a queen,” recited Christopher Varlack, a poet who took the...