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New 14-day curfew to take effect on Thursday

New 14-day curfew to take effect on Thursday

Effective 6:01 am on Thursday, April 2, the British Virgin Islands will be placed under a new curfew that will last another 14 days. Making the announcement during a live pubic broadcast on Tuesday evening, March 31, Governor Augustus Jaspert […]

by / on March 31, 2020 at 9:00 PM /
BVI students to benefit from free online study programme

BVI students to benefit from free online study programme

Students across the British Virgin Islands will have free access to Flow’s Study programme until June 15. A media release from the telecommunications company said the initiative is a joint partnership between the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation, Flow, and […]

by / on March 31, 2020 at 5:36 PM /
Gov’t funds transportation costs for VG dialysis patients during curfew

Gov’t funds transportation costs for VG dialysis patients during curfew

Seven dialysis patients living on Virgin Gorda have been receiving free transportation to and from the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital on Tortola where they receive treatment during the territory-wide curfew. Typically, these patients utilize a public ferry. However, since […]

by / on March 31, 2020 at 1:54 PM /
House of Assembly to meet remotely due to COVID-19 threat

House of Assembly to meet remotely due to COVID-19 threat

In light of the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the House of Assembly will now be meeting remotely, as necessary. The motion to have remote meetings was moved during a special sitting of the House last Friday, March 27. […]

by / on March 31, 2020 at 1:13 PM /
Bank of Asia donates over 10K medical items to fight COVID-19

Bank of Asia donates over 10K medical items to fight COVID-19

The Bank of Asia has donated more than 10,000 medical supplies to the government of the Virgin Islands to aid their fight against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. A media release from the Ministry of Health said the items […]

by / on March 31, 2020 at 7:53 AM /
Premier to regional leaders: ‘Limitless’ opportunities exist for trade at this time

Premier to regional leaders: ‘Limitless’ opportunities exist for trade at this time

Premier and Minister for Finance Andrew Fahie told Caribbean leaders on Monday that the opportunities for regional trade are limitless at this time. The Premier said the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), which has impacted trade on a global scale, could […]

by / on March 31, 2020 at 7:25 AM /
UK awaiting OTs plan to reduce economic impact of virus before offering help

UK awaiting OTs plan to reduce economic impact of virus before offering help

Governor Augustus Jaspert said the United Kingdom will be assisting its Overseas Territories (OTs) based on their plans to reduce the economic impact brought on by the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). The Governor said the United Kingdom is currently holding […]

by / on March 31, 2020 at 6:35 AM /
Domestic violence more probable during curfew, Gender Affairs Office calls for peace

Domestic violence more probable during curfew, Gender Affairs Office calls for peace

As the territory continues its six days of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Gender Affairs is calling for peace within households where acts of domestic violence are highly probable. Gender Affairs Coordinator Tara Sue Morgan made […]

by / on March 31, 2020 at 6:09 AM /
Main Street grocery store burglarised during curfew

Main Street grocery store burglarised during curfew

Sunshine Grocery Store located on Main Street on Tortola has been burglarized. Police said the store was burglarized around 10:20 am on Monday, March 30 during the ongoing territorial curfew. “Inquiries indicate that the grocery store was secured at the […]

by / on March 30, 2020 at 6:53 PM /
UPDATE: BVI confirms third imported coronavirus case | Patient has ‘mild symptoms’

UPDATE: BVI confirms third imported coronavirus case | Patient has ‘mild symptoms’

The British Virgin has confirmed its third imported case of the Coronavirus Disease. Making the announcement on Monday, March 30, Minister of Health Carvin Malone said the patient is a 26-year-old male who recently returned to the BVI from an […]

by / on March 30, 2020 at 1:36 PM /