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Irena And Europe's Overseas Join Forces To Increase Renewable Deployment

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 - 4:00pm

At the margins of the UNFCCC COP21, where world leaders are meeting to discuss means to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system, the Association of Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union (OCTA) made an important announcement. OCTA has recently joined the SIDS Lighthouse Initiative and through this new partnership, OCTA and IRENA join forces to accelerate the development and deployment of renewable energy in islands.

Kaleidoscopes Of Butterflies Observed Throughout The Territory

Wednesday, 23 December 2015 - 10:30am

The BVI has experienced kaleidoscopes of thousands of quiet flying insects since October 2015. The Great Southern White Butterfly, whose scientific name is Ascia monuste eubotea has been spotted in swarms moving with the winds throughout the hills and valleys, along the carriageways, in the villages and at sea, as they fly to and from the various islands and in our capital, Road Town.

Deputy Governor Appointed Acting Governor Until January 6

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 - 4:45pm

His Excellency the Governor, Mr. John S. Duncan, OBE, is away from the Territory until January 6.

BVI Removed From French List Of Non-Cooperative Tax Jurisdictions

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 - 4:00pm

The British Virgin Islands is now removed from the French list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. 

Changes To Food Handler Clinics Set For January

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 - 3:30pm

The Environmental Health Division is making amendments to the processing of food handler clinics beginning January 2016 in an effort to increase efficiency.

New Burt Point Sewerage Treatment Plant Operational

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 - 11:45am

The sewerage treatment plant at Burt Point is now operational and producing treated effluent.

Deputy Premier Pledges Continued Support For Small Islands In 2016

Tuesday, 22 December 2015 - 11:30am

Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources and Labour, Dr. the Honourable Kedrick Pickering has pledged his continued support for Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in 2016. 

Premier Smith Provides Update On Beneficial Ownership Registry

Monday, 21 December 2015 - 4:45pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands was successful in getting recognition of the Territory’s ‘largely compliant rating’ by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Global Forum, and agreement by the United Kingdom to restate that it is not appropriate for the Overseas Territories (OT) to be labelled ‘tax havens’.

Grand Opening Of Tortola Pier Park Postponed

Monday, 21 December 2015 - 11:30am

The Grand Opening of Tortola Pier Park has been postponed until February 16, 2016.

BVI And Aruba Discuss Adaptation To Climate Change

Friday, 18 December 2015 - 7:00pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands is continuing the discussion on approaches to cope with climate change following the recently concluded 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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