RFA ship ‘put on standby’ after storm

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship Mounts Bay was put on standby following last week’s devastating storm, according to Premier Dr. Orlando Smith.

Forecasters ramp up storm predictions

Virgin Islands residents are advised to protect their homes and businesses as forecasters predict more violent storms in the region over the coming months.

Festival postponed because of floods

The August Emancipation Festival has been postponed until further notice due to the recent flooding, organisers announced Tuesday night.

Premier: TPP audit to be finished this summer

KPMG’s ongoing audit into the finances of the Tortola Pier Park is supposed to be finished sometime this summer, according to Premier Dr. Orlando Smith.

Fahie’s no-confidence motion flops

Opposition Leader Andrew Fahie’s motion of no confidence in the minister of finance failed to secure another member’s support on Tuesday, leaving the effort without an official vote or debate.

Black Boaters Summit marks 20 years

Sea lovers from across the United States reunited in the Virgin Islands this week for the 20th anniversary of the Black Boaters Summit.

Ship delayed in VI due to ‘technical difficulty’

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary Mounts Bay remained docked in Road Town for an extra five days this week because of a “technical difficulty,” according to the ship’s captain.

Police recruits start mentorship programme

After learning the fundamentals of policing in the classroom, more than two dozen police recruits are hitting the streets to put their new knowledge to the test.

Some biz visitors exempt from work permits

People entering the Virgin Islands for a short period to carry out business or to undergo training are no longer required to obtain a work permit.

Bumpy summer tax rollout continues

Over the next 43 days, government plans to continue implementing a raft of new tax measures designed to bill tourists and expatriates for visiting and working in the Virgin Islands.

BVITB hosts meetings for stakeholders

The Virgin Islands’ tourism industry is thriving, BVI Tourist Board Director Sharon Flax-Brutus told stakeholders during a meeting on Friday at BVI Finance.

Missing boater found dead

A body recovered Saturday morning from the ocean near the Pockwood Pond area was identified as missing boater Deshaun Bryan, police said.

Premier talks to UK House of Lords

In discussions with United Kingdom leaders last week, Premier Dr. Orlando Smith once again reiterated the main priorities for the Virgin Islands going forward in a post-Brexit world.

Premier talks with UK, Caricom

Premier Dr. Orlando Smith travelled to the United Kingdom this week to discuss Brexit with UK politicians and other overseas territory leaders, according to Government Information Services.

Man missing after boat flips

A man remained missing yesterday after a boat reportedly capsized in the Sir Francis Drake Channel on Tuesday evening, a Virgin Islands Search and Rescue member explained.

Premier paints rosy picture at midterm

Over the territory’s radio waves and on television Monday evening, Premier Dr. Orlando Smith outlined the government’s midterm report, highlighting his administration’s successes and hopes for the future.