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Archive for April, 2020

Nine more persons tested for COVID-19 and awaiting results

Nine more persons tested for COVID-19 and awaiting results

Nine more persons in the British Virgin Islands have been tested for the coronavirus and are now awaiting their results from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in Trinidad. Health Minister Carvin Malone made the announcement during live public broadcast […]

by / on April 2, 2020 at 5:49 AM /
Shop for 14-days! BVI going on complete lockdown in 3 days

Shop for 14-days! BVI going on complete lockdown in 3 days

Government is designating three consecutive days for residents to stock up on supplies and conduct essential business before the BVI enters another 24-hour lockdown that will last for 14 days. During this designated stock-up period, the first letter of a […]

by / on April 1, 2020 at 9:21 PM /
CTL boss speaks unity, food sustainability and worker security

CTL boss speaks unity, food sustainability and worker security

Below is a statement from the Managing Director of CTL Home Center, Michael Thomas on COVID-19 I take this opportunity on behalf of the CTL’s family to encourage all of our customers, families and friends to adhere to all of […]

by / on April 1, 2020 at 2:26 PM /
Landlords shouldn’t be allowed to evict tenants who can’t pay rent due to COVID-19 — Walwyn

Landlords shouldn’t be allowed to evict tenants who can’t pay rent due to COVID-19 — Walwyn

Government is being encouraged to implement an interim policy that would prevent landlords from evicting tenants who are not able to meet their rent obligations because of the COVID-19 pandemic that has left several persons unemployed in the BVI. This […]

by / on April 1, 2020 at 1:01 PM /
Epidemiology Report: COVID-19 could infect 89% of BVI population in three months if left unchecked

Epidemiology Report: COVID-19 could infect 89% of BVI population in three months if left unchecked

Statistics from the Epidemiology Unit has shown that if social distancing measures are not properly adhered in the British Virgin Islands, nearly 90 percent of its population could become infected with COVID-19 within a three-month period. Minister for Health Carvin […]

by / on April 1, 2020 at 11:23 AM /
143 persons in quarantine to be ‘guarded’ 24/7 — Premier

143 persons in quarantine to be ‘guarded’ 24/7 — Premier

In a bid to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus in the British Virgin Islands, persons under quarantine will now be placed under guarded surveillance at times. Premier Andrew Fahie outlined this new measure during a live public broadcast […]

by / on April 1, 2020 at 9:40 AM /
‘We’re not out of the woods yet’ | Residents to access more pickup and deliver services

‘We’re not out of the woods yet’ | Residents to access more pickup and deliver services

Even as government introduces a less restricted curfew regime that will run for 14 days starting Thursday, April 2, Governor Augustus Jaspert is advising residents that the BVI is “not out of the woods yet”. “Life will not be turning […]

by / on April 1, 2020 at 7:45 AM /
Anegada Renewable Project could cost up to $6M, BVIEC evaluating 5 bidders

Anegada Renewable Project could cost up to $6M, BVIEC evaluating 5 bidders

Based on bids submitted by five companies, the estimated cost to undertake the Anegada Hybrid Renewable Energy & Battery Storage System Project ranges between $4.6 million to $6 million. This is according to information from the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC), […]

by / on April 1, 2020 at 7:35 AM /
‘Overwhelming’ response as work to assist fisherfolk and farmers starts

‘Overwhelming’ response as work to assist fisherfolk and farmers starts

A large number of persons involved in fishing and farming locally have responded positively to the government’s plan to stimulate the food and agriculture sector in the BVI. Agriculture Minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said he was unable to provide the […]

by / on April 1, 2020 at 7:30 AM /