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Archive for January, 2020

New In-Transit Lounge coming to Beef Island Airport

New In-Transit Lounge coming to Beef Island Airport

The BVI Airports Authority (BVIAA) is set to launch its In-Transit Lounge at the Terrance B Lettsome International Airport on Saturday, February 1. Announcing the launch on Wednesday, Premier Andrew Fahie said the lounge will be for air passengers who […]

by / on January 30, 2020 at 7:45 AM /
Man fined $8,500 for cocaine and cannabis

Man fined $8,500 for cocaine and cannabis

A man was fined $8,500 at the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday after he was caught with a quantity of cocaine and cannabis at Sage Mountain back in 2018. Eversely Barker was fined after pleading guilty to two counts of possession […]

by / on January 30, 2020 at 7:41 AM /
Gov’t grants permission for 39 commercial moorings to be installed at Peter Island

Gov’t grants permission for 39 commercial moorings to be installed at Peter Island

Government has granted Peter Island Ltd permission to install 39 commercial moorings on the seabed surrounding Peter Island. This is according to a report on Cabinet’s December 18 meeting, which said the moorings will be installed across four different areas […]

by / on January 30, 2020 at 7:25 AM /
Flow moving flagship store to Romasco Plaza

Flow moving flagship store to Romasco Plaza

Effective Friday, January 31, telecommunications provider, Flow, will no longer occupy its current location on Flemming Street in Road Town, Tortola. “Flow customers in BVI will now have easier access to products and services as the company relocates its Tortola-based […]

by / on January 29, 2020 at 6:02 PM /
Health Minister activates Quarantine Authority as precaution against Coronavirus

Health Minister activates Quarantine Authority as precaution against Coronavirus

The territory’s Quarantine Authority has been activated in the British Virgin Islands as a further precautionary measure for the recent outbreak of the 2019 novel Coronavirus in China. Health Minister Carvin Malone activated the Quarantine Authority this week. “The authority […]

by / on January 29, 2020 at 1:19 PM /
Incinerator repaired! Will operate in 12-hour shifts starting today

Incinerator repaired! Will operate in 12-hour shifts starting today

The incinerator at Pockwood Pond is finally operational and is set to begin 12-hour shifts starting Wednesday, January 29. Minister of Health Carvin Malone told BVI News the incinerator was declared operational after undergoing repairs and subsequent certification checks by […]

by / on January 29, 2020 at 8:07 AM /
Fraser urges residents to sue gov’t over environmental issues

Fraser urges residents to sue gov’t over environmental issues

Opposition Legislator and Third District Representative Julian Fraser has called on residents to file lawsuits against the Government of the Virgin Islands on environmental issues affecting their well-being. Fraser made the call while addressing members of the media at a […]

by / on January 29, 2020 at 8:01 AM /
Health Ministry restoring BVI’s ‘Pandemic Influenza Plan’ in anticipation of coronavirus

Health Ministry restoring BVI’s ‘Pandemic Influenza Plan’ in anticipation of coronavirus

The Ministry of Health will be restoring their pandemic influenza plan as a safety precaution measure following the recent outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China.  Since the virus has no cure, specified treatment, or vaccine, Chief Medical […]

by / on January 29, 2020 at 7:51 AM /
BVIPA seeking new Managing Director | Samuel acting in post

BVIPA seeking new Managing Director | Samuel acting in post

The recruitment process has commenced for a new Managing Director for the BVI Ports Authority. The post, which was recently advertised, is now temporarily being held by former Virgin Islands Party candidate in the February 2019 General Elections, John Samuel. […]

by / on January 29, 2020 at 7:23 AM /
Cargo and passengers to be separated on entry at VG Yacht Harbour

Cargo and passengers to be separated on entry at VG Yacht Harbour

The Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour marina is expected to undergo a number of upgrades which will seek to separate cargo from passengers while travelling to the marina. Minister for Natural Resources, Labour & Immigration Vincent Wheatley stated at his recent […]

by / on January 28, 2020 at 4:04 PM /