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Havers project gets green light

The Drake’s Landing Project in Havers has been continuing slowly since early May, with more land reclaimed to form a landmass jutting into the waters off the coast of Tortola. A Havers resident noted that work went on for a few days within the last...

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Hempfest to return to Foxy’s next month

This week, Tom Warner, the organiser of Foxy’s 2019 Hempfest on Jost Van Dyke, scooted around Tortola running errands in preparation for the July 13 event. “There’s a lot of preparation involved,” he said. “When you have a party in the BVI you need permission...

Business

VI fires back after topping “tax haven” list

BVI Finance has clapped back after the Virgin Islands topped a list of the “most corrosive corporate tax havens” in the world published last week by the Tax Justice Network. In the new report, the TJN strongly condemned the United Kingdom and its network of...

Business

Hire BVI job fair a place to apply, learn

At 11 a.m. on Friday, Jonathan Hing was already ahead of the game. As around 50 of his fellow jobseekers wandered around, he had filled out an application from The Moorings to be a shipwright and stood waiting to submit it. “I’m interested in the...

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Election observers touch on belonger debate

International observers who monitored the Feb. 25 general election have published their final report, calling for a raft of reforms to be enacted at least one year prior to the next election. They reiterated their assessment in a Feb. 27 preliminary report that overall the...

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Medals awarded at Queen’s birthday event

Hundreds of Virgin Islands residents marched into the Festival Village Grounds on Friday for a parade and ceremony to celebrate the 93rd birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. Governor Gus Jaspert inspected various paramilitary groups, religious and civic organisations, and drum corps members, and awarded medals...

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First Volunteer Week a success

It’s not often that several non-profit organisations have a chance to come together, but last Saturday volunteers networked during the territory’s first-ever Volunteer Week Fair. “Just knowing what else is out there, [our members] will know how to collaborate on different issues,” said Joann Williams...

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Preschoolers compete in games in Road Town

The Multi-purpose Sports Complex was buzzing with children during the Early Childhood Education Week Preschool Games, where preschoolers from across the territory participated in races and other competitions. For the kids, it was all fun and games. Some ran past hurdles instead of jumping over...

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Premier backs down on 15-year-belongership plan

The House of Assembly on Monday passed the controversial amendment to the Immigration and Passport Act that was meant to allow Premier Andrew Fahie to enact the “Clear Path to Regularisation” initiative he announced nearly a month ago. Originally, the plan would have allowed for...