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BVI’s acting governor orders continuation of controversial curfew

first_imgAn order has been made to continue the increasingly controversial curfew that is currently imposed throughout the British Virgin Islands (BVI). An order has been made to continue the increasingly controversial curfew that is currently imposed throughout the British Virgin Islands (BVI).Acting Governor Rosalie Adams ordered that effective December 1, the 11pm to 6am daily curfew continue until December 14. No indication has been made as to what will happen afterwards; heading towards Christmas Day.The continuation order has come at a time when there is still much public debate as to whether it should remain or be lifted.But according to Premier Dr. Orlando Smith’s latest known public statement, the curfew will remain until more power is restored to the territory.While speaking on radio two weeks ago, Dr Smith said  – “Without power, we don’t have the safety that we were speaking about earlier, and hence the curfew. And that is why we need to maintain that curfew at least until we have a satisfactory amount of lights back in the territory.”last_img read more

Locks lock up medals at B.C. Cross Country Championships

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsDespite fatigued from a heavy week of training, the Locke boys managed to capture bragging rights in the Junior Boy’s Division at the B.C. Cross Country Championships Saturday in Kamloops.The race was held at the Overlander Ski Club at Stake Lakes. Julien and Peter Locke of Nelson finished with gold and silver, respectively, in the 10-kilometer Junior Boy’s Individual Start Skate race.“We (Peter and I) are currently training for Nationals and we raced after a heavy week of intense training with no rest,” Julien Locke explained. “As expected, I felt a bit flat but I was still able to race quite well.”“I had a good race in Kamloops but I am quite tired now from training for Nationals and I was not able to keep up with Julien’s pace during the 10-kilometre race,” said Peter Locke.Both Peter and Julien Locke ski out of the Black Jack Ski Club in Rossland.The Locke boy’s sister, Robyn took fifth overall in the Juvenile Girl’s Individual Start Skate five-km race.  Sunday in the 3 X 3.5 km Junior Men Classic Relay, the Nelson team of Peter and Julien Locke combined with Shawn DeGroot of the Nelson Nordic Ski club to claim the top prize.Robyn Locke finished eighth overall in the Junior Women’s event.All racers are preparing for the Canadian Cross Country Championships March 12-19 in Canmore, Alta. sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more