Work under way on 911 call centre

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

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.

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.

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.

Contracts awarded for works on senior homes

The senior homes on Tortola and Virgin Gorda will soon get emergency work to repair damage sustained during the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Contracts awarded for work on senior homes

The senior homes on Tortola and Virgin Gorda will soon get emergency work to repair damage sustained during the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Registry seeks owners of Trellis boats

The Virgin Islands Shipping Registry has taken possession of three boats wrecked in Trellis Bay and is trying to contact their owners, according to government.