Work under way on 911 call centre

Software installation started last week for the territory’s new 911 call centre, government announced Friday.

Tsunami drill set for March 15

In the wake of a late-night tsunami scare earlier this month, the territory will take part in the Caribe Wave 18 tsunami drill on March 15, government announced last week.

The BVI Beacon (October 12, 2017)

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Post-Irma seafloor mapping under way

Work is ongoing to survey the seafloor in order to update the territory’s navigational charts following Hurricane Irma, according to government.

CGB beach opened, then closed again

Cane Garden Bay beach remained closed for swimming yesterday despite an earlier press release declaring it open, Information Officer Nekita Turnbull confirmed.

Marine police find stolen dinghies

Marine police officers located three stolen dinghies and one newly purchased engine on the early morning of Jan. 9 after they were taken from The Moorings, police said.

Cargo discharge halted, then resumed

The Customs Department halted cargo discharge at Port Purcell for part of Tuesday in order to ensure safety after carriers broke rules there, according to government.

Leak sheds light on UK’s aid conditions

The United Kingdom government’s aid to the Virgin Islands will not come without conditions, according to paperwork obtained by the Beacon.

Hurricane presented opportunities for schools

Amid wholesale destruction, Hurricane Irma presented opportunities for improving education in the territory, according to Dr. Marcia Potter, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Catamaran is upside-down no longer

The iconic upside-down catamaran at the entrance to Nanny Cay is no longer as iconic, but a lot more comfortable.

Health meeting addresses clinics, financing

Hurricane Irma showed the territory’s health sector to be “largely resilient,” according to Petrona Davies, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

Man gets 9-plus years for guns, drugs, ammo

Shakeel Pondt, 31, was given almost 10 years in prison on Monday after being found in possession of cocaine, marijuana, three guns and 99 rounds of ammunition.

Gov’t launches insurance tribunal

Anyone who feels they have been treated unfairly by an insurance company can now share their complaints with government’s newly launched insurance tribunal.