Police search for Ashburn Dawson’s killer

The National Security Council has approved a reward of $95,000 for substantial information about the murder of Ashburn Dawson, who was gunned down near the Sunday Morning Well this year.

STT greeter service on hold for now

The BVI Tourist Board’s St. Thomas meet-and-greet service is temporarily closed from Aug. 15, but it is scheduled to resume on Oct. 16, according to the BVITB.

New bill would enable weddings at sea

Tourists and residents may soon be able to marry on boats sailing in Virgin Islands waters, depending on the fate of a bill being reviewed by lawmakers.

New guv sworn in

The Virgin Islands has a new governor.

‘Bad land-use practices’ said to worsen flooding

Last week’s flooding caused destruction throughout the territory, including what appears to have been significant damage to the ongoing Brandywine Bay beach development project.

Cruise ship arrivals cancelled for cleanup

Two cruise ships which were due to dock in Tortola this week have bypassed the Virgin Islands to allow time for recovery works to be completed.

Residents urged to put safety first

People should exercise caution and put their health and safety first when cleaning up after the recent flooding, according to National Health Insurance Medical Director Dr. Harlan Vanterpool.

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.