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Waste oil to be exported this month

Twelve thousand gallons of waste oil will be exported from the territory by the end the month, according to the Department of Waste Management. The used oil was collected at … Continue reading "Waste oil...

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Old records shed new light on VI history

Soon after Dr. Angel Smith was appointed to oversee the government’s archives last year, he was assessing old records when he found a series of documents that shed new light on the history of land ownership in the territory. The story started in deed books,...

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United Kingdom firm gets $104k contract to find water leaks

As part of efforts to tackle the water wastage that has plagued the territory for decades, the Recovery and Development Agency has contracted a United Kingdom-based consultant to detect leaks and build local capacity to do the same, the RDA announced. On behalf of the...

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BVI Red Cross raising funds for Beryl victims

  Shortly after Hurricane Beryl ripped through the Caribbean this month, the BVI Red Cross joined a regional effort to assist people on the islands devastated by the storm. Now it is asking for help from the community. “One of the ways that we are...

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Set to retire, Quito offers words of wisdom

To boost the tourism industry, the Virgin Islands should clean its roadways, shore up its infrastructure, and revisit plans to build a casino, among other steps, according to singer and businessman Quito Rymer. Speaking as he prepared for his farewell concert on July 13, the...

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In a first, Virgin Islands hosts regional ‘Airport Day’

Airport concessions and service development were on the agenda when airport regulators and industry executives from across the Caribbean gathered last week at Maria’s by the Sea Hotel for the territory’s first “Airport Day.” The July 9 event was organised by the Latin America and...

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Guv’s inquiry bill sparks cries of ‘dictatorship’

On Tuesday in the House of Assembly, two legislators used the word “dictatorship” to decry a bill that Governor Daniel Pruce is proposing to modernise the Commission of Inquiry Act 1880 in keeping with reforms the government agreed to implement following the 2022 COI report....

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Andy Morrell acquitted of Frandy Martin Jr. manslaughter

Businessman Andy Morrell has been found not guilty of the manslaughter of popular musician Frandy Martin Jr. in a 2021 yacht collision. A nine-member jury took just over two hours to reach a verdict Thursday following a High Court trial that lasted more than two...

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52 new British citizens take oath

Fifty-two people became British citizens during a June 20 ceremony at Government House, where they received congratulations from Governor Daniel Pruce and Registrar General Tashi O’Flaherty-Maduro. “Today you have taken a significant step,” Mr. Pruce said. “Along with receiving your certificates of citizenship, you have...

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VI officials mum on US claim that Fahie aimed to bribe Wade Smith

After two years of public speculation about the identity of alleged co-conspirators in the cocaine-smuggling scheme that landed ex-premier Andrew Fahie in a Miami prison, United States prosecutors recently linked former Customs Commissioner Wade Smith to the plot in a public court filing. “Cooperation from...