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British Virgin Islanders Named In The Queen’s New Year Honours

Wednesday, 31 December 2014 - 11:45am

His Excellency the Governor Mr John S. Duncan, OBE is delighted to announce that Deputy Governor Mrs V. Inez Archibald has been awarded a CBE and Mrs Annie Gardner has been awarded an MBE in the 2015 New Year Honours List.    

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II made the appointments as part of her New Year Honours List which was released in London today. The Queen’s New Year Honours List recognises individuals for outstanding achievement and service across the United Kingdom and the Overseas Territories.

Library Services Department Receives Camera Lenses Donation

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 4:15pm

The Library Services Department is the recipient of a donation of two 35mm wide angle camera lenses to help build its Virgin Islands heritage collection.

Dress Code In Full Effect At Elmore Stoutt High School

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 2:45pm

Administrators at the Elmore Stoutt High School have announced that there will be strict adherence to the school’s dress code when the institution reopens on January 5.

This comes as the school’s officials continue to notify parents and guardians of the changes to take place at the high school during the 2015 school year.

Parents are therefore urged to partner with the school in ensuring that their students adhere to the school’s dress code as any violation will be met with the strictest enforcement of the consequences laid out in the Code of Conduct.

HMS Severn: Brief Visit To The Territory

Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 2:45pm

A British Royal Navy vessel will be berthed at Port Purcell for a short unofficial visit from December 31, 2014– January 3, 2015.

BVI Electricity Corporation Announces Bids For Solar Project

Monday, 29 December 2014 - 11:00am

The BVI Electricity Corporation has announced that four companies have submitted bids to install approximately two megawatts of solar photovoltaic on various government buildings and statutory bodies in the Territory.

The companies will produce electricity via solar energy for the next twenty five years.

Education Act To Be Fully Enforced At Elmore Stoutt High School

Monday, 29 December 2014 - 9:30am

Parents and guardians of students attending the Elmore Stoutt High School are being informed that the Education Act 2004 Section 18 and 19 will be fully enforced when school reopens in January 2015.

According to Principal Sandy Underhill, the Act is being enforced as a means to hold the school accountable for providing the information that binds parents and students to the rules.

Students Shine In IBC Act 30th Anniversary Essay Competitions

Monday, 22 December 2014 - 2:00pm

British Virgin Islands, 22 December, 2014 – Six students from secondary schools and the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) received prizes as winners in the 30th Anniversary International Business Companies Act essay competition last Friday December 19.

The competition was part of activities to mark the 30th anniversary of the passing of the International Business Companies Act (IBC) 1984, a significant and influential piece of legislation which laid the foundation of the BVI Financial Services Industry.

Library Cards Are Not National Identification Cards

Monday, 22 December 2014 - 8:30am

The public is advised that library cards issued to patrons by the Department of Library Services should not be used as identification cards.

According to Chief Librarian Ms. Suzanne Greenaway, over the past few months there has been an increase in requests for library cards at the Road Town Public Library for use as national identification cards. 

Ms. Greenaway explained, “The library card is restricted to the library services and should be used solely to borrow books or other reading materials.”

Safe Disposal Of Waste Oil Is Everyone’s Business

Friday, 19 December 2014 - 1:30pm

The Department of Waste Management is encouraging the community to dispose of waste oil safely at the incinerator in Pockwood Pond.

Waste Officer, Mr. Marquese Maduro said the department is requesting that individuals and businesses that generate significant amounts of waste oil are to bring the oil to Pockwood Pond where it can dispose of safely.

Waste oil is defined as any petroleum-based or synthetic oil such as automotive, cooking oil and other lubricants.

New Cases Of HIV/AIDS Lowest Since 2007

Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 2:30pm

The Ministry of Health and Social development is reporting the lowest cases of new HIV/AIDS infections since 2007.

Coordinator of the National HIV/AIDS & Sexual Health Programme Mrs. Noelene Levons-Clarke reported that so far this year, only three new cases of HIV have been recorded.

Mrs. Levons-Clarke noted that the Territory is seeing a reduction in the number of new cases and the spread of HIV infection. This achievement she attributes to enhanced public awareness and education spearheaded by the Ministry of Health and Social Development.

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