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Archive for February, 2020

Suspected case of coronavirus in BVI | Local health officials thrust into ’emergency meeting’

Suspected case of coronavirus in BVI | Local health officials thrust into ’emergency meeting’

Highly-placed sources have told BVI News that there is a suspected case of the Novel Coronavirus in the British Virgin Islands. It is being reported that a local recently arrived from China — the country where the outbreak originated — […]

by / on February 27, 2020 at 7:36 AM /
Taxi & Livery Commission inspectors to get more powers, JJ Parsons appointed director

Taxi & Livery Commission inspectors to get more powers, JJ Parsons appointed director

While announcing the appointment of a new Director of the Taxi & Livery Commission, the minister responsible for Transportation, Kye Rymer has said select workers in the Commission will be armed with greater powers to help police the local transportation-for-hire […]

by / on February 27, 2020 at 7:30 AM /
National Tourism Plan under review, says Premier

National Tourism Plan under review, says Premier

Premier and Minister with senior responsibility for Tourism Andrew Fahie has said the British Virgin Islands will soon have a National Tourism Plan. The Premier, who was speaking in the House of Assembly on Tuesday, said the plan is currently […]

by / on February 27, 2020 at 6:55 AM /
Work on JVD Ferry Dock to resume in March, project to cost over $250K

Work on JVD Ferry Dock to resume in March, project to cost over $250K

Following a few months’ hiatus on the project, works on the Jost Van Dyke Ferry Dock is expected to resume next month, Premier Andrew Fahie has stated. Speaking at Tuesday’s sitting of the House of Assembly, the Premier explained that […]

by / on February 27, 2020 at 6:30 AM /
Territory-wide protected areas expanding — Wheatley

Territory-wide protected areas expanding — Wheatley

Natural Resources Minister Vincent Wheatley said the number of protected areas in the British Virgin Islands is about to expand. Addressing Tuesday’s sitting of the House of Assembly, the minister said it is a way to conserve the valuable natural […]

by / on February 26, 2020 at 4:06 PM /
Gov’t names persons who were BVI Airways shareholders! Some are BVI residents

Gov’t names persons who were BVI Airways shareholders! Some are BVI residents

Premier Andrew Fahie has revealed the names of persons who were shareholders in BVI Airways; some of which are residents in the territory. Answering questions posed by Opposition legislator Julian Fraser during Tuesday’s sitting of the House of Assembly, Premier […]

by / on February 26, 2020 at 9:07 AM /
‘VIP gov’t will never silence media’, says Premier after controversial Cybercrime law amendment

‘VIP gov’t will never silence media’, says Premier after controversial Cybercrime law amendment

Premier Andrew Fahie has denounced allegations which suggests that the recently assented-to Computer Misuse and Cybercrime (Amendment) Act of 2019 is geared towards stifling freedom of speech in the territory. The leader of government business made the statement in Tuesday’s […]

by / on February 26, 2020 at 8:23 AM /
Gov’t owes over $5M in unpaid vouchers — Premier

Gov’t owes over $5M in unpaid vouchers — Premier

Premier and Minister for Finance Andrew Fahie has said the Government of the Virgin Islands owes more than $5 million in unpaid vouchers. Premier Fahie gave that indication during the Tuesday’s sitting of the House of Assembly. He said: “The […]

by / on February 26, 2020 at 8:01 AM /
Don’t quit your job when starting a business, banker advises

Don’t quit your job when starting a business, banker advises

Persons desirous of becoming business owners have been told that they should not abandon their jobs while starting a business. That advice came from Banco Popular representative, Darren Vanterpool. Delivering an address at the ‘Lunch and Learn on Loans, organized […]

by / on February 26, 2020 at 7:58 AM /
Premier refutes Governor’s claim that gov’t not supporting RDA

Premier refutes Governor’s claim that gov’t not supporting RDA

Premier Andrew Fahie has refuted claims that his government has not been in support of the Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) since taking office in February 2019. Premier Fahie made that assertion in the House of Assembly on Tuesday, weeks […]

by / on February 26, 2020 at 7:13 AM /