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39 registered as British citizens

Thirty-nine people were registered as British citizens last week after having been previously naturalised as British overseas territory citizens. They received certificates of naturalisation during an Oct. 8 ceremony at Government House, where they recited the Oath of Allegiance to the Queen and the Pledge...

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BVI Ports Authority planning forensic audit

The BVI Ports Authority has issued a request for proposals for firms to conduct a forensic audit of the agency’s accounts, which could be the first actual audit conducted for the period in which the cruise pier project was constructed. According to the RFP, which...

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Boutique hotel could be coming to Pier Park

An upscale boutique hotel may be coming to the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park, according to a call for expressions of interest released Friday by Tortola Pier Park Limited, which operates the property. TPPL CEO Vance Lewis said that the EOI call is not...

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Cruise execs look for culture, history

In an effort to brainstorm ways to earn more from the cruise ship passengers who visit the Virgin Islands, representatives from four cruise lines hosted a public meeting last week alongside Premier Andrew Fahie to gauge business owners’ interest in experimenting and expanding. During the...

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Contract signed for 3 temp housing units

More than two years after Hurricane Irma damaged most homes in the territory, the government has allotted funds to build three temporary housing units in Tortola and Anegada. The Recovery and Development Agency granted a $185,189.19 contract to Roy Garaway of Quality Construction on Sept....

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New traffic plan presented to businesses

Government has plans to privatise parking in Road Town as part of efforts to decrease congestion in the busiest section of the capital. Transportation, Works and Utilities Minister Kye Rymer presented a map of new traffic patterns in Road Town to the BVI Chamber of...

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Rymer: Central Administration Building work to pick up soon

Work is expected to accelerate soon on renovations to the Central Administration Building while public officers are relocated to temporary accommodations, Transportation, Works and Utilities Minister Kye Rymer said Monday after announcing that Cabinet had decided that Deputy Governor David Archer Jr. should officially hand...

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Government may sue US lawyer over BVI Airways

After $7.2 million of taxpayers’ money was funneled into a failed deal with BVI Airways in 2016 and 2017, angry residents called for answers, and then-Premier Dr. Orlando Smith promised last year to hire an outside firm to try to recoup the funds. Now, citing...

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As tourist season approaches, Cane reopens

Kate Mathew was eating nachos on the beach in Cane Garden Bay Sunday evening, while a few yards away kids tossed a ball in the surf and swimmers lazed around in the clear water. Because there is so much to do in Cane Garden Bay...