Curfew to continue past state of emergency

Yesterday, during the first House of Assembly sitting since Hurricane Irma, lawmakers passed a bill designed to allow the curfew to continue after the territory lifts its state of emergency. 

One month after Irma

The territory is now exactly one month into what history lessons will doubtlessly refer to as the “post-Irma” period of the Virgin Islands.

UK military exiting the VI

Almost all the United Kingdom’s military personnel deployed in the Virgin Islands plan to leave in the next few days, according to Governor Gus Jaspert.

First set of Cayman police head home

The first cohort of officers from the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service to arrive here after Hurricane Irma left the territory this week.

BVIF pushes to return to Commercial Court

BVI Finance Limited hopes to bring the Virgin Islands’ Supreme Court Commercial Division back by mid-December, according to a letter circulated by BVIF Interim Director Lorna Smith.

Gov’t payroll delayed until Oct. 9

Payments to public officers that were due on Sept. 30 have been delayed to Oct. 9 because of “technical challenges,” government announced Monday on its Facebook page.

Premier: Some 22.5% displaced

Initial calculations suggest about 22.5 percent of the Virgin Islands’ population was displaced after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, according to Premier Dr. Orlando Smith.

Police: Two bodies found after Irma

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the bodies of two men that have been found since Hurricane Irma.

Man murdered during Irma aftermath

The police Major Crime Team is continuing its investigations into the murder of Julio Pineda Ceasar, 43, of Greenland.

Commercial flights back at Beef Island

Residents can once again purchase commercial flights in and out of the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, according to government officials and private operators.

Some 50% of Huntums Ghut buildings not habitable

Preliminary results of an ongoing needs assessment suggest that about half of the buildings in Huntums Ghut are uninhabitable after Hurricane Irma, Chief Planner Greg Adams said this week.

Concessions offered for relief workers

Special measures are now in place to accommodate the entry of skilled workers to aid in relief activity, according to government.

VI health assessment to start in Carrot Bay

Officers from the Environmental Health Division will be visiting communities, beginning with Carrot Bay, to assess the territory’s health status after Hurricane Irma.

Ferries running to STT, sister islands

Ferry service from Road Town to St. Thomas has resumed, and St. Thomas’ Cyril E. King Airport is operating commercial flights.

VI’s financial sector reassures UK players

Representatives from the Virgin Islands met with senior financial services professionals in London to update them on the territory’s progress toward returning to normalcy post-Hurricane Irma, according to government.

NHI, SSB accepting contributions

The National Health Insurance programme and the Social Security Board are now accepting contributions, they announced this week.

Male body found below Treadfalls

Police are trying to identify the body of a male that was recovered from a ghut below Treadfalls on Monday, Sept. 25, according to Police Information Officer Diane Drayton.

911 emergency number is down

The 911 emergency number is currently down across the territory, according to Police Information Officer Diane Drayton.