His Excellency the Governor Mr. John S. Duncan, OBE today issued the Writs of Election which formally pave the way for the upcoming General Election.
The Writs are formal instructions issued by the Governor in accordance with the Elections Act. They instruct the appointed Returning Offices to carry out their functions on Nomination Day and Polling Day on the given dates. They also instruct the officers to report the election results to the Governor not later than June 9.
The Government of the Virgin Islands is advising the public, especially electoral candidates and organising groups of electoral candidates, that the requirements to apply for development planning permission to display political campaign signs have been waived for the 2015 general election campaigning period.
The Government of the Virgin Islands has extended its invitation for tenders for the Reconstruction of Road, Slope Stabilisation and Drainage Works at Windy Hill.
Director of Communications, Mrs. Arliene T. Penn is reminding prospective tenderers that the scope of works include the construction of two, three meter high retaining walls for slope stabilisation, the construction of reinforced concrete road pavement, a combination of reinforced concrete box culverts and three open box drains which are proposed for the collection of water runoff.
In accordance with the Elections Act 1994 and amendments, the Deputy Supervisor of Elections shall assist the Supervisor of Elections in the discharge of her functions and perform such duties or exercise such powers as the Supervisor of Elections may direct.
Residents can log on to www.bvi.gov.vg and locate the Government tab on the left hand of the screen. Once the drop down list appears residents should scroll down to the Elections tab then select the 2015 Preliminary Voter’s List.
Members of the Caribbean Shipping Association and other relevant business persons will for the next three days deliberate and share information on developing shipping in the region.
The 14th annual Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference commenced today and will run from May 11 to 13. The event is being hosted by the BVI Ports Authority and over one hundred and twenty delegates are in attendance.