Local News

Backyard garden winners announced

Type “#VIgardentoplate” in your Facebook search bar, and you can sift through photographs of Virgin Islands residents making curry from fresh produce and smiling while holding up bushels of green spinach leaves. These photos were all posted by participants in the Department of Agriculture’s backyard...

Business

D-5 to get ‘economic zone’

A piece of Huntums Ghut land originally intended to house a community centre will fulfill its original purpose and become a zone for Fifth District entrepreneurs to realise their visions when a new project comes to completion, according to Transportation, Works and Utilities Minister Kye...

COVID-19

Amid questions, tourism industry prepares for reopening

With a new tourism season set to start on Dec. 1, hotels are outfitting rooms, boats are getting back on the water, restaurants are stocking up, and many other businesses are making similar preparations. That work comes with extra steps this year: disinfecting boats, carefully...

Local News

Virgin Islands Youth Parliament relaunches

In his first address as premier of the newly relaunched Virgin Islands Youth Parliament, Kevin Fahie pledged to be a role model. “Now more than ever, the territory’s youth need examples of strength, good character and leadership,” he said Tuesday, when he and 22 other...

Local News

Virgin Gorda beach closed due to bacteria

The beach at St. Thomas Bay in Virgin Gorda was closed on Friday due to an increased volume of bacteria, and beachgoers were urged to wait for government to give the “green light” before returning. The area extending from Fort Point to Collision Point is...

Crime

Man charged with Purcell Estate murder

Free Bottom resident Royden Sebastian was charged with murder last Thursday in Magistrates’ Court, where Director of Public Prosecutions Tiffany Scatliffe-Esprit alleged that he fatally shot George Burrows last month after entering Mr. Burrows’ Purcell Estate home in apparent pursuit of Mr. Burrows’stepson. On the...

Local News

‘Glice’ skating rink coming to pier park

On Nov. 28, residents will be able to enjoy an early Christmas treat at the Cyril B. Romney Tortola Pier Park: an artificial ice-skating rink. In a VI first, the rink will be open to the public from Nov. 28 to Jan. 6, 2021. It...

Local News

Budget additions, stamp duty waiver affirmed

Nine resolutions recently approved by the House of Assembly appeared in the Gazette on Oct. 7, finalising an array of HOA decisions such as the addition of millions of dollars to the territory’s 2020 budget. Included in the resolutions was a schedule for adding nearly...

Business

BVITB funds tourism training

“Imagination is a factory that builds legends,” said newly confirmed H. Lavity Stoutt Community College President Dr. Richard Georges, quoting his favourite rapper, Jay Electronica, on Friday. “You have to be creative enough and courageous enough to do what it takes to build something that...