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Saturday, June 19, 2010

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The St Vincent and the Grenadines government has extradited three Vincentians who are wanted in the British Virgin Islands on cocaine importation charges. The men were put on a charted plane that landed at the ET Joshua Airport sometime after midday on Wednesday. read more...



Saturday, June 19, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- A flash flood watch is in effect from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon in the British Virgin Islands as an active tropical wave is forecast to move across the local area this weekend. The leading edge of this system, which is moving westward, was expected to begin to affect the Territory later Friday. read more...



Friday, June 18, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- A weak disturbance will continue to move west across the regional waters during the rest of the day. This will bring scattered to numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms with areas of heavy rainfall locally. Tropical disturbance 10 is no longer classified as a significant disturbance. read more...



Thursday, June 17, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- At 2:00pm Wednesday, Tropical Disturbance 10 was located about 625 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Movement continues west-northwest to northwestward at about 15 mph. Showers and thunderstorms within this system are poorly organized and the strong westerly winds at... read more...



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- The 2010 Hurricane Season has commenced with all eyes on the first Tropical Disturbance of the year, Number 10. At 10:45am, this Disturbance was located near 10.5N, 40.4W, or about 1,290 miles east of Barbados. Movement is to the WNW at about 15 mph. The current winds are 20-30 mph. read more...



Saturday, June 12, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is closely monitoring efforts to contain the thousands of barrels of oil, as well as gas, spewing into the gulf of Mexico for nearly two months although there is a low probability that the British Virgin Islands is under any threat. read more...



Friday, June 11, 2010

BRADES/PHILIPSBURG -- Three new routes have been added by the regional airline WINAIR, which has been the main carrier into Montserrat since the opening of the new airport in 2005. Starting June 28 the airline will be offering flights into St Lucia, Dominica and Tortola. A Jetstream 32 aircraft has been acquired. read more...



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- In preparation for what is expected to be an active hurricane season, the British Virgin Islands Department of Disaster Management began its Hurricane Preparedness Campaign on Tuesday with a message from the Governor and the presentation of a paper summarizing the various predictions. read more...



Saturday, May 29, 2010

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- The Nevis drag race strip in Butlers Village continued to receive regional admiration as delegates from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) visited Nevis last Monday to view the islands’ popular sports attraction. An estimated 1,500 persons attended the drag race event at Butlers. read more...



Thursday, May 27, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- The first annual BVI Go Green Festival announces sponsors, schedule and the final list of notable artists performing at this two-day event promoting eco-friendly efforts in the Caribbean with seminars, fairs, lectures and concerts. Confirmed performers include internationally... read more...



Thursday, May 20, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- Engineers from viaRadio Corporation are in the British Virgin islands to commence the installation of warning devices within a number of critical facilities including schools, police stations, clinics, national parks posts and fire stations. The new components will offer an alerting system which provides... read more...



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) -- Europe agreed the need for "strict" new curbs on the trillion-dollar hedge fund industry on Tuesday, despite stiff resistance from fledgling British finance minister George Osborne. EU finance ministers "agreed a mandate for negotiations with the European parliament". read more...



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- A film crew from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) is in the British Virgin Islands until Thursday, documenting components of the Disaster Management Programme, with specific emphasis on earthquake and tsunami preparedness. Kurt Loeffler, a geographer, and Justine Gesell... read more...



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) in the British Virgin Islands responded to a report received of a recent oil spill at the Road Town Jetty. Upon investigation this past Sunday, the response team observed about 350 gallons of diesel floating on the surface of the water. read more...



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

BRADES, Montserrat -- Daniel Joseph of Lavabits, a software development firm on Montserrat will be one of the featured presenters at the Caribbean ICT Roadshow BVI, which began on Tortola on Sunday. Joseph is part of a trio of young nationals who began the company last December. read more...



Wednesday, May 5, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- Saudia Rahat, Senior Programme Officer with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency is spending this week with the Department of Disaster Management undertaking a review of the British Virgin Islands 2009-2013 Comprehensive Disaster Management Strategy. read more...



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) -- The Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas has listed crime as the number one challenge facing the nine-member sub-regional grouping. Douglas told CMC that he believes there is need for greater concerted effort. read more...



Thursday, February 18, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is expanding the British Virgin Islands' early warning system by installing warning devices within a number of critical facilities including schools, police stations, clinics, national parks posts and fire stations. The new components will be purchased... read more...



Tuesday, February 16, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- CEO of Digicel BVI, Alan Bates, on Monday expressed heartfelt gratitude to the people of the British Virgin Islands for further supporting earthquake victims in Haiti. Following last month’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, there has been an outpouring of support. read more...



Wednesday, February 10, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- The government of the British Virgin Islands continues its efforts to ensure that the Territory’s road network and buildings infrastructure remain safe for residents and visitors alike. Minister Julian Fraser highlighted projects in his portfolio that the administration continues to place as high priority. read more...



Monday, February 8, 2010

ROAD TOWN, BVI – Tortola based BVAirways, Inc. has received final British Virgin Islands government certification and approvals to begin providing scheduled airline service based out of Tortola-Beef Island Airport under the trade name BVI Airways. The airline anticipates beginning scheduled service in late February. read more...



Saturday, February 6, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- When the Taddy Bay Aerodrome on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands closed last week, plans were well on the way for construction of a new airport on the island starting in February. Minister for Communications and Works Julian Fraser, revealed the closure came just three days before... read more...



Friday, February 5, 2010

TORTOLA, BVI -- Minister for Communications and Works, Julian Fraser, on Thursday announced that immediate steps are being taken to improve the electricity supply in the British Virgin Islands. He outlined plans to improve this critical infrastructure while addressing a meeting of the BVI Chamber of Commerce. read more...



Friday, December 18, 2009

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands -- The British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission (FSC) has announced that BVI incorporated companies will now be listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE). The decision was reportedly made by the HKSE in recognition of the strength of the BVI's regulatory regime. read more...



Thursday, December 17, 2009

TORTOLA, BVI -- A six member team just back in the British Virgin Islands from attending the 4th annual Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management in Jamaica is reporting a very successful and informative session.  Attending the conference were 250 people from 37 countries. read more...



Saturday, December 12, 2009

It seems as if CARICOM countries will be on the world stage at the upcoming Climate Change Convention in Copenhagen. From reports, nearly all the Caricom States - big or small- Most Developed and Less Developed- shark and sardines - will attend. Even the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will be represented. read more...



Friday, December 11, 2009

ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) held its 41st Meeting under the Chairmanship of Professor E Nigel Harris, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies in the British Virgin Islands on 4th December 2009. The Council last met in the BVI in 1994. The Council recorded its appreciation... read more...



Wednesday, December 9, 2009

LONDON, England -- Minister responsible for the Overseas Territories, Chris Bryant, on Monday met elected leaders from five British Overseas Territories (OTs) in the Caribbean who are in London for the annual Overseas Territories Consultative Council (OTCC) on 8 and 9 December. read more...



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

TORTOLA, BVI -- A mid to upper level low will remain just north of the local area through Wednesday. This feature will combine with available moisture and local effects to produce a good deal of cloudiness, showers and a couple of thunderstorms mainly over the northern and western of the British Virgin Islands. read more...



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

TORTOLA, BVI -- A frontal boundary continues to sink southward towards the British Virgin Islands as upper level conditions become more favorable for an active weather pattern. Intermittent to heavy showers and thunderstorms were expected to affect parts of the Islands and coastal waters. read more...



Monday, November 9, 2009

NEW YORK, USA (Reuters) -- The emerging genre of "island pop" has enjoyed recent success with the music of Sean Kingston and Jason DeRulo, and now 22-year-old recording artist Iyaz, who grew up in the British Virgin Islands, has landed a hit single in the genre. "Replay," a light and catchy tune, is No. 13. read more...



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

TORTOLA, BVI -- Large long period north-northeast swells will continue to affect the northern exposed coastlines of the British Virgin Islands through to Wednesday morning. These swells will peak late Monday or early Tuesday and subside on Wednesday. The long period north-northeast swells have the potential... read more...



Friday, October 30, 2009

LONDON, England (Reuters) -- Britain's overseas financial havens should bump up taxes to wean their economies off credit crunch hit banking, insurance and funds services, a government commissioned report said on Thursday. The UK government signalled its backing for the report. read more...



Thursday, October 29, 2009

MIAMI, USA (Reuters) -- A former client of UBS AG who cooperated in a probe of the Swiss bank's ties with wealthy Americans hiding money overseas was sentenced to one year house arrest and a fine on Wednesday for a multimillion-dollar tax evasion scheme involving a British Virgin Islands corporation. read more...



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands -- The inaugural BVI Kite Jam taking place March 1-5, 2010, will be a unique kite boarding experience and internationally renowned affair presented by the BVI Tourist Board and will include Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island. Branson is an avid kite boarder himself. read more...



Tuesday, September 15, 2009

PETER ISLAND, BVI -- Peter Island has announced plans for the purchase and installation of two 250 kW wind turbines on a southeast facing ridge of the small, mostly resort-occupied British Virgin Island located five miles south of Tortola. The Peter Island Wind Project will be the first commercial wind turbine. read more...



Saturday, September 5, 2009

TORTOLA, BVI -- At 11:00am Friday, Tropical Disturbance 37, which is the remnants of Erika, was located about 130 miles south of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The area of thunderstorms is nearly stationary, but a poorly-defined low-level center was located near 17.2N/68.2W, or about 155 miles west-southwest of San Juan. read more...



Thursday, September 3, 2009

TORTOLA, BVI -- The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Office has indicated that a Tropical Storm Warning may be required for the British Virgin Islands on Thursday. A Tropical Storm Watch is currently in effect for the Virgin Islands. This means that Tropical Storm conditions are possible in the area within 36 hours. read more...



Tuesday, September 1, 2009

ROAD TOWN, BVI -- Charlie Jackson, Vice President and Cricket Development Coach of the British Virgin Islands Cricket Association, says that the Digicel Cricket Coaching Clinic has invigorated cricket on the islands. And Digicel BVI CEO, Alan Bates, wholeheartedly agreed with Jackson’s sentiments. read more...



Monday, August 17, 2009

TORTOLA, BVI -- At 5am Monday Tropical Depression Ana was located near 16.6N/63.9W, or about 95 miles southeast of St Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Movement is toward the west-northwest near 28 mph. The associated thunderstorm activity has increased  and the maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph. read more...



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