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Only 3 visits to doctor allowed monthly for a single diagnosis — new NHI policy

Only 3 visits to doctor allowed monthly for a single diagnosis — new NHI policy

The National Health Insurance (NHI) has implemented a new policy that limits the number of times its beneficiaries can make visits to medical practitioners per month. A media release from the NHI this week said beneficiaries will now be allowed […]

by / on May 29, 2019 at 8:34 AM /
Legislation changes to be made to reduce importation of poultry

Legislation changes to be made to reduce importation of poultry

Government will be implementing fresh legislation that could potentially reduce the amount of poultry imported in the territory monthly. Premier Andrew Fahie said this part of a larger initiative to benefit local farmers and to boost the agricultural industry in […]

by / on May 29, 2019 at 7:58 AM /
Vincentian granted $60K bail after allegedly assaulting woman with knife

Vincentian granted $60K bail after allegedly assaulting woman with knife

A St Vincent man accused of injuring a woman after holding her at knife-point has been granted $60,000 signed bail in the Magistrate’s Court. Charged with using threatening language, criminal damage and assault causing actual bodily harm is 31-year-old Clifton […]

by / on May 29, 2019 at 7:38 AM /
Temporary West End port to reopen by August, says Premier

Temporary West End port to reopen by August, says Premier

As major plans continue for the development of a modern facility at the West End Ferry Dock, Premier Andrew Fahie has promised to have an interim structure erected for the port to be reopened for public use by the next […]

by / on May 29, 2019 at 7:17 AM /
Descendants of Salt Island also in line to receive land titles

Descendants of Salt Island also in line to receive land titles

Descendants of Salt Island may soon be next in line to receive land titles, Natural Resources Minister Vincent Wheatley has said. Wheatley told BVI News on Tuesday that the request for land titles came directly from residents of the now […]

by / on May 29, 2019 at 6:21 AM /
Murder victim named Vincentian as shooter, rapist before death, court hears

Murder victim named Vincentian as shooter, rapist before death, court hears

Shortly before 46-year-old Great Mountain resident, Lenia Green succumbed to gunshot wounds, she allegedly named St Vincent native, Rohan Williams as her rapist and shooter. Williams, who was brought before the court solely on a murder charge, was not required […]

by / on May 28, 2019 at 5:20 PM /
95% coverage rate | Increase in child measles vaccinations locally

95% coverage rate | Increase in child measles vaccinations locally

Amid a major outbreak of measles worldwide, local health officials are reporting an increase in child vaccinations for the virus in the British Virgin Islands. Manager of the National Expanded Programme on Immunisation Marina Fleming-Bedeau explained that more children are […]

by / on May 28, 2019 at 3:02 PM /
Just under 200 Belongerships issued in the last two years

Just under 200 Belongerships issued in the last two years

Statistics from Premier Andrew Fahie has indicated that just under 200 Belongership statuses were issued to expatriate residents in the last two years while the NDP was still in government. Premier Fahie provided the statistics at a recent sitting of […]

by / on May 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM /
BVI to increase spot checks during CXC exams amid security breach in T&T

BVI to increase spot checks during CXC exams amid security breach in T&T

Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said steps will be taken locally to reduce the likelihood of security breaches while BVI students sit exams from external bodies such as the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC). His remarks come days after CXC’s announcement […]

by / on May 28, 2019 at 7:19 AM /
Employers encouraged to facilitate workers as gov’t stages nat’l thanksgiving service

Employers encouraged to facilitate workers as gov’t stages nat’l thanksgiving service

Premier Andrew Fahie is encouraging employers to facilitate their workers as government hosts a national thanksgiving service this week. The Premier made the request in a media release on Monday while noting the importance of prayer. “As a Government, we […]

by / on May 28, 2019 at 6:45 AM /