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Magistrate chides lawyer for being ‘unprepared’ for court

Magistrate chides lawyer for being ‘unprepared’ for court

Magistrate Tamia Richards chided a senior defence attorney, Leroy Jones, for being unprepared for the sentencing hearing of his client, Tambu Frett. Frett was to be sentenced in relation to smuggling a man into the territory, Illegal Entry and Breach […]

by / on April 30, 2020 at 2:42 PM /
27 additional samples test negative for COVID-19, nine more pending

27 additional samples test negative for COVID-19, nine more pending

The British Virgin Islands have returned all negative results from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) following the latest testing of 27 samples for the Coronavirus 2019 Disease (COVID-19). Minister for Health Carvin Malone made the announcement during a national […]

by / on April 30, 2020 at 11:24 AM /
App created for residents to stand in virtual queues to access goods and services

App created for residents to stand in virtual queues to access goods and services

Residents of the British Virgin Islands will soon be able to stand in line to receive goods or services without being physically present, thanks to a new mobile application called VI Queue. App developer Jhon Samuel told BVI News on […]

by / on April 30, 2020 at 7:55 AM /
Systems in place to monitor public officers working remotely from home

Systems in place to monitor public officers working remotely from home

Government has implemented systems to monitor the productivity of public officers who are working from home during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Deputy Governor David Archer, Jr gave that indication on Wednesday ahead of government’s phased reopening of the public service […]

by / on April 30, 2020 at 7:19 AM /
Regional govt’s urged continue immunization for other diseases despite COVID-19 pandemic

Regional govt’s urged continue immunization for other diseases despite COVID-19 pandemic

Director of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Dr Carissa Etienne is calling for all regional governments to continue the immunization process for highly contagious viruses and diseases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Etienne made that call during PAHO’s weekly […]

by / on April 30, 2020 at 6:15 AM /
Gov’t reintroducing voucher programme to feed needy post-lockdown

Gov’t reintroducing voucher programme to feed needy post-lockdown

Deputy Governor David Archer, Jr has announced that needy families across the territory could be further assisted through another voucher programme. Families requiring food during weeks of lockdown because of COVID-19 were fed using a home-delivery system spearheaded by the […]

by / on April 30, 2020 at 6:08 AM /
Gov’t now accepting payments through remote processing

Gov’t now accepting payments through remote processing

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting regular operational hours in the British Virgin Islands, government is now accepting payments for services via remote processing. The Office of the Premier said in a media release on Tuesday that the remote payment options […]

by / on April 29, 2020 at 3:51 PM /
Over a dozen more business categories now approved to reopen

Over a dozen more business categories now approved to reopen

More than a dozen new business categories have been given the proverbial green light by Cabinet to recommence operations. They will be able to commence operations as of Tuesday, April 28, ‘in accordance with Curfew Order 14’. a government-commissioned statement […]

by / on April 29, 2020 at 12:07 PM /
Laptops for lease | Education Minister unveils plans to facilitate e-learning locally

Laptops for lease | Education Minister unveils plans to facilitate e-learning locally

As the territory’s education sector moves from physical classrooms to an e-learning platform due to the challenges posed by the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), Education Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said plans are afoot to introduce a loan programme to allow […]

by / on April 29, 2020 at 6:14 AM /
Beach ban a crowd-control issue | RVIPF lacks manpower to effectively patrol — Wheatley

Beach ban a crowd-control issue | RVIPF lacks manpower to effectively patrol — Wheatley

Natural Resources Minister Vincent Wheatley has said the current ban on local beaches is as a result of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force’s (RVIPF) inability to patrol every beach to ensure safety measures are being observed by residents. The […]

by / on April 29, 2020 at 5:45 AM /