Trees planted at Josiahs, Trellis

Forty coconut palms were planted at Trellis Bay and 30 were planted at Josiahs Bay on Sunday as part of a community project spearheaded by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in East End, organisers said. Led...

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Premier gets behind planned Norman Island development

Premier Dr. Orlando Smith supports Dr. Henry Jarecki’s plan to develop Norman Island. In a message delivered to the Beacon last week through government Communications Director Arliene Penn, Dr. Smith said he was pleased about the plans, which he noted could offer both construction and long-term...

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Road Town cleanup gets 200-plus volunteers

Several bins full of trash removed from the streets were just the tangible benefits of the Road Town cleanup Saturday that included more than 200 volunteers working with Green VI, the Wombles, Unite BVI and the Virgin Islands government. “The volume was huge,” said Sarah...

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Farmers Market taking root at Sir Olva Georges Plaza

Cane juice, fruit trees, arugula, lotion and vegan cheese were among the hundreds of products offered at the third installment of the Farmers Market on Saturday in Sir Olva Georges Plaza. And anyone who missed it will have more chances to sample the wares. Organiser...

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Leverick Bay Poker Run draws 260-plus boats

As Leverick Bay Poker Run founder Nick Willis stood at the awards table, watching the arrival of some of the 260-plus boats that took part in the event this year, it seemed to him that everybody who could find a boat was out on the...

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Pier Park officially reopens with ‘jazz and style’

The Tortola Pier Park hosted its second annual Jazz and Style Festival over the weekend, showcasing a range of local musicians, food and fashion. On Saturday, the park was also formally declared reopen after last year’s hurricanes. TPP CEO Vance Lewis said about 50 shops...

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Hurricane season starts tomorrow, as Alberto makes landfall in US

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins tomorrow, and government officials are evaluating the territory’s readiness after last year’s devastating storms. Governor Gus Jaspert assured the public in a press conference this month that government is doing all it can to prepare for what is...

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Seeking solutions to sargassum as quantities increase

Yacht Shots photographer Dan States depends on a dinghy to get back and forth between his home on Great Camanoe Island and Trellis Bay. But lately, he’s been finding it a much smellier and more difficult trip, thanks to the decaying sargassum seaweed that's clogging...

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Cryptocurrencies slump after VI trading platform requests tax info

The prices of some of the world’s most high-profile cryptocurrencies have dropped significantly in the past two weeks due in part to cooperation between a cryptocurrency trading platform and the Virgin Islands International Tax Authority, according to multiple trade publications. Earlier this month, Bitfinex, a...