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Tag Archives: BVI

  1. Ti Koko and Kush Kush go to school with children of the Virgin Islands

    Ti Koko and Kush Kush by Patricia G. Turnbull is now on the School Reading List for Grade 4 students, said Janice George Harris, Education Officer for Language Arts and Theatre in the Ministry of Education, Tortola, Virgin Islands. “The progress of this excellent storybook published in the Caribbean has landed it in the curriculum […]

    May 23, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Barbadian clergy make sensible call for end to buggery laws

    Laws that criminalize consensual same-sex intimacy still exist in more than sixty countries across the globe – and in most instances these laws are sustained by Church doctrine. The first Intimate Conviction conference in 2017 brought together many voices from across the globe to discuss the role of the church in maintaining these anti-sodomy statutes […]

    December 4, 2020Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Time Capsule to culminates 400 years of African American History in Africa

    New York based H.R. 1242 Resilience Project will culminate their yearlong commemoration for the 400 Years of African American History with burying a time capsule in Equatorial Guinea this week. Despite the global pandemic of COVID-19, it’s more important than ever that the bridges between Africa and its Diaspora weather this storm, said Don Victor […]

    October 17, 2020Featured, TravelNo comments
  4. Well-known Guyanese, Caribbean musician and educator, Derry Etkins, dies

    Guyanese and Caribbean musician and music educator, Derry Etkins, died Saturday at the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was recovering from a minor surgery, close associates said. At the time of his death, he was a Music Lecturer at the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPC) and he also served as a consultant at the […]

    May 24, 2020Featured, MusicNo comments
  5. BVI’s Good Hands Trucking & Water Delivery Delivers School Supplies to JSPS

    Anji Walters from Good Hands Trucking & Water Delivery in the BVI made a special presentation of school supplies to the students of the Joyce Samuel Primary School. Mr. Walters made the presentation to students at the school in Belle Vue. Each student received a reusable bag with writing books and other essentials.

    September 19, 2019EducationNo comments
  6. First ‘Catalyst’ Leadership Development Workshop Deemed a Success (BVI)

    Tamarind Consultants recently held the first ‘Catalyst’ leadership development workshop in the Virgin Islands. The workshop, which catered to young people ages 16 to 30, was facilitated by Valdez K Russell of VKR Insights. During the interactive workshop, thirty-two emerging leaders engaged in developing ideas about the various aspects of leadership. They were able to […]

    May 6, 2019EducationNo comments
  7. Sayeed Mohammed Appointed Service Manager of Parts & Power

    Sayeed Mohammed took the reigns of the very busy Service Department of Parts & Power in October 2018. Sayeed was born in Trinidad. He graduated from St. George’s College in Trinidad. He completed and was certified in Caterpillar training inclusive of Harvard Manage Mentor, Diesel and Gas engines, generators, machines, sales and customer service training. […]

    January 7, 2019BusinessNo comments
  8. Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation to give grants totaling US$290,000 to improve the lives of children in the Caribbean

    The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation just revealed it will provide additional funding of over US$290,000 to projects that will improve the lives of children in areas of the Caribbean impacted by last year’s hurricanes. This follows the Foundation’s initial US$100,000 donation to ShelterBox for relief efforts after the hurricanes, as well as a clean-up […]

    March 25, 2018EventsNo comments
  9. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in Barbados to visit Anguilla & BVI

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson flew into Barbados late yesterday, and transferred to a military flight directly up to Anguilla. Later this morning, the former Mayor of London will visit the British Virgin Islands before returning to the UK. He will meet Governors of the affected Territories and others who are leading the recovery work, […]

    September 13, 2017Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  10. CIBC FirstCaribbean CEO meets with clients, staff in Virgin Islands

    The Chief Executive Officer of regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean says the bank’s ability to grow and remain profitable hangs squarely on how it responds to the needs of its customers in the BVI and across the region. Mr. Gary Brown, who took over leadership of the bank in January this year, was speaking to bank […]

    December 11, 2016BusinessNo comments
  11. Richard Branson Discusses Solutions for Sargassum Seaweed with OECS Ministers

    Montserrat is participating in a meeting with entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson this week on Moskito Island. Minister of Trade and Environment Claude Hogan and Chief Fisheries Officer Alywn Ponteen joined colleagues from the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Dominica, Antigua & Barbuda along with leading scientists and experts from around the world to discuss […]

    April 18, 2016NatureNo comments
  12. Contestants for 36th Edition of Haynes Smith Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant Announced

    The Haynes Smith Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant Show organizing committee have announced the Confirmed contestants for the 35th edition of the most prestigious pageant in the Caribbean. Widely regarded as the Ms Teen World Pageant of the Caribbean, the stunning teenaged beauties from across the region will contest for the 2015 Haynes Smith Miss […]

    November 30, 2015FashionNo comments
  13. Fresh Mango of BVI makes UK Acquisition

    BVI based Information Technology company Fresh Mango Technologies has acquired an IT business in the United Kingdom. North-Yorkshire-based Information Technology business, CCS 2000 Ltd, was acquired on 30th September 2015 by Fresh Mango. Mr David Elsy has stepped down as Managing Director of CCS 2000 and the new Managing Director is Mr Robert (Bob) McKay. […]

    November 17, 2015BusinessNo comments
  14. Barbados Elected New President of the CTU: By Gerard Best

    The Caribbean Telecommunications Union has elected Barbados, represented by Sen. Darcy Boyce, as its new President. Boyce, who serves as Energy Minister, was elected by unanimous vote at the 18th General Conference of Ministers Meeting held in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The BVI, represented by Minister for Communications and Works, Mark Vanterpool, was appointed Vice […]

    October 6, 2015Featured, TechnologyNo comments
  15. “Caribbean Telecommunications Union holds ICT Week in BVI” by Gerard Best

    Caribbean citizens’ growing appetite for digital conveniences is driving the region’s governments to act decisively to move essential services to online platforms. Ministers and senior government officials from across the region are holding talks to outline the practical steps needed to make basic government services available through smartphones and other Internet-connected devices. The Ministerial seminar […]

    September 30, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  16. Barbados welcomes Digicel’s youth clinics with USA’s NBA: Jumpstart continues strides across region

    Digicel’s NBA Jumpstart Basketball Clinics just debuted in Barbados after their start in the BVI. The Clinics are running through Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, in addition to the Turks and Caicos Islands. Similar to the Digicel Kickstart Clinics, the best athletes in each country will be selected […]

    September 9, 2015SportsNo comments
  17. DIGICEL JUMPSTART CLINICS OFF TO A GREAT START

    Young basketballers from the British Virgin Islands (BVI) showed tremendous skill and class during the Digicel Jumpstart Clinics which visited the island for the first time this week. As the aspiring young players ran up and down the court at a frenetic pace, the official NBA coaches were impressed by the athletes’ level of technical […]

    September 1, 2015SportsNo comments
  18. DIGICEL & NBA LAUNCH JUMPSTART BASKETBALL CLINICS IN CARIBBEAN: BARBADOS LEG BEGINS SEPTEMBER

    Digicel and the National Basketball Association (NBA) just announced the launch of the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Clinics in the Caribbean, which will take place in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos Islands August 24 – September 28. The clinics, which will be run by […]

    August 28, 2015SportsNo comments
  19. Northern Lights Caribbean Dealer Service Training Heralded as Great Success

    Dealer participants attending the Caribbean Service Training, hosted by Parts & Power and Northern Lights Inc from 14-16 July 2015 in Tortola BVI, were all positive in their reviews and comments. There were 6 ratings of “Excellent” (5 out of 5) and 6 “Good” (4 out of 5). There were the inevitable complaints about Service […]

    July 25, 2015TechnologyNo comments
  20. “A Night of Poetry and Fiction” presented in conjunction w/Texas A&M University; Callaloo Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters & UWI’s Faculty of Humanities and Education, Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature

    Ravi Howard received the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence in 2008 for the novel Like Trees, Walking, a fictionalized account of a true story, the 1981 lynching of a black teenager in Mobile, Alabama. Howard was a finalist for both the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction in […]

    May 11, 2015Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  21. Submissions Call for The Caribbean Writer – Volume 30

    The Caribbean Writer – Where the Caribbean Imagination Embraces the World – announces a submission call for its 30th Anniversary edition. The Caribbean Writer is an international, refereed, literary journal published annually by the University of the Virgin Islands. Issues unique to the Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience, […]

    February 6, 2015BooksNo comments
  22. (DATELINE) Cap Haitien, Haiti; US rower picks up his oars – again!

    Victor Mooney announces today that he’ll continue his transatlantic row in tribute for his brother who died of AIDS in 1983 and to encourage voluntary HIV testing. Mr. Mooney was robbed while heading home late last year after rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. “The partnership between US, Equatorial Guinea and Haiti proved great dividends. It’s […]

    January 9, 2015SailingNo comments
  23. New CIBC FirstCaribbean Country Manager appointed in the British Virgin Islands

    CIBC FirstCaribbean is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Malcolm Whetnall as its Country Manager for the British Virgin Islands. A career banker, Malcolm is an experienced sales and management professional with global banking experience. He joined the financial services sector with Barclays Bank in the UK in 1974, taking on increasingly senior roles […]

    January 9, 2015BusinessNo comments
  24. (UPDATE) GONZALO EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN WHILE IT MOVES THROUGH THE LEEWARDS INTO EARLY MONDAY

    WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY? NONE A HURRICANE WATCH AND A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR PUERTO RICO…VIEQUES…CULEBRA…AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. THE GOVERNMENT OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA ISSUED A HURRICANE WATCH & TROPICAL STORM WARNING FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR… * PUERTO RICO…VIEQUES…CULEBRA…AND THE […]

    October 12, 2014NatureNo comments
  25. (Follow Up) LIAT advises flights Aug. 22 will be disrupted: Anguilla, St Kitts, St Maarten, Tortola & St Thomas

    LIAT wishes to advise that due to a tropical wave in the area, it has been forced to cancel certain flights (tomorrow) August 22. The affected flights are: · LI 521 – Tortola/St. Maarten/St. Kitts · LI 540 – St. Kitts/St. Maarten/St. Thomas · LI 541 – St. Thomas/Anguilla The new routings will be as […]

    August 21, 2014TravelNo comments