British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands Moves Forward on National Health Insurance Plan

 Above: the BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The government of the British Virgin Islands says it is moving forward with plans to introduce National Health Insurance in the territory. The government has begun a series of consultations and dialogue …

US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands Celebrate Relations

 Above: USVI Governor John de Jongh on USVI/BVI Friendship Day (Photo: OG) The neighbouring United States Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands marked the 39th edition of USVI/BVI Friendship Day this week. The event, which was established in 1972, aims …

5.2-Magnitude Earthquake Off Northern Coast of British Virgin Islands

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Continuing a trend of recent earthquakes in the waters north of the British Virgin Islands, the area was shaken by a 5.2-magnitude quake Tuesday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake occurred …

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 Above: the epicentres of the quakes were around 50 miles north of Anegada (Photo: USGS) By the Caribbean Journal staff There were a series of earthquakes of at least 4.4-magnitude on the Richter scale Wednesday, according to the United States …

 Updated: 11:30 PM By the Caribbean Journal staff A 4.0-magnitude earthquake lightly shook the British Virgin Islands Thursday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake, the epicentre of which was located approximately eight miles north-northeast of Tortola, occurred …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Dominica’s government is in talks with Air BVI to explore the possibilities of additional flights into Dominica. The move comes with the scheduled phaseout of American Eagle from its San Juan, Puerto Rico base. Among …

 Above: Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff Greenland Premier Kuupik Kleist is visiting the British Virgin Islands this week in his capacity as chairman of the Overseas Countries and Territories Association. The British Virgin …

 Above: the main house of the Frenchman’s Cay Estate (Photo: Sotheby’s International Realty) At the top of one of the highest points in the west end of the British Virgin Islands’ Tortola is the Frenchman’s Cay Estate, a luxurious retreat …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands has signed an agreement to form a new body aimed at fostering greater cooperation between the British and Dutch territories in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories Council includes …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is looking to its crafts sector as part of a plan to enhance the territory’s tourism product. The Crafts Alive Market, a joint initiative by the office of Premier Dr Orlando …

 Above: Scrub Island in the BVI By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is in the process of weighing how closely it would like to be tied to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. The British Virgin Islands …

 Above: qualifying for the CARIFTA games in Bermuda (Photo: Jennings Photography) By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands is sending 16 athletes to April’s CARIFTA games in Bermuda, the largest delegation the country has sent since the first …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands’ Development Planning Unit will begin conducting its annual National Accounts Survey to determine the economic performance of various sectors in the economy on March 20. The survey is focused on obtaining …

 Above: a work by artist Reuben Vanterpool By the Caribbean Journal staff A joint programme from the British Virgin Islands London Office and the H Lavity Stoutt Community College is training artists in the territory in new strategies to prepare …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Despite challenges ahead, the future of agriculture in the British Virgin Islands “must continue,” Natural Resources Minister Dr Kedrick Pickering said at the opening of the territory’s Farmers’ Week. In order to develop, however, the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Following a call to improve the British Virgin Islands’ financial services industry by Premier Dr Orlando Smith last month, the government is making a push to encourage careers in the sector. The government, through the …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands Premier Dr Orlando Smith has a message for employers: give youth a chance. “I urge those of you who have not yet committed to hiring our young people to look closer and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff British Virgin Islands Governor Boyd McCleary has appointed Magdaline Rhymer as a member and Chairman of the Public Service Commission for a term of one year. The Governor was acting under his constitutional duties, which …